Download E-books Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth PDF

By Greg Bishop

THE scary actual tale OF A GOVERNMENT-AUTHORIZED crusade OF DISINFORMATION THAT outlined AN period OF ALIEN PARANOIA AND DESTROYED ONE MAN'S lifestyles.
In 1978, Paul Bennewitz, an electric physicist dwelling in Albuquerque, New Mexico, engaged in a few competitive radio tracking of the close by Sandia Labs, then controlled by way of the dep. of safety. while he grew to become confident that the unusual lighting soaring over the labs and Kirtland Air strength Base signaled the forefront of an extraterrestrial alien invasion, he begun writing television stations, newspapers, senators -- or even President Reagan -- to alert them.
For the main half Bennewitz bought form-letter replies, yet Air strength investigators paid him a trip, as did invoice Moore, writer of the 1st e-book at the Roswell incident. sooner than lengthy Moore -- then a brand new strength in civilian alien ship study -- used to be tapped by means of a bunch of intelligence brokers and a deal was once struck: Moore was once to maintain tabs on Bennewitz whereas the Air strength ran a mental profile and disinformation crusade at the unsuspecting physicist. In go back, Air strength Intelligence may permit Moore in on labeled alien ship fabric.
this can be Bennewitz's harrowing story, advised through fringe-culture historian Greg Bishop. it's the troubling account of the customized corridor of smoke and mirrors that finally drove Bennewitz to a psychological establishment, in addition to the tale of the explosive propagation of disinformation that begun in 1979 and reverberates in the course of the unidentified flying object neighborhood and dad tradition to today.

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Download E-books Evolution and the Victorians: Science, Culture and Politics in Darwin's Britain PDF

By Jonathan Conlin

Charles Darwin's discovery of evolution by way of typical choice used to be the best clinical discovery of all time. The e-book of his 1859 booklet, On the foundation of Species, is generally taken because the element at which evolution erupted as an idea, noticeably changing how the Victorians observed themselves and others. This ebook tells a really various tale. Darwin's discovery used to be a part of an extended strategy of negotiation among mind's eye, religion and information which started lengthy prior to 1859 and which maintains to at the present time.

Evolution and the Victorians offers historians with a survey of the thinkers and debates implicated during this approach, from the past due 18th century to the 1st international conflict. It units the background of technological know-how in its social and cultural context. Incorporating text-boxes, illustrations and a word list of professional phrases, it presents scholars with the heritage narrative and middle options essential to have interaction with expert historians corresponding to Adrian Desmond, Bernard Lightman and James Secord. Conlin skilfully synthesises fabric from a variety of assets to teach the ways that the invention of evolution was once a collaborative firm pursued in all parts of Victorian society, together with many who don't first and foremost look "scientific".

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Download E-books Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose PDF

By Paris Hilton

Socialite, style icon, tv and film celebrity, recording artist and simply undeniable star: Twenty-two yr outdated Paris Hilton is the good granddaughter of lodge wealthy person Conrad Hilton and is envisioned to be worthy USD30 million. the realm first grew to become conscious of Paris Hilton via an arrogance reasonable profile in 2000. because then, she has graced the pages of numerous magazines, newspapers, and tabloids; modeled at the runways of best designers; seemed on tv exhibits as herself ('Saturday evening Live', MTV song Awards) and as fictional characters (the new Sky One exhibit 'Las Vegas'); had small components in videos like 'The Cat within the Hat', 'Win a Date with Tad Hamilton' and the approaching 'The Hillz'; has began paintings on an album; and starred in successful fact sequence, 'The easy existence' (shown the following on Channel 4). She has been romantically associated with present boyfriend Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Rick Solomon (of the infamous intercourse tape), and Deryck Whibley of Sum forty-one. 'I imagine the most important false impression approximately me is that i am this spoiled brat. yet i am not. i am the complete opposite.'

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Download E-books Media Spectacle PDF

By Douglas Kellner

During the mid-1990s, the O.J. Simpson homicide trial ruled the media within the usa and have been circulated through the international through international communications networks. The case grew to become a spectacle of race, gender, classification and violence, bringing in components of household melodrama, crime drama and felony drama. in response to this attention-grabbing new booklet, the Simpson case was once only one instance of what the writer calls 'media spectacle' - a sort of media tradition that places modern desires, nightmares, fantasies and values on exhibit. throughout the research of numerous such media spectacles - together with Elvis, The X Files, Michael Jordan, and the invoice Clinton intercourse scandals - Doug Kellner attracts out very important insights into media, journalism, the general public sphere and politics in an period of recent technologies.

In this glorious persist with as much as his most sensible promoting Media Culture, Kellner's interesting new quantity promises an informative learn for college students of sociology, tradition and media.

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Download E-books Structures on the Move: Technologies of Governance in Transcultural Encounter (Transcultural Research - Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context) PDF

This e-book enters new territory by way of relocating towards a brand new conceptual framework for comparative and interdisciplinary examine on transcultural nation formation. once again, statehood and governance are hugely mentioned subject matters, wherein sleek country development is usually thought of to be a really eu attribute, even though early glossy Europeans knew of, skilled and grappled with hugely built states in Asia. The articles accumulated during this ebook speak about how recommendations of governance have been a part of transcultural transfers among the 2 continents. the 1st half provides and discusses thoughts of statehood in an effort to supply a collection of conceptual instruments for studying the transcultural appropriation of governmental concepts. the second one half is anxious with case reviews that research the transcultural belief of governance, and the 3rd and ultimate half gathers views on political perform in transcultural encounters (e.g. army, management, and diplomacy)

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Download E-books Celebrity in the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) PDF

By Larry Z Leslie

This publication bargains a severe examine megastar and celebrities all through background, emphasizing the improvement of famous person as an idea, its relevance to members, and the function of the general public and celebrities in well known culture.

• info and files spotlight the intensity of the public's involvement with celebrities, together with attendance at superstar performances, on-line famous person connections, tables approximately salaries, and letters to celebrities

• offers a chronological view of the phenomenon of superstar within the usa, the growth of which parallels the improvement of media in America

• The bibliography presents info for extra interpreting and learn in addition to details on the subject of citations within the text

• A thesaurus defines phrases vital to a whole realizing of famous person, for instance, "Jung's collective unconscious"

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Download E-books Cinema: The Archaeology of Film and the Memory of A Century (Talking Images) PDF

By Jean-Luc Godard

Cinema is kind of easily a distinct e-book from probably the most influential film-makers within the background of cinema. the following, Jean-Luc Godard appears to be like again on a century of movie in addition to his personal paintings and profession. Born with the 20 th century, cinema grew to become not only the century's dominant artwork shape yet its top historian. Godard argues that - after Chaplin and Pol Pot, Monroe and Hitler, Stalin and Mae West, Mao and the Marx Brothers - movie and background are inextricably intertwined. Godard offers his concepts on movie conception, cinematic process, movie histories, in addition to the hot video revolution. He expounds on his valuable issues - how movie can "resurrect the past," the function of rhythm in movie, and the way cinema should be an "art that thinks." right here Godard comes closest to defining a lifetime's obsession with cinema and cinema's lifelong obsession with history.

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Download E-books Inventing Popular Culture: From Folklore to Globalization (Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos) PDF

By John Storey

Inventing pop culture is a full of life and obtainable historical past of the belief of pop culture by means of one of many major specialists within the box. Written from the severe viewpoint of cultural reports, the ebook lines the discovery and reinvention of the concept that of pop culture from the eighteenth-century "discovery" of folks tradition to modern money owed of the cultural effect of globalization. Inventing pop culture argues that the belief of pop culture is an invention of intellectuals. The ebook doesn't current an research of specific texts and actions that have been, or might be outlined as, pop culture: as an alternative it explores the altering highbrow methods of creating texts and actions as pop culture and the way those highbrow discourses articulate questions of tradition and tool. analyzing the connection among the idea that of pop culture and key matters in cultural analyses comparable to hegemony, postmodernism, identification, questions of worth, consumerism, and daily life, Inventing pop culture offers an enticing evaluation of 1 of the main debated innovations of contemporary occasions.

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Download E-books Present Continuous Past(s): Media Art. Strategies of Presentation, Mediation and Dissemination PDF

With a historical past of greater than 30 years, media paintings performs an more and more vital function within the foreign discourse on modern paintings. The reception of canonical video works and digital media installations is even though constrained to transitority and in the community outlined monitors in museum exhibitions or constrained to incomplete catalogue documentations. This quantity presents a special blend of theoretical reflections at the reproducibility, protection of authenticity and juridical implications of emulation innovations with functional techniques to archiving tools and advertisement facets of media paintings s accessibility. it really is an indispensible consultant to the professional s and con s for brand new varieties of de-centralized platforms of mediation and the turning out to be calls for for liberal ideas and simple entry to online-presentations of media paintings. Uncomparable to different present guides, the ebook bargains a realistic guide with checklists for correct web content and content material profiles of significant distribution businesses.

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