The Shawshank Experience Tracking the History of the World’s Favorite Movie

History / Military

The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World’s Favorite Movie by Maura Grady
Modern India 1885 – 1947 by Sumit Sarkar
Textile Trades, Consumer Cultures, and the Material Worlds of the Indian Ocean: An Ocean of Cloth (Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies) by Pedro Machado
Handbook of British Romanticism
Love in the Time of Ethnography: Essays on Connection as a Focus and Basis for Research

The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World’s Favorite Movie by Maura Grady

English | 12 Nov. 2016 | ISBN: 1137532130 | 248 Pages | PDF | 3.06 MB

This book features an in-depth analysis of the world’s most popular movie, The Shawshank Redemption, delving into issues such as: the significance of race in the film, its cinematic debt to earlier genres, the gothic influences at work in the movie, and the representation of Andy’s poster art as cross-gendered signifiers. In addition to exploring the film and novella from which it was adapted, this book also traces the history of the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, which served as the film’s central location, and its relationship to the movie’s fictional Shawshank Prison. The last chapter examines why this film has remained both a popular and critical success, inspiring diverse fan bases on the Internet and the evolution of the Shawshank Trail, fourteen of the film’s actual site locations that have become a major tourist attraction in central Ohio.

Modern India 1885 – 1947 by Sumit Sarkar

English | 1 Jun. 2014 | ISBN: 9332535744 | 424 Pages | PDF | 2.44 MB

‚…it is well written, balanced and comprehensive. It splendidly incorporates the new work of the last twenty years as no one else has and it will be the starting point for everyone doing any work, from sixth forms upwards, on modern India.‘ D.A.Low

Textile Trades, Consumer Cultures, and the Material Worlds of the Indian Ocean: An Ocean of Cloth (Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies) by Pedro Machado

English | 4 Mar. 2018 | ISBN: 331958264X | 426 Pages | PDF | 10.29 MB

This collection examines cloth as a material and consumer object from early periods to the twenty-first century, across multiple oceanic sites―from Zanzibar, Muscat and Kampala to Ajanta, Srivijaya and Osaka. It moves beyond usual focuses on a single fibre (such as cotton) or place (such as India) to provide a fresh, expansive perspective of the ocean as an “interaction-based arena,” with an internal dynamism and historical coherence forged by material exchange and human relationships. Contributors map shifting social, cultural and commercial circuits to chart the many histories of cloth across the region. They also trace these histories up to the present with discussions of contemporary trade in Dubai, Zanzibar, and Eritrea. Richly illustrated, this collection brings together new and diverse strands in the long story of textiles in the Indian Ocean, past and present.

Handbook of British Romanticism

De Gruyter | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 3110376369 | 600 pages | PDF | 4.02 mb

by Ralf Haekel (Editor)
The Handbook of British Romanticism is a state of the art investigation of Romantic literature and theory, a field that probably changed more quickly and more fundamentally than any other traditional era in literary studies. Since the early 1980s, Romantic studies has widened its scope significantly: The canon has been expanded, hitherto ignored genres have been investigated and new topics of research explored. After these profound changes, intensified by the general crisis of literary theory since the turn of the millennium, traditional concepts such as subjectivity, imagination and the creative genius have lost their status as paradigms defining Romanticism. The handbook will feature discussions of key concepts such as history, class, gender, science and the use of media as well as a thorough account of the most central literary genres around the turn of the 19th century. The focus of the book, however, will lie on a discussion of key literary texts in the light of the most recent theoretical developments. Thus, the Handbook of British Romanticism will provide students with an introduction to Romantic literature in general and literary scholars with a discussion of innovative and groundbreaking theoretical developments.
About the Author
Ralf Haekel, University of Götttingen, Germany.

Love in the Time of Ethnography: Essays on Connection as a Focus and Basis for Research

Lexington Books | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1498543170 | 246 pages | PDF | 2.36 mb

by Lucinda Carspecken (Editor, Contributor)
Love in the Time of Ethnography explores love – variously defined – as an important facet of human life and a worthy focus of study. The authors look at love in association with an Alevi and Sunni couple in Turkey, organizers of Mexican American and immigrant youth movements, Christian missionaries in China, an elderly man with dementia, two women “coming home” to queer identity, a White researcher working with Black women in the US, the common ground between Dōgen’s Zen teachings and Habermas’s critical theory, an Albanian Sufi community in Michigan and interactions between humans and the natural world. It also includes theoretical writing on the place of love in social analysis, whether this involves relationships between researchers and participants or the nature of human connection itself. The authors argue that social research is an affective process as well as a cognitive one, and that fellow feeling is an essential component of making sense of the world.
Along with more traditional scholarly forms, the contributors to this book use auto-ethnography, life stories, archival research and poetry, noting that style itself conveys information and emotion. Writing is always to some extent partisan. While anthropologists and other social researchers have explored this idea over the last few decades, they have more often explored it with an eye to critique than to the ideals underlying that critique. This is a collection of essays about what ethnographers are aiming for as well as the problems they address, and the authors discuss ethical principles like agape, hizmet and cariño as rationales for ethnography and rationales for social change
Review
Lucinda Carspecken has brilliantly gathered a collection of ethnographers who take readers on an intimate scholarly journey in Love in the Time of Ethnography. She extends to us a different approach to ethnography that is not found elsewhere. This unique approach to social research centers on love—where love is simultaneously epistemological, ontological, axiological and topical as it is woven through every aspect of the scholarship. It hinges upon—and is the hinge that—makes the scholarly work (of the world) move. (Penny Pasque, North Carolina State University)
About the Author
Lucinda Carspecken is lecturer in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University.