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It has long been accepted that the social and cultural meanings of the car far exceed the practical need for mobility. This book marks the first attempt to contribute to road safety, considering, in depth, these meanings and the cultures of driving that are shaped by them. In the Company of Cars examines the perspectives that young people have on cars, and explores the broader social and cultural meanings of the car, the potential it is supposed to fulfil, and the anticipated benefits it offers to young drivers. From focus-group research conducted in Australia, the book takes up the views of young people on a range of topics, from media to car use to gender performance. The author looks at the ways in which driving has been defined by articulations of the car that emphasize valued features of the car-driver, such as gender, youthfulness, status, age, power, raciness, sexiness, ruggedness and competitiveness. The book takes a global perspective on mobility, considering the impact of cars and road safety policy on quality of life, and the value and significance of other modes of travel, in a range of countries.
"Performance: A Critical Introduction" was the first textbook to provide an overview of the modern concept of performance and its development in various related fields. This comprehensively revised, illustrated edition discusses recent performance work and takes into consideration changes that have taken place in the study of performance since the book's original publication in 1996. Marvin Carlson guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity and the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted by ethnographers, anthropologists, linguists and cultural theorists. Topics covered include:
Magdalena Santos is a modern day young single mother struggling with her history of being physically and sexually abused. The traumatic experiences have posed a challenge for any man to get close to her heart. Devin is the one man who has been able to break through, and deal with her bipolar-like attitude, and managing to please her in countless ways. But the pressures of her undisclosed past soon haunts this couple. Desperate to trust and feel love once again, she seeks help from a therapist. Maggie will soon discover that Devin has a dirty little secret of his own that may make their passionate and steamy romance destined for doom.
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