Two provocative images. The Spear and Global Players´: Anna Poppen
Two provocative images. The Spear and Global Players:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Anna Poppen
The outspoken plus-sized model and body image activist presents a collection of provocative essays that chronicle her life in fashion and offer insight into how ideas around body image are and are not evolving in today´s culture. 150,000 first printing.
Teen runaway, supermodel, and actress Carre Otis found herself in the public eye from a very tender age. Millions of people gazed at provocative images of her in magazine and billboard ads from Guess and Calvin Klein as well as in features on the pages of Playboy and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. By the time she was twenty, they had also seen her on posters for the controversial film Wild Orchid, with Mickey Rourke. The troubled marriage to Rourke that followed soon thereafter was widely reported on in the media, as were Carre´s struggles with drugs and a particularly brutal eating disorder. But to see someone naked on the page or exposed on the screen and in tabloids doesn’t mean we know who that person really is. After a decade-long deeply reflective and spiritual journey to discover for herself who she is, Carre found the balance and serenity she sought and is now ready to share her side of the story with the world. She confronts her complex past fearlessly and with unrelenting candor to set the record straight. The result is a narrative of success, despair, and ultimate triumph over sexual exploitation and our cultural obsession with appearance - a narrative of beauty disrupted, reclaimed, and made more radiant through self-acceptance, inner peace, and the love of family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carre Otis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002592/bk_harp_002592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ex-boyfriend is punished for uploading revenge pictures! Femdom University, Book 4. The experienced team of Dommes are called in to assist a distraught woman. Justine has found provocative and intimate images of her suddenly going viral on the Internet and is keen on both taking down the offending images and punishing the perpetrator. The skilled female gang open their investigation and quickly find the trail leads back to Justine’s ex-boyfriend, Steve. Following the clear orders of Justine, the cruel and sadistic gang exact revenge on the despicable behavior of Steve ... as they introduce him to an afternoon of pegging, facesitting and ultimately teach the submissive male the meaning of humility and respect. Femdom University A gang of FemDomme University students join forces to form Fantasy Dominatrix, a Femdom website designed to fulfill the darkest of male fantasies. Offering services including fantasy kidnappings, facesitting, slave training, ballbusting, public humiliation, cfnm, anal training, pegging, and more. The sexy female gang of Dommes punish their willing client, testing their limits as they cruelly seduce and dominate every inch of their existence. Femdom University is a five part series, each part featuring a different adventure for both the willing male slaves and the sadistic Dommes. This 3,000 word short contains explicit scenes and should be enjoyed by adults only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Posey Clifford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114263/bk_acx0_114263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As children get older, they will want to know more. With the emergence of the Internet, this is easier than parents think. All it takes is a few keystrokes and they have come to the website of their choice. Even with that, children find ways to get the information they want. Being online exposes children to a new way of exploring things. Or they will access one of their favorite children´s television websites and look at old episodes of their favorite shows. If it doesn´t cost them much of anything, they will take advantage of what the Internet has available. Even though a child may land on a child-friendly website, some of them do have chat rooms. Who says they would not try to access one of them? If they get lonely, they can look for new friends online. These are people they have never met before. Down the road, they start to feel comfortable talking to them. Then once they get to know them, they seek out people who have their same interests. Little do some of these children know that they may be setting themselves up for trouble if they´re not careful. The person on the other end seems to be interested in having a ´´friendship´´ as well. This ´´friendship´´ gets so intense that the child starts pouring out their heart to them. They start to divulge their innermost thoughts and problems. They think that the person on the other end will be willing to help them. What the person is really doing is trying to get a hook to take advantage of them. The child is then lured with promises of attention, giving and loving by way of the Internet. Then, once they think the child feels comfortable with them, they start to introduce them to content of a sexual nature. Being that most children are curious by nature, they seek to find out more. So the person starts sending them sexually provocative images and talks to them in a sexually explicit manner. In essence they´re being brainwashed to renounce their normal life as a child. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061432/bk_acx0_061432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Popular culture is a central part of everyday life to many Americans. Personalities such as Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan are more recognizable to many people than are most elected officials. With Amusement for All is the first comprehensive history of two centuries of mass entertainment in the United States, covering everything from the penny press to Playboy, the NBA to NASCAR, big band to hip hop, and other topics including film, comics, television, sports, dance, and music. Paying careful attention to matters of race, gender, class, technology, economics, and politics, LeRoy Ashby emphasizes the complex ways in which popular culture simultaneously reflects and transforms American culture, revealing that the world of entertainment constantly evolves as it tries to meet the demands of a diverse audience. Trends in popular entertainment often reveal the tensions between competing ideologies, appetites, and values in American society. For example, in the late 19th century, Americans embraced ´´self-made men´´ such as John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie; the celebrities of the day were circus tycoons P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey, Wild West star ´´Buffalo Bill´´ Cody, professional baseball organizer Albert Spalding, and prizefighter John L. Sullivan. At the same time, however, several female performers challenged traditional notions of weak, frail Victorian women. Adah Isaacs Menken astonished crowds by wearing tights that made her appear nude while performing dangerous stunts on horseback, and the shows of the voluptuous burlesque group British Blondes often centered on provocative images of female sexual power and dominance. Ashby describes how history and politics frequently influence mainstream entertainment. When Native Americans, blacks, and other non-whites appeared in the 19th-century circuses and Wild West shows, it was often to perpetuate demeaning racial stereotypes - crowds jeered Sitting Bull at Cody... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007188/bk_acx0_007188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first monograph devoted to this great Italian artist. Franco Angeli was one of the leading figures in the Italian art of the postwar period. Often labeled superficially as ´´Pop,´´ he is revealed here, through new documents and studies, as an artist who took a surprising and unprecedented approach to his work. He made his debut in the fifties in a still little-known experimental Roman laboratory where the new generations encountered the masters of Italian art.This book reconstructs the stylistic and artistic reciprocities and the relations of Angeli with his friends and colleagues up until the sixties, a time when, with his attainment of an existential image that was at the same time deeply polemical and provocative, his work developed along versatile lines, in an original dialogue with the international context.
King Kong Theory is Despentes´ candid account of how she became notorious: reviled and admired in equal measure for her rape-revenge novel turned film, Baise-Moi , she is the poster girl for modern female rebellion. Powerful, provocative and personal, King Kong Theory describes the ways her ideas have been shaped by her experiences of rape, prostitution and working in the porn industry. Feminist theory sheds its fusty image and takes on a punk mentality as Despentes claims that sisterhood explodes our belief in feminine perfection and creates a space for all those who can´t or won´t obey the rules. Woolf and de Beauvoir are revived and updated by the loudest, most fiercely unapologetic misfit writing in France today.
Pankaj Mishra´s provocative account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image - shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2013 Viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, the Victorian period was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. As the British gunned down the last heirs to the Mughal Empire or burned down the Summer Palace in Beijing, it was clear that for Asia to recover a new way of thinking was needed. Pankaj Mishra re-tells the history of the past two centuries, showing how a remarkable, disparate group of thinkers, journalists, radicals and charismatics emerged from the ruins of empire to create an unstoppable Asian renaissance, one whose ideas lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to the Muslim Brotherhood, and have made our world what it is today. Reviews: ´Arrestingly original ... this penetrating and disquieting book should be on the reading list of anybody who wants to understand where we are today´ John Gray, Independent ´A riveting account that makes new and illuminating connections ... deeply entertaining and deeply humane´ Hisham Matar ´Fascinating ... a rich and genuinely thought-provoking book´ Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph ´Provocative, shaming and convincing´ Michael Binyon, The Times ´Lively ... engaging ... retains the power to shock´ Mark Mazower, Financial Times ´Subtle, erudite and entertaining´ Economist, New Delhi About the author: Pankaj Mishra is the author of Butter Chicken in Ludiana , The Romantics , An End to Suffering and Temptations of the West . He writes principally for the Guardian , The New York Times , London Review of Books and New York Review of Books . He lives in London, Shimla and New York.