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Food, Texts, and Cultures in Latin America and Spain Book by ,

Food, Texts, and Cultures in Latin America and Spain Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN Code: 0826522831

Summary: The fourteen essays in Food, Texts, and Cultures in Latin America and Spain showcase the eye-opening potential of a food lens within colonial studies, ethnic and racial studies, gender and sexuality studies, and studies of power dynamics, nationalisms and nation building, theories of embodiment, and identity. In short, Food, Texts, and Cultures in Latin America and Spain grapples with an emerging field in need of a foundational text, and does so from multiple angles. The studies span from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, and the contributing scholars occupy diverse fields within Latin American and Hispanic Studies. As such, their essays showcase eclectic critical and theoretical approaches to the subject of Latin American and Iberian food. Food, Texts, and Cultures in Latin America and Spain also introduces the first English-language publication of works from such award-winning scholars as Adolfo Castañón of the Mexican Academy of Language; Sergio Ramírez, winner of the 2017 Miguel de Cervantes Prize in Literature; and Carmen Simón Palmer, winner of the 2015 Julián Marías Prize for Research.

New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas Book by Tierney Dolores Tierney

New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas Book
  • Author : Tierney Dolores Tierney
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN Code: 1474431119

Summary: In the late 1990s and early 2000s Latin American films like Amores perros, Y tu mama tambien and Cidade de Deus enjoyed an unprecedented level of critical and commercial success in the world market. Benefitting from external financial and/or creative input, these films were considered examples of transnational cinema. Through a textual analysis of six filmmakers (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro, Fernando Meirelles, Walter Salles and Juan Jose Campanella), this book examines these transnational films and the subsequent wave of commercially successful 'deterritorialised' films by the same directors. It argues that although films produced within the structures of the United States film industry may have been commercially successful, they are not necessarily apolitical or totally divorced from key notions of national or continental identity. Bringing a new perspective to the films of Latin America's transnational auteurs, this is a major contribution towards understanding how different genres function across different cultures.

Contemporary Latin American Cinema Book by Claudia Sandberg,Carolina Rocha

Contemporary Latin American Cinema Book
  • Author : Claudia Sandberg,Carolina Rocha
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-20
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN Code: 3319770101

Summary: Contemporary Latin American Cinema investigates the ways in which neoliberal measures of privatization, de-regularization and austerity introduced in Latin America during the 1990s have impacted film production and film narratives. The collection examines the relationship between economic policies and the films that depict recent transformations in many Latin American countries, demonstrating how contemporary Latin American film has not only criticized and resisted, but also benefitted from neoliberal advancements. Based on films produced in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru since 2010, the fourteen case studies illustrate neoliberalism’s effects, from big industries to small national cinemas. It also shows the new types of producers that have emerged, and the novel patterns of distribution, exhibition and consumption that shape and influence the Latin American filmscape. Through industry studies, reception analyses and close readings, this book establishes an informative and accessible text for scholars and students alike.

O SHOW DO EU Book by Paula Sibilia

  • Author : Paula Sibilia
  • Publisher : Contraponto Editora
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 6556530085

Summary: Instigante reflexão sobre fenômenos da sociedade tecnologizada - reality-shows, blogs, redes sociais, vídeos e selfies inundando a internet - que tornam pública a intimidade de cada um, antes privada. Tais práticas não só demandam como estimulam o desenvolvimento de modos inéditos de ser e estar no mundo. A autora examina essa mutação das subjetividades, onde os instrumentos outrora utilizados para a construção de si dão lugar às tecnologias digitais de comunicação em rede.

Escritura Y Comunicación Book by ,

Escritura Y Comunicación Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Teseo
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN Code: 987135438X

Summary: Este volumen recoge una serie de trabajos que tienen como comun denominador el vinculo existente entre la escritura y la comunicacion. Si bien cada trabajo aborda una problematica diferente y, en algunos casos, desde diversas perspectivas y modelos teoricos, en todos subyace el concepto del lenguaje como fenomeno social que constituye el gran sistema de comunicacion humana. Sistema que nace en una situacion social y que, como senala Jose Antonio Marina en su obra La Selva del Lenguaje, en una fantastica espiral ascendente hace posibles nuevos modos de sociabilidad."

Wintergirls Book by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls Book
  • Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Release Date : 2014-03-06
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1407148710

Summary: A beautifully written and riveting look at anorexia from acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson. Cassie and Lia are best friends, and united in their quest to be thin. But when Cassie is found dead in a motel room, Lia must question whether she continues to lose weight, or choose life instead.

All Yours Book by Claudia Piñeiro

All Yours Book
  • Author : Claudia Piñeiro
  • Publisher : Bitter Lemon Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN Code: 1904738818

Summary: Praise for Claudia Piñeiro's Thursday Night Widows: "An agile novel, a ruthless dissection of a fast decaying society.”—José Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature “A gripping story. The dystopia portrayed is an indictment not solely of an assassin but of Argentina’s class structure and the willful blindness of its petty bourgeoisie.”—The Times Literary Supplement “A fine morality tale which explores the dark places societies enter when they place material comfort before social justice, and security before morality.”—Publishers Weekly Ines is convinced that every wife is bound to be betrayed one day, so she is not surprised to find a note in her husband Ernesto’s briefcase with a heart smeared in lipstick crossed by the words “All Yours” and signed, “Your true love.” She follows him to a park on a rainy winter evening and witnesses a violent quarrel he has with another woman. The woman collapses; Ernesto sinks her body in a nearby lake. When Ernesto becomes a suspect in the case she provides him with an alibi. After all, hatred can bring people together as urgently as love. But Ernesto cannot bring his sexual adventures to an end, so Ines concocts a plan for revenge from which there is no return. Claudia Piñeiro, formerly a journalist and playwright, is the author of literary crime novels that are all bestsellers in Latin America and have been translated into six languages. All Yours follows on the success of Thursday Night Widows, published in 2010 in the United States.

Guardian Angel House Book by Kathy Clark

Guardian Angel House Book
  • Author : Kathy Clark
  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN Code: 1926739833

Summary: Based on the true story of two sisters sheltered from the Nazis by a group of Catholic nuns during World War II. Mama had always told twelve-year-old Susan that there was no safe place for a Jew, especially in German-occupied Hungary in 1944. Susan is skeptical and afraid when she and her little sister, Vera, are sent to a convent to be kept "safe" from the Nazis. Susan and Vera find their lives transformed and soon discover the true nature of courage when they are sheltered by a group of nuns who risk their lives to protect them. "Guardian Angel House" was the nickname given to a convent operated by the Sisters of Charity in Budapest that sheltered over 120 Jewish children in German-occupied Hungary during World War II. This book tells the story of author Kathy Clark's mother and aunt, who were sheltered there by the nuns. Includes historical photographs and notes about the author's family and the Hungarian convent that became known as "Guardian Angel House."

Stealing the Network: The Complete Series Collector's Edition, Final Chapter, and DVD Book by Johnny Long,Ryan Russell,Timothy Mullen

Stealing the Network: The Complete Series Collector's Edition, Final Chapter, and DVD Book
  • Author : Johnny Long,Ryan Russell,Timothy Mullen
  • Publisher : Syngress
  • Release Date : 2009-04-10
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 1080
  • ISBN Code: 9780080949208

Summary: "Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box is a unique book in the fiction department. It combines stories that are fictional, with technology that is real. While none of the stories have happened, there is no reason why they could not. You could argue it provides a road map for criminal hackers, but I say it does something else: it provides a glimpse into the creative minds of some of today’s best hackers, and even the best hackers will tell you that the game is a mental one." – from the Foreword to the first Stealing the Network book, How to Own the Box, Jeff Moss, Founder & Director, Black Hat, Inc. and Founder of DEFCON For the very first time the complete Stealing the Network epic is available in an enormous, over 1000 page volume complete with the final chapter of the saga and a DVD filled with behind the scenes video footage! These groundbreaking books created a fictional world of hacker superheroes and villains based on real world technology, tools, and tactics. It is almost as if the authors peered into the future as many of the techniques and scenarios in these books have come to pass. This book contains all of the material from each of the four books in the Stealing the Network series. All of the stories and tech from: How to Own the Box How to Own a Continent How to Own an Identity How to Own a Shadow Plus: Finally - find out how the story ends! The final chapter is here! A DVD full of behind the scenes stories and insider info about the making of these cult classics! * Now for the first time the entire series is one 1000+ page book * The DVD contains 20 minutes of behind the scenes footage * Readers will finally learn the fate of "Knuth" in the much anticipated Final Chapter

One Art Book by Elizabeth Bishop

One Art Book
  • Author : Elizabeth Bishop
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 725
  • ISBN Code: 1466889438

Summary: Robert Lowell once remarked, "When Elizabeth Bishop's letters are published (as they will be), she will be recognized as not only one of the best, but one of the most prolific writers of our century." One Art is the magificent confirmation of Lowell's prediction. From several thousand letters, written by Bishop over fifty years—from 1928, when she was seventeen, to the day of her death, in Boston in 1979—Robert Giroux, the poet's longtime friend and editor, has selected over five hundred missives for this volume. In a way, the letters comprise Bishop's autobiography, and Giroux has greatly enhanced them with his own detailed, candid, and highly informative introduction. One Art takes us behind Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, fully displaying the gift for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her a great artist.

The Earthquake Bird Book by Susanna Jones

The Earthquake Bird Book
  • Author : Susanna Jones
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0525506756

Summary: Now a major Netflix film starring Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough, a haunting psychological thriller set in Tokyo probing deep into the mind of a murder suspect The grisly headline leaves nothing to the imagination: "Woman's torso recovered from Tokyo Bay. Believed to be missing British bartender Lily Bridges." The only suspect is Lucy Fly. Her friend is dead, her lover has disappeared, and as far as anyone is concerned, she's as good as guilty. Trapped in the interrogation room, Lucy begins to unravel two stories. One, for the police, is a spare outline, offering more questions than answers. The other--the real one, if you believe her--is a gripping dive into an obsessive mind, revealing the checkered past that brought her to Japan, her complicated friendship with Lily, and a tempestuous affair with a missing Japanese photographer named Teiji. As she excavates the dangerous secrets--both past and present--that haunt her waking mind, Lucy relates an unsettling life story that spans bustling Tokyo, the British countryside, and remote Japanese islands, each step taking us closer to the chilling truth about Lily's death. An all-consuming crime story like no other, Susanna Jones's mesmerizing debut novel is a neo-noir thriller as shocking as it is exquisitely composed. "Novels of psychological suspense hang on the delicacy of the writer's touch--that feathery brushstroke that darkens a mood, heightens an action and brings a revealing word to a character's lips--and Susanna Jones has the touch."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

World Film Locations: San Francisco Book by Scott Jordan Harris

World Film Locations: San Francisco Book
  • Author : Scott Jordan Harris
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 1783200286

Summary: An extraordinarily beautiful city that has been celebrated, criticized, and studied in many films, San Francisco is both fragile and robust, at once a site of devastation caused by 1906 earthquake but also a symbol of indomitability in its effort to rebuild afterwards. Its beauty, both natural and manmade, has provided filmmakers with an iconic backdrop since the 1890s, and this guidebook offers an exciting tour through the film scenes and film locations that have made San Francisco irresistible to audiences and auteurs alike. Gathering more than forty short pieces on specific scenes from San Franciscan films, this book includes essays on topics that dominate the history of filmmaking in the city, from depictions of the Golden Gate Bridge, to the movies Alfred Hitchcock, to the car chases that seem to be mandatory features of any thriller shot there. Some of America's most famous movies--from Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark to Hitchcock's Vertigo to Don Siegel's Dirty Harry --are celebrated alongside smaller movies and documentaries, such as The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, to paint a complete picture of San Francisco in film. A range of expert contributors, including several members of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, discuss a range of films from many genres and decades, from nineteenth-century silents to twentieth-century blockbusters Audiences across the world, as well as many of the world's greatest film directors--including Buster Keaton, Orson Welles, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, David Fincher, and Steven Soderbergh--have been seduced by San Francisco. This book is the ideal escape to the city by the bay for arm chair travelers and cinephiles alike.

Breaking Boundaries Book by Johan Rockström,Owen Gaffney

Breaking Boundaries Book
  • Author : Johan Rockström,Owen Gaffney
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0744046912

Summary: On the brink of a critical moment in human history, this book presents a vision of "planetary stewardship" - a rethinking of our relationship with our planet - and plots a new course for our future. The authors reveal the full scale of the planetary emergency we face - but also how we can stabilize Earth's life-support system. The necessary change is within our power, if we act now. In 2009, scientists identified nine planetary boundaries that keep Earth stable, ranging from biodiversity to ozone. Beyond these boundaries lurk tipping points. In order to stop short of these tipping points, the 2020s must see the fastest economic transition in history. This book demonstrates how societies are reaching positive tipping points that make this transition possible: groups such as Extinction Rebellion and the schoolchildren led by Greta Thunberg demand political action; countries are committing to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions; and one tipping point has even already passed - the price of clean energy has dropped below that of fossil fuels. The story is accompanied by unique images of Earth produced by Globaïa, the world's leading visualizers of human impact.

Lost Stars Book by Lisa Selin Davis

Lost Stars Book
  • Author : Lisa Selin Davis
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN Code: 054486817X

Summary: Eleanor & Park meets Perks of Being a Wallflower in this bittersweet 1980’s story about love, loss, and a comet that only comes around every ninety-seven years. When Carrie looks through her telescope, the world makes sense. It’s life here on Earth that’s hard to decipher. Since her older sister, Ginny, died, Carrie has been floating in the orbit of Ginny’s friends, the cool kids, who are far more interested in bands and partying than science. Carrie’s reckless behavior crosses a line, and her father enrolls her in a summer work camp at a local state park. There, Carrie pulls weeds and endures pep talks about the power of hard work. Despite her best efforts to hate the job, Carrie actually feels happy out in nature. And when she meets Dean—warm, thoughtful, and perceptive—she starts to discover that her life can be like her beloved night sky, with black holes of grief for Ginny and dazzling meteors of joy from first love.

I Have Lost My Way Book by Gayle Forman

I Have Lost My Way Book
  • Author : Gayle Forman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0425290794

Summary: The New York Times bestseller from the author of If I Stay “Heartwrenching…If you are ready to be emotionally wrecked yet again, you are in luck.” – Hypable A fateful accident draws three strangers together over the course of a single day: Freya who has lost her voice while recording her debut album. Harun who is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved. Nathaniel who has just arrived in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. As the day progresses, their secrets start to unravel and they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs. An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and dis­covering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is best­selling author Gayle Forman at her finest. “A beautifully written love song to every young person who has ever moved through fear and found themselves on the other side.” – Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming

Infinite Jest Book by David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest Book
  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2009-04-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN Code: 0316073857

Summary: A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

Saving Everest Book by Sky Chase

Saving Everest Book
  • Author : Sky Chase
  • Publisher : Wattpad Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 1989365000

Summary: From the outside, Everest has it all, but there’s only one person who can see him for who he truly is . . . and it changes his life forever. In this tender, poignant debut novel by newcomer Sky Chase, two teenagers on the cusp of adulthood learn to embrace life in ways neither of them ever anticipated. Everest is the most popular boy in school. He’s handsome, wealthy, and captain of the football team—he has the world at his fingertips, but he’s desperately unhappy. And when those feelings become too much to bear, he tries to take his own life. On the surface, Beverly’s different from Everest in every possible way. She’s quiet, shy, hard working, and keeps to herself on campus, focusing on her schoolwork and her part-time job, distracting herself from her less-than-perfect upbringing. When Everest returns to school after his attempt, he’s in more pain than ever. Discarded by his friends, he draws little empathy and too much attention from those who surround him. But when Beverly and Everest meet unexpectedly in a dusty corner of the old library, they discover together just how rich life can be when given the freedom to just be yourself.

Skype For Dummies Book by Loren Abdulezer,Susan Abdulezer,Howard Dammond

Skype For Dummies Book
  • Author : Loren Abdulezer,Susan Abdulezer,Howard Dammond
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 9781118050798

Summary: See how to use Skype for secure chats and connect SkypeOut and SkypeIN. Here's the fun and easy way (r) to understand all the hype about Skype and make this cool alternative communication system work for you! You'll get great advice about hardware, directions for downloading and installing Skype, ideas for using Skype in your business, and the lowdown on making Skype calls to people with old-fashioned phones. Discover how to: Install Skype and start making calls Create a contacts list Set up voicemail and call forwarding Use Skype for worldwide conference calls and Skypecasting Enhance Skype with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi wireless, and video

Sympathy Book by Olivia Sudjic

Sympathy Book
  • Author : Olivia Sudjic
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0544836626

Summary: “Packed with tension, pathos, and vitality . . . This is a potent first novel from a formidable talent.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune “The best fictional account I’ve read of the way the internet has shaped our inner lives.” — Guardian (UK) At twenty-three Alice Hare, a loner, arrives in New York with only the vaguest of plans: to find a city to call home. Instead she discovers the online profile of a Japanese writer called Mizuko Himura, whose stories blur the line between autobiography and fiction. Alice becomes infatuated with Mizuko from afar, convinced this stranger’s life holds a mirror to her own. Realities multiply as Alice closes in on her “internet twin,” staging a chance encounter and inserting herself into his orbit. When Mizuko disappears, Alice is alone and adrift again. Tortured by her silence, Alice uses the only tool at her disposal, writing herself back into Mizuko’s story, with disastrous consequences. “A smart and lyrical evocation of that murky emotional terrain between our online and offline selves.” — Vice (UK) “At once a riveting mystery and a literary tour de force, Sympathy had me spellbound from the first page to the last.” — Emily Gould, author of Friendship