Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation [MOBI]
22 October 2014, 05:54
2005 | MOBI | 1.96MB
Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style.
Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60's into the new millennium. Here is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.
Postmodernism: A Beginner's Guide [EPUB]
21 October 2014, 06:23
2011 | EPUB | 0.2MB
This addition to Oneworld's bestselling Beginner's Guide series draws on everything from the Nike culture of branded America to the groundbreaking theories of Derrida and Baudrillard. Adopting the role of tour guide, award-winning writer Kevin Hart leads the reader through the pitfalls, conundrums and complexities that characterize postmodernism, while providing an overview of the many different approaches (philosophical, cultural, literary) to the subject. All the major thinkers are introduced - from Derrida to Blanchot, Irigaray to Foucault, and more besides while the book is unique among introductory guides in its consideration of the role of religion in a postmodern world.
Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary, 2nd Edition [PDF]
21 October 2014, 06:19
2012 | PDF | 7.77MB
The use of symbolism remains an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult.
This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of over 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as specialized meanings in mythology, religion, art, literature, folklore, flower language, astrology, heraldry, numerology, and cultures the world over. From "0" to "Zu," each entry catalogs all possible connotations, listed by culture when appropriate, creating the most comprehensive symbolism dictionary available.