Searching for a Cultural Diplomacy:1. Auflage
Searching for Golden Empires:Epic Cultural Collisions in Sixteenth-Century America William K. Hartmann
This book explores the expectations, experiences, and reactions of Allied servicemen and women who served in the wartime Pacific and viewed the South Pacific through the lens of Hollywoods South Seas. Based on extensive archival research, it explores the intersections between military experiences and cultural history. Author Sean Brawley: Sean Brawley is an associate professor of History and Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Arts at the University of New South Wales (Sydney). His major publications include The White Peril: Foreign Relations and Asian Immigration to Australasia and North America, 1919-1978 and The Bondi Lifesaver: A History of an Australian Icon. Author Chris Dixon: Chris Dixon is a reader in History at the University of Queensland. His previous publications include Perfecting the Family: Antislavery Marriages in Nineteenth-century America, African America and Haiti: Emigration and Black Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century, and Competing Voices from the Pacific War (with Sean Brawley and Beatrice Trefalt).
Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Scandinavian Languages, grade: 2,0, Göteborg University (Cultural Sciences), course: Scandinavian Studies: Cultural and Social Perspectives, language: English, abstract: In accordance with the book (re)searching Gothenburg, the aim of this essay is to show that general social processes can also be studied in smaller and peripheral cities, together with their unique aspects (Holgersson et al., p 26) - but, above that, to take that idea one step further into the periphery of the world. Accordingly, this essay is going to analyse a small, rather unimportant and unknown city in north-eastern Germany: the University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald. The paper looks at the historical and cultural development and significance of Greifswald. It concludes that this small, rather unimportant and unknown city in north-eastern Germany might be the perfect example of a successful transformation with its historic, but renovated inner city, the cobblestoned streets with modern small shops, altogether with its particular nerdy, campus-like, and authentic feel. Lisa Gutman, geboren 1989 in Berlin, studierte Germanistik uns Skandinavistik in Greifswald und Göteborg, bevor sie sich im Masterstudium an der Freien Universität Berlin auf Neuere deutsche Literatur spezialisierte. Heute lebt und arbeitet sie im Südwesten Berlins.
Just in time for the kickoff of the 2012 presidential campaign, Joe McGinniss, the author of the classic account of the packaging of a presidential candidate, The Selling of the President; of the acclaimed search for the essence of Alaska, Going to Extremes; and of the best-selling study of the dark family secrets of an American patriarch, Fatal Vision; presents his already controversial investigative chronicle of Sarah Palin as an individual, politician, and cultural phenomenon. Based on McGinniss´ on-the-ground reporting that began in late 2008 (which yielded an April 2009 Conde Nast Portfolio cover story) and continued with his return to Alaska in 2010, this book is a startling and penetrating examination of the illusion and reality of Palin - and a probing look at the Alaska and the America that have produced her, and the country she feels she is destined to lead. The Rogue delves deeply into Alaska´s political and business affairs and Palin´s political, personal, and family life to chronicle how and to what extent Palin and her beliefs, attitudes, and outlook will influence and even change life in America and the perception of America abroad. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002757de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author, basketball legend, and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA´s all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP and Hall of Fame inductee Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times best-selling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of nonfiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts, and authentic experience in essays on the country´s seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide, both racial and political; parenthood; and his own experiences as an athlete, an African American, and a Muslim. The audiobook is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off. Timed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul-Jabbar´s topics are at the top of the national agenda. Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of TIME magazine, or full-length features in The New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what The Washington Post observed: Abdul-Jabbar ´´has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Adduchio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002811de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the ´´real´´ James Brown - and his surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of the Godfather of Soul but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown´s legacy. A product of the complicated history of the American South, James Brown was a cultural shape-shifter who arguably had the greatest influence on American popular music of any artist. Brown was long a figure of fascination for James McBride, a professional musician as well as a writer. When McBride receives a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth, he follows a trail that reveals the personal, musical, and societal influences that created this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul genius. James McBride is one of the most distinctive and electric voices in American literature today, and in Kill ´Em and Leave he uncovers a story that helps to explain Brown´s legacy: the cultural landscape of America today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004406de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.