Beyond Nostalgia

Because Ray wrote and responded herself and shares her anxiety and triumph in presenting her writing to women old enough to be her mother , some of a different race and class , Beyond Nostalgia is an excellent primer for professionals ...

Author: Ruth E. Ray

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813919398

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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For three years, Ruth E. Ray visited and participated in eight writing groups at six senior centers in inner-city and suburban Detroit, looking for ways in which the elderly fashion their memories through personal narrative. Her innovative book involves the reader in the construction of life stories as a richly rewarding and highly social process that often reveals the types of relationships that dominate the lives of group members, the majority of whom are women. Because Ray wrote and responded herself and shares her anxiety and triumph in presenting her writing to women old enough to be her mother, some of a different race and class, Beyond Nostalgia is an excellent primer for professionals working with diverse groups in a variety of settings. It is also an important contribution to the emerging field of feminist gerontology. Ray's book demonstrates its own thesis that the presentation and negotiation of life stories in writing groups initiates change and personal growth among older people. Drawing on personal observations, the give-and-take of meeting conversations, lengthy interviews, and the life stories themselves, Ray tells a story of adult development through personal narrative. She recreates the group process through which age peers begin to articulate what life means, both individually and collectively. The writing groups of older adults that Ray studied challenged their members to consider not just cultural influences, but generational effects on the evolving content and structure of their life stories. Age, Ray argues, has been largely ignored by feminists and she makes a strong case for the need to learn how women make meaning of their lives across the life span. As an important document and analysis of that process, Beyond Nostalgia should appeal to academics and practitioners in women's studies, composition studies, gerontology, developmental psyschology, sociology, social work, and linguistics, and to anyone who works with older people.

Beyond the Blockbusters

Do Rozario, Rebecca-Anne C. “The Princess and the Magic Kingdom: Beyond Nostalgia, the Function of the Disney Princess.” Women's Studies in Communication, vol. 27, no. 1, 2004, 34–59. Draper, Sharon M. “Intro, Summary and General ...

Author: Rebekah Fitzsimmons

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496827159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Contributions by Megan Brown, Jill Coste, Sara K. Day, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Amber Gray, Roxanne Harde, Tom Jesse, Heidi Jones, Kaylee Jangula Mootz, Leah Phillips, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, S. R. Toliver, Jason Vanfosson, Sarah E. Whitney, and Casey Alane Wilson While critical and popular attention afforded to twenty-first-century young adult literature has exponentially increased in recent years, classroom materials and scholarship have remained static in focus and slight in scope. Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Hate U Give overwhelm conversations among scholars and critics—but these are far from the only texts in need of analysis. Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction offers a necessary remedy to this limiting perspective, bringing together essays about the many subgenres, themes, and character types that have until now been overlooked. The collection tackles a diverse range of topics—modern updates to the marriage plot; fairy tale retellings in dystopian settings; stories of extrajudicial police killings and racial justice. The approaches are united, though, by a commitment to exploring the large-scale generic and theoretical structures at work in each set of texts. As a collection, Beyond the Blockbusters is an exciting entryway into a field that continues to grow and change even as its works captivate massive audiences. It will prove a crucial addition to the library of any scholar or instructor of young adult literature.

Reinventing Ourselves as Teachers

Beyond Nostalgia Claudia Mitchell, Sandra Weber. Janet Zandy (1995), whose work we have referred to throughout this book, draws attention to the ways in which Western nostalgia usually refers to mainstream memories of happy, white, ...

Author: Claudia Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135714857

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Designed for use by teachers and teacher educators, this text should help both novice and experienced teachers reinterpret their working lives. The reader is led on a path of personal exploration that goes beyond standard approaches and leads from the personal to the critical. Illustrative material is drawn from all levels, from kindergarten to high school, to illuminate issues and questions fundamental to teachers' lives. Film and literary narratives supply further case studies and contribute to the fusion of critical reflection and everyday realities that typically inform teachers' experiences of work.

Performing and Reforming Leaders

In T. Seddon and L. Angus ( Eds . ) , Beyond Nostalgia : Reshaping Australian Education . ACER , Camberwell . Young , B. 1998. “ The Alberta Advantage ' : De Kleining Career Prospects for Alberta's Women Educators ?

Author: Jill Blackmore

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791470326

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Explores the issues inherent in critical and postmodern feminism in educational leadership.

Music In Video Games

Fred Davis, Yearning for Yesterday: A Sociology of Nostalgia (New York: The Free Press, 1979), especially Chapter 1. Later scholars, such as Aaron Santesso, have expanded the definition of nostalgia well beyond its original pathological ...

Author: K.J. Donnelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134692040

Category: Music

Page: 246

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From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier models from which it borrows. With topics ranging from early classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. to more recent hits like Plants vs. Zombies, the eleven essays in Music in Video Games draw on the scholarly fields of musicology and music theory, film theory, and game studies, to investigate the history, function, style, and conventions of video game music.

Masculinity and the English Working Class

... relationship is retroactively converted into an elaborate, one-sided fiction that moves beyond nostalgia into the realm of fantasy. This fantasy that masquerades as nostalgia is more than a logical next step for the novel.

Author: Ying Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135860325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This book examines representations of working-class masculine subjectivity in Victorian autobiography and fiction. In it, Ying focuses on ideas of domesticity and the male body and demonstrates that working-class masculinities differ substantially from those of the widely studied upper classes. The book also maps the relationship between two trends: the early nineteenth-century efflorescence of published working-class autobiographies (in which working men construct their identities for a broad readership); and a contemporaneous surge of public interest in "the lower orders" that finds reflection in the depiction of working-class characters in popular novels by middle-class authors. The book mimics this point of convergence by pairing three working-class autobiographies with three middle-class novels. Each chapter focuses on a particular type of work: domestic service, manual (not artisanal) labour, and literary labour (and the opportunities it offers for social advancement). Ying considers the specific ways in which classed and gendered consciousness emerges autobiographically and its significance in the writing of working-class subjectivity for public consumption. Then mainstream novels by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and Charles Kingsley are re-read from the perspective of these autobiographical pressure points.

Diversity and Identity in the Workplace

... Contemporary Nostalgia and Media, ed. Katharina Niemeyer, 105–118. Baskingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ———. 2015. Beyond Nostalgia: Identity Work in Corporate Alumni Networks. 99 FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE References.

Author: Florence Villesèche

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319906140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 107

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Examining the theoretical connections between identity and diversity, this new book explores how diversity management practices can be better informed by an enhanced understanding of the relationship between the two fields. Highlighting the relevance of identity to diversity studies, the authors concentrate on three key areas: social identity theory; critical perspectives on identity; and poststructuralist understandings. With the aim of fueling future research, this insightful book outlines a detailed research agenda and offers practical suggestions. Not only useful to academics, this book also seeks to encourage policy-makers and HR managers to develop current practices and make more research-informed management decisions.

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone

She has that feeling, that bittersweet ... it's a nostalgia that's beyond nostalgia. It's a longing and a yearning, and it's sort of like a sweet ache. That sweet ache is in her music. It's something that I very much related to, ...

Author: Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571350032

Category: Music

Page: 320

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A ROUGH TRADE, MOJO, UNCUT & LOUDER THAN WAR BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE RALPH J. GLEASON MUSIC BOOK AWARD A redemptive, myth-shattering biography of one of the twentieth century's most underestimated creative and artistic forces. 'Here is the Odyssey of Nico . . . a scholarly and detailed chronicle of this brilliant artist, who was spurned and tortured for her trouble.' IGGY POP 'At last, a comprehensive and compelling book about Nico.' VIV ALBERTINE 'Absorbs from start to finish.' OBSERVER The real story of Nico is one of determination, self-destruction and belief in one's artistic vision, at any cost . . . You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone is an empowering reappraisal of an underappreciated icon. Drawing upon new interviews and rare archival material Bickerdike defies the sexist casting of Nico's life as the tragedy of a beautiful woman losing her youth and fame, and instead cements her legacy as one of the most vital artists of her generation. 'Gripping.' THE TIMES '[This] book gets closer to understanding Nico than most.' GUARDIAN 'Deserves to sit with the great biographies.' RECORD COLLECTOR 'A compassionate portrait of a musician whose artistry has often been overlooked.' MOJO 'Valuable . . . Bickerdike gives Nico her due as an artist.' THE SPECTATOR 'Entertainingly written and insightful.' INDEPENDENT 'The best music book you will read this year.' LOUDER THAN WAR

Women and Industry in the Balkans

... Yugoslav: Nostalgia for brotherhood and unity Matters of gender and class: Critical Yugo-nostalgia 5 Beyond nostalgia: Workers' struggles for social justice and everyday resilience Industrial workers' struggles in the cultural, ...

Author: Chiara Bonfiglioli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838600761

Category: History

Page: 232

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Women's emancipation through productive labour was a key tenet of socialist politics in post-World War II Yugoslavia. Mass industrialisation under Tito led many young women to join traditionally 'feminised' sectors, and as a consequence the textile sector grew rapidly, fast becoming a gendered symbol of industrialisation, consumption and socialist modernity. By the 1980s Yugoslavia was one of the world's leading producers of textiles and garments. The break-up of Yugoslavia in 1991, however, resulted in factory closures, bankruptcy and layoffs, forcing thousands of garment industry workers into precarious and often exploitative private-sector jobs. Drawing on more than 60 oral history interviews with former and current garment workers, as well as workplace periodicals and contemporary press material collected across Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia, Women and Industry in the Balkans charts the rise and fall of the Yugoslav textile sector, as well as the implications of this post-socialist transition, for the first time. In the process, the book explores broader questions about memories of socialism, lingering feelings of attachment to the socialist welfare system and the complexity of the post-socialist era. This is important reading for all scholars working on the history and politics of Yugoslavia and the Balkans, oral history, memory studies and gender studies.

Aspects of Urbanization in China

(2010), 'Leaping Beyond Nostalgia: Shanghai's Urban Life Ethnography', International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter 55: 28-29. — (2010), 'Power, Politics, and the Making of Shanghai', Journal of Planning History 9, no.

Author: Gregory Bracken

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789089643988

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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China's opkomst als wereldmacht is een van de ingrijpendste gebeurtenissen van deze tijd. Honderden miljoenen mensen zijn de armoede ontvlucht dankzij de snelle industrialisatie van het land. De wonderbaarlijke economische groei van China heeft zijn nadelen, iets wat vaak het meest pijnlijk duidelijk wordt in de steden. Deze studie is geschreven door wetenschappers uit verschillende disciplines, waaronder architectuur, stedenbouw, sociale wetenschappen, aardrijkskunde en antrolpologie. Een dee van de auteurs behandelt de mondiale ambities van de steden, terwijl andere hun culturele en architecturale uitingen onderzoeken.