Seems you have not registered as a member of br2.biz!

You may have to register before you can download all our books and magazines, click the sign up button below to create a free account.

Sign up

Dot-Com Design
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Dot-Com Design

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2018-07-24
  • -
  • Publisher: NYU Press

From dial-up to wi-fi, an engaging cultural history of the commercial web industry In the 1990s, the World Wide Web helped transform the Internet from the domain of computer scientists to a playground for mass audiences. As URLs leapt off computer screens and onto cereal boxes, billboards, and film trailers, the web changed the way many Americans experienced media, socialized, and interacted with brands. Businesses rushed online to set up corporate “home pages” and as a result, a new cultural industry was born: web design. For today’s internet users who are more familiar sharing social media posts than collecting hotlists of cool sites, the early web may seem primitive, clunky, and gra...

The Procrastination Economy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Procrastination Economy

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2018-02-06
  • -
  • Publisher: NYU Press

Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The procrastination economy and the mobile day part -- The workplace: snacks and flows -- The commute: ?smart cars? and tweets from trains -- The waiting room: casual games in stressful places -- The "connected" living room : the idiot box gets a diploma -- Conclusion: the procrastination economy in the era of ubiquitous computing and the internet of things -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author

Biocitizenship
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 340

Biocitizenship

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2018-08-21
  • -
  • Publisher: NYU Press

"Biocitizenship: The Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power is a critical study of the relationship between the concept of citizenship and the body"--

Global Bollywood
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 314

Global Bollywood

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2008-08-01
  • -
  • Publisher: NYU Press

Table of contents: The Bollywoodization of the Indian cinema: cultural nationalism in a global arena / Ashish Rajadhyaksha -- Surviving Bollywood / M. Madhava Prasad -- Mumbai versus Bollywood: the Hindi film industry and the politics of cultural heritage in contemporary India / Tejaswini Ganti -- Hollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood: redefining the global in Indian cinema / Shanti Kumar -- The globalization of Bollywood-the hype and hope / Daya Kishan Thussu -- Our violence, their violence: exploring the emotional and relational matrix of terrorist cinema / Vamsee Juluri -- Exoticized, marginalized, demonized: the Muslim other in Indian cinema / Kalyani Chadha and Anandam P. Kavoori -- The mirro...

The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 362

The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race

This book by Carl C. Anthony offers a new story about race and place intended to bridge long-standing racial divides. The long-ignored history of African-American contributions to American infrastructure and the modern economic system is placed in the larger context of the birth of the universe and the evolution of humanity in Africa. The author interweaves personal experiences as an architect/planner, environmentalist, and black American with urban history, racial justice, cosmology, and the challenge of healing the environmental and social damage that threatens the future of humankind. Thoughtful writing about race, urban planning, and environmental and social equity is sparked by stories ...

Death Makes the News
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Death Makes the News

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2017-11-21
  • -
  • Publisher: NYU Press

A behind-the-scenes account of how death is presented in the media Death is considered one of the most newsworthy events, but words do not tell the whole story. Pictures are also at the epicenter of journalism, and when photographers and editors illustrate fatalities, it often raises questions about how they distinguish between a “fit” and “unfit” image of death. Death Makes the News is the story of this controversial news practice: picturing the dead. Jessica Fishman uncovers the surprising editorial and political forces that structure how the news and media cover death. The patterns are striking, overturning long-held assumptions about which deaths are newsworthy and raising fundam...

Algorithms of Oppression
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Algorithms of Oppression

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2018-02-20
  • -
  • Publisher: NYU Press

A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for “black girls”—what will you find? “Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in “white girls,” the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about “why black women are so sassy” or “why black women are so angry” presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ide...

Asphalt to Ecosystems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Asphalt to Ecosystems

Case Studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environment that support hand-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization Asphalt to Ecosystems is a compelling color guidebook for designing and building natural schoolyard environments that enhance childhood learning and play experiences while providing connection with the natural world. With this book, Danks broadens our notion of what a well-designed schoolyard should be, taking readers on a journey from traditional, ordinary grassy fields and asphalt, to explore the vibrant and growing movement to "green" school ground...

The Defiant
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Defiant

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2018-05-08
  • -
  • Publisher: NYU Press

"The history of the United States is a history of oppression and inequality, as well as raucous opposition to the status quo. It is a history of slavery and child labor, but also the protest movements that helped end those institutions ... In this ... book, Dawson Barrett calls our attention to the post-1960s period, in which [he posits that] US economic, cultural, and political elites turned the tide against the protest movement gains of the previous forty years and reshaped the ability of activists to influence the political process"--Amazon.com.

Eight Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Eight Stories

  • Type: Book
  • -
  • Published: 2018-05-29
  • -
  • Publisher: NYU Press

Seven of the eight short stories in this collection were originally published in Collier's magazine. The eighth story, Dreamt Last Night, was published in Redbook magazine.