The Baseball Glove

History, Material, Meaning, and Value

Author: David Jenemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315526719

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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The baseball glove is a ubiquitous item, a crucial piece of equipment in the game of baseball, and it offers the opportunity to examine the production of material culture and social practice at numerous levels. Where and how is a glove made, and how does its manufacture square with the narratives surrounding its place in American cultural life? What are the myths, superstitions, and beliefs surrounding its acquisition, care, use, and significance? How does a glove function as the center of a web of cultural practices that illustrate how individuals relate to a consumer good as a symbol of memory, personal narrative, and national identity? How do the manufacturers of baseball gloves draw upon, promote, and in some sense create these practices? How do these practices and meanings change in other national and cultural contexts? The Baseball Glove offers students the opportunity to examine these questions in an engagingly written and illustrated book that promotes hands-on interaction with a quintessential item of material culture. At the same time, the book gives students the space for critical self-reflection about the place of material goods like sporting equipment in their lives, and it provides the chance to learn different methodological approaches to studying everyday objects.
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Lycra

How A Fiber Shaped America

Author: Kaori O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136818596

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 7609

"The Anthropology of Stuff" is part of a new Series dedicated to innovative, unconventional ways to connect undergraduate students and their lived concerns about our social world to the power of social science ideas and evidence. Our goal with the project is to help spark social science imaginations and in doing so, new avenues for meaningful thought and action. Each "Stuff" title is a short (100 page) "mini text" illuminating for students the network of people and activities that create their material world. Lycra describes the development of a specific fabric, but in the process provides students with rare insights into U.S. corporate history, the changing image of women in America, and how a seemingly doomed product came to occupy a position never imagined by its inventors and contained in the wardrobe of virtually every American. And it will generate lively discussion of the story of the relationship between technology, science and society over the past half a century.
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Re-imagining Milk

Cultural and Biological Perspectives

Author: Andrea S. Wiley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317403045

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 3622

Milk is a fascinating food: it is produced by mothers of each mammalian species for consumption by nursing infants of that species, yet many humans drink the milk of another species (mostly cows) and they drink it throughout life. Thus we might expect that this dietary practice has some effects on human biology that are different from other foods. In Re-imagining Milk Wiley considers these, but also puts milk-drinking into a broader historical and cross-cultural context. In particular, she asks how dietary policies promoting milk came into being in the U.S., how they intersect with biological variation in milk digestion, how milk consumption is related to child growth, and how milk is currently undergoing globalizing processes that contribute to its status as a normative food for children (using India and China as examples). Wiley challenges the reader to re-evaluate their assumptions about cows' milk as a food for humans. Informed by both biological and social theory and data, Re-imagining Milk provides a biocultural analysis of this complex food and illustrates how a focus on a single commodity can illuminate aspects of human biology and culture.
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Seafood

Ocean to the Plate

Author: Shingo Hamada,Richard Wilk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317276450

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

View: 1900

Seafood?draws on controversial themes in the interdisciplinary field of food studies, with case studies from different eras and geographic regions. Using familiar commodities, this accessible book will help students understand cutting-edge issues in sustainability and ask readers to think about the future of an industry that has lain waste to its own resources.?Examining the practical aspects of fisheries and seafood leads the reader through discussions of the core elements of anthropological method and theory, and the book concludes with discussions of sustainable seafood and current efforts to save what is left of marine ecosystems.?Students will be encouraged to think about their own seafood consumption through project assignments that challenge them to trace the commodity chains of the seafood on their own plates. Seafood is an ideal book for courses on food and culture, economic anthropology, and the environment.
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Politische und ökonomische Essays

Author: David Hume

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3787326278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 173

View: 2988

Diese Essays können als literarische Neu- und Umformulierung der philosophischen Absichten des Traktats gelten und lassen sich auch als Reaktionen Humes auf aktuelle Probleme lesen. In ihnen dokumentiert sich ein Politikverständnis, das aus der Tradition einer umfassenden philosophia practica lebt und eingebettet ist in eine weite, gesellschaftstheoretische Perspektive. Die Ausgabe bietet die erste umfassende Neuausgabe der Essays in deutscher Sprache seit 1800.
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Die Entdeckung der Vergangenheit

Ursprünge und Abenteuer der Archäologie

Author: Alain Schnapp

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608933598

Category:

Page: 424

View: 8605

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Konsumentenverhalten

Author: Michael R. Solomon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868940923

Category:

Page: 400

View: 9287

Konsumentenverhalten, die neue Deutsche Ausgabe des internationalen Standardlehrwerks untersucht die verschiedenen Aspekte des alltäglichen Konsumentenverhaltens, spannt einen Bogen zwischen Theorie / Praxis und vermittelt einen fundierten, umfassenden Überblick: Das Buch zeigt an zahlreichen, speziell für diese Ausgabe erstellten regionalen sowie an spannenden internationalen Fällen auf, wie wichtig die Rolle des Konsumentenverhaltens für die Formulierung von erfolgreichen Marketingzielen ist. Analysen aus Datensätzen der GfK und Sinus-Milieus machen bestimmte Gesetzesmäßigkeiten auch quantitativ begreifbar. Lernziele, Zusammenfassungen, Kontrollfragen und umfangreiche Onlineinhalte wie Kapitelfolien, weiterführende Literatur und Lösungen zu Aufgaben im Buch machen dieses Buch auch für das Selbststudium interessant.
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Stiche

Author: David Small

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551786951

Category: Artists

Page: 324

View: 8582

Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award and finalist for two 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards: the prize-winning children's author depicts a childhood from hell in this searing yet redemptive graphic memoir. One day David Small awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. In Stitches, Small, the award-winning children's illustrator and author, re-creates this terrifying event in a life story that might have been imagined by Kafka. As the images painfully tumble out, one by one, we gain a ringside seat at a gothic family drama where David, a highly anxious yet supremely talented child, all too often became the unwitting object of his parents' buried frustration and rage. Believing that they were trying to do their best, David's parents did just the reverse. Edward Small, a Detroit physician who vented his own anger by hitting a punching bag, was convinced that he could cure his young son's respiratory problems with heavy doses of radiation, possibly causing David's cancer. Elizabeth, David's mother, tyrannically stingy and excessively scolding, ran the Small household under a cone of silence where emotions, especially her own, were hidden. Depicting this coming-of-age story with dazzling, kaleidoscopic images that turn nightmare into fairy tale, Small tells us of his journey from sickly child to cancer patient, to the troubled teen whose risky decision to run away from home at sixteen, with nothing more than the dream of becoming an artist, will resonate as the ultimate survival statement. A silent movie masquerading as a book, Stitches renders a broken world suddenly seamless and beautiful again.
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Der Schimmer des Ledger Kale

Author: Ingrid Law

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920866

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9222

Stell dir vor, deine Schwester wagt sich nur noch mit Sturzhelm in deine Nähe. Die Harley Davidson des Sheriffs zerfällt in ein Chaos aus Chrom und Stahl, nur weil du zufällig daran vorbeiläufst. Und eine neugierige Möchtegern-Journalistin wittert die Story ihres Lebens und heftet sich an deine Fersen. All das ist mir passiert, seit mich an meinem dreizehnten Geburtstag mein Schimmer erwischt hat. Ich bin Ledger Kale, der Junge, der alles zerstört, was aus Metall ist. Und ich habe keine Ahnung, wie ich diesen Schimmer in den Griff bekommen soll.
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Philosophie des Geldes

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366687516

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 422

"Das Geld steht vermöge der Abstraktheit seiner Form jenseits aller bestimmten Beziehungen zum Raum: Es kann seine Wirkungen in die weitesten Fernen erstrecken, ja, es ist gewissermaßen in jedem Augenblick der Mittelpunkt eines Kreises potenzieller Wirkungen." G. Simmel Inhaltsverzeichnis : . Wert und Geld . Der Substanzwert des Geldes . Das Geld in den Zweckreihen . Die individuelle Freiheit . Das Geldäquivalent personaler Werte . Der Stil des Lebens
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Wasser - Klang - Bilder

"die schöpferische Musik des Weltalls"

Author: Alexander Lauterwasser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783855027750

Category:

Page: 168

View: 1177

Viele alte Mythen schildern den Weltschöpfungsprozess als allmähliche Ausformung und Festwerdung einer ursprünglich schwingenden, klingen Urwelt. Gestalt als geronnener Klang, Körper als Resonanzkörper. Anhand zahlreicher Bilder zeigt der Autor eine Typologie dieser Formensprache, ihre Bedeutung für das Verständnis der Resonanz und die Verwandtschaft mit Strukturen und Mustern der Natur. Besonders formenreich sind die Gestaltungsvorgänge von Schwingungen im Medium Wasser, und dies ganz besonders im Wechselspiel mit Musik. Mit zahlreichen bestechenden Wasser-Klang-Bildern verschiedenster Komponisten und Interpreten, von Bach über Beethoven bis zu Stockhausen, von Ravi Shankar über Jan Garbarek bis zum Obertongesang.
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Miss Wyoming

Roman

Author: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499232640

Category:

Page: 335

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Wir sind nie modern gewesen

Versuch einer symmetrischen Anthropologie

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050070153

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 5258

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Kunst und Antikunst

24 literarische Analysen ; [Essays]

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446204287

Category:

Page: 374

View: 411

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Eine Stadt aus Worten

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596184293

Category:

Page: 218

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Körper von Gewicht

die diskursiven Grenzen des Geschlechts

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518117378

Category: Femininity

Page: 384

View: 4287

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Der Kalte Krieg

Author: Rolf Steininger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596155514

Category: Cold War

Page: 127

View: 5054

Konzentriert faktenbezogener Abriss der zeitgeschichtlichen Ereignisse zwischen 1945 und 1990/91; mit Zeittafel, Glossar und Literaturnachweisen.
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