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              J. G. Ballard
                

              J. G. Ballard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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              ISBN 9780252082955
              Released AU 15 Dec 2017
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music
               

              Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hayes, Eileen M.; Foreword by Tillery, Linda

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              Shows how studying the women's music festivals provides insights into the role of music and lesbian community formation. This book argues that the women's music festival is a significant institutional site for the emergence of black feminist consciousness in the contemporary peri...od.
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              ISBN 9780252076985
              Released AU 15 Aug 2010
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series African Amer Music in Global Perspective
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              A Hard Journey: The Life of Don West

              A Hard Journey: The Life of Don West (Paperback)

              By Lorence, James J.

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              Balances Don West's literary work with political and educational activities, placing West's poetry in the context of his fight for social justice and racial equality. This book explores West's early involvement in organizing miners and other workers for the Socialist and Communis...t Parties during the 1930s.
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              ISBN 9780252077333
              Released AU 15 Aug 2010
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
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              The Makers of the Sacred Harp

              The Makers of the Sacred Harp (Hardback)

              By Steel, David Warren; Hulan, Richard H.

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              A comprehensive guide to the texts and tunes of an American musical tradition

              ISBN 9780252035678
              Released AU 15 Oct 2010
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Music in American Life
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              The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism

              The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Llewellyn, Matthew P.; Gleaves, John

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              For decades, amateurism defined the ideals undergirding the Olympic movement. No more. Today's Games present athletes who enjoy open corporate sponsorship and unabashedly compete for lucrative commercial endorsements. Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves analyze how this astonis...hing transformation took place. Drawing on Olympic archives and a wealth of research across media, the authors examine how an elite--white, wealthy, often Anglo-Saxon--controlled and shaped an enormously powerful myth of amateurism. The myth assumed an air of naturalness that made it seem unassailable and, not incidentally, served those in power. Llewellyn and Gleaves trace professionalism's inroads into the Olympics from tragic figures like Jim Thorpe through the shamateur era of under-the-table cash and state-supported athletes. As they show, the increasing acceptability of professionals went hand-in-hand with the Games becoming a for-profit international spectacle. Yet the myth of amateurism's purity remained a potent force, influencing how people around the globe imagined and understood sport. Timely and vivid with details, The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism is the first book-length examination of the movement's foundational ideal.
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              ISBN 9780252081842
              Released AU 15 Sep 2016
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Sport and Society
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              The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

              The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Miklitsch, Robert

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              Critical wisdom has it that we said a long goodbye to film noir in the 1950s. Robert Miklitsch begs to differ. Pursuing leads down the back streets and alleyways of cultural history, The Red and the Black proposes that the received rise-and-fall narrative about the genre radicall...y undervalues the formal and thematic complexity of '50s noir and the dynamic segue it effected between the spectacular expressionism of '40s noir and early, modernist neo-noir. Mixing scholarship with a fan's devotion to the crooked roads of critique, Miklitsch autopsies marquee films like D.O.A., Niagara, and Kiss Me Deadly plus a number of lesser-known classics. Throughout, he addresses the social and technological factors that dealt deuce after deuce to the genre--its celebrated style threatened by new media and technologies such as TV and 3-D, color and widescreen, its born losers replaced like zombies by All-American heroes, the nation rocked by the red menace and nightmares of nuclear annihilation. But against all odds, the author argues, inventive filmmakers continued to make formally daring and socially compelling pictures that remain surprisingly, startlingly alive. Cutting-edge and entertaining, The Red and the Black reconsiders a lost period in the history of American movies.
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              ISBN 9780252082191
              Released AU 15 Dec 2016
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Alfred Bester

              Alfred Bester (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Jad

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              Alfred Bester's classic short stories and the canonical novel The Stars My Destination made him a science fiction legend. Fans and scholars praise him as a genre-bending pioneer and cyberpunk forefather. Writers like Neil Gaiman and William Gibson celebrate his prophetic vision a...nd stylistic innovations. Jad Smith traces the career of the unlikeliest of SF icons. Winner of the first Hugo Award for The Demolished Man , Bester also worked in comics, radio, and TV, and his intermittent SF writing led some critics to brand him a dabbler. In the 1960s, however, New Wave writers championed his work, and his reputation grew. Smith follows Bester's journey from consummate outsider to an artist venerated for foundational works that influenced the New Wave and cyberpunk revolutions. He also explores the little-known roots of a wayward journey fueled by curiosity, disappointment with the SF mainstream, and an artist's determination to go his own way.
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              ISBN 9780252082139
              Released AU 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

              Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mustakeem, Sowande M.

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              Most times left solely within the confine of plantation narratives, slavery was far from a land-based phenomenon. This book reveals for the first time how it took critical shape at sea. Expanding the gaze even more widely, the book centers on how the oceanic transport of human ca...rgoes--known as the infamous Middle Passage--comprised a violently regulated process foundational to the institution of bondage. Sowande' Mustakeem's groundbreaking study goes inside the Atlantic slave trade to explore the social conditions and human costs embedded in the world of maritime slavery. Mining ship logs, records and personal documents, Mustakeem teases out the social histories produced between those on traveling ships: slaves, captains, sailors, and surgeons. As she shows, crewmen manufactured captives through enforced dependency, relentless cycles of physical, psychological terror, and pain that led to the making--and unmaking--of enslaved Africans held and transported onboard slave ships. Mustakeem relates how this process, and related power struggles, played out not just for adult men, but also for women, children, teens, infants, nursing mothers, the elderly, diseased, ailing, and dying. As she does so, she offers provocative new insights into how gender, health, age, illness, and medical treatment intersected with trauma and violence transformed human beings into the most commercially sought commodity for over four centuries.
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              ISBN 9780252082023
              Released AU 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series New Black Studies Series
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              Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession

              Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession (Paperback)

              By Albala, Ken

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              Every day, noodle shops around the globe ladle out quick meals that fuel our go-go lives. But Ken Albala has a mission: to get YOU in the kitchen making noodle soup. This primer offers the recipes and techniques for mastering quick-slurper staples and luxurious from-scratch feast...s. Albala made a different noodle soup every day for two years. His obsession yielded all you need to know about making stock bases, using dried or fresh noodles, and choosing from a huge variety of garnishes, flavorings, and accompaniments. He lays out innovative techniques for mixing and matching bases and noodles with grains, vegetables, and other ingredients drawn from an international array of cuisines. In addition to recipes both cutting edge and classic, Alabala describes new soup discoveries he created along the way. There's advice on utensils, cooking tools, and the oft-overlooked necessity of matching a soup to the proper bowl. Finally, he sprinkles in charming historical details that cover everything from ancient Chinese millet noodles to that off-brand Malaysian ramen at the back of the ethnic grocery store. Filled with more than eighty color photos and one hundred recipes, A World of Noodle Soup is an indispensable guide for cooking, eating, and loving a universal favorite.
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              ISBN 9780252083181
              Released AU 15 Mar 2018
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
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              Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School

              Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by McKee, Kimberly D.; Delgado, Denise A.

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              Women of color from diverse backgrounds give frank, unapologetic accounts of their battles to navigate grad school and fulfill their ambitions. Their stories of hard-won successes are sprinkled with advice on self-care, building supportive communities, finding like-minded mentors..., and resisting unsupportive faculty and colleagues.
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              ISBN 9780252085055
              Released AU 11 May 2020
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
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