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vi, 144 pages ; 24 cm
  • Contents Acknowledgements * Introduction PART I: Politics - Contexts and Concepts * A history of bidding * Motivations to bid PART II: Persuasion - Competencies and Campaigns * Bidding infrastructure: Demonstrating technical competency * Bidding narratives: Positioning through storytelling * Bidding tactics: Campaigning and lobbying PART III: Resistance - Corruption and Contestation * Governance, ethics and impropriety * Resistance and alternative campaigns PART IV: Case Studies in Event Bidding * Rio's 2016 Olympic Bid: Putting South America on the map * Marseille-Provence 2013: "The unquenchable thirst for creative destruction" * Conclusions: The future of event bidding Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679290 20171201
Bidding contests for sporting and cultural events are attracting increasing media and public attention. Yet, despite the cost, size and scale of these bidding contests, relatively little academic attention has been paid to the strategies and tactics used to develop successful bids. Event Bidding: Politics, persuasion and resistance aims to develop a comprehensive, critical understanding of the bidding processes surrounding the award of major peripatetic events. This is achieved by drawing together existing knowledge on the subject of event bidding, combining this with historical and contemporary examples to enable a critical commentary on the bidding process itself and the struggle for power that it represents. The text draws on case studies of 'mega events' including the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games as well as a range of smaller peripatetic events from across the world to analyse the bidding process and some of the increasingly controversial issues which emerge during often lengthy and expensive bid campaigns. Finally, the text reflects on a range of critical issues of contemporary significance in bidding contests, including the growing ethical and governance issues surrounding the development and award of events as well as the impact of growing oppositional movements surrounding each contest. This timely volume brings theory and practice together in one place to produce a critical appraisal of a phenomenon with a relatively recent history and is particularly suitable for students, researchers and academics of sports, events, tourism, and related subject fields focusing on the strategic and political dimensions of major events.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679290 20171201
Green Library
xxiii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • List of figures Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Event Hazard and Risk Management: Regulations and Legislation Chapter 2. Event Safety Management System (ESMS) Chapter 3. Understanding Crowd Disasters Chapter 4. Crowd Management Planning Chapter 5. Space and Flow in Public Areas Chapter 6. Safe Site Design Chapter 7. Site Management: Production and Operational Work Practice Hazards Chapter 8. Food, Alcohol and Drugs Chapter 9. Security and Law Enforcement On Site Chapter 10. Counter Terrorism Protective Security Chapter 11. Emergency Response Chapter 12. Incident Reporting and Investigation Appendix: Case Studies Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138678392 20171106
Events of all types are produced every day for all manner of purposes, attracting all sorts of people. To provide a safe and secure setting in which people gather is imperative. Event risk and hazard management must be fully integrated into all event plans and throughout the event management process. Hazard management is the planning process required for the effective management of potential adverse incidents and areas of uncertainty. It involves intensive, detailed planning and cooperation to apply control systems to minimise hazards associated with venues, outdoor sites, work procedures, facilities, equipment and crowds of spectators. It involves planning for emergencies and security, and compliance with legal constraints and requirements. Risk and Hazard Management for Festivals and Events provides students with a comprehensive, fully integrated planning and management mechanism that can be applied to events of all types and size. The Event Safety Management System provides guidelines and processes for proactive methods to identify, assess and control hazardous conditions and practices. The system incorporates design of festival venues and sites, and unites the operational functions of crowd control, communications, security, terrorism prevention processes and emergency response protocols.ã ã ã ã Explanation of the causes of crowd disasters and studies into crowd behaviour are supported with international case studies. Written in an accessible, practical way, this book is essential reading for all events students and event managers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138678392 20171106
Green Library
xi, 228 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
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SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
"Take an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe. International in scope, Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir is a visually rich journey into an alluring subculture. Filled with color reproductions of classic and current lithographs, posters, cartoons, as well as photos of antiques, glassware, and other tools of the absinthe drinker, this new and comprehensive guide explains and illustrates the history, culture, and mystique of the drink known as the Green Fairy. The authors provide insights into the controversy and effects of the Green Fairy through the stories of famous connoisseurs, including Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. In addition to a rich history, this detailed new guide includes recipes, reviews of existing Absinthe brands, and absinthe's contemporary culture and ritual. Confirmed absinthe drinkers, neophytes, the curious, and collectors will all find this book equally intriguing and seductive"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
x, 144 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Private Acts, Public Display Chapter 2: Narrative Tease: Neo-burlesque and Storytelling through Striptease Chapter 3: 'Where the Garment Gapes': The Eroticism of Intermittence Chapter 4: Deviance and Disruption: Streaking, Mooning and Flashing Chapter 5: Make Love, Not War: Conflict, Resistance and the Revolutionary Body Chapter 6: Abandoned Clothes: Separating Dress from Body Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472596192 20170410
The act of undressing has a multitude of meanings, which vary dramatically when this commonly private gesture is presented for public consumption. This ground-breaking book explores the significance of undressing in various cultural and social contexts. As we are increasingly obsessed with dress choices as signifiers of who we are and how we feel, an investigation into what happens as we remove our clothes has never been more pertinent. Exploring three main issues - politics, tease, and clothes without bodies - Acts of Undressing discusses these key themes through an in-depth and eclectic mix of case studies including flashing at Mardi Gras, the World Burlesque Games, and 'shoefiti' used by gangs to mark territories. Building on leading theories of dress and the body, from academics including Roland Barthes and Mario Perniolato, Ruth Barcan and Erving Goffman, Acts of Undressing is essential reading for students of fashion, sociology, anthropology, visual culture, and related subjects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472596192 20170410
Green Library
xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Uncovering Ghost Signs and their Meanings [Leanne White, Stefan Schutt and Sam Roberts] 2. What is a Ghost Sign? [Sam Roberts and Geraldine Marshall] Part 1: Social Perspectives 3. The Ghost in the Sign: A Psychological Perspective on Ghost Signs [Anthony W. Love] 4. Torch Songs to Modernity: Ghost Signs as Emblems of the Urban Soul [Antonina Lewis and Kirsten Wright] 5. Crowdsourcing Pioneers: the Co-creation and Institutionalisation of an Amateur Collection [Laura Carletti] 6. That One Up There Was Mine: Lost Artisan Identities and the Renewed Interest in Painted Advertising Signs [Stefan Schutt and Tony Mead] 7. Displaying Ghost Signs Online [Colin Hyde and Amy Barnes] 8. "This peaceful revolution": resonances of a London ghost sign [Yvette Williams Elliott] Part 2: Cultural Perspectives 9. The Schwarzenegger hide-and-seek. Finding disappearing hand-painted signs in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam [Cristina Nualart] 10. Faux Ghost Signs: Nostalgia, Authenticity, and the Role of the Sign Painter [Meredith Kasabian] 11. The InVisibility of Chicha: a Socio-Historical Account of the Emergence and (Re)production of Chicha as 'Grafica Popular' in Lima, Peru [Caroline E. M. Hodges, Azucena del Carmen Cabezas Leon and Janice Denegri-Knott] 12. Marketing the Past: Ghost Signs and Sydney's Marketing History [Robert Crawford] 13. Ghost Fascias: Retail Corporate Identity Revenants in Urban Space [Gary Warnaby and Dominic Medway] 14. Bedrock [David Bernstein] Part 3: Historical Perspectives 15. Ghost Signs and the Teaching of Immigrant History [Robert Pascoe and Gerardo Papalia] 16. The Mural Legacy of N.V. Gevaert Photo-Producten: Lessons from a Preservation and Restoration Process [Klara Peeters, Sarah De Smedt and Joost Caen] 17. Signs of Life: Recognising the significance of Melbourne's Historic Painted Signs [Leisa Clements] 18. Olive Oyl Ignites a Spark [Veerle De Houwer] 19. Historic Signs: Toward an Understanding of their Community Value in Heritage Practice [Rachel Jackson] 20. Teaching the Ghost Signs of Seattle [Marie Wong] 21. Ghost or Avatar? The Value of Conserving Heritage Signs [David S Waller and Helen J Waller] A Last Ghost Sign Story [Stefan Schutt and Sam Roberts].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934689 20161024
We are pleased to present the first scholarly collection to examine the social and cultural aspects on the worldwide interest in the faded remains of advertising signage (popularly known as 'ghost signs'). Contributors to this volume examine the complex relationships between the signs and those who commissioned them, painted them, viewed them and view them today. Topics covered include cultural memory, urban change, modernity and belonging, local history and place-making, the crowd-sourced use of online mobile and social media to document and share digital artefacts, 'retro' design and the resurgence in interest in the handmade. The book is international and interdisciplinary, combining academic analysis and critical input from practitioners and researchers in areas such as cultural studies, destination marketing, heritage advertising, design, social history and commercial archaeology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934689 20161024
Green Library
ix, 180 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introducing the Agency of Eating 1. Eating Bodies and Bodies of Eating: Theoretical Foundations 2. Eating at Home: Kinned, Shared and Acquired Bodies 3. Eating Away from Home: Displaced and (Re)Rooted Bodies 4. Eating Heritage Foods: Proximate and Distanced Bodies 5. Eating 'Global Food' and its Alternatives: Anxious, Obscured and Active Bodies 6. Eating for Self and Society: Responsible, Acceptable and Abject Bodies 7. Eating Futures: Reflections and Directions Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472598547 20171218
Deciding what to eat and how to eat it are two of the most basic acts of everyday life. Yet every choice also implies a value judgement: `good' foods versus `bad', `proper' and `improper' ways of eating, and 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' bodies. These food decisions are influenced by a range of social, political and economic bioauthorities, and mediated through the individual 'eating body'. This book is unique in the cultural politics of food in its exploration of a range of such bioauthorities and in its examination of the interplay between them and the individual eating body. No matter whether they are accepted or resisted, our eating practices and preferences are shaped by, and shape, these agencies. Abbots places the body, materiality and the non-human at the heart of her analysis, interrogating not only how the individual's embodied eating practices incorporate and reject the bioauthorities of food, but also how such authorities are created by the individual act of eating. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from across the globe, The Agency of Eating provides an important analysis of the power dynamics at play in the contemporary food system and the ways in which agency is expressed and bounded. This book will be of great benefit to any with an interest in food studies, anthropology, sociology and human geography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472598547 20171218
Green Library
302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contributeurs -- Préfixe de Pierre Brulé -- L'antiquité écarlate: le sang des Anciens, remarques introductives -- Les pouvoirs du sang -- Les conversions du sang. La petite mécanique des fluides corporels des médecins hippocratiques -- Noir, écarlate et pourpre: les propriétés chromatiques du sang dans l'imaginaire grec -- Le rouge porté au combat à Sparte: une couleur sang, mais laquelle? -- La vulnérabilité mise en scène: blessures et soins sur les images antiques -- Faire parler le sang -- Le sang menstruel dans les prescriptions cathartiques -- Les sacrifices sanglants des Étrusques -- "Les autels de tous les dieux sont inondés de sang" (Euripide, Alceste, 133-134): la perception du sang lors de la thusia -- Le sang dans les prodiges romains -- Les liens du sang -- Quand les philosophes voient rouge -- Sang, sélection et hiérarchie chez Platon et Aristote -- Le sang des patriciens: la fabrique de l'excellence nobiliaire à Rome -- L'imaginaire généalogique à Rome: un réseau de sang ? -- Faire couler le sang -- Le sang dans les récits de mutilation corporelle en Grèce ancienne d'Homère à Diodore de Sicile -- Le sang qui tache et qui inonde comme preuve d'une extrême violence aux deux derniers siècles de la République romaine ? -- Antonius Primus et le sang aux bains (Tacite, Histoires, 3, 32) -- Orose et la métaphore du sang dans le récit des guerres romaines archaïques -- D'un sang l'autre, quelques remarques en guise de conclusion.
"Le sang est une substance à laquelle on prête de nombreux pouvoirs. Fluide biologique, réalité concrète de la vie qui palpite ou s'enfuit, plus ou moins épais, visqueux ou translucide, il est porteur de tout un imaginaire que les Anciens ont interrogé durant l'Antiquité gréco-romaine. Du sang du crime à celui du combat, du sacrifice à la mort du martyr, de la magie à la cuisine, un univers rouge semble ressortir de cette Antiquité fantasmée. Marqué du sceau de l'ambivalence, il a quelque chose de magique : porteur de vie et de mort, le sang signe les saisons du corps féminin et annonce la mort quand il sourd de la blessure du guerrier : il est le baromètre de la vie qui dit aussi la parenté. Clé de compréhension des cultures antiques, considéré au travers d'un large cadre géographique et chronologique, le sang offre une lecture tant historique qu'anthropologique des corps. Plusieurs dimensions ont été retenues : les pouvoirs du sang réels ou supposés, le sang vecteur de communication, le sang communautaire qui dit la filiation et l'appartenance du groupe et enfin la violence qui le fait couler. C'est une histoire du sensible qui est menée ici par le liquide biologique vital, par la couleur, celle du sang rouge ou noir, de la pourpre. C'est aussi une histoire sociale car, par le sang c'est la transmission, la descendance et la filiation, la souillure, la pureté, les rites que l'on observe ; c'est encore une histoire de la guerre, du crime et de la justice."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
Research on European food culture has expanded substantially in recent years, telling us more about food preparation, ingredients, feasting and fasting rituals, and the social and cultural connotations of food. At the First Table demonstrates the ways in which early modern Spaniards used food as a mechanism for the performance of social identity. People perceived themselves and others as belonging to clearly defined categories of gender, status, age, occupation, and religion, and each of these categories carried certain assumptions about proper behavior and appropriate relationships with others. Food choices and dining customs were effective and visible ways of displaying these behaviors in the choreography of everyday life. In contexts from funerals to festivals to their treatment of the poor, Spaniards used food to display their wealth, social connections, religious affiliation, regional heritage, and membership in various groups and institutions and to reinforce perceptions of difference. Research on European food culture has been based largely on studies of England, France, and Italy, but more locally on Spain. Jodi Campbell combines these studies with original research in household accounts, university and monastic records, and municipal regulations to provide a broad overview of Spanish food customs and to demonstrate their connections to identity and social change in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803290815 20170206
Green Library
207 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map, charts ; 24 cm.
  • Du battement de la vie: le transfert -- Le corps dans le Taiji quan et dans la psychanalyse -- Soigner le corps par le nom et le geste : de la pratique de l'acupuncture -- Du corps des ancêtres: ancrage et substituts -- Corporalité, territoire et ancêtre fondateur dans un village urbanisé de Shenhen -- Le corps et les entrailles des dieux: corps vivant, complet et malade -- Du corps des femmes: le fil des générations -- Quand les femmes font corps: le tatouage facial féminin chez les Drung du Yunnan -- Danse cosmique et voix en écho : la déhiscence des chema -- Du corps des héros: glorification, morcèlement, métamorphose -- Corps humains, corps divins: transformation rituelle des acteurs du Théâtre de Guan Suo -- Le corps morcelé de Zhang Fei: allégorie d'espaces bouleversés en amont du barrage des Trois Gorges -- Le sabreur pourfendu: corps mutilé et corps glorieux dans le cinéma de Chang Cheh -- Du destin de sujet: élaborer, nourrir la vie -- "Excellentes naissances, excellentes éducations": nourrir et façonner le corps des petits empereurs entre métissage et hybridité -- La part essentielle de l'être n'est "ni dans le corps, ni hors du corps" : portrait d'un maître taoïste médecin et ascète.
"Y aurait-il, en Chine, une idée de la personne qui ne permettrait pas d'isoler le "corps"? Pourquoi donc a-t-on ce sentiment que l'on ne parle jamais vraiment du corps humain, qu'il apparaît plutôt comme le support d'entités plus vastes, qui le dépassent ? Comme si le corps ne pouvait être envisagé que d'un point de vue énergétique, son fonctionnement assurant la vie en exacte correspondance avec le monde extérieur. Comme s'il n'avait pas acquis un Statut d'objet. Or, dans les différentes conceptions du corps en Chine présentées ici, issues pour la plupart de l'ethnographie ou de l'histoire, un point est apparu comme récurrent : ce va-et-vient entre les deux pôles de la représentation et du naturel, du symbolique et du réel, non pas l'un ou l'autre mais l'un et l'autre, indissociables en leur "battement" qui est celui même de la vie. C'est dans cette faille que nous avons voulu nous introduire pour traiter du corps, y cherchant la vie qu'elle recelait. Deux pratiques, mises en oeuvre chaque fois par deux personnes agissant en miroir (Taiji quais et acupuncture), tracent le fil dire Leur de l'ouvrage, ce "battement de la vie". Il se retrouve exploré à travers la relation au lignage et au traitement du corps des ancêtres. Le corps des femmes, quant à lui, apparaît comme traversé par les générations, vécu comme un support capable de porter le signe d'un temps, la marque d'un passage, l'assignation d'un destin. Le corps de certains héros (d'épopée ou de cinéma) met en scène le battement entre le corps naturel et sa représentation : à travers mutation, mutilation, et mutabilisme universel, tout peut se faire et se défaire à l'infini. Enfin, les enfants uniques, "petits empereurs" de la Chine actuelle, tout comme les taoïstes qui "nourrissent leur vie", donnent à voir la construction du sujet, corps et personne confondus, indissociables."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
xxvii, 131 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: What, exactly, is "Beer Culture"? Adam W. Tyma Chapter 1 Fermenting Community: Homebrewing as Community Building Michelle Calka Chapter 2 Does Craft Beer Culture Have a Place for Women?: A Co-Cultural Autoethnography Jennifer C. Dunn Chapter 3 Falling Flat: How Nostalgia Helped Kill a Midwest Beer Brand's Revival Charley Reed Chapter 4 Social Media Suds: Blogging Beer to Stay Sharp in the Classroom Robert Andrew Dunn Chapter 5 Tapping into Identity: Social Balance explained through Newcomers Identity and Socialization Processes in Craft Breweries Emory S. Daniel, Jr. Chapter 6 "What's in a name? Cultural heritage and naming praxis in Tampa Bay craft breweries." Travis R. Bell Conclusion: One starting point of many ... Adam W. Tyma Bibliography About the Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498535540 20170724
Beer culture has grown exponentially in the United States, from the days of Prohibition to the signing of HR 1337 by then-President Jimmy Carter, which legalized homebrewing for personal and household use, to the potential hop shortage that all brewers are facing today. This expansion of the culture, both socially and commercially, has created a linguistic and cultural turn that is just now starting to be fully recognized. The contributors of Beer Culture in Theory and Practice: Understanding Craft Beer Culture in the United States examine varying facets of beer culture in the United States, from becoming a home brewer, to connecting it to the community, to what a beer brand means, to the social realities and shortcomings that exist within the beer and brewing communities. The book aims to move beer away from the cooler and taproom, and into the dynamic conversation of Popular and American cultural studies that is happening right now, both within and outside of the classroom.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498535540 20170724
Green Library
194 pages ; 22 cm
  • Memory, memorial
  • Monument valley
  • A plan for the afterlife
  • Overburden
  • The path to the saints
  • Capricci
  • The rock shop
  • Parallax
  • The eternal comeback
  • Coda, codex.
In the aftermath of his father's untimely death and his family's indecision over what to do with the remains, Thomas Mira y Lopez became obsessed with the type and variety of places where we lay the dead to rest. The result is a singular collection of essays that weaves together history, mythology, journalism, and personal narrative into the author's search for a place to process grief. Mira y Lopez explores unusual hallowed grounds--from the world's largest cryonics institute in southern Arizona to a set of Roman catacombs being digested by modern bacteria, to his family's burial plots in the mountains outside Rio de Janeiro to a nineteenth-century desert cemetery that was relocated for the building of a modern courthouse. The Book of Resting Places examines these overlooked spaces and what they tell us about ourselves and the passing of those we love--how we grieve them, and how we attempt to forget them.
Green Library
xv, 247 pages ; 25 cm
  • Questions about footbinding
  • Seeking answers : research methods and fieldwork
  • The North China Plain
  • Northwest China
  • Southwest China
  • Bound feet across China.
Footbinding was common in China until the early twentieth century, when most Chinese were family farmers. Why did these families bind young girls' feet? And why did footbinding stop? In this groundbreaking work, Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates upend the popular view of footbinding as a status, or even sexual, symbol by showing that it was an undeniably effective way to get even very young girls to sit still and work with their hands.Interviews with 1,800 elderly women, many with bound feet, reveal the reality of girls' hand labor across the North China Plain, Northwest China, and Southwest China. As binding reshaped their feet, mothers disciplined girls to spin, weave, and do other handwork because many village families depended on selling such goods. When factories eliminated the economic value of handwork, footbinding died out. As the last generation of footbound women passes away, Bound Feet, Young Hands presents a data-driven examination of the social and economic aspects of this misunderstood custom.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804799553 20170227
Green Library

15. Busting out [2004]

1 streaming video file (57 min.) : digital, sound, color
Busting Out is a disarmingly honest and intimate exploration of our society's fascination with women's breasts. Directors Strickwerda and Spellman Smith unflinchingly examine the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this American icon, delving into the history and politics of breast obsession in the US. From breast-crazy men shouting 'Flash those racks!' to the fears of breast cancer and the disparate attitudes of cultures worldwide, the directors leave no stone unturned in their quest to demystify the American breast.
xvii, 316 pages ; 17 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
139 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Green Library
xi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
541 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
383 pages : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)