"This book takes a unique approach to a World War II memoir, combining not only the stories of a father and son, but both men’s years apart writing about the subject. . . . The dual perspectives are invaluable, and create a fresh approach to an important story." —Foreword Reviews
"Arbogast delivers a raw and honest narrative of her life as a lover, a widow, and a woman. . . . The theme of death and life, both literally and figuratively, are navigated with such emotion, it seems natural to empathize with the author in sadness, joy, love, and uncertainty as her longtime companion (later husband) Jim combats cancer. . . . An excellent choice for those touched by grief, ready for a change, or just wanting to read a beautifully written memoir." —Library Journal
"This worthwhile read is for any gamer, or for anyone interested in this cultural phenomenon; it will make you think critically about video games." —Library Journal (Starred Review)
"This is the most robust defense of historical counterfactuals to date . . . For those interested in this fascinating subject, Black’s book is indispensable." —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"A masterful contribution not simply to the history of the civil war, but also to the history of 20th century China. A compelling narrative that grips one's attention from the outset and doesn't let go until the last paragraph." —Steven I. Levine, author of Anvil of Victory: The Communist Revolution in Manchuria, 1945-1948
"Likely to become a landmark reference in dinosaur ichnology. Specialists in the field and workers on the functional morphology of dinosaur locomotion will find a great deal to think about in the work. La Rioja preserves a world-class set of dinosaur tracksites, and making this information available to Anglophone readers performs a great service to the research community." —James O. Farlow
This invaluable resource by one of the world’s leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society. All entries contain a list of cast members and characters, production details, an overview of the film's cultural and historical significance, and a critical summary of the film's plot and narrative structure.
Jonathan Dennis (1953–2002), was the creative and talented founding director of the New Zealand Film Archive. This book presents new interviews gathered by the author, as well as an examination of existing interviews, films and broadcasts about and with Dennis, to consider the narrative of a life and work in relation to film archiving.
Italy was a vibrant center of video art production and experimentation throughout the 1970s and 1980s, attracting artists from all over the world and laying the foundation for video art as a concept in the global art and film communities. With vibrant illustrations, compelling interviews, and essays by leading scholars in the field, this collection highlights Italy’s key place in the history of video as an art form.
This book guides you through the different production steps of animated film making, from the creative impulse to the final editing of picture and sound. Learn the specific language of animation—its grammar and vocabulary; create your own characters—make them act to express a range of feelings.
"[A] major intervention into the emergent field of Andalusian music studies: it is amongst the first full-blown anthropological studies of these traditions, and the first to attempt a cross-cultural comparative perspective. . . . [A] thought-provoking and illuminating study of the role played by the image and memory of al-Andalus in the modern Mediterranean world." —Carl Davila, SUNY College at Brockport
"A distinctive and original contribution, this book engages with a community which has changed so much over the past 30 years. It underscores how people, isolated in their homes aspire to turn strangers into neighbors and asks about how to raise and educate children, how to sustain a family life, and how to overcome crime." —Philip Bonner, University of the Witwatersrand
Why would a Hollywood film become a Nigerian video remake, a Tanzanian comic book, or a Congolese music video? Matthias Krings explores the myriad ways Africans respond to the relentless onslaught of global culture.
"What makes Noah Shenker's book so distinctive is his insistence that testimony is shaped by many institutional factors that profoundly affect whether or not a witness is 'allowed' access to deep memory. His discussion of what gets lost in the spaces between formal interviews—during breaks, before interviews, after them—is fascinating." —Edward Linenthal, author ofPreserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum
"Monterescu has carved out a domain all his own in the scholarship about minorities, ethnic conflict, and inter-ethnic relations. In this great book he once again helps us see dimensions easily overlooked in much scholarship." —Saskia Sassen, author of Expulsions
The translators provide a clear and careful translation of Volume 68 of the Complete Works, which is comprised of two shorter texts—a treatise on negativity, and a penetrating reading of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.
"A meticulous and discerning piece of scholarship, one that is skillful in employing multiple methods—visual, linguistic and ethnographic—to create a fuller picture of a region we knew little about. . . . [A] pleasure to read." —Pika Ghosh, author of Temple to Love: Architecture and Devotion in Seventeenth-Century Bengal
The accomplishments and enduring influence of renowned anthropologist Dell Hymes are showcased in these essays by leading practitioners in the field. As these essays amply demonstrate, nearly six decades later ethnopoetics and Hymes’s focus on narrative inequality and voice provide a still valuable critical lens for current research in anthropology and folklore.
"A very welcome book that certainly reaffirms—with new material and approaches—that the entrance of women into the world of the historical university was arguably the most revolutionary event in the long social history of a special kind of institution."—Victorian Studies