Women in the Language and Society of Japan: The Linguistic Roots of Bias
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Women in the Language and Society of Japan: The Linguistic Roots of Bias

Feminist critics have long considered language a primary vehicle for the transmission of sexist values in a society. This much-needed sociolinguistic critique examines the representation of women in traditional Japanese language and society. Derogatory and highly-sexualized terms are placed in historical context, and the progress of nonsexist language reform is reviewed. Central to this work are the individual voices of Japanese wome...

Vittorio De Sica: Contemporary Perspectives
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Vittorio De Sica: Contemporary Perspectives

As stated: "This fine anthology offers a comprehensive critical survey that covers the entire scope of De Sica's career, and is an excellent resource for students, critics and film enthusiasts." Given that you won't find much in English on De Sica, this is worth having if you can find it at the right price!

Movies That Move Us: Screenwriting and the Power of the Protagonist's Journey
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Movies That Move Us

'In this illuminating synthesis Dr. Batty improves on the Hero's Journey model by tracing the interaction of physical and emotional dimensions in each stage of the adventure, an exercise I wish I'd thought of doing. He brings needed clarity and order to the idea that a good story works on at least two interacting levels and demonstrates his thesis with entertaining examples from popular films. He's made a better map of the countrysid...

Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image
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Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image

Refuting the assumption that art is a representational practice, Bolt's striking argument engages with the work of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S.Peirce and Judith Butler to argue for a performative relationship between art and artist. Drawing on themes as diverse as the work of Cézanne and of Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic sacrament and Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, she challenges the metapho...

Conversations with Clint: Paul Nelson's Lost Interviews with Clint Eastwood, 1979-1983
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Conversations with Clint

"At a time when most critics didn't take Clint Eastwood seriously, he had no admirer more prescient or loving than the late Paul Nelson. And Nelson—still insufficiently appreciated for his stubborn indifference to fashionability, but a smoke-wreathed legend to his 1970s colleagues—will never have a posthumous rescuer more devoted and scrupulous than Kevin Avery. Unguarded, searching, and occasionally very funny, the uniquely intimate...

Der fotografische Blick: Ein grafischer Ansatz (mitp Fotografie)
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Der fotografische Blick: Ein grafischer Ansatz (mitp Fotografie)

Komposition und Design augenblicklich begreifenIm Zentrum des Buches stehen die visuellen Mechanismen der Fotografie in ihrer ursprünglichen Bestimmung.Großartig illustriert durch klare Diagramme und grafische Rückbauten greift Michael Freeman die intuitive, visuelle und unmittelbare Sprache auf, in der Fotografen denken und arbeiten.Jedes Kapitel ist unterteilt in für sich stehende Abschnitte, die spezielle Arbeitsmetoden aufzeigen,...

Peter Pan on Stage and Screen, 1904-2010, 2d ed.
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Peter Pan on Stage and Screen, 1904-2010, 2d ed.

Reviews of the first edition: "it would be impossible to write a book detailing every production of Peter Pan, but Hanson has done the next best thing. He concentrates on the major versions of the story, as play or musical, beginning with the first staging...Hanson is meticulous in giving the background of the actors, not only for this production, but for each subsequent one he discusses in his book, bringing a gallery of forgotten p...

Open Conversations: Public Learning in Libraries and Museums
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Open Conversations: Public Learning in Libraries and Museums

"Carr's thoughts about libraries and museums in the cultural landscape will provide professionals a new way of viewing their institutions. This book will be useful in library school classroom discussions and by professionals who want to broaden the focus and direction of their institutions." - Library Journal

The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression
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The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression

The best book on photography as an approach to personal expression that I have seen. In our age of high tech equipment and mega pixels, the author says: “Alone or together, good composition and technical prowess don’t imply fine art. A great number of photographers can produce exquisite photographs that say nothing and inspire nobody.” He shows us, through his own works, how photos can be a powerful medium of personal expression, dis...

The Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy Photography: Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Photographers and Parents-to-Be
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The Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy Photography

The Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy Photography provides parents-to-be and photographers with practical, easy to understand information about how to take pregnancy photos from one of the world's best maternity photographers. Whether you or someone you love is expecting, or you are a photographer looking for in-depth information, ideas and inspiration, you will find a wealth of information at your fingertips. The guide is filled with o...