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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies, Second Edition

America on movie: Representing Race, type, Gender, and Sexuality within the videos, 2d Edition is a full of life advent to problems with variety as represented in the American cinema.

  • Provides a entire review of the commercial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic elements that give a contribution to cinematic representations of race, classification, gender, and sexuality
  • Includes over a hundred illustrations, word list of key words, questions for dialogue, and lists for extra reading/viewing
  • Includes new case stories of a couple of movies, together with Crash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

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The Assault on Reason

By Al Gore

A number one New York Times bestseller: A visionary research of the degradation of our public sphere and its results for our democracy

Nobel Peace Prize winner, bestselling writer, activist, and political icon, Al Gore has develop into essentially the most revered and influential public intellectuals in the USA at the present time. The attack on Reason takes an remarkable examine how religion within the energy of reason?the concept that voters can govern themselves via rational debate?is now less than attack. of rules, as soon as open to each person in the course of the revealed observe, has been corrupted through the politics of worry, secrecy, cronyism, and blind religion. by means of best us to an knowing of what we will do to revive the guideline of cause, Gore has written a farsighted and robust manifesto for transparent pondering.

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California (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Publishing

DK Eyewitness shuttle advisor California" is helping you get the main out of your stopover at to this exact US nation. You'll locate in-depth aspect on the entire very important attractions with maps, images and illustrations. There's 3D maps and cutaways for all of the significant points of interest plus recommendation on browsing, vacationing wineries, nationwide parks, shores, purchasing, paintings and museums. details on excursions, cruises, mountaineering and tips about getting round make exploring where easy. The advisor comes filled with studies and listings for lodges, eating places and bars for all budgets. vacationing California turns into much more uncomplicated with maps of all significant points of interest, plus walks, scenic routes and thematic excursions and attractions, markets and gala's indexed city by means of city. "DK Eyewitness trip consultant California" exhibits you what others in basic terms inform you.

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The Lazarus Project

By Aleksandar Hemon

The merely novel from MacArthur Genius Award winner, Aleksandar Hemon -- the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award profitable The Lazarus Project.

On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, an jap eu Jewish immigrant, used to be shot to loss of life at the doorstep of the Chicago leader of police and solid as a would-be anarchist assassin.

A century later, a tender jap eu author in Chicago named Brik turns into keen about Lazarus's tale. Brik enlists his good friend Rora-a conflict photographer from Sarajevo-to subscribe to him in retracing Averbuch's path.

Through a historical past of pogroms and poverty, and a prism of a present-day panorama of inexpensive mafiosi or even more cost-effective prostitutes, the tales of Averbuch and Brik develop into inextricably intertwined, making a actually unique, provocative, and wonderful novel that confirms Aleksandar Hemon, usually in comparison to Vladimir Nabokov, as probably the most dynamic and crucial literary voices of our time.

From the writer of The e-book of My Lives.

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City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

By Mike Davis

No city has been extra enjoyed or extra hated. To its authentic boosters, “Los Angeles brings all of it together.” To detractors, los angeles is a sunlit mortuary the place “you can rot with no feeling it.” To Mike Davis, the writer of this fiercely based and broad- ranging paintings of social heritage, la is either utopia and dystopia, a spot the place the final Joshua bushes are being plowed lower than to make room for version groups within the wilderness, the place the wealthy have employed their very own police to fend off road gangs, in addition to armed Beirut militias. 

In City of Quartz, Davis reconstructs LA’s shadow background and dissects its airy financial system. He tells us who has the facility and the way they carry directly to it. He supplies us a urban of Dickensian extremes, Pynchonesque conspiracies, and a desperation directly out of Nathaniel Westa urban within which we might glimpse our personal destiny reflected with terrifying clarity.

In this re-creation, Davis offers a stunning replace at the city’s present prestige.

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Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons

By Adrian Levy

The stunning, three-decade tale of A. Q. Khan and Pakistan's nuclear software, and the complicity of the U.S. within the unfold of nuclear weaponry.

On December 15, 1975, A. Q. Khan―a younger Pakistani scientist operating in Holland―stole top-secret blueprints for a innovative new technique to arm a nuclear bomb. His unique goal, and that of his govt, was once in basic terms patriotic―to offer Pakistan a counter to India's lately unveiled nuclear machine. even though, as Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark chillingly relate of their masterful research of Khan's profession during the last thirty years, through the years that restricted ambition mushroomed into the world's greatest clandestine community engaged in promoting nuclear secrets―a mercenary and illicit software controlled via the Pakistani army and made attainable, largely, by means of relief funds from the us, Saudi Arabia, and Libya, and via indiscriminate the help of China.

Most unnerving, the authors display that the revenues of nuclear guns know-how to Iran, North Korea, and Libya, quite a bit within the information this present day, have been made with the transparent wisdom of the yank executive, for whom Pakistan has been a vital buffer country and ally―first opposed to the Soviet Union, now within the "war opposed to terror." each successive American presidency, from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush, has became a blind eye to Pakistan's nuclear activity―rewriting and destroying proof supplied via its intelligence organisations, mendacity to Congress and the yankee humans approximately Pakistan's intentions and power, and facilitating, via shortsightedness and cause, the unfold of the very guns we vilify the "axis of evil" powers for having and worry terrorists will receive. Deception places our present standoffs with Iran and North Korea in a startling new point of view, and makes transparent issues: that Pakistan, faraway from being an best friend, is a rogue kingdom on the epicenter of worldwide destabilization; and that the complicity of the us has ushered in a brand new nuclear winter.

Based on hundreds and hundreds of interviews within the usa, Pakistan, India, Israel, Europe, and Southeast Asia, Deception is a masterwork of reportage and dramatic storytelling via of the world's such a lot imaginitive investigative reporters. Urgently vital, it may stimulate debate and command a reexamination of our nationwide priorities.

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Top 10: New York City: Your Guide to the 10 Best of Everything (DK Eyewitness Travel Series)

By Eleanor Berman

Drawing at the similar criteria of accuracy because the acclaimed DK Eyewitness commute courses, DK best 10 manhattan urban makes use of interesting images and ideal cartography to supply a competent and important go back and forth better half. Dozens of most sensible 10 lists supply important details on every one vacation spot, in addition to insider guidance, from fending off the crowds to checking out the freebies. The DK most sensible 10 publications take the figure out of making plans any journey.

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