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The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager Dec 2015

The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the role of music and dance in African life and how it is intertwined with the culture. The author investigates many styles, elements and ngomas to show how they are used in daily life from the womb to the grave.

Music and other art forms are an inseparable part of African life and are culminated into everyday activities. Instrumental, singing and dance are art forms embedded in the diverse cultures of African peoples and their traditions, beliefs, values, religions and artistic expression.

According to the author, traditional arts practices can contribute to creativity, perception and understanding of ...


Silent Subversions, Derek Dubois Nov 2012

Silent Subversions, Derek Dubois

Derek M Dubois

Explores the concept of spectatorship in relation to gender in the earliest period of film history in the United States known as the silent era. Argues that a new mode of spectatorship emerges for women during the 1920s, which employs to advantage the extra-diegetic components of spectacle in theater design, new customized genres for female filmgoers, fandom, and exotic male film stars, such as Rudolph Valentino. Focuses primarily on feminist film theory and on cultural studies as methodological models.


The Art And Craft Of Radio Documentary: Some Australian Accents., Siobhan A. Mchugh Aug 2012

The Art And Craft Of Radio Documentary: Some Australian Accents., Siobhan A. Mchugh

Siobhan McHugh

No abstract provided.


The Hidden History Of Capoeira: A Collision Of Cultures In The Brazilian Battle Dance, Joshua Rosenthal Feb 2012

The Hidden History Of Capoeira: A Collision Of Cultures In The Brazilian Battle Dance, Joshua Rosenthal

Joshua M Rosenthal Dr.

No abstract provided.


The Decagonal Tomb Tower At Maragha And Its Architectural Context: Lines Of Mathematical Thought, Carol Bier Jan 2012

The Decagonal Tomb Tower At Maragha And Its Architectural Context: Lines Of Mathematical Thought, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


The Nonconformists: Dobrica Cosic And Mica Popovic Reinvision Serbia, Nick Miller Sep 2011

The Nonconformists: Dobrica Cosic And Mica Popovic Reinvision Serbia, Nick Miller

Nick Miller

There is little to debate about the nature of Serbian political life since the mid-1980s-it has been highly nationalized, to the point that one can argue that a consensus existed among Serbian public figures that the Serbs' very existence was threatened by their neighbors. This consensus links political, cultural, and intellectual elites regardless of their ideological background. It draws together figures representing great diversity in Serbia. This powerful movement has usually been either dismissed or demonized: dismissed as superficial, the product of the cynical adaptation of politicians to new times, or demonized as something inherent in Serbian political culture, a ...


Postwar Serbian Nationalism And The Limits Of Invention, Nick Miller Sep 2011

Postwar Serbian Nationalism And The Limits Of Invention, Nick Miller

Nick Miller

Serbs have rarely drawn the attention of theorists of nationalism. Nonetheless, even if they have not been christened this or that sort of nationalist by theorists, they have emerged from the 1990S with two sets of descriptors attached to them by journalists, scholars and politicians, and those descriptors conform to the general outlines of current theoretical discourse. Serbs are either the captives of 'ancient hatreds' or the manipulated victims of modern state-builders. By now most of us no doubt laugh at the notion that ancient hatreds were the catalyst of the wars in Yugoslaviain the 1990S and nod approvingly at ...


Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould Dec 2010

Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

The Calligrapher’s Secret by Rafik Schami, Wasafiri: The Magazine of International Contemporary Writing 27 (3): 94-96.


Postage Stamps. Metallurgy, Art, History, Fathi Habashi Feb 2008

Postage Stamps. Metallurgy, Art, History, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Postage stamps are important means of communication and many countries have recorded important events, honored worthy individuals, and described interesting facts through this medium. Many historical facts, sometimes obscure, can be found on stamps. Stamps have artistic value, they are created by artists. The present 125-page book is a facsimile edition of 20 articles published by the author in different technical journals; fully illustrated in color. They cover the history of metallurgy, industrial minerals, history of mining, and selected topics such as refractories, metal casting, welding, and mining equipment.


The “Csi Effect”: Better Jurors Through Television And Science?, Michael Mann Jun 2006

The “Csi Effect”: Better Jurors Through Television And Science?, Michael Mann

Michael D. Mann

This Comment explores how television shows such as CSI and Law & Order have created heightened juror expectations in courtrooms across America. Surprise acquitals often have prosectors scratching their heads as jurors hold them to this new "Hollywood" standard. The Comment also analyzes the CSI phenomena by reflecting on past legal television shows that have influenced the public's perception of the legal profession and how the "CSI effect" has placed an even greater burden on parties to proffer some kind of forensic evidence at trial.

The Comment was published in volume 24 of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal (2006).


Wording Pictures: Discovering Heartful Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, K Scott-Hoy Dec 2003

Wording Pictures: Discovering Heartful Autoethnography, Carolyn Ellis, K Scott-Hoy

Carolyn Ellis

The Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Inquiry: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues represents an unfolding and expanding orientation to qualitative social science research that draws inspiration, concepts, processes, and representational forms from the arts. In this defining work, J. Gary Knowles and Ardra L. Cole bring together the top scholars in qualitative methods to provide a comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future of arts-based research. This Handbook provides an accessible and stimulating collection of theoretical arguments and illustrative examples that delineate the role of the arts in qualitative social science research.


The Indonesian Marxist Tradition, Robert Cribb Jan 1985

The Indonesian Marxist Tradition, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

Chapter examines the adaptation of Marist ideology by successive Indonesian communist thinkers. It emphasises the theoretical innovativeness of Indonesian Marxism, including a presaging of the Eurocommunist accommodation with parliamentary democracy.


The Work Of Ai-Hasan B. Muhammad, Die Engraver At Isbahan And Al-Muhammadiyya, Carol Bier Jan 1979

The Work Of Ai-Hasan B. Muhammad, Die Engraver At Isbahan And Al-Muhammadiyya, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

Four Buyid coins in t he collection of t he American Numismatic Society, struck between 358- 68H. /A.D. 968- 79 at two mints in Jibal province, illustrate a phenomenon unique in the history of Islamic coinage.! They concern the status of a die engraver named al-Hasan b. Muhammad. A silver dirham bearing his signature was first noted by George C. Miles and published in 1938. It was at that time the only Islamic coin known to bear t he signature of a die engraver. More recently, four additional coins have been located which shed more light upon the career ...