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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    ISBN: 9783839445839 
    Contributer: Jordan, Christina , Polland, Imke
    Title: Realms of Royalty
    Subtitle: New Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies
    Publisher(s): transcript-Verlag
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783839445839
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Monarchies are constantly adapting to the challenges of contemporary society - consequently, research on monarchies has to adapt as well. This collection introduces new directions in researching contemporary European monarchies by suggesting theoretical approaches to recent developments (e.g., pop concerts during royal celebrations) and new perspectives on royal families' interactions with their subjects (e.g., during royal tours). With its interdisciplinary analyses, the book is a timely answer to the renewed academic and popular interest in monarchies, providing a comprehensive understanding of European monarchies in their contemporary historical contexts
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  • 2
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    ISBN: 9783839451243 
    Contributer: Lahusen, Thomas , Schahadat, Schamma
    Title: Postsocialist Landscapes
    Subtitle: Real and Imaginary Spaces from Stalinstadt to Pyongyang
    Publisher(s): transcript-Verlag
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783839451243
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, formerly socialist countries have gone through manifold transformations, whilst remnants of socialism remain ubiquitous. The volume explores various spaces of the postsocialist landscape, presenting a mixture of real and imaginary spaces, of memory and nostalgia, of aesthetical and political symbolism, of the global East and the global South, of academic and essayistic writing. It casts a glance at the heterogeneous relics of socialism and their transformation in very different parts of the world. From the description of (post-)socialist interiors, façades, neighborhoods, parks, monuments, and objects towards the imaginary spaces of literature, the contributors describe the concreteness and intimacy of some of the places that span across and even beyond of what is left of the »second world« today
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  • 3
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9780691189789 
    Person(s): Marcus, Sharon
    Title: The Drama of Celebrity
    Publisher(s): Princeton University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780691189789
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: A bold new account of how celebrity worksWhy do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive?In this fascinating and deeply researched book, Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Icons are not merely famous for being famous; the media alone cannot make or break stars; fans are not simply passive dupes. Instead, journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete, passionately and expertly, to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans. The result: a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable.Drawing on scrapbooks, personal diaries, and vintage fan mail, Marcus traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), as famous in her day as the Beatles in theirs. Known in her youth for sleeping in a coffin, hailed in maturity as a woman of genius, Bernhardt became a global superstar thanks to savvy engagement with her era's most innovative media and technologies: the popular press, commercial photography, and speedy new forms of travel.Whether you love celebrity culture or hate it, The Drama of Celebrity will change how you think about one of the most important phenomena of modern times
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  • 4
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781442689985 
    Contributer: Potter, Tiffany
    Title: Women, Popular Culture, and the Eighteenth Century
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442689985
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: In contemporary pop culture, the pursuits regarded as the most frivolous are typically understood to be more feminine in nature than masculine. This collection illustrates how ideas of the popular and the feminine were assumed to be equally naturally intertwined in the eighteenth century, and the ways in which that association facilitates the ongoing trivialization of both.Top scholars in eighteenth-century studies examine the significance of the parallel devaluations of women's culture and popular culture by looking at theatres and actresses; novels, magazines, and cookbooks; and populist politics, dress, and portraiture. They also assess how eighteenth-century women have been re-imagined in contemporary historical fiction, films, and television, from the works of award-winner Beryl Bainbridge to Darcymania and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. By reconsidering the cultural and social practices of eighteenth-century women, this fascinating volume reclaims the ostensibly trivial as a substantive cultural contribution
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  • 5
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9783839441220 
    Contributer: Clucas, Tom , Schröder, Andressa , Völker, Nico , Winkler, Robert A.
    Title: Futures Worth Preserving
    Subtitle: Cultural Constructions of Nostalgia and Sustainability
    Publisher(s): transcript-Verlag
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783839441220
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: How can the paradoxical conceptual overlap of nostalgia and sustainability in cultural constructions of the present be used in order to make previously unexplored territory within the study of culture accessible?The collection of essays and artistic contributions aims at answering this and other questions. It problematizes the relationship between past-oriented practices of sustaining and future-oriented forms of remembering. The present becomes the moment in which both notions overlap: Cultures have to position themselves, both in relation to what they have once been and to what they aspire to become
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  • 6
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781442602786 
    Person(s): Anger, Dorothy
    Title: Other Worlds
    Subtitle: Society Seen Through Soap Opera
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442602786
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: When American nation-wide network radio was still in its infancy, new programs such as Ma Perkins began to feature ongoing story lines in fifteen minute episodes focusing on home life and romance. Procter & Gamble and other soap companies were the most common sponsors, and soon the genre of soap opera had been christened. In this entertaining but probing inquiry into the nature, history, and significance of the soaps, anthropologist Dorothy Anger shows how they reflect and shape the ethos of particular nations. Anger's primary focus is on the similarities and contrasts between American soaps and British serials such as Coronation Street and EastEnders-soaps that look more like ordinary life than do their American couterparts, and that feature story-lines based on surviving on what you can earn rather than striving for more. Anger looks at the industry as well as the televised product and examines the social effects as well as the inherent characteristics of soaps-with particular emphasis placed on the ways in which their implicit messages reflect and reinforce the ethos of the society in which they are made. She examines how the soaps themselves are shaped in turn by the cultures and the place from which they come. Though far from uncritical of the genre, Anger herself loves the soaps. She recognizes how soap operas provide a "continuing renewal of the familiar." Through interviews with and observations of soap fans she shows that the sharing of information and opinion after the program is over is as important to the viewers as actually following the stories. Informed by recent work in anthropology and cultural theory, Other Worlds will easily be accessible to a general as well as an academic audience
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  • 7
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9783110613551 
    Person(s): Wedel, Michael
    Title: Pictorial Affects, Senses of Rupture
    Subtitle: On the Poetics and Culture of Popular German Cinema, 1910-1930
    Publisher(s): De Gruyter
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783110613551
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: German film in the Wilhelmine and Weimar periods is regarded as marked by a strong sense of cultural conservatism and the aspiration to be recognized as an art form. This book takes an alternative approach to the history of German cinema from the emergence of the early feature film to the transition to sound by focusing on the poetics of popular genres such as the disaster film, melodrama, the musical and the war film, exploring their cultural reverberations and modes of audience address. Based on the assumption that popular cinema contributed immensely to the breakthrough of a modern audiovisual "culture of the senses" in Germany between 1910 and 1930, Pictorial Affects, Senses of Rupture offers close readings of a number of rarely analyzed films, including one of the first cinematic adaptations of the Titanic disaster from 1912 and the German version of All Quiet on the Western Front from 1930. Restoring the films' horizons of historicity by locating them at crucial points of intersection between social, cultural, technological and aesthetic discourses, this book argues for the prominent role popular German cinema's own forms of discursivity have played within the historical formation of modernity
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  • 8
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9780691189840 
    Title: Entitled
    Subtitle: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts
    Publisher(s): Princeton University Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780691189840
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: An in-depth look at how democratic values have widened the American arts scene, even as it remains elite and cosmopolitanTwo centuries ago, wealthy entrepreneurs founded the American cathedrals of culture-museums, theater companies, and symphony orchestras-to mirror European art. Today's American arts scene however has widened to embrace multitudes: photography, design, comics, graffiti, jazz, and many forms of folk, vernacular, and popular culture. What led to this dramatic expansion? In Entitled, Jennifer Lena shows how organizational transformations in the American art world-amidst a shifting political, economic, technological, and social landscape-made such change possible.By chronicling the development of American art from its earliest days to the present, Lena demonstrates that while the American arts may be more open, they are still unequal. She examines key historical moments, such as the creation of the Museum of Primitive Art and the funneling of federal and state subsidies during the New Deal to support the production and display of culture. Charting the efforts to define American genres, styles, creators, and audiences, Lena looks at the ways democratic values helped legitimate folk, vernacular, and commercial art that was viewed as non-elite. Yet, even as art lovers have acquired tastes for more diverse culture, they carefully select and curate works that reflect their cosmopolitan, elite, and moral tastes
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  • 9
    Book
    Book
    2019
    ISBN: 978-1-78076-698-0  ISBN: 978-1-78076-699-7 
    Title: Fashion crimes
    Subtitle: dressing for deviance
    Publisher(s): London ; New York ; Oxford ; New Delhi ; Sydney : Bloomsbury Visual Arts
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: xii, 244 Seiten Illustrationen
    ISBN: 978-1-78076-698-0 , 978-1-78076-699-7
    Parallel edition(s): Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe, ePDF: 978-1-78831-563-0
    Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe, eBook: 978-1-78831-564-7
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  • 10
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9783839443965 
    Contributer: Casado-Gual, Núria , Domínguez-Rué, Emma , Oró-Piqueras, Maricel
    Title: Re-discovering Age(ing)
    Subtitle: Narratives of Mentorship
    Publisher(s): transcript-Verlag
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783839443965
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Since Mentor, Telemachus' advisor in Homer's "Odyssey", gave name to the figure of the 'wise teacher', fictional representations of mentoring have permeated different classic and contemporary cultural texts of different literary genres such as fiction, poetry, and life writing. The contributions of this volume analyse this narrative of mentorship that offers a mirror and also a narrative practice through which ageist views of later life (and also of youth) may be undermined, while it at the same time enables a study of questions relevant to wisdom in old age
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