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Walking On The Wild Side

Author : Kristi M. Fondren
ISBN : 9780813571904
Genre : Nature
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The most famous long-distance hiking trail in North America, the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail—the longest hiking-only footpath in the world—runs along the Appalachian mountain range from Georgia to Maine. Every year about 2,000 individuals attempt to “thru-hike” the entire trail, a feat equivalent to hiking Mount Everest sixteen times. In Walking on the Wild Side, sociologist Kristi M. Fondren traces the stories of forty-six men and women who, for their own personal reasons, set out to conquer America’s most well known, and arguably most social, long-distance hiking trail. In this fascinating in-depth study, Fondren shows how, once out on the trail, this unique subculture of hikers lives mostly in isolation, with their own way of acting, talking, and thinking; their own vocabulary; their own activities and interests; and their own conception of what is significant in life. They tend to be self-disciplined, have an unwavering trust in complete strangers, embrace a life of poverty, and reject modern-day institutions. The volume illuminates the intense social intimacy and bonding that forms among long-distance hikers as they collectively construct a long-distance hiker identity. Fondren describes how long-distance hikers develop a trail persona, underscoring how important a sense of place can be to our identity, and to our sense of who we are. Indeed, the author adds a new dimension to our understanding of the nature of identity in general. Anyone who has hiked—or has ever dreamed of hiking—the Appalachian Trail will find this volume fascinating. Walking on the Wild Side captures a community for whom the trail is a sacred place, a place to which they have become attached, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

A Walk On The Wild Side

Author : Dave Ens
ISBN : 0921788568
Genre : Christian life
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Our Life With Che A Walk On The Wild Side

Author : Martha Drewes
ISBN : 9781644712924
Genre : Fiction
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Ché was not an ordinary cat; he was a Savannah cat, a super cat! On the day that he walked out of the woods and into our lives, we had no idea what a wild ride lay ahead of us. These are the adventures of a part African wild cat in the "jungle" of the Ozark Mountains. This book is a must read for true cat lovers.

Walking On The Wild Side

Author : Pat Dewil
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114498517
Genre : Safari guides
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A Walk On The Wild Side

Author : Harvey Tyson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110090060
Genre : Adventure stories, South African (English)
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Walk On The Wild Side

Author : Nicholas Christopher
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006007616
Genre : Poetry
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Gathers poetry by Diane Ackerman, Judith Baumel, Amy Clampitt, Tom Disch, Mark Doty, Alice Fulton, Debora Greger, Richard Howard, Karl Kirchwey, Susan Mitchell, Carol Muske, Ron Padgett, Jason Shinder, James Tate, David Trinidad, and Carolyne Wright

A Walk On The Wild Side

Author : Kathleen Korbel
ISBN : 0373074573
Genre : Fiction
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Sustaining New Orleans

Author : Barbara Eckstein
ISBN : 9781135403324
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reading Without Maps?

Author : Den Tandt Christophe (ed.)
ISBN : 9052012830
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Among the intellectual debates of the last forty years, the critique of cultural canons has attracted the highest share of public attention, stirring academic, educational, and media controversies on both sides of the Atlantic. Postmodernism, feminism, postcolonialism, and multiculturalism have refashioned the attitudes of educators and audiences towards cultural memory, opening up curricula to subjects and traditions previously excluded from the humanities. Predictably, these new critical practices have triggered heated responses from commentators fearing that culture and education might thereby be deprived of their capacity to provide audiences and learners with proper groundings and landmarks. The present volume gathers contributions that throw light on multiple aspects of this reconfiguration of cultural memory. It brings together essays focusing on the dynamics of canon formation in several fields - literature, drama, film, and music. Contributors examine how writers and communities find their bearings in a cultural landscape more complex than that previously envisaged by advocates of the Great Tradition. Specifically, the present essays throw light on the status of modernist writing, drama in English, or popular genres within the new canonical topography elaborated at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Queerness In Pop Music

Author : Stan Hawkins
ISBN : 9781317589723
Genre : Music
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This book investigates the phenomenon of queering in popular music and video, interpreting the music of numerous pop artists, styles, and idioms. The focus falls on artists, such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Boy George, Diana Ross, Rufus Wainwright, David Bowie, Azealia Banks, Zebra Katz, Freddie Mercury, the Pet Shop Boys, George Michael, and many others. Hawkins builds his concept of queerness upon existing theories of opacity and temporality, which involves a creative interdisciplinary approach to musical interpretation. He advocates a model of analysis that involves both temporal-specific listening and biographic-oriented viewing. Music analysis is woven into this, illuminating aspects of parody, nostalgia, camp, naivety, masquerade, irony, and mimesis in pop music. One of the principal aims is to uncover the subversive strategies of pop artists through a wide range of audiovisual texts that situate the debates on gender and sexuality within an aesthetic context that is highly stylized and ritualized. Queerness in Pop Music also addresses the playfulness of much pop music, offering insights into how discourses of resistance are mediated through pleasure. Given that pop artists, songwriters, producers, directors, choreographers, and engineers all contribute to the final composite of the pop recording, it is argued that the staging of any pop act is a collective project. The implications of this are addressed through structures of gender, ethnicity, nationality, class, and sexuality. Ultimately, Hawkins contends that queerness is a performative force that connotes futurity and utopian promise.

Understanding Nelson Algren

Author : Brooke Horvath
ISBN : 1570035741
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Brooke Horvath surveys the literary contributions of a writer known as the voice of America’s dispossessed. Horvath offers an introduction to the life and work of the Chicagoan who wrote about the underclass in the Windy City and beyond, bringing to the fore their humanity and aspirations. Examining Algren’s eleven major works, Horvath sets Algren’s evolution as a writer against the backdrop of the nation’s shifting social, political, and economic landscape.

Walking On The Wild Side

Author : Luigi Turinese
ISBN : 8874874359
Genre : Psychology
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Online Investing Hacks

Author : Bonnie Biafore
ISBN : 9780596006778
Genre : Business & Economics
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A guide to online investing covers such topics as screening investments, using Excel for financial analysis, analyzing company information, executing trades, mutual fund investments, managing a portfolio, and financial planning.

Songcite

Author : William D. Goodfellow
ISBN : 9781135681104
Genre : Music
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

I Am A Servant

Author : Kim Huffman
ISBN : 9781546256915
Genre : Self-Help
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The Gospel of Mark tells about many things that Jesus did. It is the action gospel that shows us what it means to be a servant. Mark shows us that Jesus came to show us how to serve. Being a servant is a choice we have to make. We live in a selfish world where it is not easy to think of others before you think of yourself. In these thirty-nine studies for small groups or individuals, you will find help to follow Jesuss example of serving others. Most of the verses in the Gospel of Mark are covered in these studies. The key to finding lasting JOY in life is found in putting Jesus first, Others next, and Yourself last. This book is not meant to be a commentary on the Gospel of Mark. Each study has questions at the end that can be used to review or start discussions. This book will help you understand the gospel better, and you will have a better understanding of what it means to be a servant.

Marswalk One

Author : Shayler David
ISBN : 9781846285967
Genre : Science
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MARSWALK ONE: First Steps on a New Planet addresses the question of why we should embark on a journey to Mars, documenting what the first human crew will do when they place their feet in the red dust of the planet. The book also addresses why we need to carry out these tasks and, more importantly, what a human crew could achieve that an automated mission could not. Understanding the clear benefits of sending a human crew to the surface of Mars, and how these benefits can be seen back on Earth, is the key to sustained long-term public and political support for the programme in terms of cash and commitment. The book accepts that the journey will be made, but does not specify precisely when. Flight time, and how to get to and from the planet are discussed briefly, to understand why the suggested duration spent at Mars is reasonable. The main objective of the work is to look at what science will be done on the surface – supported by orbital operations – and what hardware and technology will be employed to achieve the mission objectives. This analysis is drawn from previous experiences in manned and unmanned space programmes, including Apollo, Skylab, Salyut/Mir, Shuttle and ISS, Viking, Luna/Lunokhod, and recent Mars missions such as Pathfinder and Global Surveyor. In addition, new interviews with key personalities involved in planning Martian exploration, and discussions about current thoughts on what we need to accomplish on Mars when we get there, will provide a lively and thought provoking account that could generate fresh debate. When the decision is finally made to go to Mars, it will be made in the knowledge that most of the world knows why we are going and what benefits mankind will see for the effort. The authors’ primary objective is to begin this understanding.

Following In The Footsteps Of Ernest Hemingway

Author : Jay Ford Thurston
ISBN : 1886028737
Genre : Fishing stories
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Perpetual Motion

Author : Janice Pomer
ISBN : 0736033939
Genre : Performing Arts
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Now there's a resource that makes it easy to get both female and male students excited about dance, build essential skills, and improve educational outcomes - even for teachers who have never taught movement exercises before. Perpetual Motion: Creative Movement Exercises for Dance and Dramatic Arts introduces more than 100 movement experiences organized around six themes: rules, recipes, props, poetry and prose, objects and images, and integrated arts. Perpetual Motion will enable any teacher to successfully integrate movement exercises into general classroom, dramatic arts, language arts, and physical education classes. There is no better reference for overcoming students' fears about dance and helping them develop vital learning skills that will pay off in any educational setting.

Licensed To Guide

Author : Susie Cazenove
ISBN : 177009055X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Pleasures And Horrors Of Eating

Author : Marion Gymnich
ISBN : 9783862347759
Genre : Fiction
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Browsing through books and TV channels we find people pre-occupied with eating, cooking and competing with chefs. Eating and food in today’s media have become a form of entertainment and art. A survey of literary history and culture shows to what extent eating used to be closely related to all areas of human life, to religion, eroticism and even to death. In this volume, early modern ideas of feasting, banqueting and culinary pleasures are juxtaposed with post-18th- and 19th-century concepts in which the intake of food is increasingly subjected to moral, theological and economic reservations. In a wide range of essays, various images, rhetorics and poetics of plenty are not only contrasted with the horrors of gluttony, they are also seen in the context of modern phenomena such as the anorexic body or the gourmandizing bête humaine. It is this vexing binary approach to eating and food which this volume traces within a wide chronological framework and which is at the core not only of literature, art and film, but also of a flourishing popular culture.

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