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Floating in a Most Peculiar Way

Author : Louis Chude-Sokei
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A gutting, gorgeous memoir of a pan-African childhood that tracks the author's migrations from the short-lived African nation known as Biafra, to Jamaica, to Los Angeles' harshest streets

Floating in a Most Peculiar Way

Author : David Racine
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Floating in a Most Peculiar Way

Author : David Racine
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Janelle and Tom, politically-active students in the sixties, but now living a respectable middle-class life, feel awkward when Angel, a radical leader during their college days, decides to visit them

Floating in a Most Peculiar Way

Author : Louis Onuorah Chude-Sokei
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"The astonishing journey of a bright, utterly displaced boy, from the short-lived African nation of Biafra, to Jamaica, to the harshest streets of Los Angeles--a fierce and funny memoir that adds fascinating depth to the coming-to-America story"--


Author : FloatingQZ Notebook
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College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). And Floating In The Most Peculiar Way And The Stars. 157751850254

Enchanting David Bowie

Author : Toija Cinque
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A longstanding, successful and frequently controversial career spanning more than four decades establishes David Bowie as charged with contemporary cultural relevance. That David Bowie has influenced many lives is undeniable to his fans. He requisitions and challenges his audiences, through frequently indirect lyrics and images, to critically question sanity, identity and essentially what it means to be 'us' and why we are here. Enchanting David Bowie explores David Bowie as an anti-temporal figure and argues that we need to understand him across the many media platforms and art spaces he intersects with including theatre, film, television, the web, exhibition, installation, music, lyrics, video, and fashion. This exciting collection is organized according to the key themes of space, time, body, and memory - themes that literally and metaphorically address the key questions and intensities of his output.

Outrage Art Controversy and Society

Author : Richard Howells
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Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Society explores controversy in the arts, and especially the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. It pays special attention to the way these controversies move beyond the world of art and into the public sphere—and often return to reshape the art world itself. It investigates how and why this happens, with particular emphasis on the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and -above all- power. It argues that only through a deeper understanding of the interaction between these forces and art can we be in a better position to evaluate the controversies that rage around the place of artworks in a public setting. The book's case studies ultimately combine to provide much-needed insight into the range of vested interests that are manifest in 'the arts in society.'

Public Art and the Fragility of Democracy

Author : Fred Evans
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Public space is political space. When a work of public art is put up or taken down, it is an inherently political statement, and the work’s aesthetics are inextricably entwined with its political valences. Democracy’s openness allows public art to explore its values critically and to suggest new ones. However, it also facilitates artworks that can surreptitiously or fortuitously undermine democratic values. Today, as bigotry and authoritarianism are on the rise and democratic movements seek to combat them, as Confederate monuments fall and sculptures celebrating diversity rise, the struggle over the values enshrined in the public arena has taken on a new urgency. In this book, Fred Evans develops philosophical and political criteria for assessing how public art can respond to the fragility of democracy. He calls for considering such artworks as acts of citizenship, pointing to their capacity to resist autocratic tendencies and reveal new dimensions of democratic society. Through close considerations of Chicago’s Millennium Park and New York’s National September 11 Memorial, Evans shows how a wide range of artworks participate in democratic dialogues. A nuanced consideration of contemporary art, aesthetics, and political theory, this book is a timely and rigorous elucidation of how thoughtful public art can contribute to the flourishing of a democratic way of life.

No Off Switch

Author : Andy Kershaw
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'Sensational. Wildly hilarious. An amazing read' - Stephen Fry 'Andy Kershaw is a compulsive truth-teller and he does it with verve, wit and passion. He is one of the few truly original voices in broadcasting and his book is already a classic' - Fergal Keane Andy Kershaw truly has no off switch. As a teenager he was promoting major rock gigs. He was Billy Bragg's driver and roadie one day and presenting Whistle Test and Live Aid the next. A passionate music enthusiast, he is a man with an obsessive curiosity about the world. Over a twenty-five year career, he has worked for the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, shared an office with John Peel and amassed a record collection that weighs seven tons. He has won more Sony Radio awards than any other broadcaster. He has visited 97 countries and as a foreign correspondent, filed numerous reports for Radio 4. He was also one of the few journalists present during the Rwanda genocide. The past few years have seen him go through a turbulent time in his personal life, but he has put this behind him, written his story and returned to the airwaves fronting the BBC's Music Planet series. Rebel. Maverick. Music fanatic. Andy Kershaw shares the story of his life with candour, insight, immediacy and incredible humour.

French Blockbusters

Author : Charlie Michael
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The digitised spectacles conjured by a word like `blockbuster' may create a certain cognitive dissonance with received ideas about French cinema - long celebrated as a model for philosophical, economic and aesthetic resistance to globalised popular culture. While the Gallic `cultural exception' remains a forceful current to this day, this book shows how the onslaught of Hollywood mega-franchises and new media platforms since the 1980s has also provoked an overtly commercialised response from French producers eager to redefine the stakes and scope of their own traditions. Cutting across a swath of recent French-produced cinema, French Blockbusters offers the first book-length consideration of the theoretical implications, historical impact and cultural consequences of recent popular films that are rapidly changing what it means to make - or to see - a `French' film today. From English-language action vehicles like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Besson, 2017) to revisionist historical films like Of Gods and Men (Beauvois, 2011) and crowd-pleasing comedies like Intouchables (Toledano & Nakache, 2011), the variously filiated `local blockbusters' from contemporary France brim with the seeds of cultural contradiction, but also with the energy of a forceful counter-history

English in Mind Level 1B Combo with Audio CD CD ROM

Author : Herbert Puchta
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The English in Mind Combos offer flexibility in a contemporary English course for teenagers. Each Combo contains eight Student's Book units with the corresponding Workbook material grouped into two modules, and offers approximately 40 to 45 hours of classwork. Clear learning objectives at the beginning of each module, plus 'Check your Progress' sections at the end, help students and teachers plan learning more effectively. There are free Audio CDs/CD-ROMs combining an interactive CD-ROM and audio material. The English in Mind Combos can be used with mixed-ability classes. Combo Starter A is for complete beginners. Combos 1A and 1B are for elementary students; 1A contains a 16-page starter section to review key language. Combos Levels 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B take students from pre-intermediate to intermediate level.

Retirement Different by Design

Author : Rick Steiner Ph.D.
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Transforming Retirement One Building Block at a Time Retirement is more than the absence of work—it’s a different way of life requiring new vision, new purpose, and new life perspectives. You see, retirement is too important to leave to luck or circumstance; we have to plan and make them happen—our way. Retirement: Different By Design, your bridge to the “other side of work,” presents two dynamic and innovative templates for moving seamlessly into retirement and beyond—“Retirement’s Ages and Stages” and “Retirement’s Six Fundamental Building Blocks.” Providing practical strategies and answers, not more questions, each chapter delivers insights, tools, narratives, and models for making retirement the best years of the rest of our lives. And, it’s not always about the money. Indeed, we all can live socially rich, emotionally balanced, intellectually nourishing, healthful, and physically active retirements no matter the size of our bank accounts—this is the new retirement reality that Retirement: Different By Design offers the soon-to-be and the already retired. RETIREMENT’S SIX FUNDAMENTAL BUILDING BLOCKS • Physical and Emotional Health and Well-Being • Financial Security and Continuity • Life Transition and Acceptance • Intergenerational Life Engagement • Intellectual and Physical Pursuits, Interests, and Activities • Spirituality, Meaning, Family, and Legacy From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author : Claudia B. Modie
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There are those who suspect that individuals with Rh negative blood are descendants of ancient astronauts, but there some . . . who know for sure. Blood is not necessarily thicker than water when a love triangle is orchestrated by extraterrestrials. When Olivia finds out she is pregnant, Bobby is forced to relive his past, his own alien engineered birth. As he struggles to convince the young virgin to go through with the pregnancy, Olivia reconciles with the terrifying knowledge that she has been abducted and is now incubating what she views as a creature. But despite her apprehensions she cannot bring herself to terminate the pregnancy. Much to her dismay, Olivia moves from utter disbelief to reluctantly accepting Bobby's claim that he is a Hybrid.

No Requiem for the Space Age

Author : Matthew D. Tribbe
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During the summer of 1969-the summer Americans first walked on the moon-musician and poet Patti Smith recalled strolling down the Coney Island Boardwalk to a refreshment stand, where "pictures of Jesus, President Kennedy, and the astronauts were taped to the wall behind the register." Such was the zeitgeist in the year of the moon. Yet this holy trinity of 1960s America would quickly fall apart. Although Jesus and John F. Kennedy remained iconic, by the time the Apollo Program came to a premature end just three years later few Americans mourned its passing. Why did support for the space program decrease so sharply by the early 1970s? Rooted in profound scientific and technological leaps, rational technocratic management, and an ambitious view of the universe as a realm susceptible to human mastery, the Apollo moon landings were the grandest manifestation of postwar American progress and seemed to prove that the United States could accomplish anything to which it committed its energies and resources. To the great dismay of its many proponents, however, NASA found the ground shifting beneath its feet as a fierce wave of anti-rationalism arose throughout American society, fostering a cultural environment in which growing numbers of Americans began to contest rather than embrace the rationalist values and vision of progress that Apollo embodied. Shifting the conversation of Apollo from its Cold War origins to larger trends in American culture and society, and probing an eclectic mix of voices from the era, including intellectuals, religious leaders, rock musicians, politicians, and a variety of everyday Americans, Matthew Tribbe paints an electrifying portrait of a nation in the midst of questioning the very values that had guided it through the postwar years as it began to develop new conceptions of progress that had little to do with blasting ever more men to the moon. No Requiem for the Space Age offers a narrative of the 1960s and 1970s unlike any told before, with the story of Apollo as the story of America itself in a time of dramatic cultural change.

Temptation Road

Author : Ishan Bajpai
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Temptation Road is a true and accurate account of a week-long road trip from India to Nepal and back taken by two young friends who are enthusiastic about the road, drugs and rock n’ roll. Written in a ‘stream of consciousness’ style, this almost fictional-seeming travelogue unfolds in a car on the road headed for the mountains. The writer and his driving fanatic friend pack provisions and hit the road with the express purpose of attending a rave on a mountaintop to experience bliss, paranoia and the mystical, through psychedelic drugs. Along the way, they meet interesting characters, get tempted to try things they wouldn’t otherwise try and have exhilarating as well as thought-provoking encounters. But, it would be a mistake to think of this work as one about drug use and abuse. This book is an observation and an insight into the youth and the culture of 21st century India. The name, Temptation Road, stems from the various temptations that the road offers, especially to the young who are looking for their place in the world. There are no exaggerations here, and everything expressed is either true or an opinion of the writer.

Shock and Awe

Author : Simon Reynolds
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As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe, Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Slade, Roxy Music, Iggy, Lou Reed, Be Bop Deluxe, David Essex -- all are represented here. Reynolds charts the retro future sounds, outrageous styles and gender-fluid sexual politics that came to define the first half of the seventies and brings it right up to date with a final chapter on glam in hip hop, Lady Gaga, and the aftershocks of David Bowie's death. Shock and Awe is a defining work and another classic in the Faber Social rock n roll canon to stand alongside Rip it Up, Electric Eden and Yeah Yeah Yeah.

Nelson Thornes Framework English Access Skills in Fiction 2

Author : Wendy Wren
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Access Skills in Fiction and Non-Fiction offers the rigour and support necessary to raise the attainment of pupils struggling at Level 4, or at Level 3. It is also suitable for Level C/D in Scotland. Twin Students Books offering students all the support necessary to access top quality fiction and non-fiction texts and transform their own writing. Clear and predictable structure to improve students' levels of achievement following Word, Sentence and Text Level priorities within the Framework for Teaching English. Comprehension exercises alongside the extracts ensure that students have understood the text before progressing further. Highly appealing illustrations not only provide visual interest, but also provide specific guidance with the writing assignment. Can be used flexibly either with lower ability groups exclusively, or in mixed ability classes alongside the mid to higher ability series: Nelson Thornes Framework English. Stimulus extracts follow the same unit themes as the higher ability extracts but are abridged, shortened or completely new. Employs a 'spiral' curriculum in which skills are revisited and confidence is built.

The Best of David Bowie 1969 1974 PVG

Author : Wise Publications
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The first installment of The Best of Bowie is a beautifully presented collection of songs taken from the classic era between 1969 and 1974. Each song is arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar, complete with full piano and vocal melody lines, lyrics and guitar chord boxes. This collection is essential for any Bowie fan, picking out highlights from his seminal albums space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane and more. Song List: - The Jean Genie - Space Oddity - Starman - Ziggy Stardust - John, I'm Only Dancing - Rebel Rebel - Let's Spend The Night Together - Suffragette City - Oh! You Pretty Things - Velvet Goldmine - Drive-in Saturday - Diamond Dogs - Changes - Sorrow - The Prettiest Star - Life On Mars? - Aladdin Sane - The Man Who Sold The World - Rock 'N' Roll Suicide - All The Young Dudes

Space Odysseys

Author : Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt
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The nature of spatial imaginations has become central to a range of major social and political debates. Narratives on spatial inequality, from the North-South divide in global economic and political visions, to marginalisation and 'ghettoisation' in Western cities, appear regularly in our daily newspapers. Such examples indicate that issues of space/spatiality are as crucial in our current societies as never before. 'Space Odysseys' brings together leading social scientists including John Urry and Derek Gregory to address a number of central issues in spatiality and social relations in the early 21st century. Starting from the presupposition that space is a social dimension and a social construct, it then presents examples of these conceptions of space at work. While the book title's indirect reference to the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' indicates the contributors' interest in questions of voyages and mobility, the plural use shows that the approaches to this conceptual exploration are multiple, reflecting differences in experience, in social context and/or in gender, class and ethnicity. The book is divided into three main sections. The first explores issues of 'mobility, immobility and embodied narratives', the second section deals with 'territoriality, mobility and identity politics and the final section concludes with chapters on 'the spatial production of knowledge'.

Critical Border Studies

Author : Noel Parker
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This edited collection formalises Critical Border Studies (CBS) as a distinctive approach within the interdisciplinary border studies literature. Although CBS represents a heterogeneous assemblage of thought, the hallmark of the approach is a basic dissatisfaction with the ‘Line in the Sand’ metaphor as an unexamined starting point for the study of borders. A headline feature of each contribution gathered here is a concerted effort to decentre the border. By ‘decentring’ we mean an effort to problematise the border not as taken-for-granted entity, but precisely as a site of investigation. On this view, the border is not something that straightforwardly presents itself in an unmediated way. It is never simply ‘present’, nor fully established, nor obviously accessible. Rather, it is manifold and in a constant state of becoming. Empirically, contributors examine the changing nature of the border in a range of cases, including: the Arctic Circle; German-Dutch borderlands; the India-Pakistan region; and the Mediterranean Sea. Theoretically, chapters draw on a range of critical thinkers in support of a new paradigm for border research. The volume will be of particular interest to border studies scholars in anthropology, human geography, international relations, and political science. Critical Border Studies was published as a special issue of Geopolitics.