Transcending Capitalism explains why many influential mid-century American social theorists came to believe it was no longer meaningful to describe modern Western society as ´´capitalist´´, but instead preferred alternatives such as ´´postcapitalist´´ society, ´´postindustrial´´ society, or the ´´technological´´ society. Howard Brick locates this postcapitalist vision within a long history of social theory and ideology. He challenges the common view that American thought and culture utterly succumbed in the 1940s to a conservative cold war consensus that put aside the reform ideology and social theory of the early twentieth century. Rather, expectations of the shift to a new social economy persisted and cannot be disregarded as one of the elements contributing to the revival of dissenting thought and practice in the 1960s. Rooted in a politics of social liberalism, this vision held influence for roughly a half century, from its interwar origins until the right turn in American political culture during the 1970s and 1980s. In offering a historically based understanding of American postcapitalist thought, Brick also presents some current possibilities for reinvigorating critical social thought that explores transitional developments beyond capitalism. The book is published by Cornell University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randal Schaffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089695/bk_acx0_089695_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a falling out with a friend flips interior decorator Madison Night´s world inside out, she´s determined to revamp her life. Jane Strong, fellow mid-century modern enthusiast, encouraged Madison´s entry in an upcoming design competition, but their rift makes collaboration no longer an option. When Jane is found dead, Madison tops the suspect list. And when anonymous computer hackings interfere with both the investigation and the competition, Jane´s murder no longer seems random. With a mess of a love life, an angry client, and a looming deadline on her contest entry, Madison turns to an unlikely ally to decode a motive before a crash becomes imminent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Berneis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003939/bk_drms_003939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The swooning Victorian ladies and the 1950s housewives genuinely needed to be liberated. That much is indisputable. So, First-Wave feminists held rallies for women´s suffrage. Second-Wave feminists marched for prohibition, jobs, and abortion. Today, Third-Wave feminists stand firmly for nobody´s quite sure what. But modern women - who use psychotherapeutic antidepressants at a rate never before seen in history - need liberating now more than ever. The truth is, feminists don´t know what liberation is. They have led us into a very boring dead end.Eve in Exile sets aside all stereotypes of mid-century housewives, of China-doll femininity, of Victorians fainting, of women not allowed to think for themselves or talk to the men about anything interesting or important. It dismisses the pencil-skirted and stiletto-heeled executives of TV, the outspoken feminists freed from all that hinders them, the brave career women in charge of their own destinies. Once those fictionalized stereotypes are out of the way - whether they´re things that make you gag or things you think look pretty fun - Christians can focus on real women. What did God make real women for? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebekah Merkle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152688/bk_acx0_152688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spanning the eras from the Titanic (1910s) to mid-century glamour (1950s), Vintage Weddings 101 takes a look at wedding trends and traditions from times gone by, offering lots of information to help you decide on your era and implement elements from that time period into your event. Full of helpful tips about how to choose an era, how to do your research, finding venues, picking vintage rings, authenticity, hair, makeup, music playlists - even how to build relationships and work professionally with your vendors - this is an invaluable resource for putting on a big or small, classy, sophisticated affair. Combining old-fashioned advice with practical knowledge and guidelines for navigating the wedding planning process in a modern world, Vintage Weddings will help you focus on what’s important and what’s not, so you can be well-rested, prepared, and relaxed on your wedding day. Dotted with real-life situations the author and her staff have encountered in her 10 years of attending and planning other peoples’ weddings and experiencing the horror of her own big day being ruined, this book is intended to not only help you put on the glamourous wedding of your dreams but to avoid pitfalls and possible problems along the way and afterwards. Plan your wedding timeline from 18 months down to the day of the event with confidence, manage expectations, and navigate the rocky situations with your vendors, the bridal party, family, friends, and even children like a pro. We wish you the very best as you plan your wedding!About the expert: Celia Morrissey is a historian, vintage enthusiast, and designer. She has worked for over 10 years as a professional photographer and event designer. When it comes to weddings, she has been in the trenches on the wedding day with her clients through both extraordinary, heartwarming and also the unthinkable events. Celia has crafted this book because she wishes somebody had given her this kind of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139355/bk_acx0_139355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.