Can We Talk Mediterranean Conversations on an Emerging Field in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Cultures / Languages

Professor Gorham Kindem PhD, “The International Movie Industry”
Can We Talk Mediterranean?: Conversations on an Emerging Field in Medieval and Early Modern Studies by Brian A. Catlos, Sharon Kinoshita
J. C. Catford, “A Practical Introduction to Phonetics, 2nd Edition”
Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa By Bruce Mutsvairo
Bailey White, “Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living”

Professor Gorham Kindem PhD, “The International Movie Industry”

English | 2000 | ISBN: 0809322994 | PDF | pages: 428 | 39.7 mb

Movies are both art and commerce, creative expressions of national/cultural interests and preoccupations and part of a global entertainment market. The past century has witnessed a transformation of the movies from popular novelties into highly valued cultural icons and commodities that have promoted national identity and specific political agendas, while also affecting international trade.
This comprehensive history of the international movie industry from its inception in 1895 to the present features nineteen original essays by international scholars who examine the film industries of nineteen countries and six continents. Each chapter in The International Movie Industry focuses on a specific national movie industry’s economic and related social, aesthetic, technological, and political/ideological development within an international context during the last century. The result is a global history of the movie industry over the last one hundred years.

Can We Talk Mediterranean?: Conversations on an Emerging Field in Medieval and Early Modern Studies by Brian A. Catlos, Sharon Kinoshita

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319557254 | 153 Pages | PDF | 5.0 MB

This book provides a systematic framework for the emerging field of Mediterranean studies, collecting essays from scholars of history, literature, religion, and art history that seek a more fluid understanding of “Mediterranean.” It emphasizes the interdependence of Mediterranean regions and the rich interaction (both peaceful and bellicose, at sea and on land) between them. It avoids applying the national, cultural and ethnic categories that developed with the post-Enlightenment domination of northwestern Europe over the academy, working instead towards a dynamic and thoroughly interdisciplinary picture of the Mediterranean. Including an extensive bibliography and a conversation between leading scholars in the field, Can We Talk Mediterranean? lays the groundwork for a new critical and conceptual approach to the region.

J. C. Catford, “A Practical Introduction to Phonetics, 2nd Edition”

2002 | ISBN-10: 0199246351 | 248 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics shows students how to examine the entire range of human sounds through a series of 124 introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts. It systematically covers all types of speech modification (breath, voice, whisper, creak), articulation (the ways in which the air stream is finally modulated to generate specific types of sound), and prosodic features (stress, syllable, tone, intonation). This text also includes a chapter on sound systems–the ways in which particular languages utilize and systematize the universal sound-producing potential of humans. By actually articulating sounds and attending to the motor sensations they produce, readers acquire a deep, personal awareness of the principles of phonetic analysis and classification.
This second edition of A Practical Introduction to Phonetics features a new format and text design; updated use of phonetic symbols in line with the latest International Phonetic Alphabet Chart (1996); a revised further reading section that includes recent publications; and additional references to several important new publications. Informed throughout by recent research in aerodynamics and acoustics, this highly practical text is ideal for courses in introduction to phonetics and will be of interest to a wide range of students and teachers of languages, linguistics, speech therapy, and anthropology.

Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa By Bruce Mutsvairo

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 281 Pages | ISBN : 3319620568 | 4.69 MB

This edited collection is a cutting-edge volume that reframes political communication from an African perspective. Focusing on sub-Saharan Africa and occasionally drawing comparisons with other regions of the world, this book critically addresses the development of the field focusing on the current opportunities and challenges within the African context. By using a wide variety of case studies that include Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, the collection gives space to previously understudied regions of sub-Saharan Africa and challenges the over-reliance of western scholarship on political communication on the continent.

Bailey White, “Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living”

2009 | pages: 240 | ISBN: 0306818027 | PDF | 1,1 mb

Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey’s mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.
White’s indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White’s own overgrown garden.