Explores how fashionable music and such "anti-fashion" icons as David Bowie and Gwen Stefani have inspired a "rebel style" through which common or mundane items are worn with a sense of creativity and irony, in a visual reference that pays tribute to such garments as the leather jacket, jeans, and skirts. Original.
Author: Keanan Duffty,Paul Gorman
Publisher: Universe Pub
The philosophically rich David Bowie is an artist of wide and continuing influence. The theatrical antics of Bowie ushered in a new rock aesthetic, but there is much more to Bowie than mere spectacle. The visual belies the increasing depths of his concerns, even at his lowest personal moments. We never know what lies in store in a Bowie song, for there is no point in his nearly 30 albums at which one can say, "That's typical Bowie!" Who else has combined techno and hard rock, switched to R&B love songs (with accompanying gospel) to funk to jazz-rock fusion and back again? Among the topics explored inDavid Bowie and Philosophy are the nature of Bowie as an institution and a cult; Bowie's work in many platforms, including movies and TV; Bowie's spanning of low and high art; his relation to Andy Warhol; the influence of Buddhism and Kabuki theater; the recurring theme of Bowie as a space alien; the dystopian element in Bowie's thinking; the role of fashion in Bowie's creativity; the aesthetics of theatrical rock and glam rock; and Bowie's public identification with bisexuality and hisinfluence within the LGBTQ community.
Author: Theodore G. Ammon
Category: Music and philosophy
Are you worried about global warming? Furious about GM crops? Sick to death of human rights abuses, unaffordable housing, junk food, airport enlargement, or just the way your neighbours' dog doesn't clean up after itself? Are you desperate to right a wrong or to protect your way of life, but don't know where to start? Then this book is for you. Step by step, journalist and activist Bibi van der Zee reveals just how easy it is to launch, publicise and fund a campaign and to put pressure on politicians and businesses using tools ranging from letter-writing and boycotts to protest marches and direct action. If all that's holding you back is a feeling of 'what difference can I make?', then this book will shake you out of your apathy once and for all.But if all that's holding you back is uncertainty about what you can do or say without landing yourself in jail, you'll find jargon-free explanations of your legal rights, as well as inspiring interviews with veteran campaigners. Above all, you will realise how much you can achieve, and how rapidly the barriers to action fall away.
The Protestor's Handbook
Author: Bibi van der Zee
Category: Protest movements
The Rebel is Camus's 'attempt to understand the time I live in' and a brilliant essay on the nature of human revolt. Published in 1951, it makes a daring critique of communism - how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain and the resulting totalitarian regimes. It questions two events held sacred by the left wing - the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917 - that had resulted, he believed, in terrorism as a political instrument. In this towering intellectual document, Camus argues that hope for the future lies in revolt, which unlike revolution is a spontaneous response to injustice and a chance to achieve change without giving up collective and intellectual freedom.
Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
"Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. "This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates "Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams." - Fiona Noble, The Guardian "The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel." - Georgina Rannard, BBC News
Author: Elena Favilli,Francesca Cavallo
Publisher: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION
Why Women Rebel presents a global analysis of the extent to which women are engaged in armed, organized rebellions, and why they choose to join such rebellions. Henshaw has collected and analyzed data on women’s participation in over 70 post-Cold War rebel groups. The book provides a theoretical analysis drawing upon both mainstream literature in the social sciences and critical, feminist inquiry on women and political violence to offer a new gendered theory on why women rebel. The book reveals that women are active in over half of all rebel groups sampled and that, while the majority of rebel groups have women serving in support roles away from direct combat, approximately a third of these groups employ women in the conduct of armed attacks, and just over a quarter have women in a leadership capacity. Henshaw reaffirms the idea that women are more likely to be engaged in left-wing political organizations, but does suggest that more conservative or traditional movements may also successfully incorporate women by appealing to concerns about community rights. Addressing several gaps in the current literature on this topic, this book will be of interest to academics in the fields of political science, international relations, security studies, and gender and women’s studies.
Understanding Women's Participation in Armed Rebel Groups
Author: Alexis Leanna Henshaw
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Political Science
The Arab Spring and siege of Gaza told by young Palestinian journalist Asmaa al-Ghoul, human rights activist and peace-prize winner.
Author: Asmaa Alghoul,Selim Nassib
Publisher: Doppelhouse Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Above---Edgardo Mungo storms up the Coppa Gallenga hillclimb in 1965 with the car in silver a few months before it is sold to USA. Front cover, main---Spring 1966 in Detroit, the Breadvan as a road car, undergoing restoration with then owner, the colorful Gary Wales. Front cover, inset---Monza 2006, now under Klaus Werner's stewardship. Front flap---That famous nose to match that infamous Kamm tail, Monza 2006.
Breadvan - The Most Recognizable Ferrari in the World
Author: Marc Sonnery,Keith Bluemel
Publisher: Parker House Publishing Incorporated,Csi
In the early 21st century, an alien attack drove humanity to the brink of extinction. A thousand years after their defeat, the aliens haven't been seen since. Rada Pence has spent the last three years driving carts for an independent mining crew. Most likely, that's how she'll die, too. Then, deep beneath the ice of a Neptune moon, her crew discovers a long-lost ship. If it's from Earth's first space age, it would be worth millions. When they dig down to it, they discover it's not human—it's alien. The discovery is priceless. But as they extract it from the ice, pirates slaughter the mining crew and steal the vessel. Left for dead, Rada vows to reclaim the ship and avenge her friends. But before that, she'll have to escape the moon—and she has mere hours until her air runs out.
Author: Edward W. Robertson
Publisher: Edward W. Robertson
Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino shows us why creative rebellion is essential at work and in life, and why the most successful among us are those who break the rules. One of the world's best chefs; a pilot who brought passengers and crew to safety in a dire situation; a woman who fought discrimination to make others better off; a magician who made history; a company founder who worked with his team to create movies that engage young and old alike. What do they all have in common? They are all rebels. Harvard Business School professor, Francesca Gino has been studying how rebels can be successful in life and in the workplace for more than 15 years. She has discovered that when we mindlessly follow well-accepted rules and norms rather than constructively rebel against them, we become less happy and less successful. As leaders, we are less effective and respected. As employees, we feel dissatisfied and are more likely to be overlooked for top assignments and promotions. As partners or friends, we are disengaged and unhappy. While rebels may seem harder to manage, they are good for the bottom line: their passion, drive, curiosity, and creativity raise organizations to a new level. When we break the rules, we fix our lives. Rebel Talent provides strategies and examples for cultivating and embracing the right amount of rebellion in the workplace and in life, and offers illuminating case studies ranging from The World's Best Restaurant to fast food chains to corporations such as Google and Pixar. Gino encourages all of us to rebel against what's comfortable so we can thrive.
Why it Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life
Author: Francesca Gino
Category: Business & Economics
Ready to stand up and create positive change at work, but reluctant to speak up? True leadership doesn’t always come from a position of power or authority. By teaching you skills and providing practical advice, this handbook shows you how to engage your coworkers and bosses and bring your ideas forward so that they are heard, considered, and acted upon. Authors Carmen Medina and Lois Kelly—once rebels themselves—reveal ways to navigate your workplace, avoid common mistakes and traps, and overcome the fears that may be holding you back. You can achieve more success and less frustration, help your organization do better work, and—most important—find more meaning and joy in what you do.
A Handbook for Leading Change from Within
Author: Lois Kelly,Carmen Medina,Debra Cameron
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Category: Business & Economics
Explores cities as the origin of revolutionary politics, where social and political issues are always at the surface, using examples from such cities as New York City and Mumbai to examine how they can be better ecologically reorganized.
Author: David Harvey
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Political Science