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Fashion, Culture, and Identity

Fashion, Culture, and Identity

  • Author: Fred Davis
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022616795X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 233
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What do our clothes say about who we are or who we think we are? How does the way we dress communicate messages about our identity? Is the desire to be "in fashion" universal, or is it unique to Western culture? How do fashions change? These are just a few of the intriguing questions Fred Davis sets out to answer in this provocative look at what we do with our clothes—and what they can do to us. Much of what we assume to be individual preference, Davis shows, really reflects deeper social and cultural forces. Ours is an ambivalent social world, characterized by tensions over gender roles, social status, and the expression of sexuality. Predicting what people will wear becomes a risky gamble when the link between private self and public persona can be so unstable.

The Origins of International Economic Disorder

The Origins of International Economic Disorder

A Study of United States International Monetary Policy from World War II to the Present

  • Author: Fred L. Block
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520030091
  • Category: Balance of payments
  • Page: 282
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Watergate

Watergate

  • Author: Fred Emery
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684813238
  • Category: History
  • Page: 559
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Sheds new light on the Watergate scandal that forced the resignation of Richard Nixon and altered the history of American politics.

Expatriate Adventures

Expatriate Adventures

  • Author: Fred Richardson
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466941650
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 380
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As a boy, the author lived with his parents in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation of that region of China in the early 1930s. He recalls scenes fromthat long-ago prelude to World War II: the Chinese wounded being trucked to a hospital through the French quarter where he lvied, the silver Japanese biplanes with their red rising-sun markings lined up a the airport after theri aerial attacks, the sight of a burning Shanghai railway station. As a married adult, Fred resumed his expatriate life as an insurance executive in Latin America. He shares accounts of work at the office and family life with friends in countries where Marxist terrorists and revolutions fill life with problems of a unusual and exciting nature.

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

The Real Story and Beyond

  • Author: Fred D. Gray
  • Publisher: NewSouth Books
  • ISBN: 1588380890
  • Category: History
  • Page: 175
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In 1932, the U.S. Public Health Service recruited 623 African American men from Macon County, Alabama, for a study of "the effects of untreated syphilis in the Negro male." For the next 40 years--even after the development of penicillin, the cure for syphilis--these men were denied medical care for this potentially fatal disease. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was exposed in 1972, and in 1975 the government settled a lawsuit but stopped short of admitting wrongdoing. In 1997, President Bill Clinton welcomed five of the Study survivors to the White House and, on behalf of the nation, officially apologized for an experiment he described as wrongful and racist. In this book, the attorney for the men describes the background of the Study, the investigation and the lawsuit, the events leading up to the Presidential apology, and the ongoing efforts to see that out of this painful and tragic episode of American history comes lasting good.

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300173520
  • Category: Dancers
  • Page: 198
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Social Limits to Growth

Social Limits to Growth

  • Author: Fred Hirsch
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415119588
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
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Since its publication in 1977 Social Limits to Growth has established itself as a classic in economic and social philosophy. Its analysis of the shortcomings of economic growth has been extremely influential in the ecological movement, and remains relevant today.

Four Theories of the Press

Four Theories of the Press

The Authoritarian, Libertarian, Social Responsibility, and Soviet Communist Concepts of What the Press Should Be and Do

  • Author: Fred Siebert,Fred T. Siebert,Theodore Bernard Peterson,Theodore Peterson,Wilbur Schramm
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252724213
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 153
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"Essays ... prepared in connection with a study of the social responsibilities of mass communicators ... [being conducted] for the Department of the Church and Economic Life of the National Council of Churches"--Prelim.

Fred

Fred

  • Author: John Haynes
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477116141
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 108
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The book consists of seven true short stories in which my cousin Fred, along with my brother Frank, played a dominant part. I would hope that the reader gathers up Fred's character as he or she reads the seven stories. Fred made a lot of enemies in his lifetime, the most venomous being himself. Fred left the army in the early fifties during a period of austerity and very quickly discovered that jobs were scarce and there was no post military assistance, as there is today, in employment seeking. Fred served seven years in Palestine, Egypt and other areas in the Middle East and was then simply demobilized to join the job queues without being provided with any trade, training or guidance in how to find work. Fred very quickly gave up the vain search for employment and sought to befriend the gangster community who he regarded as successful when he saw them drive big shiny black limousines and frequent clubs in the West End of London- some of which they owned. They formed a liking for him. He had film star looks, was charming and when he sang he sang with emphasis on the words which took on a meaning and the women adored him. Sadly all these plusses were counter balanced to zero by his inability to hold or control his drinking. He found himself on the receiving end of some horrific sickening attacks of a physical nature none of which brought about a rethink of his drinking habits. Fred's assets of looks, charm, authoritative voice, singing voice and natural presence were all negated by his weakness- drink. In self- destruct mode, he converted his assets into dust and I, on numerous occasions, stood there helpless and unable to stop him. When I reached seventeen to eighteen years of age he took me on as his protégé with the intention of teaching me what life was all about and the stories that make up this book are just a few examples of the lessons and my development under Fred's tuition. Our campus was East London and my tuition fees were paid in every kind of hurt imaginable and his inimitable style of dividing the spoils ensured that my tuition fees were also paid in cash. Despite his well documented faults, a day spent with Fred could be funny because he failed to realise how outrageous he was. Also amusing was his inability and refusal to accept a setback and my efforts to include this part of his character in the stories is intentional and I trust will enable the reader to appreciate the humour in an otherwise tragic story. I have resisted the temptation to fictionalise in search of ironic or anecdotal conclusions but have allowed the individual stories to end factually.

Fred Allen's Radio Comedy

Fred Allen's Radio Comedy

  • Author: Alan Havig
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9780877227137
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 287
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"A notable example of radio at its best." --Back Stage/SHOOT In 1954, James Thurber wrote: "You can count on the thumb of one hand the American who is at once a comedian, a humorist, a wit, and a satirist, and his name is Fred Allen." Several decades after his death and more than forty years since his radio program left the air, Fred Allen's reputation as a respected humorist remains intact. In this book, Alan Havig explores the roots of his comedy, the themes it exploited, the problems and challenges that faced the radio comedy writer, and Allen's unique success with the one-dimensional medium of radio. Tracing a career that lasted from 1912 into the 1950s and encompassed vaudeville, Broadway revues, movies, radio, and television, Havig describes the "verbal slapstick" style that was Fred Allen's hallmark and legacy to American comedy. More than a biography of Fred Allen, this is a study of the development of the radio industry, a discussion of American humor, and the story of how one relates to the other. Using a wide variety of published and unpublished sources, including the Allen Papers, Havig analyzes Allen's radio comedy of the 1930s and 40s within the context of the peculiar advantages and limitations of radio as a medium for comedy. He argues that Allen did not merely transfer vaudeville routines to a non-visual medium as did Eddie Cantor, Ed Wynn, and others. Allen developed a comedic style that depended on word play, sound effects, and on his audience's ability and readiness to imagine a visual world in which his eccentric characters operated. Havig illustrates his story with numerous examples of Allen's humor, with fascinating anecdotes, and excerpts from radio broadcasts. In accounting for the comedian's success, he deals with vaudeville, comedy writing, sponsor's demands and censorship of material, and the organizational world of radio broadcasting companies. Describing radio as "an instrument of wit," Fred Allen wrote: "on radio you could do subtle writing because you had access to the imagination...that was why I liked radio. we had some fun." Readers will also have some fun remembering or discovering for the first time Allen's Alley and the magic of radio comedy in its prime. "Fred was one of the greatest of vaudeville and radio comedians. Anyone even casually concerned with the state of American humor will be well advised to give his work, as Mr. Havig presents it, careful study." --Steve Allen "Alan Havig has done an intelligent, careful and exhaustive research job. This is a well-written, solid performance-biography." --J. Fred MacDonald, Curator of the Museum of Broadcast Communication, Chicago