Courtney I. P. Thomas, Joshua Oliver
Consumers rely on food labels for all kinds of economic, ethical, and lifesaving information. What are the ingredients in this product? Does it conform to kosher or halal standards? Is it organic or free of genetically modified ingredients? Has it been ethically produced and traded? However, as essential as this information is to consumers, many people find themselves overwhelmed, confused, or misinformed by food labeling practices. This edited volume examines nutritional, organic, GMO, fair trade, cage-free, and cultural food labeling practices. Each author’s perspective emphasizes the importance of food labeling policies that regulate this essential mechanism of communication in the food marketplace.
In "Prophetic Voice Now: Crafting Space for Visionary Thinking and Practice", Rich Murphy dives deeply into a robust analysis of the state of poetry, the arts by implication, and culture in the United States. Written over the course of twenty years, Rich Murphy explores and interrogates prevailing understandings of poetics, culture, and prophetic voice in poetry. Moreover, he calls for prophetic voices to propose a new narrative for stabilizing global culture and explores how poetry, as well as the arts and humanities generally, might craft a narrative that will lead us from the current brink and navigate the interrelated transitions of the Anthropocene, post-industrial Capitalism, and post-humanism. Through a careful and inventive analysis of current norms and assumptions about education, the individual, creativity, voice, and space, Murphy develops a compelling prescription for the vital and necessary expression of visionary thinking and practice.
Laurel Michele Walzak, Joseph Recupero
In this edited collection, "Sport Media Vectors: Digitization, Expanding Audiences, and the Globalization of Live Sport", leading scholars from five continents explore the socio-cultural and political aspects of sport media vectors. The direction of live sport will continue to evolve as the demand by audiences shifts. Our book covers a complementary range of topics: esports; livestreaming; traditional linear broadcasting; gender, sexual orientation and masculinities in sport media; global comparisons; media and technological implications of sport; and audience study.
Olly emerged in the artistic field in the 1950s. She amassed positive reviews about her production. However, in the artistic universe, claiming quality is not enough. It was necessary that her work dialogued with some of that universe’s significant proposals: they had to make sense. What was that sense? Recognized while producing, but forgotten after her death, it is to Olly’s trajectory the author seeks to assign meaning. Olly: Race, Class, and Gender in the Invention of Rustic Modernity is a tribute to the author’s grandparents and a critique of the attitude of much of the white Brazilian middle-class towards peripheric groups. Looking at the artist’s subjects, the author identifies in her web of relations the creation of the idea of a sensibility that was intended to be universal, but even though it was based on different peripheric groups, it was produced and consumed by a certain white middle-class audience.
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Richard A. Nissenbaum, Joseph E. B. Elliott
"In Exchange for Gold: The Legacy and Sustainability of Artisanal Gold Mining in Las Juntas de Abangares, Costa Rica" documents the linkage between human experience and ecology. Richard A. Nissenbaum and Joseph E. B. Elliott render a nuanced understanding of the complex issues involved in developing sustainable approaches to protecting the environment and how those approaches might also respect the communities and individuals inextricably tied to gold. Highlighting the personal, this case study honors a community, its rich culture, and history, while simultaneously examining the environmental and human cost of gold extraction.