• Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion by Jason C. Bivins

    By Jason C. Bivins

    In Spirits celebrate! Jason Bivins explores the connection among American faith and American tune, and the locations the place faith and jazz have overlapped.

    Much writing approximately jazz has a tendency towards glorified discographies or impressionistic descriptions of the particular sounds. instead of offering a historical past, or sequence of biographical entries, Spirits have fun! takes to center a valuable attribute of jazz itself and improvises, producing a suite of issues, targets, reoccurring foci, and interpretations. Bivins riffs on interviews, liner notes, journals, viewers reception, and demanding observation, generating a piece that argues for the centrality of spiritual reviews to any valid realizing of jazz, whereas additionally suggesting that jazz opens up new interpretations of yankee spiritual historical past. Bivins examines issues equivalent to musical creativity as on the topic of particular non secular traditions, jazz as a kind of formality and therapeutic, and jazz cosmologies and metaphysics. Spirits Rejoice! connects non secular stories to Jazz experiences via thematic snap shots, and an unlimited variety of interviews to suggest a brand new, improvisationally fluid archive for pondering faith, race, and sound within the usa. Bivins's conclusions discover how the sound of spirits rejoicing demanding situations not just winning understandings of race and track, but additionally the way in which we predict approximately religion.

    Spirits Rejoice! is a vital quantity for any scholar of jazz, American faith, or American tradition.

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  • Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt (Classic Folk and Fairy by Gaston Maspero, Hasan M. El-Shamy (ed.)

    By Gaston Maspero, Hasan M. El-Shamy (ed.)

    Gaston Maspero is a towering determine in Egyptology. renowned tales of historic Egypt bargains a wealth of fundamental info and authoritative commentaries on old Egyptian tradition, language, historical past, society, and ethnic teams as depicted in Egyptian and Greek–Egyptian narratives. The paintings presents the contextual information worthwhile for figuring out the tale-texts and displays Maspero's deep wisdom of many fields, from the classics to lifestyles in smooth Egypt.This new version encompasses a modern foreword, which introduces Maspero and describes his scholarship. It additionally offers, for the 1st time, large id of the traditional tales when it comes to foreign tale-types and motifs. the hot info areas the anthology in a broader educational context and is a invaluable source for college kids of Egyptology, folklore, literature, historical past, and social and cultural anthropology.

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  • Popular Music in Contemporary France: Authenticity, by David L. Looseley

    By David L. Looseley

    Whereas track enthusiasts from world wide have attempted to recreate the atmosphere of French caf?s via taking part in song from stars equivalent to Piaf, Tr?net and Chevalier, intellectuals, sociologists and coverage makers in France were embroiled in passionate debate approximately simply what constitutes 'real' French tune. within the past due Fifties and Nineteen Sixties a wave of Anglo-American rock 'n' roll and dad hit Europe and disrupted French renowned song endlessly. The loved sounds of the chanson have been sidelined, fragmented or merged with pop kinds and instrumentation. From this aspect on, French tune and song tradition were splintered into cultural divides - popular culture vs excessive tradition; mass tradition vs 'authentic' pop culture; nationwide tradition vs Americanization. This publication investigates the interesting and cutting edge segmentation of the French track scene and the debates it has spawned. From an research of the chanson as nationwide fable, to pop, rap, techno and the kingdom, this e-book is the 1st full-length learn to make feel of the complexity in the back of the background of French renowned tune and its relation to 'authentic' cultural id.

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  • Popular Deities of Chinese Buddhism (Illustrated) by Kuan Ming

    By Kuan Ming

    Very infrequent ebook of a hundred and sixty pages by means of Kuan Yin Contemplative Order in Malaysia within which the writer states: "This user-friendly publication on chinese language Buddhism and its extra popularly worshiped Deities, has been written for the good thing about Buddhists among the chinese language group. except giving a basic define of Buddhism and its access into China, i've got additionally tried to supply short debts at the very important doctrines that the Buddha has taught, prayers that one could recite to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, how one can develop into a Buddhist, and a couple of fascinating articles which are relating to chinese language Buddhism" - Kuan Ming

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  • Bubbles, Booms, and Busts by Donald Rapp

    By Donald Rapp

    This ebook presents an intensive clarification of the character and heritage of booms, bubbles and busts in monetary markets. the 1st a part of the booklet offers with monetary booms and bubbles and the way they emerge, enhance and cave in. It describes the distribution of wealth, inflation, rationality of bankers, financial and monetary coverage, the function of relevant banks, tax guidelines, social protection, US federal, country, municipal and private debt, and valuation of universal stocks.

    The booklet describes historic boom/bust cycles together with bubbles of the 1720s, the Florida land increase and the inventory marketplace within the Twenties, the melancholy of the Thirties, the S&L scandal of the Nineteen Eighties, the nice bull industry of 1982-1995, the crash of 1987, the dot.com mania of 1995-2000, company swindles of the Nineteen Nineties and 2000s, the sub-prime fiasco of the 2000s, and Japan within the overdue 20th century.

    Most of the hot wealth new release has derived from elevated debt and appreciation of paper resources. The architects of the hot economics have been Ronald Reagan and Arthur Greenspan. unavoidably, the united states Government’s remedy for over the top spending and insufficient sales is to extend spending and lower sales. American electorate needs to make a choice from “tax and spend” Democrats and “spend and borrow” Republicans. The topic of yank finance used to be uttered by means of vice chairman Cheney: “Deficits don’t matter”.

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  • Music Genres and Corporate Cultures by Keith Negus

    By Keith Negus

    Music Genres and company Cultures explores the likely haphazard workings of the track undefined, tracing the uneasy dating among economics and tradition; `entertainment enterprises' and the artists they signal. Keith Negus examines the contrasting concepts of significant labels like Sony and Polygram in handling varied genres, artists and employees. How do takeovers have an effect on the therapy of artists? Why has Polygram been perceived as too eu to draw US artists? and the way did Warner's wood floors aid them signal eco-friendly Day? via in-depth case stories of 3 significant genres; rap, kingdom, and salsa, Negus explores the best way the track recognises and rewards convinced sounds, and the way this affects either the creativity of musicians, and their audiences. He examines the stress among raps public snapshot because the spontaneous `music of the streets' and the practicalities of the marketplace, and asks why kingdom labels and radio stations advertise top-selling acts like Garth Brooks over hard-to-classify artists like Mary Chapin-Carpenter, and the way the shortcoming of soundscan platforms in Puerto Rican checklist retailers impacts salsa music's place at the US Billboard chart. Drawing on over seventy interviews with tune group of workers in Britain and the us, song Genres and company Cultures indicates how the construction, stream and intake of well known track is formed by way of list businesses and company company types whereas stressing that song construction takes inside a broader tradition, now not completely in the keep an eye on of huge agencies.

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  • He Is . . . I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love by David Wild

    By David Wild

    He Is...I Say examines Neil Diamond’s singular position within the pantheon of well known track. David Wild—who’s interviewed Diamond for Rolling Stone, penned the lining notes to a few Diamond’s anthologies, and produced Diamond’s scandal-free episode of at the back of the Music—now dares to show on his “Heartlight,” delivering a relocating and sometimes hilarious salute to his personal Jewish Elvis, one in accordance with his interviews from through the years with the Solitary guy himself.An illuminating image of a loved American icon, He Is...I Say endearingly speaks to the situation of being a Diamondhead in a hipper-than-thou international, whereas absolutely illustrating precisely what it truly is that makes the guy and the artist so distinct.

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  • Behavioural Economics Saved My Dog: Life Advice for the by Dan Ariely

    By Dan Ariely

    Sunday instances bestselling writer Dan Ariely brings his specified viewpoint to endure on a maelstrom of life’s difficulties – from the best way to care for a Christmas card record that’s quick changing into unmanageable as to if or no longer you will have children.

    Ariely replaced the way in which we view ourselves, how we predict and the way we act, along with his e-book Predictably Irrational. In his immensely well known Wall road magazine recommendation column, the place readers “Ask Ariely” for his aid with numerous dilemmas, he offers a logical view at the likely illogical, laying off mild at the such a lot curious trivia of human behaviour.

    With a supporting hand from mythical New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli, Ariely’s new booklet will make you giggle on the ridiculous points of our day-by-day lifestyles simply as you achieve a brand new viewpoint on the best way to deal with the inevitable demanding situations that lifestyles brings us all.

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