Conspiracy Theories (Pocket Essential series) by Robin Ramsay

By Robin Ramsay

Conspiracy theories are all the following, yet not only coated as much as be ridiculed and pushed aside. For one of the absurd conspiracy theories at the moment proliferating on the web, there are nuggets of actual learn approximately actual conspiracies ready to be mined. absolutely sourced and referenced, this book is a major exam of a desirable phenomenon.

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Global Governance on Renewable Energy: Contrasting the Ideas by Sybille Roehrkasten

By Sybille Roehrkasten

Comparing Germany’s and Brazil’s govt views, Sybille Roehrkasten finds that the tips on international renewable power governance are hugely contested. In her research, the writer sheds mild at the politics at the back of the definition of worldwide governance concerns, concentrating on pioneers within the around the globe merchandising of renewables and decisive gamers during this emergent sector of world cooperation. She demonstrates that rules approximately difficulties and ideas in transboundary policy-making vary largely and that those variations are because of the choice makers’ coverage contexts and self-interests. the diversities predicament key elements in international governance on renewables, equivalent to international demanding situations to be addressed, preferred renewables recommendations, limitations to renewables promoting and initiatives for cooperation.

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They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves: The History and by Bridget Brown

By Bridget Brown

Given that its emergence within the Nineteen Sixties, trust in alien abduction has saturated pop culture, with the ever present photograph of the almond-eyed alien showing on every thing from bumper stickers to bars of cleaning soap. Drawing on interviews with alleged abductees from the hot York zone, Bridget Brown indicates a brand new approach for individuals to contemplate the alien phenomenon, one who is anxious no longer with constructing no matter if extraterrestrial beings really exist, yet with knowing what trust in extraterrestrial beings in the US might let us know approximately our altering realizing of ourselves and our position on the earth. They comprehend Us greater Than we all know Ourselves appears at how the idea in abduction by means of extraterrestrials is constituted by way of and during renowned discourse and the photographs supplied by way of print, movie, and tv. Brown contends that the kidnapping phenomenon is symptomatic of a interval in which humans have come to consider more and more divested of the facility to grasp what's actual or precise approximately themselves and the area during which they dwell. The alien abduction phenomenon is helping us take into consideration how those who suppose passed over create their very own tales and type truths that sq. with their very own event of the realm.

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Body as Evidence: Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender by Janell Hobson

By Janell Hobson

Analyzes how race and gender intersect within the rhetoric and imagery of pop culture within the early twenty-first century.

In Body as Evidence, Janell Hobson demanding situations postmodernist dismissals of id politics and the delusional trust that the Millennial period displays a “postracial” and “postfeminist” global. Hobson issues to varied examples in cultural narratives, which recommend that new media depend on outdated ideologies within the shaping of the physique politic.

Body as Evidence creates a theoretical mash-up of prose and poetry to light up the ways in which our bodies nonetheless topic as websites of political, cultural, and electronic resistance. It does so by way of interpreting numerous representations, from well known indicates like American Idol to public figures just like the Obamas to high-profile instances just like the Duke lacrosse rape scandal to present developments in electronic tradition. Hobson’s learn additionally discusses the ladies who've fueled and retooled twenty-first-century media to make experience of antiracist and feminist resistance. Her discussions contain the electronica of Janelle Monáe, M.I.A., and Björk; the feminist movie odysseys of Wanuri Kahiu and Neloufer Pazira; and the embodied resistance came across easily in elevating one’s voice in music, making a web publication, donning a veil, stripping bare, or planting a tree. Spinning wisdom out of this data overload, Hobson deals a world black feminist meditation on how bodies mobilize, destabilize, and decolonize the meanings of race and gender in an more and more digitized and globalized world.

“By racializing the research of expertise, Janell Hobson brings to the vanguard a few extremely important concerns concerning the electronic divide. there's a tendency in a few components of academia to wholeheartedly have fun new applied sciences with out giving sufficient notion to how type, gender, race, and geographical divisions impact either the construction and intake ends of the chain.” — Gail Dines, coeditor of Gender, Race, and sophistication in Media: A serious Reader, 3rd version

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Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got by David Brooks

By David Brooks

It was lovely effortless to differentiate among the bourgeois global of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture. The bourgeois labored for companies, wore grey, and went to church. The bohemians have been artists and intellectuals. Bohemians championed the values of the liberated Sixties; the bourgeois have been the enterprising yuppies of the Eighties.

yet now the bohemian and the bourgeois are all combined up, as David Brooks explains during this significant description of upscale tradition in the US. it really is not easy to inform an espresso-sipping professor from a cappuccino-gulping banker. chuckle and sob as you examine the knowledge age economy's new dominant type. wonder at their attitudes towards morality, intercourse, paintings, and way of life, and at how the individuals of this new elite have mixed the values of the countercultural sixties with these of the attaining eighties. those are the folk who set the tone for society this day, for you. they're bourgeois bohemians: Bobos.

Are you a Bobo?

Do you think that spending $15,000 on a media middle is vulgar, yet that spending $15,000 on a slate bathe stall is an indication that you're at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature?
Does your newly renovated kitchen appear like an airplane hangar with plumbing? Did you decide your new fridge due to the fact that mere freezing is not chilly enough?
might you spend a bit extra for socially wakeful toothpaste -- the type that does not truly kill germs, it simply asks them to leave?
Do you're employed for a type of hip, visionary software program businesses the place every body involves paintings in mountaineering boots and glacier glasses, as though a 400-foot wall of ice have been approximately to return sliding throughout the parking lot?
Do youthink your academic credentials are only nearly as good as these of the shimmering at the "New York occasions" weddings page?

should you responded certain to any of these questions, you're most likely a member of state-of-the-art new top category. no matter if you did not, you'll nonetheless greater beware, simply because those Bobos outline our age. Their hybrid tradition is the ambience we breathe. Their prestige codes govern social existence, and their ethical codes govern ethics and impression our politics. "Bobos in Paradise" is a witty and severe examine the cultural effects of the data age and a penetrating description of ways we are living now.

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Intercultural Business (Barron's Business Success Guides) by Arthur H. Bell

By Arthur H. Bell

This quantity emphasizes the significance of figuring out principles of social and enterprise etiquette in different cultures, and issues out how intercultural knowledge--or loss of it--can make or holiday a company deal. different issues coated during this ebook comprise utilizing social events to advertise intercultural enterprise, and coaching staff in intercultural enterprise abilities. concerning the company luck sequence: Books during this starting to be sequence suggest career-minded women and men on tips on how to get forward in any respect degrees of administration, advertising, and different company undertakings. enterprise luck titles offer a transparent experience of the way to paintings effectively in a company environment--but a lot of the recommendation and knowledge additionally applies to doing company in small businesses or as a person. Highlighted subject headings and fun, cartoon-style line artwork upload a common point to those informative books.

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The Wars We Took to Vietnam: Cultural Conflict and by Milton J. Bates

By Milton J. Bates

What american citizens seek advice from because the Vietnam battle embraces even more than the clash with North Vietnam. Milton J. Bates considers the opposite conflicts that american citizens delivered to that struggle: the divisions stemming from adjustments in race, category, intercourse, new release, and frontier ideology. In exploring the wealthy vein of writing and picture that emerged from the Vietnam struggle period, he strikingly illuminates how those tales replicate American social crises of the period.Some fabric tested here's frequent, together with the paintings of Michael Herr, Tim O'Brien, Philip Caputo, Susan Sontag, Francis Ford Coppola, and Oliver Stone. different fabric is much less good known--Neverlight by means of Donald Pfarrer and De Mojo Blues by means of A. R. flora, for instance. Bates additionally attracts upon a magnificent diversity of secondary readings, from Freud and Marx to Geertz and Jameson.As the goods of a tradition in clash, Vietnam memoirs, novels, movies, performs, and poems include quite a number political views, not just of their content material but in addition of their constitution and rhetoric. In his ultimate bankruptcy Bates outlines a "politico-poetics" of the struggle tale as a style. right here he offers precise recognition to our motives--from the deeply own to the commonly cultural--for telling conflict tales.

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