Dance in Contested Land

Author: Rachael Swain

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030465519

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 157

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This book traces an engagement between intercultural dance company Marrugeku and unceded lands of the Yawuru, Bunuba, and Nyikina in the north west of Australia. In the face of colonial legacies and extractive capitalism, it examines how Indigenous ontologies bring ecological thought to dance through an entangled web of attachments to people, species, geologies, political histories, and land. Following choreographic interactions across the multiple subject positions of Indigenous, settler, and European artists between 2012–2016 the book closely examines projects such as Yawuru/Bardi dancer and choreographer Dalisa Pigram’s solo Gudirr Gudirr (2013) and the multimedia work Cut the Sky (2015). Dance in Contested Land reveals how emergent intercultural dramaturgies can mediate dance and land to revision and reorientate kinetics, emotion, and responsibilities through sites of Indigenous resurgence and experimentation.

Discovering Country Music

Author: Don Cusic

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313352453

Category: Music

Page: 232

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Chronicles the evolution of country music in America, providing an account of the reasoning and motives that have determined its path

A Listen To Rock 'N' Roll

Author: Tom Greve

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1643698095

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1908


Which Style Of Music Changed American Youth Forever? Rock N Roll! Supports Emphasis On Increasing Steam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, And Math) Content.

Indigenous Pathways into Social Research

Author: Donna M Mertens,Fiona Cram,Bagele Chilisa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315426676

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

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A new generation of indigenous researchers is taking its place in the world of social research in increasing numbers. These scholars provide new insights into communities under the research gaze and offer new ways of knowing to traditional scholarly models. They also move the research community toward more sensitive and collaborative practices. But it comes at a cost. Many in this generation have met with resistance or indifference in their journeys through the academic system and in the halls of power. They also often face ethical quandaries or even strong opposition from their own communities. The life stories in this book present the journeys of over 30 indigenous researchers from six continents and many different disciplines. They show, in their own words, the challenges, paradoxes, and oppression they have faced, their strategies for overcoming them, and how their work has produced more meaningful research and a more just society.

Listening For A Silent God

Author: Keith Fowlkes

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1098089286

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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This first book from Christian author Keith Fowlkes explores many topics from spiritual doubt to modern church life and doctrine from a logical perspective. From an early age, Keith experienced suffering and loss, yet his faith remained strong until a tragic turn of events caused him to question everything... including the very nature of God. Listening for a Silent God is a search into Biblical Scripture, and a logical discussion on why we doubt God, why God allows His people to suffer and why God may sometimes seem to be silent in our lives.

The Revolution in Transmedia Storytelling through Place

Author: Donna Hancox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000346307

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 1989


This book proposes that the theory and practice of transmedia storytelling must be re-considered from a social impact and community development perspective, and that time has come for a rigorous critique of the limited ways in which it has been commonly represented. Transmedia storytelling has become one of the most influential and profitable innovations in the field of media and entertainment. It has changed the ways audiences interact with films, television and web series, advertising, gaming and book publishing. It has also shifted the practices around creation and dissemination of such content. This book asserts that the futures of transmedia storytelling for social impact or change are deeply tied to understandings of place grounded in human geography. Through a series of case studies of projects which challenge the status quo of transmedia, this book explores the elements of transmedia that can be used to amplify under-represented voices and make stories that signal a more inclusive and sustainable future. This book offers a valuable contribution to the literature in the areas of transmedia storytelling, narratology, digital fiction, electronic literature, locative storytelling, performative writing, digital culture studies and human geography.

Listen to This

Author: Victor Svorinich

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1626743576

Category: Music

Page: 176

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Listen to This stands out as the first book exclusively dedicated to Davis’s watershed 1969 album, Bitches Brew. Victor Svorinich traces its incarnations and inspirations for ten-plus years before its release. The album arrived as the jazz scene waned beneath the rise of rock and roll and as Davis (1926–1991) faced large changes in social conditions affecting the African-American consciousness. This new climate served as a catalyst for an experiment that many considered a major departure. Davis’s new music projected rock and roll sensibilities, the experimental essence of 1960s’ counterculture, yet also harsh dissonances of African-American reality. Many listeners embraced it, while others misunderstood and rejected the concoction. Listen to This is not just the story of Bitches Brew. It reveals much of the legend of Miles Davis—his attitude and will, his grace under pressure, his bands, his relationship to the masses, his business and personal etiquette, and his response to extraordinary social conditions seemingly aligned to bring him down. Svorinich revisits the mystery and skepticism surrounding the album, and places it into both a historical and musical context using new interviews, original analysis, recently found recordings, unearthed session data sheets, memoranda, letters, musical transcriptions, scores, and a wealth of other material. Additionally, Listen to This encompasses a thorough examination of producer Teo Macero’s archives and Bitches Brew’s original session reels in order to provide the only complete day-to-day account of the sessions.

Halfway to Crazy

Author: Mark Thrice

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1600370128

Category: Humor

Page: 232

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A collection of reader favourites from syndicated humour columnist Mark Thrice.

Upward, Not Sunwise

Author: Kimberly Jenkins Marshall

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803288883

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Upward, Not Sunwise explores an influential and growing neo-Pentecostal movement among Native Americans characterized by evangelical Christian theology, charismatic “spirit-filled” worship, and decentralized Native control. As in other global contexts, neo-Pentecostalism is spread by charismatic evangelists practicing faith healing at tent revivals.In North America, this movement has become especially popular among the Diné (Navajo), where the Oodlání (“Believers”) movement now numbers nearly sixty thousand members. Participants in this movement value their Navajo cultural identity yet maintain a profound religious conviction that the beliefs of their ancestors are tools of the devil. Kimberly Jenkins Marshall has been researching the Oodlání movement since 2006 and presents the first book-length study of Navajo neo-Pentecostalism. Key to the popularity of this movement is what the author calls “resonant rupture,” or the way the apparent continuity of expressive forms holds appeal for Navajos, while believers simultaneously deny the continuity of these forms at the level of meaning. Although the music, dance, and poetic language at Oodlání tent revivals is identifiably Navajo, Oodlání carefully re-inscribe their country gospel music, dancing in the spirit, use of the Navajo language, and materials of faith healing as transformationally new and different. Marshall explores these and other nuances of Navajo neo-Pentecostal practices by examining how Oodlání perform their faith under the big white tents scattered across the Navajo Nation.