Culture as Weapon

Culture as Weapon Author Nato Thompson
ISBN-10 9781612195742
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 288
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One of the country's leading activist curators explores how corporations and governments have used art and culture to mystify and manipulate us. The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early 1900s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising and marketing transformed the way the powerful communicate with the rest of us. A century later, the tools are more sophisticated than ever, the onslaught more relentless. In Culture as Weapon, acclaimed curator and critic Nato Thompson reveals how institutions use art and culture to ensure profits and constrain dissent--and shows us that there are alternatives. An eye-opening account of the way advertising, media, and politics work today, Culture as Weapon offers a radically new way of looking at our world.

Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destruction Author K. Kartchner
ISBN-10 9780230618305
Release 2009-01-05
Pages 285
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This book describes strategic culture and its value as a methodological approach to the study of International Relations. In particular, the book uses strategic culture to illuminate a number of case studies on countries that have made decisions regarding the acquisition, proliferation or use of weapons of mass destruction.

Culture Is Our Weapon

Culture Is Our Weapon Author Patrick Neate
ISBN-10 9781101195789
Release 2010-02-23
Pages 224
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An inspiring mission to rescue young people from drugs and violence with music At a time when interest in Brazilian culture has reached an all-time high, and the stories of one person's ability to improve the lives of others has captured so many hearts, this unique book takes readers to the frontlines of a battle raging over control of the nation's poorest areas. Culture Is Our Weapon tells the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Rio-based organization employing music and an appreciation for black culture to inspire residents of the favelas, or shantytowns, to resist the drugs that are ruining their neighborhoods. This is an inspiring look at an artistic explosion and the best and worst of Brazilian society.

Culture and Negotiation

Culture and Negotiation Author Guy Olivier Faure
ISBN-10 0803953712
Release 1993-09-28
Pages 264
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The distinctive impact of culture in both creating opportunities for dispute settlement and imposing obstacles to agreement are examined in this volume. Expert views on the nature and limits of culture's influence on negotiation are offered in the first part. Part Two contains case studies and analyses of international disputes regarding water resources, asking the following key questions: What are the cultural components that made a difference to the outcome? What role did culture play in the negotiation process? What are some specific illustrations of the contributing role of culture both to the dispute and to the ways it was handled? The final section includes implications for practitioners and policymak

Suicide Warfare Culture the Military and the Individual as a Weapon

Suicide Warfare  Culture  the Military  and the Individual as a Weapon Author Rosemarie Skaine
ISBN-10 9780313398650
Release 2013-01-09
Pages 337
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This book provides up-to-date coverage of the policies, strategies, and effects of suicide in war, examining this subject from societal and military perspectives to shed light on the justifications for using human beings as expendable weapons. • Includes primary documents and statistical data • Provides resources for further study


Bulletproof Author Jennifer Wenzel
ISBN-10 9780226893495
Release 2010-07-15
Pages 328
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In 1856 and 1857, in response to a prophet’s command, the Xhosa people of southern Africa killed their cattle and ceased planting crops; the resulting famine cost tens of thousands of lives. Much like other millenarian, anticolonial movements—such as the Ghost Dance in North America and the Birsa Munda uprising in India—these actions were meant to transform the world and liberate the Xhosa from oppression. Despite the movement’s momentous failure to achieve that goal, the event has continued to exert a powerful pull on the South African imagination ever since. It is these afterlives of the prophecy that Jennifer Wenzel explores in Bulletproof. Wenzel examines literary and historical texts to show how writers have manipulated images and ideas associated with the cattle killing—harvest, sacrifice, rebirth, devastation—to speak to their contemporary predicaments. Widening her lens, Wenzel also looks at how past failure can both inspire and constrain movements for justice in the present, and her brilliant insights into the cultural implications of prophecy will fascinate readers across a wide variety of disciplines.

A weapon in the struggle

A weapon in the struggle Author Andy Croft
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105023410561
Release 1998-09-15
Pages 218
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A companion volume to Opening the Books,focusing exclusively on the cultural history of the CP - covering film, theatre, literature, music, poetry, the folk revival, etc. etc.

Roman culture weapons and the man

Roman culture  weapons and the man Author Garry Wills
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4462961
Release 1966
Pages 379
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This anthology of writings ranging from Lucretius to St. Augustine presents a colorful panorama of Roman life and civilization.

The Kata Factor Japan s Secret Weapon

The Kata Factor   Japan s Secret Weapon Author Boye De Mente
ISBN-10 9781500935542
Release 2014-08-26
Pages 198
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Kata [kah-tah], which translates as “form, process, way of doing things,” is the Rosetta stone of Japan's traditional culture – the key that unlocked both the mystery and the mystique associated with how the Japanese did business and conducted their personal and professional affairs. Expressed another way, kata were the cultural molds that created and controlled the traditional behavior of the Japanese and were the source of both their strengths and weaknesses. Still today all dealings in Japan are influenced by the kata that continue to influence the mindset and behavior of the Japanese, yet most foreigners are not aware that they exist. Knowledge of the kata strips away the cultural cloak hiding the Japanese from the outside world and reveals the essence of the famous Japanese Way. For foreigners to deal effectively with the Japanese – in both personal and business matters – they must know when and how to induce them to break the kata molds and behave in a non-Japanese way. Younger generations of Westernized Japanese break the molds until they go to work, then they must conform to the kata that remain in whatever company they join.

Cultural Awareness in the Military

Cultural Awareness in the Military Author R. Albro
ISBN-10 9781137409423
Release 2014-11-21
Pages 128
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Featuring chapters from social scientists directly engaged with the process, this volume offers a concise introduction to the U.S. military's effort to account for culture and increase its cultural capacity over the last decade. Contributors to this work consider some of the key challenges, lessons learned, and the limits of such efforts.

Major Problems in American Popular Culture

Major Problems in American Popular Culture Author Kathleen Franz
ISBN-10 9780618474813
Release 2011-04-04
Pages 496
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MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE follows the highly successful Major Problems format. Each chapter comprises essays and documents that focus on a particular aspect of American popular culture. These essays and documents will prompt students to think about the centrality of popular culture in American life and its powerful role in forging identity, historical memory, and relationships among consumers, producers, citizens, and the state. They reinforce the idea that popular culture is the ground on which cultural and social transformations are worked. Race and class are at the center of the analysis, and these categories, along with gender and nationalism, thread through the chapters. They all argue for seeing popular audiences as active creators rather than passive receivers of popular culture. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Forged in Crisis

Forged in Crisis Author Rudra Chaudhuri
ISBN-10 9780190237981
Release 2014-03-30
Pages 320
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Rudra Chaudhuri's book examines a series of crises that led to far-reaching changes in India's approach to the United States, defining the contours of what is arguably the imperative relationship between America and the global South. Forged in Crisis provides a fresh interpretation of India's advance in foreign affairs under the stewardship of Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and finally, Manmohan Singh. It reveals the complex and distinctive manner in which India sought to pursue at once material interests and ideas, while meticulously challenging the shakier and largely untested reading of 'non-alignment' palpable in most works on Indian foreign policy and international relations. From the Korean War in 1950 to the considered debate within India on sending troops to Iraq in 2003, and from the loss of territory to China and the subsequent talks on Kashmir with Pakistan in 1962-63 to the signing of a civil nuclear agreement with Washington in 2008, Chaudhuri maps Indian negotiating styles and behaviour and how these shaped and informed decisions vital to its strategic interest, in turn redefining its relationship with the United States.

Deadly Cultures

Deadly Cultures Author Mark Wheelis
ISBN-10 9780674045132
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 496
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Deadly Cultures has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Deadly Cultures also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Deadly Cultures book for free.

Weapon of Choice

Weapon of Choice Author Matthew Ford
ISBN-10 0190623861
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 256
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This book examines Western military technological innovation through the lens of developments in small arms during the twentieth century. These weapons have existed for centuries, appear to have matured only incrementally and might seem unlikely technologies for investigating the trajectory of military-technical change. Their relative simplicity, however, makes it easy to use them to map patterns of innovation within the military- industrial complex. Advanced technologies may have captured the military imagination, offering the possibility of clean and decisive outcomes, but it is the low technologies of the infantryman that can help us develop an appreciation for the dynamics of military-technical change. Tracing the path of innovation from battlefield to back office, and from industry to alliance partner, Ford develops insights into the way that small arms are socially constructed. He thereby exposes the mechanics of power across the military- industrial complex. This in turn reveals that shifting power relations between soldiers and scientists, bureaucrats and engineers, have allowed the private sector to exploit infantry status anxiety and shape soldier weapon preferences. Ford's analysis allows us to draw wider conclusions about how military innovation works and what social factors frame Western military purchasing policy, from small arms to more sophisticated and expensive weapons.

Penultimate Adventures with Britannia

Penultimate Adventures with Britannia Author William Roger Louis
ISBN-10 1845117115
Release 2008
Pages 366
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A rich and varied collection from leading scholars and writers, edited with skill and sensitivity by one of the greatest historians of empire. It provides a vivid vignette of modern cultural, literary, intellectual and political life. Penultimate Adventures with Britannia takes the reader on an engaging and fascinating journey through British society and its interaction with other cultures. It covers the cultural and literary themes but also the political, and while the collection does not shrink from conflict, there are always fascinating by-ways. The First World War is a massive theme but with glances behind the scenes, for example with Susan Pedersen's "Frances Stevenson" and Martin Gilbert's "Tolkien." The British Empire is enlivened with Bernard Porter's "The British Empire and British Culture" while Priaya Satia's "The Cultural Foundation of British Power in Iraq" brings in current international concerns, as do Geoffrey Wheatcroft's "The Partitions of India and Ireland" and Dane Kennedy's "The New American Empire." Literary and artistic themes are important and have political and historical relevance. These include Hilary Spurling's "Reassessing Paul Scott," Larry Carver on "Felix Topolski" and Martin Francis on "Cecil Beaton" while Felipe Fernandez Armesto’s original and stimulating essay "An Accidental Criminal" rounds off this remarkably rich and rewarding volume.

Gun Culture or Gun Control

Gun Culture or Gun Control Author Peter Squires
ISBN-10 9781134697021
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 272
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n 1996 the shooting and killing of 16 young children in a Dunblane primary school provoked wide reaching parliamentary reform to British gun laws. Within months virtually all privately owned handguns had been outlawed. Gun Culture or Gun Control? presents the first substantial analysis of the social and political reactions to events in Dunblane and also examines many of the wider issues relating to gun control in the United Kingdom. Rigorously comparative throughout, Peter Squires provides a non-partisan exploration of the differences between attitudes to firearms and their control in Britain and in the United States. Amongst the topics the author considers are: * the social history of firearms on both sides of the atlantic * the differing policy directions adopted in Britain and the USA * media coverage of the gun question * firearms and policing * the future of the gun in society.

Handbook of Medieval Culture

Handbook of Medieval Culture Author Albrecht Classen
ISBN-10 9783110377613
Release 2015-08-31
Pages 747
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A follow-up publication to the Handbook of Medieval Studies, this new reference work turns to a different focus: medieval culture. Medieval research has grown tremendously in depth and breadth over the last decades. Particularly our understanding of medieval culture, of the basic living conditions, and the specific value system prevalent at that time has considerably expanded, to a point where we are in danger of no longer seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. The present, innovative handbook offers compact articles on essential topics, ideals, specific knowledge, and concepts defining the medieval world as comprehensively as possible. The topics covered in this new handbook pertain to issues such as love and marriage, belief in God, hell, and the devil, education, lordship and servitude, Christianity versus Judaism and Islam, health, medicine, the rural world, the rise of the urban class, travel, roads and bridges, entertainment, games, and sport activities, numbers, measuring, the education system, the papacy, saints, the senses, death, and money.