Stir It Up

Home Economics in American Culture

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Author: Megan J. Elias

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812221214

Category: History

Page: 240

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Stir It Up explores the changing aims of home economics while putting the phenomena of Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, Ty Pennington, and the "Mommy Wars" into historical context.

Stir It Up

Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy

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Author: Rinku Sen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787971403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Stir It Up--written by renowned activist and trainer RinkuSen--identifies the key priorities and strategies that can helpadvance the mission of any social change group. This groundbreakingbook addresses the unique challenges and opportunities the newglobal economy poses for activist groups and provides concreteguidance for community organizations of all orientations. Sponsored by the Ms. Foundation, Stir It Up draws onlessons learned from Sen's groundbreaking work with women's groupsorganizing for economic justice. Throughout the book, Sen walksreaders through the steps of building and mobilizing a constituencyand implementing key strategies that can effect social change. Thebook is filled with illustrative case studies that highlight bestorganizing practices in action and each chapter contains tools thatcan help groups tailor Sen's model for their own organizationalneeds. Stir It Up will show your organization how to: Design and conduct actions that further campaign goals Develop effective leaders Build strong alliances and networks Generate and use solid research Design an effective media strategy Put in place a plan for internal political education andconsciousness-raising With the information, tools, and suggestions outlined in thisbook your organization can use your "good idea" to change theworld.

Stir It Up

Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz

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Author: Gene Santoro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356854

Category: Music

Page: 208

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It's a clich? that the world is shrinking. As Gene Santoro sees it in his second collection of essays, music is one arena where that clich? takes on a real, but paradoxical, life: while music crisscrosses the globe with ever greater speed, musicians seize what's useful, and expand their idioms more rapidly. More and more since the 1960s, musicians, both in America and abroad, have shown an uncanny but consistent ability to draw inspiration from quite unexpected sources. We think of Paul Simon in Graceland, blending Afropop rhythms and Everly Brothers harmonies into a remarkable new sound that captured imaginations worldwide. Or Jimi Hendrix, trying to wring from guitar the howling, Doppler-shifting winds he experienced as a paratrooper. Or Thelonius Monk, mingling Harlem stride piano, bebop, the impressionist harmonies of DeBussey, and a delight in "harmonic space" that eerily paralleled modern physics. From the startling experiments of such jazz giants as Charles Mingus, to the political bite of Bob Marley and Bruce Springsteen, we see musicians again and again taking musical tradition and making it new. The result is a profusion of new forms, media that are constantly being reinvented--in short, an art form capable of seemingly endless, and endlessly fascinating, permutations. Gene Santoro's Stir It Up is an ideal guide to this ever changing soundscape. Santoro is the rare music critic equally at home writing about jazz (John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Tom Harrell), rock (Sting, Elvis Costello, P.J. Harvey), and the international scene (Jamaican, Brazilian, and African pop music). In Stir It Up, readers will find thoughtful but unpretentious discussions of such different musicians as David Byrne and Aretha Franklin, Gilberto Gil and Manu Dibango, Abbey Lincoln and Joe Lovano. And Santoro shows us not only the distinctive features of the diverse people who create so many dazzling sounds, but also the subtle and often surprising connections between them. With effortless authority and a rich sense of music history, he reveals, for instance, how Ornette Coleman was influenced by a mystical group in Morocco--the Major Musicians of Joujouka--whom he discovered via Rolling Stone Brian Jones; how John Coltrane's unpredictable, extended sax solos influenced The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, and most significantly, Jimi Hendrix; and how Bob Marley's reggae combined Rastafarian chants with American pop, African call-and-response, and Black Nationalist politics into a potent mix that still shapes musicians from America to Africa, Europe to Asia. A former musician himself, Santoro is equally illuminating about both the technical aspects of the music and the personal development of the artists themselves. He offers us telling glimpses into their often turbulent lives: Ornette Coleman being kicked out of his high school band for improvising, Charles Mingus checking himself into Bellevue because he'd heard it was a good place to rest, the teenaged Jimi Hendrix practicing air-guitar with a broom at the foot of his bed, Aretha Franklin's Oedipal struggle with her larger-than-life preacher-father. Throughout the volume, Santoro's love and knowledge shine through, as he maps the rewarding terrain of pop music's varied traditions, its eclectic, cross-cultural borrowings, and its astonishing innovations. What results is a fascinating tour through twentieth-century popular music: lively, thought-provoking, leavened with humor and unexpected twists. Stir It Up is sure to challenge readers even as it entertains them.

Stir It Up: A Novel

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Author: Ramin Ganeshram

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545389358

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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A Trinidadian-American girl’s dream is challenged by her family Thirteen-year-old Anjali's life is rich with the smell of curry from her parents' roti shop and an absolute passion for food. More than anything, Anjali wants to be a chef who competes on a kids' cooking reality TV show. But Anjali must keep her wish a secret from her family, who thinks Anjali's passions are beneath her. Thank goodness for Deema, Anjali's grandmother, whose insight and love can push past even the oldest family beliefs. Woven with recipes that cook up emotions and actual culinary recipes that make food, this novel is as delicious as it is satisfying.

Stir it Up!

Reggae Album Cover Art

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Author: Chris Morrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500281543

Category: Reggae music

Page: 120

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Over 30 years ago, reggae exploded out of Jamaica to become a worldwide musical and cultural phenomenon. This book is a journey through the art of reggae album covers, from mento, ska and rocksteady in the '60s, to the Rastafarian influences of the '70s and dancehall in the '80s. Chris Morrow provides insights into how some of the genre's most powerful covers were created, from those with a serious message - political corruption, Pan-Africanism and nuclear war - to more lighthearted topics such as steamy dances and smoke-wreathed spliffs. With a foreword by Neville Garrick, who designed many albums for Bob Marley, and some rare covers and a select discography, Stir it Up is a book for reggae and music fans as well as a resource for designers and graphic artists.

Stir It Up With These Reggae Crossword Puzzles

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Author: Aaron Joy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329822544

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 42

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Music reviewer, podcast host, historian Aaron Joy presents his series of rock music crossword puzzle books. At least 14 new puzzles in each book looking at bands, albums & general trivia, including musicians famous & forgotten, fringe & mainstream. A great starting point for growing a music collection, enjoying a particular musical genre or band or winning the next game of music trivia. This volume features the topics: Matisyahu, Johnny Nash, Eric Donaldson, Dennis Brown, Abyssinians, Third World, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Bunny Wailer, Prince Far I, Junior Delgado, Upsetters, Soul Syndicate, Inner Circle, Eek-A-Mouse, Mighty Diamonds, Steel Pulse, Yellowman, Gregory Isaacs, Wailing Souls, Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Joe Higgs, Judge Dread, Barrington Levy, Sly & Robbie, Bob Marley, Original Wailers, the Wailers Band, I Three

Let's Stir It Up!

Kid's Cookbook & Earth Friendly Fun

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Author: Dianne Pratt

Publisher: Harvest Hill Press (ME)

ISBN: 9781886862296

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Offers recipes for breakfast foods, salads, main and side dishes, and desserts, and provides information on the Earth, ecology, animals, and foods

Stir It Up

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Author: Ramin Ganeshram

Publisher: Australia Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Trinidadian-American girl's dream is challenged by her family Thirteen-year-old Anjali's life is rich with the smell of curry from her parents' roti shop and an absolute passion for food. More than anything, Anjali wants to be a chef who competes on a kids' cooking reality TV show. But Anjali must keep her wish a secret from her family, who thinks Anjali's passions are beneath her. Thank goodness for Deema, Anjali's grandmother, whose insight and love can push past even the oldest family beliefs. Woven with recipes that cook up emotions and actual culinary recipes that make food, this novel is as delicious as it is satisfying.