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              Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action to the Word
               

              Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action to the Word (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Buccola, Regina; Kanelos, Peter; Other A01

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              The Chicago Shakespeare Theater is widely known for vibrant productions that reflect the Bard's genius for intricate storytelling, musicality of language, and depth of feeling for the human condition. Affectionately known to natives of the Windy City as Chicago Shakes, this vangu...ard of Chicago's rich theatrical tradition celebrates its silver...
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              ISBN 9780875806853
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2015
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              The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties
               

              The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Turner, Fred; Other A01

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              We commonly think of the psychedelic sixties as an explosion of creative energy and freedom that arose in direct revolt against the social restraint and authoritarian hierarchy of the early Cold War years. Yet, as Fred Turner reveals in The Democratic Surround, the decades that b...rought us the Korean War and communist witch hunts also witnessed an extraordinary turn toward explicitly democratic, open, and inclusive ideas of communication and with them new, flexible models of social order. Surprisingly, he shows that it was this turn that brought us the revolutionary multimedia and wild-eyed individualism of the 1960s counterculture. In this prequel to his celebrated book From Counterculture to Cyberculture, Turner rewrites the history of postwar America, showing how in the 1940s and '50s American liberalism offered a far more radical social vision than we now remember. Turner tracks the influential mid-century entwining of Bauhaus aesthetics with American social science and psychology. From the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the New Bauhaus in Chicago and Black Mountain College in North Carolina, Turner shows how some of the most well-known artists and intellectuals of the forties developed new models of media, new theories of interpersonal and international collaboration, and new visions of an open, tolerant, and democratic self in direct contrast to the repression and conformity associated with the fascist and communist movements. He then shows how their work shaped some of the most significant media events of the Cold War, including Edward Steichen's Family of Man exhibition, the multimedia performances of John Cage, and, ultimately, the psychedelic Be-Ins of the sixties. Turner demonstrates that by the end of the 1950s this vision of the democratic self and the media built to promote it would actually become part of the mainstream, even shaping American propaganda efforts in Europe. Overturning common misconceptions of these transformational years, The Democ
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              ISBN 9780226325897
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Side Effects and Complications: The Economic Consequences of Health-Care Reform
               

              Side Effects and Complications: The Economic Consequences of Health-Care Reform (Hardback)

              By Mulligan, Casey B.; Other A01

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              The Affordable Care Act will have a dangerous effect on the American economy. That may sound like a political stance, but it's a conclusion directly borne out by economic forecasts. In Side Effects and Complications, preeminent labor economist Casey B. Mulligan brings to light th...e dire economic realities that have been lost in the ideological debate over the ACA, and he offers an eye-opening, accessible look at the price American citizens will pay because of it. Looking specifically at the labor market, Mulligan reveals how the costs of health care under the ACA actually create implicit taxes on individuals, and how increased costs to employers will be passed on to their employees. Mulligan shows how, as a result, millions of workers will find themselves in a situation in which full-time work, adjusted for the expense of health care, will actually pay less than part-time work or even not working at all. Analyzing the incentives-or lack thereof-for people to earn more by working more, Mulligan offers projections on how many hours people will work and how productively they will work, as well as how much they will spend in general. Using the powerful tools of economics, he then illustrates the detrimental consequences on overall employment in the near future. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the labor market and the economic theories at its foundation, Side Effects and Complications offers a crucial wake-up call about the risks the ACA poses for the economy. Plainly laying out the true costs of the ACA, Mulligan's grounded and thorough predictions are something that workers and policy makers cannot afford to ignore.
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              ISBN 9780226285603
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness

              City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness (Hardback)

              Edited by Van Horn, Gavin; Aftandilian, Dave; Other A01; Edited by Aftandilian, David

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              In any given year, in the spring and fall, some 7 million birds representing 300 different species migrate through the city of Chicago. They come for great architecture, cuisine, song, views, and flyways--creating their own urban nature. They alight our forest preserves, our lake...front paths, and the minds and hearts of citizens and students through the urban region. Chicago has gone to extensive lengths as a city to aid its finned, feathered, scaled, and furry animals enjoy the city as much as its bipedal inhabitants. Chicago is Nature's Metropolis. Nature lovers, amateur naturalists, community organizers, urban agriculturalists, social workers, and concerned citizens have always been part of the fabric of the city. Chicago Creatures aims to animate this natural world of the Chicago region, using stories, poems, and art to show how the vibrancy of nature in Chicago runs like a rhizome throughout our collective experience as urban naturalists. Recognizing the stories have often the best means of reaching readers, the essays in this volume tell stories about urban nature, and so too do the poems, and paintings, and photos. We see in these various creative forms how nature inspires, and holds meaning, even in an urban wilderness, and perhaps because of the urbanity of it all in some cases. The pieces are organized thematically, around the types of places and encounters readers would have with urban nature. The ultimate hope is that in learning about the animals of the city readers will think more about their conservation and longevity. And while the experiences might be local, the messages in this book are born to fly.
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              ISBN 9780226192895
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Secure the Base: Making Africa Visible in the Globe

              Secure the Base: Making Africa Visible in the Globe (Hardback)

              By Thiong'o, Ngugi wa; Other A01

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              ISBN 9780857423139
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Africa List - (Seagull titles CHUP)
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              Producing Cultural Diversity: Hegemonic Knowledge in Global Governance Projects

              Producing Cultural Diversity: Hegemonic Knowledge in Global Governance Projects (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Niedner-Kalthoff, Ulrike; Other A01

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              How did cultural diversity become a buzzword fraught with tension? And what do the controversies surrounding it reveal about contemporary policy making? Producing Cultural Diversity investigates these questions through an empirical analysis of the negotiations that produced the r...ecent UNESCO convention on cultural diversity. Taking an ethnographic approach, Ulrike Niedner-Kalthoff highlights how officials first framed the policy issue of cultural diversity and then negotiated an authoritative text, mobilized support, and organized legitimate representation. A significant contribution to the anthropology of contemporary statehood and global governance, this book will be a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners of international relations.
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              ISBN 9783593503165
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair

              Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair (Hardback)

              By Oldstone-Moore, Christopher; Other A01

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              Beards-they're all the rage these days. Take a look around: from hip urbanites to rustic outdoorsmen, well-groomed metrosexuals to post-season hockey players, facial hair is everywhere. The New York Times traces this hairy trend to Big Apple hipsters circa 2005 and reports that t...oday some New Yorkers pay thousands of dollars for facial hair transplants to disguise patchy, juvenile beards. And in 2014, blogger Nicki Daniels excoriated bearded hipsters for turning a symbol of manliness and power into a flimsy fashion statement. The beard, she said, has turned into the padded bra of masculinity. Of Beards and Men makes the case that today's bearded renaissance is part of a centuries-long cycle in which facial hairstyles have varied in response to changing ideals of masculinity. Christopher Oldstone-Moore explains that the clean-shaven face has been the default style throughout Western history-see Alexander the Great's beardless face, for example, as the Greek heroic ideal. But the primacy of razors has been challenged over the years by four great bearded movements, beginning with Hadrian in the second century and stretching to today's bristled resurgence. The clean-shaven face today, Oldstone-Moore says, has come to signify a virtuous and sociable man, whereas the beard marks someone as self-reliant and unconventional. History, then, has established specific meanings for facial hair, which both inspire and constrain a man's choices in how he presents himself to the world. This fascinating and erudite history of facial hair cracks the masculine hair code, shedding light on the choices men make as they shape the hair on their faces. Oldstone-Moore adeptly lays to rest common misperceptions about beards and vividly illustrates the connection between grooming, identity, culture, and masculinity. To a surprising degree, we find, the history of men is written on their faces.
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              ISBN 9780226284002
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Governing Visions of the Real: The National Film Unit and Griersonian Documentary Film in Aotearoa/New Zealand
                

              Governing Visions of the Real: The National Film Unit and Griersonian Documentary Film in Aotearoa/New Zealand (Hardback)

              By Weckbecker, Lars; Other A01

              "Governing Visions of the Real traces the emergence, development, and techniques of Griersonian documentarynamed for pioneering Scottish filmmaker John Griersonin New Zealand throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Paying close attention to the productions of the Nati...onal Film Unit in the 1940s and 50s, Lars Weckbecker follows the shifting practices and governmentality of documentarys visions of the real as New Zealand and its populationparticularly workers and its indigenous populationcame to be envisioned through NFU film for an ensemble of political, pedagogic, and propagandistic purposes"--University of Chicago website.
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              ISBN 9781783204953
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2016
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              Novelty: A History of the New
               

              Novelty: A History of the New (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By North, Michael; Other A01

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              If art and science have one thing in common, it's a hunger for the new-new ideas and innovations, new ways of seeing and depicting the world. But that desire for novelty carries with it a fundamental philosophical problem: If everything has to come from something, how can anythin...g truly new emerge? Is novelty even possible? In Novelty, Michael North takes us on a dazzling tour of more than two millennia of thinking about the problem of the new, from the puzzles of the pre-Socratics all the way up to the art world of the 1960s and '70s. The terms of the debate, North shows, were established before Plato, and have changed very little since: novelty, philosophers argued, could only arise from either recurrence or recombination. The former, found in nature's cycles of renewal, and the latter, seen most clearly in the workings of language, between them have accounted for nearly all the ways in which novelty has been conceived in Western history, taking in reformation, renaissance, invention, revolution, and even evolution. As he pursues this idea through centuries and across disciplines, North exhibits astonishing range, drawing on figures as diverse as Charles Darwin and Robert Smithson, Thomas Kuhn and Ezra Pound, Norbert Wiener and Andy Warhol, all of whom offer different ways of grappling with the idea of originality. Novelty, North demonstrates, remains a central problem of contemporary science and literature-an ever-receding target that, in its complexity and evasiveness, continues to inspire and propel the modern. A heady, ambitious intellectual feast, Novelty is rich with insight, a masterpiece of perceptive synthesis.
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              ISBN 9780226325309
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2016
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Revisions - Zen for Film

              Revisions - Zen for Film (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hoelling, Hanna B.; Other A01

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              How do works of art endure over time despite their material and conceptual alteration? How do decay, technological obsolescence and remediation affect what the artwork is and what it may become? How might the observation of change in artworks teach us something about their nature... and behavior? How do changeable artworks induce a rethinking of those museological paradigms that assume fixity and stasis? The intellectual aim of this project is to come up with answers to these questions. Revisions Zen for Film which is accompanied by an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center on display from September 18, 2015 January 10, 2016 focuses on Zen for Film (also known as Fluxfilm no.1), one of the most evocative film works created by the Korean-American artist, Nam June Paik in 1962-64. Rather than being a compilation of objects presented for inspection in support of a curatorial argument, this project zooms into the microcosm of a singular artwork in order to unfold some of the inspirations, transitions, remediations, and residues that have occurred in the course of that artwork s existence. It also seeks to examine how the firsthand awareness of materiality enhances visual knowledge. Revisions Zen for Film strives to revise standard notions about an artwork that has undergone a rich history of display. The project reveals what often remains undisclosed an artwork that is a complex sum of its transitions rather than a product of the visual analysis and interpretation of that thing as a static entity. The project undermines any assumption that the artwork is unchanging, and hence subject to a single interpretation. Zen for Film Revisions aims to explore the significance of the artwork in its constant transitions, proposing a new art historical narrative. By putting Zen for Film on display and inviting an interdisciplinary dialogue, it asks precisely what and when the artwork might be.
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              ISBN 9781941792049
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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