Makeover nation

Author: Toby Miller
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814210932
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Life is very much a project in the United States—but not a straightforwardly individual one. A duality of individual free choice and disciplinary institutional governance is the grand national paradox. Simply being—leading life without a bumper sticker avowing one’s elective institutional affinities—seems implausible in a country consumed by the makeover—the idea that what you were born as need not define you forever. As Toby Miller writes in his introduction: “I come neither to bury the makeover nor to praise the makeover, but to criticize it, even as I stand alternately bewildered, amused, appalled, and attracted by it.” In Makeover Nation he does just that in a witty, no-holds-barred style. Miller looks at the power of various forms of knowledge about people and their emotions as they have been applied to the US population, from talk therapy to drug treatment. He is particularly interested in young people—in examining how childhood is constructed—and pays close attention to the much-favored (and overused) diagnosis and treatment of ADHD/ADD. He also focuses his attention on metrosexuals and right-wing Christians to disclose how these opposing groups manifest their drive toward self-creation. Miller believes that we must question the pleasures of reinvention even as we embrace them.

The Blackwell Cultural Economy Reader

Author: Ash Amin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470777370
Format: PDF
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This Reader brings together the exciting and innovative work that has appeared in the last 10 years in the growing field of cultural economy. Brings together exciting and innovative work from the last ten years in the emerging field of cultural economy. Contains a substantial introduction by the editors on the main strands and history of the cultural economy approach. Shows how the pursuit of prosperity always involves multiple and hybrid orderings that cannot be reduced to either the terms culture or economy. Shows that thinking about cultural economy is both a substantive task and a valuable contribution to knowledge. Material is organised around different links in the value chain.

The Art of Floral Design

Author: Norah T. Hunter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285414500
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Since its first appearance, The Art of Floral Design has become the definitive standard in teaching design techniques. In-depth and illustrated in full color, it offers comprehensive information on the principles and mechanics of flower arranging, basic flower anatomy, and arrangement styles for all occasions. This well-written text combines theory and practice to familiarize readers with the basics and guide them through more advanced floral techniques. This book is sure to remain on your reference shelf throughout your career in floral design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Oceanic Encounters

Author: Margaret Jolly
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921536292
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume, the result of ongoing collaborations between Australian and French anthropologists, historians and linguists, explores encounters between Pacific peoples and foreigners during the longue durée of European exploration, colonisation and settlement from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. It deploys the concept of `encounter¿ rather than the more common idea of `first contact¿ for several reasons. Encounters with Europeans occurred in the context of extensive prior encounters and exchanges between Pacific peoples, manifest in the distribution of languages and objects and in patterns of human settlement and movement. The concept of encounter highlights the mutuality in such meetings of bodies and minds, whereby preconceptions from both sides were brought into confrontation, dialogue, mutual influence and ultimately mutual transformation. It stresses not so much prior visions of `strangers¿ or `others¿ but the contingencies in events of encounter and how senses other than vision were crucial in shaping reciprocal appraisals. But a stress on mutual meanings and interdependent agencies in such cross-cultural encounters should not occlude the tumultuous misunderstandings, political contests and extreme violence which also characterised Indigenous-European interactions over this period.

New Mana

Author: Matt Tomlinson
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 1760460087
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‘Mana’, a term denoting spiritual power, is found in many Pacific Islands languages. In recent decades, the term has been taken up in New Age movements and online fantasy gaming. In this book, 16 contributors examine mana through ethnographic, linguistic, and historical lenses to understand its transformations in past and present. The authors consider a range of contexts including Indigenous sovereignty movements, Christian missions and Bible translations, the commodification of cultural heritage, and the dynamics of diaspora. Their investigations move across diverse island groups—Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Hawai‘i, and French Polynesia—and into Australia, North America and even cyberspace. A key insight that the volume develops is that mana can be analysed most productively by paying close attention to its ethical and aesthetic dimensions. Since the late nineteenth century, mana has been an object of intense scholarly interest. Writers in many fields including anthropology, linguistics, history, religion, philosophy, and missiology have long debated how the term should best be understood. The authors in this volume review mana’s complex intellectual history but also describe the remarkable transformations going on in the present day as scholars, activists, church leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs take up mana in new ways.

Nostalgia in Vogue

Author: Eve MacSweeney
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847836819
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Vogue fashion photography with essays drawn from the magazine's Nostalgia column.

The Ultimate Floral Collection

Author: Paula Pryke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781906417383
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The comprehensive flower design bible, covering every aspect of the art of flower arranging. Easy-to-follow step-by-step projects make this book accessible to the beginner, while stunning arrangements provide inspiration for budding florists. This book showcases a wealth of beautiful designs from Paula Pryke, one of the most famous and respected florists in the world. It is packed with Paula's hints and tips and is guaranteed to inspire.

Wreaths Bouquets

Author: Paula Pryke
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780789322029
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Shares hundreds of tips for assembling elegant floral displays and festive accents for a variety of occasions, in an elaborately photographed guide that provides coverage of such projects as mantle garlands, banister swags, and permanent versus temporary materials. 15,000 first printing.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN:
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Focusing on one of the most productive and innovative periods in the architect's career, a study of Wright's mid-twentieth-century architectural designs looks at such seminal masterworks as the Guggenheim Museum, Price Tower, Fallingwater, the Loveness House, and an array of furniture and object designs. 12,500 first printing.