Catena Librorum Tacendorum

Catena Librorum Tacendorum
  • Author : Henry Spencer Ashbee
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 593
  • Relase : 1885
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590035539

Catena Librorum Tacendorum Book Review:

Gaming at the Edge

Gaming at the Edge
  • Author : Adrienne Shaw
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781452943442

Gaming at the Edge Book Review:

Video games have long been seen as the exclusive territory of young, heterosexual white males. In a media landscape dominated by such gamers, players who do not fit this mold, including women, people of color, and LGBT people, are often brutalized in forums and in public channels in online play. Discussion of representation of such groups in games has frequently been limited and cursory. In contrast, Gaming at the Edge builds on feminist, queer, and postcolonial theories of identity and draws on qualitative audience research methods to make sense of how representation comes to matter. In Gaming at the Edge, Adrienne Shaw argues that video game players experience race, gender, and sexuality concurrently. She asks: How do players identify with characters? How do they separate identification and interactivity? What is the role of fantasy in representation? What is the importance of understanding market logic? In addressing these questions Shaw reveals how representation comes to matter to participants and offers a perceptive consideration of the high stakes in politics of representation debates. Putting forth a framework for talking about representation, difference, and diversity in an era in which user-generated content, individualized media consumption, and the blurring of producer/consumer roles has lessened the utility of traditional models of media representation analysis, Shaw finds new insight on the edge of media consumption with the invisible, marginalized gamers who are surprising in both their numbers and their influence in mainstream gamer culture.

Manga Melech

Manga Melech
  • Author : Ryo Azumi
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781414316833

Manga Melech Book Review:

"The rise and fall of kings and nations!"--Cover.

Treaty Series / Recueil Des Traites

Treaty Series / Recueil Des Traites
  • Author : United Nations
  • Publisher : UN
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2007-11-02
  • ISBN : 9219003015

Treaty Series / Recueil Des Traites Book Review:

On Video Games

On Video Games
  • Author : Soraya Murray
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2017-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781786732507

On Video Games Book Review:

Today over half of all American households own a dedicated game console and gaming industry profits trump those of the film industry worldwide. In this book, Soraya Murray moves past the technical discussions of games and offers a fresh and incisive look at their cultural dimensions. She critically explores blockbusters likeThe Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid, Spec Ops: The Line, Tomb Raider and Assassin's Creed to show how they are deeply entangled with American ideological positions and contemporary political, cultural and economic conflicts.As quintessential forms of visual material in the twenty-first century, mainstream games both mirror and spur larger societal fears, hopes and dreams, and even address complex struggles for recognition. This book examines both their elaborately constructed characters and densely layered worlds, whose social and environmental landscapes reflect ideas about gender, race, globalisation and urban life. In this emerging field of study, Murray provides novel theoretical approaches to discussing games and playable media as culture. Demonstrating that games are at the frontline of power relations, she reimagines how we see them - and more importantly how we understand them.

Gaming Representation

Gaming Representation
  • Author : Jennifer Malkowski,TreaAndrea M. Russworm
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 0253025737

Gaming Representation Book Review:

Gaming Representation' offers a timely and interdisciplinary call for greater inclusivity in video games. The issue of equality transcends the current focus in the field of Game Studies on code, materiality, and platforms. Journalists and bloggers have begun to hold the digital game industry and culture accountable for the discrimination routinely endured by female gamers, queer gamers, and gamers of color. Video game developers are responding to these critiques, but scholarly discussion of representation in games has lagged behind. Contributors to this volume examine portrayals of race, gender, and sexuality in a range of games, from casuals like Diner Dash, to indies like Journey and The Binding of Isaac, to mainstream games from the Grand Theft Auto, BioShock, Spec Ops, The Last of Us, and Max Payne franchises. Arguing that representation and identity function as systems in games that share a stronger connection to code and platforms than it may first appear, 'Gaming Representation' pushes gaming scholarship to new levels of inquiry, theorizing, and imagination.

Gender, Race, and Class in Media

Gender, Race, and Class in Media
  • Author : Bill Yousman,Lori Bindig Yousman,Gail Dines,Jean McMahon Humez
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 768
  • Relase : 2020-07-24
  • ISBN : 9781544393445

Gender, Race, and Class in Media Book Review:

Gender, Race, and Class in Media provides students a comprehensive and critical introduction to media studies by encouraging them to analyze their own media experiences and interests. The book explores some of the most important forms of today’s popular culture—including the Internet, social media, television, films, music, and advertising—in three distinct but related areas of investigation: the political economy of production, textual analysis, and audience response. Multidisciplinary issues of power related to gender, race, and class are integrated into a wide range of articles examining the economic and cultural implications of mass media as institutions. Reflecting the rapid evolution of the field, the Sixth Edition includes 18 new readings that enhance the richness, sophistication, and diversity that characterizes contemporary media scholarship.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 189
  • Relase : 2021-01-01
  • ISBN :

Twelve Years a Slave Book Review:

"Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt

OECD Public Governance Reviews Towards More Effective and Dynamic Public Management in Mexico

OECD Public Governance Reviews Towards More Effective and Dynamic Public Management in Mexico
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2011-07-27
  • ISBN : 9264116222

OECD Public Governance Reviews Towards More Effective and Dynamic Public Management in Mexico Book Review:

This public governance review of Mexico examines the regulatory framework in Mexico, explains how e-government could be used to find new approaches to old challenges, and looks at the challenge of professionalising public servants in Mexico.

Exile According to Julia

Exile According to Julia
  • Author : Gisèle Pineau
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0813922488

Exile According to Julia Book Review:

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Playing the Race Card

Playing the Race Card
  • Author : George Jerry Sefa Dei,Leeno Luke Karumanchery,Nisha Karumanchery,Nisha Karumanchéry Luik
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0820467529

Playing the Race Card Book Review:

Playing the Race Card reflects and engages the dynamic nature of racialized experience in Western contexts. It examines today's anti-racism project to discern how it might benefit from integrating strategies that work toward the development of critical consciousness as its main goal. So that the privileged and the oppressed alike may reflexively examine their own subject positions, this book identifies and addresses the need to develop a working model for anti-racism strategies. Given the need to understand and move beyond static conceptions of race and racism, Playing the Race Card offers both a critique of mainstream/privileged perceptions of racial oppression, as well as a direction forward within a more «organic» approach to social reform.

Loving Anna

Loving Anna
  • Author : Autumn Breeze
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2014-10-05
  • ISBN : 150292420X

Loving Anna Book Review:

Amelia Kurt was different. And she knew it. That didn't stop her from loving her best friend, Annabelle Johnson. They spent an entire summer making love, and growing into what was promising to be the only relationship either ever knew. Then, one day, the unexpected happens. Anna disappears. No reason, no forwarding address, no number. She was simply gone. Eleven years later, Anna returns. Her truth is heartbreaking but it's only the beginning of their journey to recovery.

Race after Sartre

Race after Sartre
  • Author : Jonathan Judaken
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2008-08-26
  • ISBN : 9780791477854

Race after Sartre Book Review:

Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.

The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World

The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World
  • Author : John Andrew Morrow
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 466
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 159731465X

The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World Book Review:

The Prophet Muhammad s treaties with the Christians of his time, which John Andrew Morrow has rediscovered in obscure collections and often newly translated, uniformly state that Muslims are not to attack peaceful Christian communities, but defend them until the End of the World. Authored by the Prophet himself, they represent a third foundational pillar for Islam outside of Qur an and hadith. The Covenants Initiative within the book represents a movement by Muslims, both prominent and unknown, in support of Christians under attack. These treaties desperately need to be better known among Christians, Muslims, and the general public. For scholars, this book provides much difficult-to-obtain material: facsimiles of primary sources in Arabic and Persian; corrected versions in modern Arabic typescript; and alternate translations. They now have all they need to study the covenants in depth. "This narrative has the power to unite Muslim and Christian communities. A work of scholarship, its release is timely, and its content critical in fostering mutual respect and religious freedom."--IMAM FEISAL ABDUL RAUF, Chairman, Cordoba Initiative "In his indispensable contribution to the study of the Abrahamic faiths, John Andrew Morrow tells the story of how the Prophet Muhammad used his desert experiences of hospitality and protection to bring Muslims and Christians together."--JOSEPH HOBBS, University of Missouri "These letters from the Prophet Muhammad to Christian communities can serve to inspire both Muslims and Christians about our ability to live together as God's people, as friends, as neighbors, and as custodians of the same small planet."--OMID SAFI, University of North Carolina "With painstaking effort and much dedication invested in this groundbreaking work, Professor Morrow will surely manage to attract the attention of Islamic studies students and specialists."--AMAR SELLAM, Mohamed I University "This book documents what is possibly the third foundational source of Islam: the Prophet's treaties and covenants among people of the Abrahamic faiths. Dr. Morrow brings forth exceptionally important findings that dictate peaceful coexistence among Jews, Christians, and Muslims."--BRIDGET BLOMFIELD, University of Nebraska

American Anatomies

American Anatomies
  • Author : Robyn Wiegman
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 267
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : 0822315912

American Anatomies Book Review:

Challenges cliches about race and gender while looking at current debates about multiculturalism and difference while simultaneously exposing the ways in which white racial supremacy has been reconfigured since the institutional demise of segregation

Continuity and Innovation in Religion in the Roman West

Continuity and Innovation in Religion in the Roman West
  • Author : European Association of Archaeologists. Annual Meeting,Phil Andrews
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 238
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : UOM:39015075649627

Continuity and Innovation in Religion in the Roman West Book Review:

Phantasmal Media

Phantasmal Media
  • Author : D. Fox Harrell
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2013-11-08
  • ISBN : 9780262019330

Phantasmal Media Book Review:

An argument that great expressive power of computational media arises from the construction of phantasms—blends of cultural ideas and sensory imagination. In Phantasmal Media, D. Fox Harrell considers the expressive power of computational media. He argues, forcefully and persuasively, that the great expressive potential of computational media comes from the ability to construct and reveal phantasms—blends of cultural ideas and sensory imagination. These ubiquitous and often-unseen phantasms—cognitive phenomena that include sense of self, metaphors, social categories, narrative, and poetic thinking—influence almost all our everyday experiences. Harrell offers an approach for understanding and designing computational systems that have the power to evoke these phantasms, paying special attention to the exposure of oppressive phantasms and the creation of empowering ones. He argues for the importance of cultural content, diverse worldviews, and social values in computing. The expressive power of phantasms is not purely aesthetic, he contends; phantasmal media can express and construct the types of meaning central to the human condition. Harrell discusses, among other topics, the phantasm as an orienting perspective for developers; expressive epistemologies, or data structures based on subjective human worldviews; morphic semiotics (building on the computer scientist Joseph Goguen's theory of algebraic semiotics); cultural phantasms that influence consensus and reveal other perspectives; computing systems based on cultural models; interaction and expression; and the ways that real-world information is mapped onto, and instantiated by, computational data structures. The concept of phantasmal media, Harrell argues, offers new possibilities for using the computer to understand and improve the human condition through the human capacity to imagine.

Weird But True 1: Expanded Edition

Weird But True 1: Expanded Edition
  • Author : National Geographic Kids
  • Publisher : National Geographic Children's Books
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2018-08-28
  • ISBN : 1426331053

Weird But True 1: Expanded Edition Book Review:

Offers a collection of true facts about animals, food, science, pop culture, outer space, geography, and weather.

Literature in the Roman World

Literature in the Roman World
  • Author : Oliver Taplin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0192893017

Literature in the Roman World Book Review:

In this volume, we are offered a new perspective on Roman literature, based on the conviction that our present appreciation for it should be informed and influenced by how it was originally perceived. From the beginning of the Roman Empire to the end of the classical era, this book focuses on the "receivers" of Roman literature-the readers, spectators, and audiences who first witnessed the works. Six contributors map out the lively and provocative surveys, covering the kinds of literature that have shaped Western culture--epic, lyric, tragedy, comedy, history, philosophy, elegy, satire, biography, and panegyric.

The African Imagination

The African Imagination
  • Author : F. Abiola Irele
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2001-09-27
  • ISBN : 9780195358810

The African Imagination Book Review:

This collection of essays from eminent scholar F. Abiola Irele provides a comprehensive formulation of what he calls an "African imagination" manifested in the oral traditions and modern literature of Africa and the Black Diaspora. The African Imagination includes Irele's probing critical readings of the works of Chinua Achebe, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, Amadou Hampaté Bâ, and Ahmadou Kourouma, among others, as well as examinations of the growing presence of African writing in the global literary marketplace and the relationship between African intellectuals and the West. Taken as a whole, this volume makes a superb introduction to African literature and to the work of one of its leading interpreters.