By James B. South, Jacob M. Held
James Bond and Philosophy: Questions Are Forever
“Bond. James Bond.” considering that Sean Connery first uttered that iconic word in Dr. No, multiple area of the world’s inhabitants has noticeable a 007 movie. Witty and urbane, Bond seduces and kills with equivalent ease — frequently, it kind of feels, with equivalent enthusiasm. This enthusiasm, coupled along with his freedom to do what's forbidden to all people else, conjures up interesting philosophical questions. right here, 15 witty, thought-provoking essays speak about hidden matters in Bond’s international, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. one of the energetic issues explored are Bond’s relation to existentialism, together with his commencement “beyond reliable and evil”; his objectification of girls; the ambiguity of breaking the legislations with a view to eventually uphold it like every “stupid policeman”; the character of 007 when it comes to Plato’s ethical psychology; and the Hegelian quest for acceptance evinced via Bond villains. A reference advisor to the entire Bond videos rounds out the book’s many pleasures.
By Linda S. Kauffman
Linda S. Kauffman turns the pornography debate on its head with this audacious research of contemporary taboo-shattering fiction, movie, and function paintings. Investigating the position of myth in paintings, politics, and pop culture, she indicates how technological advances in drugs and technology (magnetic resonance imaging, pcs, and telecommunications) have profoundly altered our strategies of the human physique. our on-line world is generating new kinds of identification and subjectivity. The novelists, filmmakers, and performers in Bad ladies and unwell Boys are the interpreters of those courageous new worlds, cartographers who're busy mapping the fin-de-millennium atmosphere that already envelops us.
Bad women and ill Boys bargains an important and interesting travel of the present cultural panorama. Kauffman boldly connects the dots among the unconventional artists who shatter taboos and problem felony and aesthetic conventions. She hyperlinks writers like John Hawkes and Robert Coover to Kathy Acker and William Vollmann; filmmakers like Ngozi Onwurah and Isaac Julien to Brian De Palma and Gus Van Sant; and performers like Carolee Schneemann and Annie Sprinkle to the visible arts. Kauffman's energetic interviews with J. G. Ballard, David Cronenberg, Bob Flanagan, and Orlan upload a unprecedented size to her well timed and convincing argument.
By David J. Skal
This informative and unique pop-culture reference consultant covers all facets of vampirism--from the notorious lore approximately garlic, mirrors, and wood stakes to attention-grabbing descriptions of little-known books and flicks at the topic. Skal's examine the darkish creature will recapture the mind's eye of thousands and covers 1000's of themes with regards to vampires. plenty of photographs.
By Ron Lembo
This unique and fascinating booklet investigates American tv viewing conduct as a unique cultural shape. in accordance with an empirical learn of the day by day use of tv via operating humans, it develops a distinct theoretical strategy integrating cultural sociology, postmodernism and the literature of media results to discover the best way humans supply aspiring to their viewing practices. Accessibly written and on the innovative of cultural stories and tv study, this publication is key examining for college students and teachers in cultural reports, tv examine, media and communique reports.
By Lynn Davies
This article presents a serious evaluation of schooling in a global context. in response to the author's examine and adventure of schooling in numerous parts bothered by means of clash, the ebook explores the connection among education and social clash and appears at clash inner to high schools. Pt. I. The phrases of the talk -- 1. advent : the character of clash -- 2. Complexity thought and clash -- Pt. II. Roots of clash and their implications for schooling -- three. monetary and sophistication kinfolk -- four. Gender and violence -- five. Pluralism and identification paintings -- Pt. III. The education/war interface -- 6. the results of violence on academic associations
By Timothy J. Craig
A desirable illustrated examine different types of eastern pop culture: pop music, jazz, enka (a renowned ballad style of music), karaoke, comics, lively cartoons, games, tv dramas, movies and "idols" -- teenage singers and actors. As popular culture not just entertains yet can also be a mirrored image of society, the booklet can also be approximately Japan itself -- its similarities and modifications with the remainder of the area, and the way Japan is altering. The e-book beneficial properties 32 pages of manga plus 50 extra images, illustrations, and shorter comedian samples.
By Bella DePaulo
Dexter Morgan: Police forensic analyst. kinfolk guy. Serial killer. And the famous person of Showtime’s most-watched sequence, Dexter.
Aimed at Dexter devotees and armchair psychologists, The Psychology of Dexter takes at the mental complexities of the preferred sequence with an eye fixed in the direction of perception and accessibility. It analyzes not only the name personality, yet his kin, coworkers, or even his audience. What makes Dexter tick? And what makes a convey a couple of serial killer so attractive to these folks at home?
From the results of faking normalcy (could it's in the back of Dexter’s still-in-progress emotional growth?) to the place the convey weighs in at the mental debate among nature and nurture, The Psychology of Dexter supplies enthusiasts a peek within Dexter’s psyche.
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By Courtland Lewis, Shaun P. Young
Futurama is a unusual, lively sitcom created via Simpson's mastermind, Matt Groening. It follows the adventures of a pizza supply guy transported a long way, a long way right into a cosmic way forward for witty, sarcastic robots and one-eyed femme fatales. on account that first airing at the Fox community from 1999 to 2003, Futurama's many devoted enthusiasts created web pages and newsletters and arranged Comic-Con meetups and letter-writing campaigns in hopes of studying the additional adventures of Bender, Leela, Dr. Farnsworth, and the deliveryman Philip J. Fry. meanwhile, fanatics survived on syndicated re-runs, books, wall calendars, and 4 feature-length video clips published on DVD and on-line streaming.
In 2009, Fox introduced that Futurama may have a destiny and new episodes lower back to Comedy imperative channel. Futurama and Philosophy will meet this new surge of curiosity and recognition in its pop culture and Philosophy sequence. Twenty-first-century philosophers and Futurama lovers can examine notes approximately time shuttle, trade universes, the evolution of lifestyles, synthetic intelligence, and the moral dilemmas of suicide compartments, “mad" scientists like Farnsworth and robots like Bender who aspire to undesirable flavor and “kiss-my-metal-ass" rudeness. could “interplanetary golf" particularly be attainable? Why is it fossilized puppy is actually “man's most sensible friend"? what's going inside of Dr. Zoidberg's Freedom Lesson? Why is Bender, in reality, a dependable ethical being? Is dying Intrinsically undesirable? And what's with the “Seriously Freaked Up Nature of Morality" exhibited within the show?
Fans who enjoy the wit and knowledge Futurama's characters, and particularly the cosmic, existential framework within which their adventures spread, will locate Futurama and Philosophy to be a special and lasting contribution to the Futurama reviva—at least till Philip J. Fry is unfrozen.
By Liisa Ladouceur
A guidebook to the language of the main shadowy of subcultures, this paintings collects and defines greater than 550 Gothic phrases and words. Compiled by means of an acclaimed Goth journalist and poet, this compendium presents perception into the original vernacular of this attention-grabbing group, describing intimately and with black humor the style, track, and way of life in addition to sharing insider slang similar to child Bat, Corp Goth, and the Gothic Two-Step. A Goth Band genealogy and crucial Goth listening, studying, and viewing strategies also are integrated during this phantasmagorical work.
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By John Leland
Hip: The History is the tale of ways American popular culture has developed through the 20th century to its present place as global cultural touchstone. How did hip turn into such an obsession? From intercourse and tune to type and trade, John Leland tracks the arc of principles as they circulate from subterranean Bohemia to Madison street and again back. Hip: The History examines how hip has contributed to shaping -- and maintains to persuade -- America's view of itself, and gives an incisive account of hip's quest for authenticity.
This P.S. variation positive factors an additional sixteen pages of insights into the ebook, together with writer interviews, advised interpreting, and extra.