Download Doing Cultural Studies: The Story of the Sony Walkman by Paul du Gay, Stuart Hall, Linda Janes, Hugh Mackay, Keith PDF

By Paul du Gay, Stuart Hall, Linda Janes, Hugh Mackay, Keith Negus

Lately `culture' has develop into a relevant drawback in a variety of fields and disciplines. This e-book introduces the most noticeable and theoretical strands of this `turn to tradition' in the course of the medium of a selected case research: that of the Sony Walkman. utilizing the instance of the Walkman, the booklet exhibits how and why cultural practices and associations have come to play this sort of an important half in our lives, and introduces the various critical principles, innovations and strategies of research interested by engaging in cultural stories.

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Download Imaginary Cities of Gold : The Spanish Quest for Treasure in by Peter O. Koch PDF

By Peter O. Koch

Spanish conquistadors tried to overcome the hot international approximately a century sooner than the English colonists validated an enduring payment at Jamestown. This publication examines the unsuccessful components of Spain's test at increasing its empire within the Americas, focusing relatively at the misadventures of 3 conquistadors. half One tells the tale of Cabeza de Vaca who, in addition to 3 different survivors of the ill-fated Panfilo de Narvaez day trip to Florida, spent approximately 8 years one of the quite a few tribes that wandered throughout Texas, New Mexico, and northerly Mexico prior to discovering his as far back as civilization. Their stories of lands wealthy with earthly delights served as proposal for 2 epic yet failed expeditions that make up the second one and 3rd components of the ebook: Francisco de Coronado's quest to discover the golden towns of Cibola and Hernando de Soto's efforts to discover the wealthy kingdoms of Florida.

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Download The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, Organizational by Nigel Nicholson, Pino G. Audia, Madan M. Pillutla PDF

By Nigel Nicholson, Pino G. Audia, Madan M. Pillutla

Absolutely up to date re-creation of a necessary reference resourceContains motives of over 250 phrases and ideas, written through over a hundred and seventy foreign contributorsReflects significant advancements in: wisdom administration; globalization; ethics and governance comparable matters; new applied sciences; networks and alliances; and new organizational formsProvides clean insights on functionality administration, management and organizational studying.

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Download Europäische Identität als Projekt: Innen- und Außensichten by Thomas Meyer (auth.), Thomas Meyer, Johanna Eisenberg (eds.) PDF

By Thomas Meyer (auth.), Thomas Meyer, Johanna Eisenberg (eds.)

Die Identität Europas ist noch immer ein hochgradig umstrittenes Thema. quick alles, used to be dieses Thema betrifft, steht zur Diskussion. Sowohl die Rolle, die das Konzept für das politische Gemeinwesen Europa spielen kann als auch seine Ursprünge, Bedingungen und Inhalte. Der vorliegende Band versteht sich als ein praxisorientierter und interdisziplinärer Beitrag zur laufenden Debatte um die Bestimmung und die Verwirklichung einer europäischen Identität. Begleitet wurde die Entstehung des Bandes von einer Reihe von internationalen Konferenzen zum Thema, die die Stiftung Genshagen gemeinsam mit Thomas Meyer über einen längeren Zeitraum hinweg durchführte.

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Download The Mining Law of 1872: Past, Politics, and Prospects by Gordon Morris Bakken PDF

By Gordon Morris Bakken

Heritage has left us a vintage photo of western mining within the grizzly forty-niner squatting by means of a transparent circulate sifting via gravel to bare gold. What this slice of Western Americana doesn't exhibit, even though, is hundreds of thousands of miners doing an identical, their gravel washing downstream, inflicting the water to develop darkish with particles whereas trout choke to loss of life and wash ashore. rather than the havoc wreaked upon the western panorama, we're instructed tales of yankee company, ingenuity, and fortune.The normal Mining Act of 1872, which declared all beneficial mineral deposits on public lands to be loose and open to exploration and buy, has had a debatable influence at the western surroundings as, lower than the safety of federal legislations, numerous twentieth-century marketers have manipulated it so as to sell off waste, lower bushes, create hotels, and have interaction in a bunch of alternative actions harmful to the surroundings. during this in-depth research, felony historian Gordon Morris Bakken strains the roots of the mining legislation and info the best way its unintentional outcomes have formed western criminal suggestion from Nome to Tombstone and the way it has expert a lot of the lore of the cost of the West.

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