Searching for Authenticity in Gendered Touristic Experience:Female Backpackers in Australia Wendy Hillman
The gentrification of Brooklyn has been one of the most striking developments in recent urban history. Considered one of the city´s most notorious industrial slums in the 1940s and 1950s, Brownstone Brooklyn by the 1980s had become a post-industrial landscape of hip bars, yoga studios, and beautifully renovated, wildly expensive townhouses. In The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn, Suleiman Osman offers a groundbreaking history of this unexpected transformation. Challenging the conventional wisdom that New York City´s renaissance started in the 1990s, Osman locates the origins of gentrification in Brooklyn in the cultural upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Gentrification began as a grassroots movement led by young and idealistic white college graduates searching for ´´authenticity´´ and life outside the burgeoning suburbs. Where postwar city leaders championed slum clearance and modern architecture, ´´brownstoners´´ (as they called themselves) fought for a new romantic urban ideal that celebrated historic buildings, industrial lofts and traditional ethnic neighborhoods as a refuge from an increasingly technocratic society. Osman examines the emergence of a ´´slow-growth´´ progressive coalition as brownstoners joined with poorer residents to battle city planners and local machine politicians. But as brownstoners migrated into poorer areas, race and class tensions emerged, and by the 1980s, as newspapers parodied yuppies and anti-gentrification activists marched through increasingly expensive neighborhoods, brownstoners debated whether their search for authenticity had been a success or failure. The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn deftly mixes architectural, cultural and political history in this eye-opening perspective on the post-industrial city. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015514/bk_adbl_015514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Through much of the 20th century, federal policy toward Indians sought to extinguish all remnants of native life and culture. That policy was dramatically confronted in the late 1960s when a loose coalition of hippies, civil rights advocates, Black Panthers, unions, Mexican-Americans, Quakers and other Christians, celebrities, and others joined with Red Power activists to fight for Indian rights. In Hippies, Indians and the Fight for Red Power, Sherry Smith offers the first full account of this remarkable story. Hippies were among the first non-Indians of the post-World War II generation to seek contact with Native Americans. The counterculture saw Indians as genuine holdouts against conformity, inherently spiritual, ecological, tribal, communal - the original ´´long hairs´´. Searching for authenticity while trying to achieve social and political justice for minorities, progressives of various stripes and colors were soon drawn to the Indian cause. Black Panthers took part in Pacific Northwest fish-ins. Corky Gonzales´ Mexican American Crusade for Justice provided supplies and support for the Wounded Knee occupation. Actor Marlon Brando and comedian Dick Gregory spoke about the problems Native Americans faced. For their part, Indians understood they could not achieve political change without help. Non-Indians had to be educated and enlisted. Smith shows how Indians found, among this hodge-podge of dissatisfied Americans, willing recruits to their campaign for recognition of treaty rights; realization of tribal power, sovereignty, and self-determination; and protection of reservations as cultural homelands. The coalition was ephemeral but significant, leading to political reforms that strengthened Indian sovereignty. Thoroughly researched and vividly written, this book not only illuminates this transformative historical moment but contributes greatly to our understanding about social movements. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011568/bk_adbl_011568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you searching for your purpose in life? Are you ready for change? In Woman to Woman: Discovering the Divinely Authentic You, Annette shares her journey in finding her purpose. That realization brought about change in her life. She shares her experience of courage, strength, vulnerability, and surrendering, in order to find her purpose and divine authenticity. Woman to Woman: Discovering the Divinely Authentic You will inspire and encourage you as well to discover your true potential and find your divinely authentic you! Added bonus: a poem of self-discovery by Clarence Turner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosie Wolf Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111199/bk_acx0_111199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wayward young woman abandons her magazine career to learn the old ways of butchery and discover what it means to take life into her own hands. Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine writer and editor in the food world, she´d returned to her home state of Oregon with her boyfriend from New York City to take an appealing job at a Portland lifestyle magazine. But neither job nor boyfriend delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Davis was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on. Disillusioned by the years she’d spent mediating the lives of others for a living, she had no idea what to do next. She did know one thing: She no longer wanted to write about the real thing; she wanted to be the real thing. So when a friend told her about Kate Hill, an American woman living in Gascony, France who ran a cooking school and took in strays in exchange for painting fences and making beds, it sounded like just what she needed. She discovered a forgotten credit card that had just enough credit on it to buy a plane ticket and took it as kismet. Upon her arrival, Kate introduced her to the Chapolard brothers, a family of Gascon pig farmers and butchers, who were willing to take Camas under their wing, inviting her to work alongside them in their slaughterhouse and cutting room. In the process, the Chapolards inducted her into their way of life, which prizes pleasure, compassion, community, and authenticity above all else. So begins Camas Davis´s funny, heartfelt, searching memoir of her unexpected journey to become a successful and enlightened butcher. It´s a story that takes her from an eye-opening stint in rural France where deep artisanal craft and whole animal gastronomy thrives despite the rise of mass scale agribusiness, back to a Portland in the throes of a food revolution, where it suddenly seems possible to translate much of this old-world craft into a new world setting. Camas faces hardsh... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Camas Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004094/bk_peng_004094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As late as the 1960s, tacos were virtually unknown outside Mexico and the American Southwest. Within fifty years the United States had shipped taco shells everywhere from Alaska to Australia, Morocco to Mongolia. But how did this tasty hand-held food - and Mexican food more broadly - become so ubiquitous? In Planet Taco, Jeffrey Pilcher traces the historical origins and evolution of Mexico´s national cuisine, explores its incarnation as a Mexican American fast-food, shows how surfers became global pioneers of Mexican food, and how Corona beer conquered the world. Pilcher is particularly enlightening on what the history of Mexican food reveals about the uneasy relationship between globalization and authenticity. The burritos and taco shells that many people think of as Mexican were actually created in the United States. But Pilcher argues that the contemporary struggle between globalization and national sovereignty to determine the authenticity of Mexican food goes back hundreds of years. During the nineteenth century, Mexicans searching for a national cuisine were torn between nostalgic ´´Creole´´ Hispanic dishes of the past and French haute cuisine, the global food of the day. Indigenous foods were scorned as unfit for civilized tables. Only when Mexican American dishes were appropriated by the fast food industry and carried around the world did Mexican elites rediscover the foods of the ancient Maya and Aztecs and embrace the indigenous roots of their national cuisine. From a taco cart in Hermosillo, Mexico to the ´´Chili Queens´´ of San Antonio and tamale vendors in L.A., Jeffrey Pilcher follows this highly adaptable cuisine, paying special attention to the people too often overlooked in the battle to define authentic Mexican food: Indigenous Mexicans and Mexican Americans. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014042/bk_adbl_014042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in Philadelphia´s badlands, where drug gangs rule the streets, this debut novel has the explosive authenticity, the narrative drive, and the tender passion to knock you out of your seat! Fourteen-year-old Gabriel´s father skipped two years ago. Now his mother, Ofelia, is searching for her runaway son, riding her bicycle at night through the city´s darkest, most violent stretch. The pavement beneath her is mysteriously painted with chalk outlines of bodies. Each time a child is killed, another white outline appears. While Ofelia tries to outrun a vision of her son´s death, her son tries to outrun the neighborhood, taking cover with a drifter; but Gabriel is already trapped, at the mercy of Diablo, the ugliest of the dealers, a man who kills for fun. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002016/bk_brll_002016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the Catskill Mountains, to New York City and it´s science research labs, 14 stories show the psychological horror of ordinary lives. The characters, young and old, explore the fine line drawn between sanity and insanity, reality and dream, life and death. Characters include a young scientist locked in a lab in an experiment turned nightmare, a student searching for love but caught in a dream, and a hit man confronting his childhood trauma, among others. The stories follow the choices realistic characters make when death becomes an inescapable part of their lives. Author J. J. Brown, a scientist, brings the authenticity of a modern science background to these realistic stories of psychological struggle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollie Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020825/bk_acx0_020825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.