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Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture

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Book Series: Dress, Body, Culture ISBN: 9781847883476 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_390772 Language: English
Publisher: Berg Publishers Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Sociology --- Gender Studies --- Social Sciences
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At the heart of Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture lies a very personal story, of author Catherine Roach's response to the decision of her life-long best friend to become an exotic dancer. Catherine and Marie grew up together in Canada and moved to the USA to enroll in PhD programs at prestigious universities. For various reasons, Marie left her program and instead chose to work as a stripper. The author, at first troubled and yet fascinated by her friend's decision, follows Marie's journey into the world of stripping as an observer and analyst. She finds that this world raises complex questions about gender, sexuality, fantasy, feminism, and even spirituality. Moving from first hand interviews with dancers and others, the book broadens into a provocative and accessible examination of the current popularity of "striptease culture," with sex-saturated media imagery, thongs gone mainstream, and stripper aerobics at your local gym. Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture scrutinizes the naked truth of a lucrative industry whose norms are increasingly at the center of contemporary society.Moving from first hand interviews with dancers and others, this book

broadens into an accessible examination of the popularity of "striptease

culture," with sex-saturated media imagery, and stripper aerobics at

your local gym. It aims to scrutinize the truth of a industry whose

norms are increasingly at the center of contemporary society.Catherine M. Roach is Associate Professor of New College, and Affiliated Faculty in Religious Studies and Women's Studies, at The University of Alabama, USA. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 1998 and is also the author of Mother / Nature: Popular Culture and Environmental Ethics (Indiana University Press, 2003).

Anthropology of Color

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ISBN: 9789027232434 9789027291707 Year: DOI: 10.1075/z.137 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101357
Subject: Anthropology
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The field of color categorization has always been intrinsically multi- and inter-disciplinary, since its beginnings in the nineteenth century. The main contribution of this book is to foster a new level of integration among different approaches to the anthropological study of color. The editors have put great effort into bringing together research from anthropology, linguistics, psychology, semiotics, and a variety of other fields, by promoting the exploration of the different but interacting and complementary ways in which these various perspectives model the domain of color experience. By so doing, they significantly promote the emergence of a coherent field of the anthropology of color.

Rethinking Schooling

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Book Series: Education Heritage ISBN: 9780203963180 9780415407441 9781138881099 9781134133956 9781134133949 9781134133901 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203963180 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Education
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Taking a collection of seminal articles from the Journal of Curriculum Studies, this book offers readers a vantage point for thinking about the worlds of schools and curricula, focusing in particular on the concept of seeing schools, curricula and teaching in new ways. Each of the chapters sheds fresh light on the ways of thinking the aforementioned. Themes include: classrooms and teaching pedagogy science and history education school and curriculum development students’ lives in schools. Written by an international group of distinguished scholars from Britain, North America, Sweden and Germany, the chapters draw on the perspectives offered by curriculum and pedagogical theory, history, ethnography, sociology, psychology and organisational studies and experiences in curriculum-making. Together they invite many questions about why teaching and curricula must be as they are. Rethinking Schooling provides new futures for education and alternative ways of seeing them.

Europa - geeint durch Werte?

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783899427851 9783839407851 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839407851 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103266
Subject: Political Science
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Sind es Geschichte und Kultur, die Europa zur Einheit bestimmen? Zieht Europa in der globalen Standortkonkurrenz die alte Karte der "kulturellen Errungenschaft" universeller Werte? Was als Wirtschaftsunion gegründet wurde, wird heute zunehmend als Wertegemeinschaft definiert. Diese Suche nach einem europäischen Wesen entwickelt Züge einer "Identitätspolitik", die an nationalistische Inklusions- und Exklusionsdynamiken erinnert und anzuknüpfen erlaubt. Das neue Sinnbedürfnis überblendet nicht nur die Pluralität europäischer Erfahrungs- und Erinnerungs(ge)schichten, es zeugt zugleich von der als Druck wahrgenommenen Globalisierung. Mit Beiträgen von Michael Böhler, Michael Borgolte, Moritz Csáky, Johannes Feichtinger, Georg Kreis, Adolf Muschg, Sabine Offe, Johannes Pollak, Dragan Prole, Michael Rössner, Shingo Shimada und Moshe Zuckermann.

Kontrollierte Urbanität

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783899426762 9783839406762 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839406762 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103263
Subject: Political Science
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Seit rund zwanzig Jahren sind Städte zu Laboren neoliberaler Kriminalpolitik avanciert. Das gilt insbesondere für die Metropolen Nordamerikas und Westeuropas, in denen neue staatliche Polizeistrategien erprobt, private Sicherheitsdienste beauftragt und elaborierte Kontroll- und Sicherheitstechnologien zum Einsatz gebracht werden. Erstmals fassen hier ausgewiesene Experten theoretische und empirische Ergebnisse zur sicherheitspolitischen Kontrolle des innerstädtischen Raums, von Sportveranstaltungen, neuen sozialen Bewegungen und sogenannten Randgruppen in vergleichender Perspektive zusammen.

Politisierte Religion

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Book Series: Globaler lokaler Islam ISBN: 9783899424102 9783839404102 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839404102 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103300
Subject: Sociology
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Ausgehend von den anhaltenden Debatten um das islamische Kopftuch in staatlichen Bildungseinrichtungen Deutschlands und Frankreichs analysiert Schirin Amir-Moazami die Logiken der Diskursproduktion über den Islam und bringt die Argumente der Kritiker mit den Stimmen Kopftuch tragender junger Musliminnen ins Gespräch. Die Studie zeichnet nach, wie die wachsende Partizipation sichtbarer Muslime, hier symbolisiert durch das Kopftuch, im dominanten Diskurs beider Länder Abwehrreaktionen provoziert und der Islam mehrheitlich als Gegenkategorie zu jeweils national geprägten Säkularitätskonzepten begriffen wird. Zugleich zeigt sie, wie die jungen Frauen in die Diskurstraditionen beider Länder eingebettet sind und sich in komplexen Aushandlungsprozessen engagieren.

Soziale Stadtpolitik

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783899426229 9783839406229 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839406229 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103301
Subject: Political Science
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Seit den späten 1980er Jahren hat sich in Europa ein Planungsansatz etabliert, der mit quartiersbezogenen Strategien versucht, der sozialräumlichen Segregation in den Großstädten entgegenzuwirken. Die Studie rekonstruiert die Entwicklung dieser Politik von frühen Diskursen bis hin zu politischen Beschlüssen und der Umsetzung in Förderprogrammen und Projekten. Sie zeigt, wie es im Politikprozess zu der jeweiligen Kopplung von Problemdeutung und Instrumentierung kam. Als Beispiele werden die EU-Gemeinschaftsinitiativen URBAN I und II, das Bund-Länder-Programm "Soziale Stadt" und die "Sozialorientierte Stadtentwicklung" in Berlin betrachtet.

Labyrinths of Deceit

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Book Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies ISBN: 9780853238492 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102619
Subject: History
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Prominent citizens in nineteenth-century England believed themselves to be living in a time of unstoppable progress. Yet running just beneath Victorian triumphalism were strong undercurrents of chaos and uncertainty. Richard Walker plumbs the depths of those currents in order to present an alternative history of nineteenth-century society. Mining literary and philosophical works of the period, Walker explores the crisis of identity that beset nineteenth-century thinkers and how that crisis revealed itself in portrayals of addiction, split personalities, and religious mania. Victorian England will never look the same.

The Roma: a Minority in Europe

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ISBN: 9789637326868 9786155211218 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: History
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The main issues arising from the encounter between Roma people and surrounding European society since the time of their arrival in Medieval Europe until today are discussed in this work. The history of their persecution and genocide during the Nazi era, in particular, is central to the present volume. Significantly, some authors sought to emphasize the continuing history of prejudice and persecution, which reached a peak during the Nazi era and persisted after the war. Current questions of so...

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