The Games Black Girls Play

Author: Kyra D. Gaunt

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814731201

Category: Music

Page: 221

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2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play —handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope—both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of handclapping games and cheers, and her own observation and memories of gameplaying, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls' games are connected to long traditions of African and African American musicmaking, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood. In this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly rich contributions of girls’ play to black popular culture.


Author: Muḥammad Tawfīq

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9774165594

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 7432

Trying to evade intelligence agencies out to assassinate him, the Cerebellum, an Egyptian scientist with a past association with the Iraqi nuclear program, rents a room on the roof of a brothel in a Cairo slum. His interaction with the other residents is limited; instead he spends most of his time in the virtual world, where he has a love affair with candygirl, a gorgeous avatar. On the other side of the planet, an ex-NSA agent has joined a secret organization whose mission is to assassinate Iraqi scientists. He does not allow his doubts about the legality--or the ethics--of his mission to interfere with his work. He chases his victim relentlessly, but when his top-of-the-line equipment fails to locate the Cerebellum in Cairo's slums, he takes the chase to the virtual world.

Implementing the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive

Author: Jenny Weinand

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845282479

Category: Law

Page: 844

View: 9741

Angesichts der fortschreitenden Konvergenz der Medien wird der EU Rechtsrahmen für audiovisuelle Mediendienste hinterfragt. Zu diesem Zweck untersucht die Autorin die Maßnahmen und Aktivitäten der französischen, deutschen und britischen Regulierungsbehörden im Hinblick auf die Umsetzung und Anwendung gewisser Regeln, die in der EU Richtlinie über audiovisuelle Mediendienste (AVMD-RL) normiert sind. Konkret analysiert sie die Vorschriften zum Anwendungsbereich der Richtlinie und dem Jugendmedienschutz in audiovisuellen Mediendiensten auf Abruf. Die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der nationalen Regulierungspraxis werden herausgestellt und best practices hergeleitet. Das Werk positioniert sich deutlich in der aktuellen Debatte zur Reform der AVMD-RL, indem es konkrete Vorschläge für die Gestaltung des zukünftigen EU Rechtsrahmens macht.

American Devon Record

Author: American Devon Cattle Club

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cattle

Page: 494

View: 557

Lifestyle of an attractive man in 21 days

Author: N.A

Publisher: ilişkiler okulu


Category: Self-Help

Page: 95

View: 3770

It is every men's dream to be an attractive man and have a life with full of adventure. Every man, without exception.

The Spatula

Author: Irving P. Fox

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pharmacy

Page: N.A

View: 7350

Superhero Universe

Author: Claude Lalumière,Mark Shainblum

Publisher: EDGE-Lite

ISBN: 1770530886

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3181

Superheroes! Supervillains! Superpowered antiheroes. Mad scientists. Adventurers into the unknown. Detectives of the dark night. Costumed crimefighters. Steampunk armoured avengers. Brave and bold supergroups. Crusading aliens in a strange land. Secret histories. Pulp action. Tesseracts Nineteen features all of these permutations of the superhero genre and many others besides!Edited by Claude Lalumière and Mark Shainblum, Superhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen) features twenty-four stories (and one poem) by some of Canada’s best fantasy and science fiction writers:John Bell, P. E. Bolivar, Kevin Cockle, Evelyn Deshane, Marcelle Dubé, Chadwick Ginther, Patrick T. Goddard, Kim Goldberg, Geoff Hart, Sacha Howells, Arun Jiwa, D. K. Latta, Michael Matheson, Bernard E. Mireault, Luke Murphy, Brent Nichols, David Perlmutter, Mary Pletsch & Dylan Blacquiere, Jennifer Rahn, Corey Redekop, Alex C. Renwick, Jason Sharp, Bevan Thomas, Leigh Wallace, and A. C.Wise.The Tesseracts anthology series is Canada's longest running anthology. It was first edited by the late Judith Merril in 1985, and has published more than 529 original Canadian speculative fiction (Science fiction, fantasy and horror) stories and poems by 315 Canadian authors, editors, translators and special guests.Some of Canada's best known writers have been published within the pages of these volumes - including Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Spider Robinson (to name a few).

Mechademia 9

Author: Frenchy Lunning

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452943664

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 464

If the source of manga and anime is physically located in Japan, the temptation for many critics and scholars is to ask what aspects of Japanese culture and history gave rise to these media. This ninth volume of Mechademia—an annual collection of critical work on anime and manga—challenges the tendency to answer the question of origins by reductively generalizing and essentializing “Japaneseness.” The essays brought together in Mechademia 9 lead us to understand the extent to which “Japan” might be seen as an idea generated by anime, manga, and other texts rather than the other way around. What is it that manga and anime produce that no other medium can precisely duplicate? Is anime its own medium or a genre of animation—or something in between? And how must we adapt existing critical modes in order to read these new kinds of texts? While the authors begin with similar questions about the roots of Japanese popular culture and media, they invoke a wide range of theoretical work in the search for answers, including feminist criticism, disability studies, poststructuralist textual criticism, postcolonialism, art history, film theory, phenomenology, and more. Richly provocative and insightful, Mechademia 9 both enacts and resists the pursuit of fixed starting points, inspiring further creative investigation of this global artistic phenomenon. Contributors: Stephen R. Anderson; Dale K. Andrews, Tohoku Gakuin U; Andrew Ballús; Jodie Beck; Christopher Bolton, Williams College; Kukhee Choo, Tulane U; Ranya Denison, U of East Anglia; Lucy Fraser; Fujimoto Yukari, Meiji U, Japan; Forrest Greenwood; Imamura Taihei; Seth Jacobowitz, Yale U; Kim Joon Yang; Thomas Lamarre, McGill U; Margherita Long, U of California, Riverside; Matsumoto Nobuyuki, Tokyo National Museum; Laura Miller, U of Missouri–St. Louis; Alexandra Roedder; Paul Roquet, Stanford U; Brian Ruh; Shun’ya Yoshimi, U of Tokyo; Alba G. Torrents.

The Music of the 4 Seasons Featuring Frankie Valli

Author: Robert Reynolds


ISBN: 1387927094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 98

View: 7251

The 4 Seasons & Frankie Valli, rank among the top American vocal acts of all time. Collectively, they amassed seven #1 hits, 18 Top Ten, and an incredible 61 singles in the Hot 100. They also placed 32 LPS on the top albums charts. Their hit making years spanned more than a half-century. Their hits include: Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Working My Way Back to You, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, My Eyes Adored You, December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night), Grease... Their stardom was no overnight success, as they struggled through lean years and recorded many flops while searching for that elusive hit record. The rag-to-riches story has been told via an award-winning Broadway musical & a Clint Eastwood produced motion picture. Learn about the hits, misses, obscure album tracks and B-sides as they sang their way from delinquents to esteemed members of the R&R Hall of Fame. The book examines the music they made famous and tells of all the glorious years that passed between.