Crossing Languages To Play With Words

Author: Sebastian Knospe
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110465604
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Crossing Languages To Play With Words from the Author: Sebastian Knospe. Wordplay involving several linguistic codes is an important modality of ludic language. This volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to the topic, discussing examples from different epochs, genres, and communicative situations. The contributions illustrate the multi-dimensionality, linguistic make-up, and the special interactive potential of wordplay across linguistic and cultural boundaries, including the challenging practice of translation.

Haitian Laughter

Author: Georges Anglade
Publisher: Educa Vision Inc.
ISBN: 1584323590
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Haitian Laughter from the Author: Georges Anglade. Haitian Laughter is constructed around the lodyans, a narrative genre that has blossomed in Haiti as an art of miniatures. The substantial reduction in scale that presides over their creation allows only the significant features to remain, like a medieval illumination, a Japanese bonsai, or simply a small-sized map of an immense territory. This makes each miniature a "dwarf-sized saga," which lets us glimpse the larger dimension of the original of which it is a reduced model.

Africa In Stereo

Author: Tsitsi Ella Jaji
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199936374
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Africa In Stereo from the Author: Tsitsi Ella Jaji. Africa in Stereo analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890-2011) to offer a new cultural history attesting to pan-Africanism's ongoing and open theoretical potential. Tsitsi Jaji argues that African American popular music appealed to continental Africans as a unit of cultural prestige, a site of pleasure, and most importantly, an expressive form already encoded with strategies of creative resistance to racial hegemony. Ghana, Senegal and South Africa are considered as three distinctive sites where longstanding pan-African political and cultural affiliations gave expression to transnational black solidarity. The book shows how such transnational ties fostered what Jaji terms "stereomodernism." Attending to the specificity of various media through which music was transmitted and interpreted-poetry, novels, films, recordings, festivals, live performances and websites-stereomodernism accounts for the role of cultural practice in the emergence of solidarity, tapping music's capacity to refresh our understanding of twentieth-century black transnational ties.

Rick Steves French Phrase Book Dictionary

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 163121750X
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Rick Steves French Phrase Book Dictionary from the Author: Rick Steves. Bonjour! From ordering a café au lait in Paris to making new friends in the Loire Valley, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances and comes complete with phonetic spelling, an English-French and French-English dictionary, the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Louvre. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' French Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveler's sac à dos.

Female Beauty Systems

Author: Christine Adams
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443881430
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Female Beauty Systems from the Author: Christine Adams. Female beauty systems everywhere are complex, integrating markers of class, status, power, and sexuality to perform the fundamental function of sorting individuals into categories of “more” or “less” desirable. Heirs to the tradition of courtly love, modern western female beauty systems tend to share the norm of man as pursuer, woman as pursued, having developed around the trope of the madly-desiring poet or knight supplicating his aloof and lovely lady for her favor. The apparent longevity of the courtly love tradition raises the question of whether the way in which it structures male desire in reaction to female beauty is part of a “universal” tendency, an evolutionary adaptation, despite clear evidence that female beauty systems are also, in fact, socially constructed, and reflect enormous ambivalence about the power and performance of beauty. Although modern western female beauty systems are routinely demystified and contested today, the purveyors of culture that support them—institutional, intellectual, artistic, commercial, and popular—continue as they always have to construe women as objects of male desire. Still, within this basic structure, the systems have varied greatly across time and space, with women using beauty as a form of social capital in widely differing ways. Moreover, as individuals have begun to experience their bodies as malleable and endlessly transformable, rather than unruly and unyielding, many have begun to experience beauty less as a given and more as a project. The nine essays collected here examine a number of different Western female beauty systems over the centuries, considering how women have complied with, contributed to, profited or suffered from, and resisted them.

Salons De Coiffure

Author: Wim Van Hees
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Salons De Coiffure from the Author: Wim Van Hees. This book will give you an impression of around 45 of the most exciting hair salons from around the globe, in pictures, words and plans. The selection will show a large diversity of different architectural applications. Wether their design is innovative, minimalist, baroque, ethnic or kitch, each of these salons will reveal it's own identity. A real inspirational tool for any hairdresser in search of new ideas for the conversion of his salon.

Cengage Advantage Vous Worktext Volume Ii Chapters 8 14

Author: Veronique Anover
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133172326
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Cengage Advantage Vous Worktext Volume Ii Chapters 8 14 from the Author: Veronique Anover. À VOUS! is a complete introductory French program that makes learning French easier through its flexible and accessible approach. The program integrates the best aspects of theories in second-language acquisition and focuses on skills crucial to the learning and use of a foreign language. The program incorporates high-frequency vocabulary that is of interest to today's students, grammar explanations that are complete and comprehensible, a focus on all skills, task-based activities that simulate what students will do during their first travel- or study-abroad experience, and high-interest cultural topics that invite cross-cultural comparisons. This innovative and comprehensive approach to the introduction of French language and culture asks students to use their analytical skills while participating in a highly interactive and personalized learning experience. The Worktext version of À vous, 2nd Edition Volume 2 includes the complete front matter and back matter plus Textbook Chapters 8-14 PLUS SAM Chapters 8-14 in one convenient paperbound volume. Volume 1 also includes the complete front matter and back matter plus Textbook Chapters 1-8 PLUS SAM Chapters 1-8. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Coiffures

Author: Carol de Dobay Rifelj
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 0874130999
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Coiffures from the Author: Carol de Dobay Rifelj. Balzac claimed that toilettes were the expression of society. Coiffures describes the historical and cultural practices associated with women's hairstyles, hair care, and hair art in nineteenth-century France. Hair also has profound symbolic significance. Lying on the border between life and death, it grows, but does not feel. It can be shaped and altered in manifold ways; it marks sexual identity; it can be wild and erotic or made docile by hairdressing. Literary works are inevitably informed by social and cultural practices and those of this period make extensive use of the meanings of hair, Coiffures shows how a wide range of literary works incorporate its manifold aspects, and it examines particular texts in detail, including novels by Balzac, Sand, Flaubert, Zola, Gautier, Maupassant, and Rodenbach. In the nineteenth century, as Paris became the world center of fashion, it was also the capital of hair: changing styles, the commerce in false hairpieces, and products for hair care played an important part in the expansion of consumer culture. In addition, this was the age of sentimental and commemorative jewelry, when pictures made of hair and exchanging locks were common. Coiffures describes these practices, drawing extensively on nineteenth-century advice manuals for women, the fashion press, and contemporary journals and books for hairdressers, as well as the secondary literature on these topics. Every one of the major French novelists wrote works in which women's hair figures prominently, in a variety of ways. The Realist novelists in particular devote great attention to the physical traits and dress of their characters and provide a wealth of descriptive detail, in which hair is often a key element. In the literary portraits that often present characters, hair may indicate social characteristics like class, age, attractiveness, fashion sense, propriety, or impropriety. Or it may convey personality, particularly for writers influenced by the pseudoscience of physiognomy. Hair also contributes to plot, especially when it is cut or when it comes down: a crucial part of the story may be told through what happens to a character's hair. Coiffures puts these works into their cultural context in order to illuminate their meaning and to address many questions. What are the terms that refer to hair, and what are their connotations? How does hair intersect with plots, characters, and themes? What value is assigned to different hair colors? What are the social and literary implications of cut hair? How does hair figure sex and sexuality? Does women's hair evoke weakness or power? How does hair contribute to the discourse on literature and the body? Examining these questions shows that hair is remarkably malleable in the hands of the great nineteenth-century novelists.

Vous The Global French Experience

Author: Veronique Anover
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495912085
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Vous The Global French Experience from the Author: Veronique Anover. À VOUS! is a complete introductory French program that makes learning French easier through its flexible and accessible approach. The program integrates the best aspects of theories in second-language acquisition and focuses on skills crucial to the learning and use of a foreign language. The program incorporates high-frequency vocabulary that is of interest to today’s students, grammar explanations that are complete and comprehensible, a focus on all skills, task-based activities that simulate what students will do during their first travel- or study-abroad experience, and high-interest cultural topics that invite cross-cultural comparisons. This innovative and comprehensive approach to the introduction of French language and culture asks students to use their analytical skills while participating in a highly interactive and personalized learning experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Vous The Global French Experience Enhanced

Author: Veronique Anover
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285545834
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Vous The Global French Experience Enhanced from the Author: Veronique Anover. À VOUS! is a complete introductory French program that makes learning French easier through its flexible and accessible approach. Now in its second edition, this innovative book integrates the best aspects of theories in second-language acquisition and focuses on the skills crucial to the learning and use of a foreign language in order to provide readers with a comprehensive introduction to French language and culture. The program incorporates high-frequency vocabulary that is of interest to today's readers, grammar explanations that are complete and comprehensible, a focus on all skills, task-based activities, and high-interest cultural topics that invite cross-cultural comparisons. The new, enhanced second edition of À VOUS! offers streamlined, visually enhanced grammar presentations, updated study tools, and optional access to the iLrn Heinle Learning, which includes an updated eBook, 40 new video-based pronunciation tutorials, 20 new culture videos, additional practice activities, and more! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.