Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

Author: Joseph Maddrey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482740

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

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What's weighing on Americans? Look to horror movies for your answer--they're one of the best measures of the American consciousness. From an early fascination with the Gothic, to the mutant horrors of the Atomic Age and alien enemies of the Cold War, to the inner demons of the psyche and the American Dream turned nightmare, the history of American horror films is a reflection of changing American cultural attitudes and values--and the fears that accompany them. This survey of the pivotal horror films produced in America examines the history of the genre as a reflection of cultural changes in the United States. It begins with an exploration of the origins of the genre, and follows its development until the present, using various films to document the evolution of Hollywood horror flicks and illustrate their cultural significance. The second part focuses on eight pivotal directors whose personal visions helped shape the genre--from early pioneers like Tod Browning and Alfred Hitchcock, to modern masters like John Carpenter and Wes Craven. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Body Snatchers

The Body Snatchers

Author: Jack Finney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575089167

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Originally published in 1955 Jack Finney's sinister SF tale has outgrown the initial debate about whether it satirized Communism or the conformity of US society at the time, to become a classic of paranoia; an examination of our fear of 'the other'. Most people know the story from seeing THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, the classic 1978 remake (one of the few Hollwood remakes said to better than the original, made in 1956) starring Donald Sutherland. Here's your chance to read the original source; a story that has resonated with readers and viewers for more than 50 years.

Ruminations, Peregrinations, and Regenerations

Ruminations, Peregrinations, and Regenerations

Author: Christopher J. Hansen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443821032

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 399

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Peregrinations, Ruminations, and Regenerations: A Critical Approach to Doctor Who examines the famous BBC science fiction show as a cultural artifact in dialogue with other science fiction, with politics and religion, and with the culture at large, both in terms of how it reflects and comments upon that culture and in terms of the audience and the peculiarities of its response. This book enables researchers in film and media to make historical, industrial, aesthetic, and ideological connections between and among Doctor Who and other shows and historical events since its inception in 1963. This volume is a new entry in a relatively new area. As the young fans of Doctor Who have matured, and as many have become scholars, they are returning to the show to consider it from a scholarly perspective. It is also of use in the media studies classroom to address directly the issues presented by the longest running science fiction show in the history of the medium. Peregrinations, Ruminations, and Regenerations considers not only cultural ramifications and connections, but audience studies as well.

Screening Space

Screening Space

Author: Vivian Carol Sobchack

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081352492X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

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Screening Space deserves the attention of everyone in our field. It is an important book, a groundbreaking book, an indispensable book for critics of SF film, SF, or contemporary mass culture. Read it and you will never view SF film in quite the same way again.Science Fiction Studies A brilliant book, the best book yet on the American SF film.-Fantasy Review A closely reasoned, finely observed, entirely admirable piece of work. The best examination so far of the visual and aural iconography of SF film, and likely to remain the best for a long time.Journal of Film & TV Sobchack builds up her arguments meticulously. . . . she continually prods the reader to review his or her assumptions.ÓÑFilm Quarterly Her writing style is clear, witty, and concise as she shapes new definitions of the SF film. . . and ultimately rescues it from the benign neglect of film theorists and from the camp admiration of Trekkies and Trolls.ÓÑFilm Bulletin The first serious work to study the surprisingly close connection between science fiction films and social preconceptions.ÓÑLos Angeles Times Book Review This history of American SF movies, which includes lots of stills, covers virtually all the classic films and discusses their import intelligently. . . . All in all, a valuable and fascinating book for film buff and SF fan alike.

Imagining the End: The Apocalypse in American Popular Culture

Imagining the End: The Apocalypse in American Popular Culture

Author: Jim Holte

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440861024

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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Imagining the End provides students and general readers with contextualized examples of how the apocalypse has been imagined across all mediums of American popular culture. Detailed entries analyze the development, influence, and enjoyment of end-times narratives. Provides readers with comprehensive and contextual essays on major apocalyptic themes and subjects Examines the source of most Western apocalyptic thought, The Book of Revelation and other Biblical apocalypses, in detail Includes descriptions, analysis, and context for apocalyptic films, novels, television programs, and video games Features a reader-friendly A–Z organization, with accessibly written entries

American Science Fiction Film and Television

American Science Fiction Film and Television

Author: Lincoln Geraghty

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781845207960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 164

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American Science Fiction Film and Television presents a critical history of late 20th Century SF together with an analysis of the cultural and thematic concerns of this popular genre. Science fiction film and television were initially inspired by the classic literature of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. The potential and fears born with the Atomic age fuelled the popularity of the genre, upping the stakes for both technology and apocalypse. From the Cold War through to America's current War on Terror, science fiction has proved a subtle vehicle for the hopes, fears and preoccupations of a nation at war.The definitive introduction to American science fiction, this book is also the first study to analyze SF across both film and TV. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with critical case studies of key films and television series, including The Day the Earth Stood Still, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The X-Files, and Battlestar Galactica.

Radical Botany

Radical Botany

Author: Natania Meeker

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823286645

Category: Science

Page: 261

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“Succeeds beautifully in discovering and entwining an entire tradition of speculative botany that will reshape plant studies and posthumanist theory.” —Stacy Alaimo, author of Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times Science Fiction & Technoculture Studies Book Prize Winner Radical Botany excavates a tradition in which plants participate in the effort to imagine new worlds and envision new futures. Modernity, the book claims, is defined by the idea of all life as vegetal. Meeker and Szabari argue that the recognition of plants’ liveliness and animation, as a result of scientific discoveries from the seventeenth century to today, has mobilized speculative creation in fiction, cinema, and art. Plants complement and challenge notions of human life. Radical Botany traces the implications of the speculative mobilization of plants for feminism, queer studies, and posthumanist thought. If, as Michael Foucault has argued, the notion of the human was born at a particular historical moment and is now nearing its end, Radical Botany reveals that this origin and endpoint are deeply informed by vegetality as a form of pre- and posthuman subjectivity. The trajectory of speculative fiction which this book traces offers insights into the human relationship to animate matter and the technological mediations through which we enter into contact with the material world. Plants profoundly shape human experience, from early modern absolutist societies to late capitalism’s manipulations of life and the onset of climate change and attendant mass extinction. A major intervention in critical plant studies, Radical Botany reveals the centuries-long history by which science and the arts have combined to posit plants as the model for all animate life and thereby envision a different future for the cosmos.

Living with Zombies

Living with Zombies

Author: Chase Pielak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476665849

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Depictions of the zombie apocalypse continue to reshape our concept of the walking dead (and of ourselves). The undead mirror cultural fears--governmental control, lawlessness, even interpersonal relationships--exposing our weaknesses and demanding a response (or safeguard), even as we imagine ever more horrifying versions of post-apocalyptic life. This critical study traces a shift in narrative focus in portrayals of the zombie apocalypse, as the living move from surviving hypothetical destruction toward reintegration and learning to live with the undead.

Quick & Easy Medical Terminology - E-Book

Quick & Easy Medical Terminology - E-Book

Author: Peggy C. Leonard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323277112

Category: Medical

Page: 447

View: 476

Make learning medical terminology faster and more fun with Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 7th Edition! Presenting terms in the context of body systems, this book helps you begin reading, writing, and speaking medical terms in the shortest time possible. Small chunks of information are always followed immediately by exercises, so you will be learning every minute! This edition adds new illustrations and a new Special Senses chapter, and an Evolve companion website includes word games, activities, and audio pronunciations to make it easier to understand and remember terminology. Written in a clear, conversational style by Peggy C. Leonard, this resource gives you the tools to communicate effectively in the health care environment. The programmed learning approach presents content in small blocks called 'frames' that allow you to get immediate feedback on your progress. A flexible, body systems organization lets you go through the material in any order after completing the orientation chapters, making it easy to coordinate your study with other courses such as anatomy and physiology. A review of anatomy and physiology at the beginning of each body systems chapter provides a context for understanding tmedical terminology. Medical reports with review exercises are included in the book and on the Evolve companion website, allowing you to practice using terms in real-life situations. Quick Tips in the margins add essential information and interesting, fun facts. NEW! Special Senses chapter provides dedicated coverage of the eye and ear. NEW! Expanded mental health coverage includes the mental health terms you are most likely to encounter in clinical practice. NEW! Terms and definitions keep you up to date with advances in healthcare. NEW! Photos and drawings illustrate difficult terms and procedures, including the increased use of endoscopy in many specialties.

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants - E-Book

Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants - E-Book

Author: Kathy Bonewit-West

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455776610

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 535

Learn the procedures and skills you need to succeed as a medical assistant! Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, 9th Edition provides clear, step-by-step instructions for common office procedures such as taking vital signs, collecting and processing lab specimens, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting with office surgeries. Written by expert educator Kathy Bonewit-West, this full-color edition covers the latest competencies and topics in today's medical assisting practice including emergency preparedness and the updated fecal occult blood testing procedure. The Evolve companion website includes videos of 84 procedures described in the book, preparing you to become a competent clinical medical assistant. Over 120 procedures are presented in a clear, illustrated, step-by-step format, with online videos showing 84 of the procedures in action. Chapter outlines and learning objectives prepare you for the skills and concepts you will be learning. What Would You Do? What Would You Not Do? case studies challenge you to apply your knowledge to realistic medical office situations — with a practitioner's response at the end of chapters. Putting It All Into Practice and Memories from Practicum boxes feature real medical assistants sharing personal, on-the-job experiences. Key Terms and Terminology Review help you master medical assisting terminology. Charting examples help you understand the process for charting your own procedures. Patient Teaching boxes prepare you for effective communication, with detailed instructions on how to answer questions and how to explain medical concepts and procedures. Student resources on the Evolve companion website offer a fun way to practice your medical assisting knowledge with animations, games such as Quiz Show and Road to Recovery, drag-and-drop exercises, Apply Your Knowledge exercises, matching exercises, and other interactive activities (blood pressure readings, determining height and weight, drawing up medication), as well as all video procedures and practicum activities. UPDATED fecal occult blood testing procedure includes new video demonstrating this procedure. UPDATED examples of medical assistants using an EHR are demonstrated in the video procedures, showing the use of electronic charting. Updated venipuncture photos show how to perform venipuncture. UPDATED content also includes topics such as the medical record, including HIPAA, electronic medical records, and advanced directives; emergency preparedness; the use of computer technology; medical asepsis; AIDS & hepatitis; latex glove allergies & non-latex gloves; vital signs including temporal artery thermometer, pulse oximetry, and the significance of pulse pressure; pediatrics including immunization information and IM injection theory; the colonoscopy; IV therapy; and the latest CLIA waived tests. All 84 procedure videos are now available on the Evolve companion website for convenient viewing

International Crimes: Law and Practice

International Crimes: Law and Practice

Author: Guénaël Mettraux

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198860099

Category: Law

Page: 961

View: 261

Judge Mettraux's four-volume compendium, International Crimes: Law and Practice, will provide the most detailed and authoritative account to-date of the law of international crimes. It is a scholarly tour de force providing a unique blend of academic rigour and an insight into the practice of international criminal law. The compendium is un-rivalled in its breadth and depth, covering almost a century of legal practice, dozens of jurisdictions (national and international), thousands of decisions and judgments and hundreds of cases. This second volume discusses in detail crimes against humanity.