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Getting Loose

Author : Sam Binkley
ISBN : 9780822389514
Genre : Social Science
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From “getting loose” to “letting it all hang out,” the 1970s were filled with exhortations to free oneself from artificial restraints and to discover oneself in a more authentic and creative life. In the wake of the counterculture of the 1960s, anything that could be made to yield to a more impulsive vitality was reinvented in a looser way. Food became purer, clothing more revealing, sex more orgiastic, and home decor more rustic and authentic. Through a sociological analysis of the countercultural print culture of the 1970s, Sam Binkley investigates the dissemination of these self-loosening narratives and their widespread appeal to America’s middle class. He describes the rise of a genre of lifestyle publishing that emerged from a network of small offbeat presses, mostly located on the West Coast. Amateurish and rough in production quality, these popular books and magazines blended Eastern mysticism, Freudian psychology, environmental ecology, and romantic American pastoralism as they offered “expert” advice—about how to be more in touch with the natural world, how to release oneself into trusting relationships with others, and how to delve deeper into the body’s rhythms and natural sensuality. Binkley examines dozens of these publications, including the Whole Earth Catalog, Rainbook, the Catalog of Sexual Consciousness, Celery Wine, Domebook, and Getting Clear. Drawing on the thought of Pierre Bourdieu, Zygmunt Bauman, and others, Binkley explains how self-loosening narratives helped the middle class confront the modernity of the 1970s. As rapid social change and political upheaval eroded middle-class cultural authority, the looser life provided opportunities for self-reinvention through everyday lifestyle choice. He traces this ethos of self-realization through the “yuppie” 1980s to the 1990s and today, demonstrating that what originated as an emancipatory call to loosen up soon evolved into a culture of highly commercialized consumption and lifestyle branding.

Loose Tooth

Author : Lola M. Schaefer
ISBN : 9780060527785
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A young boy wakes up one morning to find that he has his very first loose tooth. But no matter how much he pushes, pulls, and wiggles it, it just won't come out! Lola Schaefer's energetic text and Sylvie Wickstrom's exuberant illustrations perfectly capture the excitement and anxiety of a child losing his first tooth in an appealing book about a childhood milestone o Beginning readers will recognize and respond to the familiar situation of a child with his very first loose tooth. o Energetic and engaging, Lola M. Schaefer's very simple story is perfect for the youngest beginning readers. o Expressive and lively illustrations will delight young children. Ages 3–5

Absolutely Lucy 2 Lucy On The Loose

Author : Ilene Cooper
ISBN : 9780307537966
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Bobby Quinn got a beagle puppy for his eighth birthday, his whole life changed. Lucy helped him forget his shyness and make new friends. But now Lucy's taken off after a fat orange cat, and no one in the neighborhood has seen her anywhere. What will Bobby do if his best friend is gone for good? In this sequel to Absolutely Lucy, Ilene Cooper continues the irresistible story of a boy and his beagle. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Loose Watercolor

Author : Jerry Mcclish
ISBN : 0971401012
Genre : Art
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Using a simple palette of only six colors (with two alternates), Jerry McClish introduces artists to a whole new way of painting in watercolor. He calls it "loose" watercolor. Through step-by-step examples, he shows readers how to create an original painting with splashes of loosely placed color washes and brush strokes. When finished, the end result is stunning.

Beyond The Lines Or A Yankee Prisoner Loose In Dixie With An Introduction By Rev A Clark

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ISBN : BL:A0017726801
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Stable Economy

Author : John Stewart
Genre :
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The Stable Book

Author : John Stewart
ISBN : NYPL:33433067369813
Genre : Horses
File Size : 42. 39 MB
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Cutting Loose A Civilized Guide For Getting Out Of The System

Author : Dorothy G. Kalins
ISBN : 0841502307
Genre : Social Science
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Fast And Loose

Author : Stuart Woods
ISBN : 9780399574214
Genre : Fiction
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In this explosive thriller from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington’s newest foe has a short fuse...and it’s just been lit. Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity, and who require a man of Stone’s skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own. The acquaintance is fortuitous indeed, for as it turns out, Stone and his new friends have an enemy in common. He’s the sort of man who prefers force to finesse, and who regards any professional defeat as a personal and intolerable insult. And when Stone’s sly cunning collides with his adversary’s hair-trigger-temper, the results are sure to be explosive...

Inspirational Explosion From Deep Within

Author : Leroy Hubbert
ISBN : 9781499049107
Genre : Religion
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