Queer Airwaves: The Story of Gay and Lesbian Broadcasting by Gail Johnson, Michael C Keith

By Gail Johnson, Michael C Keith

This e-book is either a retrospective heritage of the homosexual community's use of digital media as a fashion of networking and making a experience of neighborhood, and an exam of the present scenario, an research and important review of gay/lesbian digital media. Keith and Johnson use unique interviews and oral heritage to delineate where of digital media within the lives of this more and more seen and vocal minority in the USA.

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A Companion to Organizational Anthropology (Wiley Blackwell by D. Douglas Caulkins, Ann T. Jordan

By D. Douglas Caulkins, Ann T. Jordan

The 1st finished advisor to anthropological reviews of complicated organizations• bargains the 1st complete connection with the anthropological examine of complicated organizations
• information how organizational concept and study in enterprise has followed anthropology’s key thought of tradition, inspiring new insights into organizational dynamics and development
• Highlights pioneering theoretical views starting from symbolic and semiotic techniques to neuroscientific frameworks for learning modern organizations
• Addresses the comparative and cross-cultural dimensions of firm companies and of non-governmental firms operating within the globalizing economy
• themes lined contain organizational dynamics, entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks, cognitive types and group development, organizational dysfunctions, international networked businesses, NGOs, unions, digital groups, company tradition and social responsibility
• provides a physique of labor that displays the breadth and intensity of the sector of organizational anthropology and makes the case for the significance of the sphere within the anthropology of the twenty-first century

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L'incroyable instinct des fourmis: de la culture du by Edward O. Wilson, Bert Hölldobler

By Edward O. Wilson, Bert Hölldobler

Parmi toutes les espèces de fourmis, il en est une qui, durant des centaines de hundreds of thousands d'années, a connu un extraordinaire succès évolutif : les fourmis coupeuses de feuilles, à l'origine des premières « sociétés agricoles », et ce bien avant l'homme de l'époque néolithique. S'appuyant sur une très riche iconographie et sur les études les plus récentes, ce livre décrit l'éclosion et le développement de leur exceptionnelle civilisation instinctuelle : communique, coopération, department du travail, mutualisme, défense, solidarité, hiérarchie, sacrifice, hygiène... Ces fourmis d'Amérique tropicale, dont les colonies jouent un rôle fondamental dans l'écologie des forêts, des savanes et des prairies, sont le plus remarquable de tous les superorganismes jamais découverts. Des vols nuptiaux au décès de l. a. reine, du travail de ses hundreds of thousands de descendantes à l. a. tradition de leur champignon nourricier, du chef-d'oeuvre architectural de leur nid au million de neurones de leur cerveau formidablement structuré, tout chez ces fourmis champignonnistes provoque l'émerveillement.

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What We Should Have Known: Two Discussions by n+1

By n+1

This isn't the retail book. I scanned my reproduction of this e-book myself.

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The moment access within the small books sequence, released in 2007. 11 n+1 editors and contributors—Ilya Bernstein, Kate Bolick, Caleb Crain, Rebecca Curtis, Siddhartha Deb, Meghan Falvey, Keith Gessen, Mark Greif, Chad Harbach, Benjamin Kunkel, and Marco Roth—talk frankly approximately regrets they've got (or don't have) approximately college—what they need they'd learn or no longer learn, listened to or now not listened to, suggestion or no longer inspiration, been or now not been.

"Charming. . . .Some hilarious, very good moments, quite remarkable for these people who've heavily wondered the application of our liberal arts educations." —Utne

"The mixture of seriousness and playfulness this is inspiring. My in basic terms remorse is that i didn't learn this pamphlet many years ago." —Scott McLemee, InsideHigherEd.com

"I learn What we should always Have identified in a single sitting and enjoyed it. It's humorous. It's obtained references chances are you'll no longer recognize (the Norwegian thinker Arne Naess) yet it's unpretentious. Caleb Crain compares analyzing Henry James to smoking crack." —Christopher Frizzelle, The Stranger

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Cultural Writing. Literary feedback. the 2 discussions in WHAT we must always HAVE recognized came about on the places of work of n+1 in the summertime of 2007. 11 n+1 editors and contributors--including Caleb Crain, Meghan Falvey, Mark Greif, and Ilya Bernstein--met to speak frankly approximately regrets they've got (or don't have) approximately college--what they want they'd learn or had no longer learn, listened to or now not listened to, suggestion or now not inspiration, been or now not been. the assumption for the discussions was once caused by means of a wish to supply students a directed consultant, of a few variety, to the area of literature, philosophy, and concept that they won't another way obtain from the present hugely really expert collage surroundings. They have been additionally an try and solution the "canon"-based method of university research in methods: by way of settling on canonical books produced by way of our contemporaries or near-contemporaries--something conservative writers have constantly refused to do--and, moment, by means of articulating a greater cause to learn the easiest books ever written than that they authorize and underwrite a method of brutal fiscal festival and inequality.

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Near a Thousand Tables: A History of Food by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

By Felipe Fernández-Armesto

In Near 1000 Tables, acclaimed meals historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto tells the attention-grabbing tale of nutrition as cultural in addition to culinary historical past -- a window at the historical past of mankind.
during this "appetizingly provocative" (Los Angeles Times) publication, he courses readers during the 8 nice revolutions on the planet historical past of foodstuff: the origins of cooking, which set humankind on a path except different species; the ritualization of consuming, which introduced magic and which means into people's dating with what they ate; the inception of herding and the discovery of agriculture, possibly the 2 maximum revolutions of all; the increase of inequality, which resulted in the improvement of haute food; the long-range exchange in meals which, essentially on my own, broke down cultural boundaries; the ecological exchanges, which revolutionized the worldwide distribution of crops and cattle; and, ultimately, the industrialization and globalization of heavily produced meals.
From prehistoric snail "herding" to Roman banquets to important Macs to genetically transformed tomatoes, Near 1000 Tables is a full-course meal of impressive narrative, impressive perception, and interesting explorations that may fulfill the hungriest of readers.

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Evanescence and Form: An Introduction to Japanese Culture by Charles Shirō Inouye

By Charles Shirō Inouye

If we inspiration that fact have been changeable, fragile, and fleeting, may we take lifestyles extra heavily or much less heavily? This ebook contemplates the thought of hakanasa, the evanescence of all issues, as understood by means of the japanese. Their lived responses to this concept of impermanence were quite a few or even contradictory. Asceticism, fatalism, conformism. Hedonism, materialism, careerism. What this array of responses have in universal are, first, a grounding in hakanasa, and, moment, an emphasis on formality. Evanescence and Etiquette makes an attempt to light up for the 1st time the binds among an epistemology of continuing switch and Japan's formal emphasis on etiquette and visuality.

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limited language: rewriting design: responding to a feedback by Colin Davies

By Colin Davies

"Limited Language" is a web-platform, co-founded in 2005 via Colin Davies (University of Wolverhampton) and Monika Parrinder (Royal university of paintings, London), for producing writing and dialogue concerning the layout method. during the last 4 years the positioning has amassed a chain of essays and remark facing the major concerns which impression and form visible communique this present day. "limited language: rewriting design", examines the connection among conventional revealed codecs (the ebook) and new electronic ones (blogging). Hybrid media kinds are already reworking layout. How may they be used to reconsider layout writing? "limited language: rewriting layout" creates another and leading edge "writing house" the mirrored image and distance which might be provided in simple terms via a booklet. each one of its sub-sections includes a piece of writing from the web site, via a reflection/response to the subject through the responses raised on limitedlanguage.org, whereas wealthy visible imagery in color illustrates each one article/response. "This is an extraordinary publication approximately layout that embraces rules with as a lot enthusiasm as items. It illustrates its premise by means of exhibiting suggestions tradition in motion. if you are eager to take part the discussion with innovations of your personal and you'll their site is prepared and waiting."  Rick Poynor

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