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Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

  10/02/2012       lemonad      0 Comments

In this ambitious project, historian Katrina Thompson examines the conceptualization and staging of race through the performance, sometimes coerced, of black dance from the slave ship to the minstrel stage. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, Thompson explicates how black musical performance was used by white Europeans and Americans to justify enslavement, perpetuate the existing racial hierarchy, and mask the brutality of the domestic slave trade. Whether on slave ships, at the auction block, or on plantations, whites often used coerced performances to oppress and demean the enslaved.As Thompson shows, however, blacks backstage use of musical performance often served quite a different purpose. Through creolization and other means, enslaved people preserved some native musical and dance traditions and invented or adopted new traditions that built community and even aided rebellion.Thompson shows how these traditions evolved into nineteenth-century minstrelsy and, ultimately, raises the question of whether todays mass media performances and depictions of African Americans are so very far removed from their troublesome roots.

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Wireless Personal Communications: Emerging Technologies for Enhanced Communications

  10/02/2012       tyrym      0 Comments

th Thepapers appearing in this book were originally presented at the 8 Virginia Tech/MPRG Symposium on Wireless Personal Communications. This symposium, whichi s an annual event for Virginia Tech and MPRG, was held June 10 12, 1998 ont he Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The symposium brings together l eaders from industry and academia to discuss the exciting future of wireless and current research trends. The symposium has been an important part of MPRGs activities since the inception ofthe group in 1990. As can be seen fromt heT able of Contents, the papers included in this book are divided into six sections. The first five of these correspond to s ymposium sessions and aredevoted to the following topics: Smart Antennas and Diversity, Propagation, InterferenceCancellation, Equalization, and Modulation, Coding and Networking. These session titles reflectcurrent research thrusts as the wireless community strives to enhance the capabilities of wirelesscommunications. This year an added feature oft he symposium was the inclusion of externally contributed poster papers. Ten ofthese poster papers are included in thisb ooka sthe sixth section. The first group of contributions, c onsisting of five papers, relateto smart antennas and diversity. The first paper, Effects of Directional Antennas with Realizable Beam Patterns on the Spaced Time Correlation, byT . B. Welch, M. J.

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Canyon Falls

  10/02/2012       leokun3      0 Comments

Canyon Falls refers to two distinct metaphors in this collection of poems about love relationships. It begins with that moment we know we are about to fall in love, when the breath stops, but the heart races. The future appears beautiful, like the view from a canyon’s rim. Sometimes we peek over the precipice and step back. Sometimes we jump in feet first anyway seeking that powerful energy of love flowing like a waterfall at the canyon’s heart.There is risk in trusting that incomprehensible leap from the canyon edge will result in something good. There is that immersive experience in the midst of pure love energy. There is reflection after the fact. And finally, there is forgetting about the hundred-foot fall the next time we leap into the arms of love.

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The Ride to Ironman: One Womans Story of Becoming an Iron Man

  10/02/2012       madlok      0 Comments

One womans story of becoming a world class athlete by completing the 140.6 Ironman triathlon which includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race, and 26.2 mile run all in under 17 hours. This book is not necessarily for athletes; it is for anyone who has endured obstacles in the road. The author proves it is never too late to reinvent yourself, the average person can become an Ironman. Dana notes, I never knew I would find myself by finishing an Ironman, but thats what happened. I went from living a life with my glass half full to my cup runneth over. The authors message, To become happy, you must find what has been holding you back in life, sometimes that means finding yourself. You may never know you were lost, until you are found. A coming of age story for anyone who dares to get over it and grow a pair. May you be blessed with tailwinds. Topics include: ADHD, sexual assault, motivation, family dysfunction, sports conditioning, diet tips, humorous quotes, sarcasm, and athlete training.

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Select Translations of Rabindranath Tagore: Volume I

  10/02/2012       gawnoed      0 Comments

This book contains five of the best short stories written by Rabindranath Tagore and a play originally dramatized for performance by the boys of Bolpur Brahmacharyasrama, all translated into American English. Other than this standard edition a par-priced LARGE PRINT EDITION is also available from http://books.aucklandwhich.org/b/sele.... The play and four of the five stories have already received the highest possible rating with rave reviews at Amazon, UK while the last story, Clouds and Sunshine has been translated very recently. The other stories in this compilation of translations are Finally, Haimanti: Of Autumn, One Night and Missing My Bejeweled, while the play is titled The Crown. A word of caution: the views expressed by the characters of Missing My Bejeweled or any other work should not be equated with those of the author.This is a true collectors item. Read Tagore, the king of purple prose, a champion of liberty, the hoary-headed bloke who took the literature Nobel outside Europe 100 years ago, and repudiated his knighthood in 1919 to protest the massacre of Amritsar.

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Children Around the World: The Ultimate Class Field Trip, Grades PK - 2: Visit 14 Countries and Explore the Languages and Cultures of Children Across the Globe

  10/02/2012       Tadius3      0 Comments

Take students in pre-kindergarten–grade 2 on a field trip without leaving the classroom using Children Around the World: The Ultimate Class Field Trip! This 160-page book includes cross-curricular activities that foster social and cultural awareness through reading, writing, math, large and small motor activities, science experiments, art projects, dramatic play, and cooking. Students keep journals, collect pictures and postcards, and map their journeys. This book supports NCSS standards. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product line—comprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materials—is designed to assist in “Unlocking the Potential in Every Child.”

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Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Kansas City Chiefs: Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Kansas City Chiefs History

  10/02/2012       jcock      0 Comments

Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Kansas City Chiefs documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining and unsparing fashion, this book sparkles with Chiefs highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the upset win over Minnesota in Super Bowl IV but also the loss to the Miami Dolphins on Christmas when Garo Yepremian s double-overtime field goal ended the longest game of the National Football League. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.

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