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Works: 482 works in 488 publications in 1 language and 13,227 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Church history  Sources  Academic theses  Literature 
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Living with lead : an environmental history of Idaho's Coeur d'Alenes, 1885-2011 by Bradley Dean Snow( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coeur d'Alenes, a twenty-five by ten mile portion of the Idaho Panhandle, is home to one of the most productive mining districts in world history. Historically the globe's richest silver district and also one of the nation's biggest lead and zinc producers, the Coeur d'Alenes' legacy also includes environmental pollution on an epic scale. For decades local waters were fouled with tailings from the mining district's more than one hundred mines and mills and the air surrounding Kellogg, Idaho was laced with lead and other toxic heavy metals issuing from the Bunker Hill Company's smelter. The same industrial processes that damaged the environment and harmed human health, however, also provided economic sustenance to thousands of local residents and a string of proud, working class communities. This dissertation constitutes an effort to explore and untangle the costs and benefits of a century of mining, milling and smelting in a relatively small, isolated Western enclave
The Hernandez brothers : love, rockets, and alternative comics by Enrique García( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study offers a critical examination of the work of Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Mexican-American brothers whose graphic novels are highly influential. The Hernandez brothers started in the alt-comics scene, where their 'Love and Rockets' series quickly gained prominence. They have since published in more mainstream venues but have maintained an outsider status based on their own background and the content of their work. Enrique Garcetiacute;a argues that the Hernandez brothers have worked to create a new American graphic storytelling that, while still in touch with mainstream genres, provides a transgressive alternative from an aesthetic, gender, and ethnic perspective. The brothers were able to experiment with and modify these genres by taking advantage of the editorial freedom of independent publishing. This freedom also allowed them to explore issues of ethnic and gender identity in transgressive ways. Their depictions of latinidad and sexuality push against the edicts of mainstream Anglophone culture, but they also defy many Latino perceptions of life, politics, and self-representation. The book concludes with an in-depth interview with Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez that touches on and goes beyond the themes explored in the book"
Spectacular modernity : dictatorship, space and visuality in Venezuela, 1948-1958 by Lisa Blackmore( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In cultural history, the 1950s in Venezuela are commonly celebrated as a golden age of modernity, realized by a booming oil economy, dazzling modernist architecture, and nationwide modernization projects. But this is only half the story. In this path-breaking study, Lisa Blackmore reframes the concept of modernity as a complex cultural formation in which modern aesthetics became deeply entangled with authoritarian politics. Drawing on extensive archival research and presenting a wealth of previously unpublished visual materials, Blackmore revisits the decade-long dictatorship to unearth the spectacles of progress that offset repression and censorship. Analyses of a wide range of case studies--from housing projects to agricultural colonies, urban monuments to official exhibitions, and carnival processions to consumerculture--reveal the manifold apparatuses that mythologized visionary leadership, advocated technocratic development, and presented military rule as the only route to progress. Offering a sharp corrective to depoliticized accounts of the period, Spectacular Modernity instead exposes how Venezuelans were promised a radically transformed landscape in exchange for their democratic freedoms"--
You ain't heard nothin' yet : interviews with stars from Hollywood's golden era by James Bawden( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose dog are you? : the technology of dog breeds and the aesthetics of modern human-canine relations by Martin Wallen( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matter of empire : metaphysics and mining in colonial Peru by Orlando Bentancor( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Matter of Empire examines the philosophical principles invoked by apologists of the Spanish empire that laid the foundations for the material exploitation of the Andean region between 1520 and 1640. Centered on Potosí, Bolivia, Orlando Bentancor's original study ties the colonizers' attempts to justify the abuses wrought upon the environment and the indigenous population to their larger ideology concerning mining, science, and the empire's rightful place in the global sphere. Bentancor points to the underlying principles of Scholasticism, particularly in the work off Thomas Aquinas, as the basis of the instrumentalist conception of matter and enslavement, despite the inherent contradictions to moral principles. Bentancor grounds this metaphysical framework in a close reading of sixteenth-century debates on Spanish sovereignty in the Americas and treatises on natural history and mining by theologians, humanists, missionaries, mine owners, jurists, and colonial officials. To Bentancor, their presuppositions were a major turning point for colonial expansion and paved the way to global mercantilism"--Provided by publisher
Architect of air power : General Laurence S. Kuter and the birth of the US Air Force by Brian D Laslie( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At age 36, Laurence S. Kuter (1905-1979) became the youngest general officer since William T. Sherman. He served as deputy commander of allied tactical air forces in North Africa during World War II and helped devise the American bombing strategy in Europe. Although his combat contributions were less notable than other commanders in the Eighth Air Force, few officers saw as many theaters of operation as he did or were as highly sought-after. After World War II, he led the Military Air Transport Service, Air University, Far East Air Forces, and served as commander-in-chief of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). Despite these accomplishments and others, however, Kuter remains widely underappreciated. In Architect of Air Power, Brian D. Laslie offers the first biography of this important but unsung pioneer whose influence can be found in every stage of the development of an independent US Air Force. From his early years at West Point to his days at the Air Corps Tactical School to his leadership role at NORAD, Kuter made his mark with quiet efficiency. He was an early advocate of strategic bombardment rather than pursuit or fighter aviation--fundamentally changing the way air power was used--and later helped implement the Berlin airlift in 1948. In what would become a significant moment in military history, he wrote Field Manual 100-20, which is considered the Air Force's "declaration of independence" from the Army. Drawing on diaries, letters, and scrapbooks, Laslie offers a complete portrait of this influential soldier. Architect of Air Power illuminates Kuter's pivotal contributions and offers new insights into critical military policy and decision-making during the Second World War and the Cold War."--Provided by publisher
James Still : a life by Carol Boggess( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence in the films of Alfred Hitchcock : a study in mimesis by David Humbert( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- The birds -- Shadow of a doubt -- Rope -- Strangers on a train -- The wrong man -- Vertigo -- Psycho -- Conclusion
An introduction to Vatican II as an ongoing theological event by Matthew Levering( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Ludlam lives! : Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, Taylor Mac, and the queer legacy of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company by Sean F Edgecomb( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playwright, actor and director Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) helped to galvanize the Ridiculous style of theater in New York City starting in the 1960s. Decades after his death, his place in the chronicle of American theater has remained constant, but his influence has changed. Although his Ridiculous Theatrical Company shut its doors, the Ludlamesque Ridiculous has continued to thrive and remain a groundbreaking genre, maintaining its relevance and potency by metamorphosing along with changes in the LGBTQ community. Author Sean F. Edgecomb focuses on the neo-Ridiculous artists Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, and Taylor Mac to trace the connections between Ludlam's legacy and their performances, using alternative queer models such as kinetic kinship, lateral historiography, and a new approach to camp. Charles Ludlam Lives! demonstrates that the queer legacy of Ludlam is one of distinct transformation-one where artists can reject faithful interpretations in order to move in new interpretive directions
Emerging issues and trends in education( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appropriating theory : Ángel Rama's critical work by José Eduardo González( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angel Rama (1926-1983) is a major figure in Latin American literary and cultural studies, but little has been published on his critical work. In this study, Jos{acute}e Eduardo Gonz{acute}alez focuses on Rama's response to and appropriation of European critics like Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and Georg Luk{acute}acs. Gonz{acute}alez argues that Rama realized the inapplicability of many of their theories and descriptions of cultural modernization to Latin America, and thus reworked them to produce his own discourse that challenged prevailing notions of social and cultural modernization
Hell and the mercy of God by Adrian J Reimers( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kept secret : the half-truth in nonfiction( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Creative nonfiction writers wrestle constantly with the boundaries of creative license—what to reveal, when to reveal it, and how best to do it. While the truth may inspire us to make confident assertions, secrets, lies, and half-truths inspire us to delve further into our own writing to discover the heart of the story. The pieces in this collection feature essayists who do this type of detective work. Each essay contains a secret, lie, or half-truth—some of these are revealed by the author, but others remain buried. Ranging from the deep family secret to the little white lie, from the shocking to the humorous, and from the straightforward revelation to the slanted half-truth, these essays ask us to appreciate the magnitude of keeping a secret. They also ask us to consider the obstacles writers must overcome if they want to write about secrets in their own lives and the lives of others. In short interviews following each essay the contributors discuss craft, ethics, creativity, and how they eventually decided to reveal—or not reveal—a secret." --
Irvin S. Cobb : the rise and fall of an American humorist by William E Ellis( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church in Iraq by Fernando Filoni( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deliberative pedagogy : teaching and learning for democratic engagement( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practices of coexistence : constructions of the other in early modern perceptions( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book provide interesting contributions to the ongoing debate concerning the "image of the Other" in the early modern period. They deal with images, representations, projections, and perceptions, based on various experiences of coexistence. Although the individual contributions contain sources and references of iconography, this is not just another volume of art history or visual studies. As examples of practices in diverse historical contexts, the book includes a variety of textual material, such as literary productions, rhetorical exercises, dramatic applications, chronicle
Islam, society and politics in Central Asia by Pauline Jones( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1990s, there was a consensus that Central Asia was witnessing an Islamic revival after independence, and that this would follow similar events throughout the Islamic world in the prior two decades, which had negative effects on both social and political development. Twenty years later, we are still struggling to fully understand the transformation of Islam in a region that's evolved through a complex and dynamic process, involving diversity in belief and practice, religious authority, and political intervention. This volume sheds light on these crucial questions by bringing together an international group of scholars who offer a fresh perspective on Central Asian states and societies. --
 
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