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  • Download The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: PDF

    Lisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larsson’s The lady with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, is likely one of the so much compelling, complicated characters of our time. Is she an avenging angel? a deadly outlaw? What makes Salander tick, and why is our reaction to her — and to Larsson’s Millennium trilogy — so strong?

    In The Psychology of the woman with the Dragon Tattoo, 19 psychologists and psychiatrists try to do what even specialist investigator Mikael Blomkvist couldn't: comprehend Lisbeth Salander.

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    • How is Lisbeth like a Goth-punk Rorschach try? And what will we know about ourselves from what we see in her?
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  • Download Pop Culture India!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle (Popular by Asha Kasbekar Richards PDF

    By Asha Kasbekar Richards

    Popular culture India! Media, Arts, and way of life follows the increase of contemporary India's popular culture international, in particular because the Eighties, while cozy censorship and fiscal liberalization resulted in an explosion in videos, song, mass media, consumerism, religious practices, and extra. it's a beautiful creation to a various state whose urge for food for leisure has resulted in a few fabulous twists and turns in fresh history.

    How did a well-liked Indian tv sequence spark a metamorphosis in executive and the increase of Hindu nationalism? Are a few Bollywood movie businesses laundering cash for geared up crime, or perhaps al Qaeda? What debts for the overpowering approval for that old fashioned vestige of colonialism, cricket? The solutions, and lots of extra interesting insights, wait for the reader in popular culture India!
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  • Download Bob Dylan and Philosophy: It's Alright Ma (I'm Only by Peter Vernezze, Carl Porter PDF

    By Peter Vernezze, Carl Porter

    Bob Dylan and Philosophy: It's all right Ma (I'm in basic terms Thinking)

    The legions of Bob Dylan fanatics recognize that Dylan is not only an excellent composer, author, and performer, yet an excellent philosopher to boot. In Bob Dylan and Philosophy, eighteen philosophers examine Dylan's moral positions, political commitments, perspectives on gender and sexuality, and his complex and debatable attitudes towards faith. All levels of Dylan's output are lined, from his early acoustic folks ballads and anthem-like protest songs to his arguable change to electrical guitar to his occasionally perplexing, frequently profound tune of the Nineteen Seventies and past. The ebook examines varied points of Dylan's inventive proposal via a philosophical lens, together with own identification, detrimental and confident freedom, enlightenment and postmodernism in his social feedback, and the morality of bootlegging. an interesting advent to deep philosophical truths, the e-book presents Dylan lovers with a chance to benefit approximately philosophy whereas impressing fanatics of philosophy with the deeper implications of his highbrow achievements.

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  • Download I Know What I Know: The Music of Charles Mingus by Todd S. Jenkins PDF

    By Todd S. Jenkins

    From the mid-1940s until eventually his loss of life in 1979, Charles Mingus created an unheard of physique of recorded paintings, so much of which continues to be to be had within the twenty first century. whereas there were a number of volumes dedicated to Mingus's colourful and tumultuous existence, this is often the 1st booklet within the English language to be dedicated totally to his track. normal jazz enthusiasts in addition to musicians and song scholars who would favor a greater realizing of Mingus's advanced, usually tricky tune, will discover a entire, chronologically prepared, listener's advisor to all of his valid recordings, from the 78s he recorded in l. a. and San Francisco within the mid-1940s, in the course of the mythical albums he made for Columbia, Candid, Atlantic, and his personal labels. within the strategy of supplying those in-depth examinations, Jenkins corrects universal blunders and clears away previous misconceptions approximately yes recordings. His method will light up long-obscure facets of this enforcing and quite artistic man's contributions to the artwork of jazz.Touching upon Mingus's many inventions as a jazzman, i do know What i do know explores his development of the paintings of bass enjoying; his assimilations of Ellington and Monk with principles leaning towards loose jazz; his experiments with ensemble dynamics, instrumentation, and prolonged shape; and his operating relationships with companions similar to Jaki Byard, Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Knepper, and Dannie Richmond. The e-book offers a huge, informative evaluation of Mingus's paintings with no veering into technical musical terminology. Readers with out an in depth historical past in track will hence comprehend and have fun with the analyses supplied, and have the capacity to use them to reinforce the adventure of hearing the intense paintings of this mythical jazz nice.
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  • Download The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Holly Baxter PDF

    By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Holly Baxter

    Have you ever EVER…

    Obsessed over your body’s ‘problem areas’?

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    Holly and Rhiannon grew up studying sleek mags and, like most girls, considered them as just a little of enjoyable. yet over the years they began to suppose uneasy – not only approximately magazines, yet approximately song movies, web page three, and ladies being labelled frigid, princesses or tramps.

    So, following the superb good fortune in their Vagenda web publication, they wrote this ebook. Welcome for your vital consultant to the insanity of women’s media.
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  • Download Planet of the Apes and Philosophy: Great Apes Think Alike by John Huss PDF

    By John Huss

    What makes people various from different animals, what people are entitled to do to different species, even if time trip is feasible, what limits may be put on technology and expertise, the morality and practicality of genetic engineering—these are only many of the philosophical difficulties raised by means of Planet of the Apes.

    Planet of the Apes and Philosophy appears in any respect the deeper concerns keen on the Planet of the Apes tales. It covers the whole franchise, from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Monkey Planet to the winning 2012 reboot upward thrust of the Planet of the Apes. The chapters mirror diversified issues of view, philosophical, spiritual, and scientific.

    The moral relatives of people with animals are explored in different chapters, with exciting and incisive observations on animal intelligence, animal rights, and human-animal interplay. Genetic engineering is altering people, animals, and vegetation, elevating new questions about the morality of such interventions. The clinical popularity that people and chimps percentage ninety nine percentage in their genes makes a destiny during which non-human animals collect better value a different possibility.

    Planet of the Apes is the main resonant of all clinical apocalypse myths.
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  • Download The Journal of Popular Culture (May/June 2011) PDF

    Table of Contents:

    Editorial
    Gary Hoppenstand


    Articles

    “Before Abduction: The Contactee Narrative of the 1950s” via Angela Hague.

    “‘I recognize the place you retain Your Gun’: Daniel Craig because the Bond-Bond woman Hybrid in on line casino Royale” by way of Lisa Funnell.

    “The Republic within the Metropolis” through Thomas Halper and Douglas Muzzio.

    “Transnationalization and the increase of ‘Pop Nationalism’ in Korea” by way of Jeongsuk Joo.

    “‘White and Nerdy’: pcs, Race, and the Nerd Stereotype” via Lori Kendall.

    “‘Katrina That Bitch!’ Hegemonic Representations of Women’s Sexuality on storm Katrina memento T-Shirts” via Kris Macomber, Christine Mallinson, and Elizabeth Seale.

    “Inventing Australia for american citizens: the increase of the Outback Steakhouse eating place Chain within the USA” via Shirleene Robinson.

    “Buying Me Love: '80s Class-Clash youngster Romances” via Timothy Shary.

    “White men preferring to not: From Passive Resistance (“Bartleby”) To Terrorist Acts (Fight Club)” by way of Robert T. Schultz.

    “‘Let’s Rap With Cap’: Redefining American Patriotism via renowned Discourse and Letters” via J. Richard Stevens.

    “White Mutants of heterosexual side: The Avant-Garde of Abstinence” by means of Gabriel Smith.

    “Movies, version Ts and Morality: the effect of expertise on criteria of habit within the Early 20th Century” through Melissa Weinbrenner.

    “‘Why could you do this, Larry?’: identification Formation and Humor in lower Your Enthusiasm” via Benjamin Wright.


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  • Download The Psychology of Dexter (Psychology of Popular Culture) by Bella DePaulo PDF

    By Bella DePaulo

    Dexter Morgan: Police forensic analyst. relatives guy. Serial killer. And the big name of Showtime’s most-watched sequence, Dexter.

    Aimed at Dexter devotees and armchair psychologists, The Psychology of Dexter takes at the mental complexities of the preferred sequence with a watch in the direction of perception and accessibility. It analyzes not only the identify personality, yet his relations, coworkers, or even his audience. What makes Dexter tick? And what makes a convey a couple of serial killer so attractive to these folks at home?

    From the consequences of faking normalcy (could it's at the back of Dexter’s still-in-progress emotional growth?) to the place the exhibit weighs in at the mental debate among nature and nurture, The Psychology of Dexter provides fanatics a peek within Dexter’s psyche.


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  • Download Roald Dahl and Philosophy: A Little Nonsense Now and Then by Jacob M. Held, Adam Barkman PDF

    By Jacob M. Held, Adam Barkman

    For generations the weather of humor, poignancy, myth, and unfettered morality chanced on inside of acclaimed children's writer Roald Dahl's most famed stories have captivated either young ones and adults. Classics like Charlie and the Chocolate manufacturing unit, James and the large Peach, significant Mr. Fox, Matilda, and The BFG may perhaps at first seem to be yarns spun for the enjoyment of the adolescent brain, in spite of the fact that, upon digging deeper one uncovers a treasure trove of philosophical richness that's something yet infantile, yet in reality finds the real existential weight, and multi-layered that means of a few of our favourite children's tales. Editor Jacob M. Held has gathered the insights of today's top philosophers into the significances, messages, and bigger truths at which Dahl's rhythmic writing winks, revealing an entire new approach to delight in the construction of a guy and brain to which readers of every age are nonetheless drawn.


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  • Download Heroes and Philosophy: Buy the Book, Save the World (The by David K. Johnson PDF

    By David K. Johnson

    The 1st unauthorized examine the philosophy in the back of Heroes, one among TV's most well-liked shows

    whilst traditional contributors from worldwide inexplicably improve superhuman talents, they query who they're, fight to deal with new tasks, and judge even if to take advantage of their new strength for stable or for evil. each episode of Tim Kring's hit television convey Heroes is a philosophical trouble. Heroes and Philosophy is the 1st publication to investigate how philosophy makes this express so compelling. It permits you to learn questions the most important to our life as considering, rational beings. Is the corporate evil, or reliable? Does Hiro particularly have a future? can we? Is it ok to lie on the way to cover your powers or keep the area? Heroes and Philosophy bargains solutions to those and different exciting questions.

    Brings the perception of history's philosophical heavyweights reminiscent of Plato and Nietzche to Heroes characters and settings

    provides a enjoyable and engaging size for your figuring out of the show

    Expands your puzzling over Heroes because the sequence expands from picture and textual content novels to motion figures and a video game

    even if you're new to Heroes or were a fan due to the fact that day one, this ebook will take your delight in the exhibit to the following point.
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