A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear of death, and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. Then a lethal black chemical cloud, unleashed by an industrial accident, floats over there lives, an "airborne toxic event" that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys—the radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, and TV murmurings that constitute the music of American magic and dread.

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Author by Don DeLillo
Genre Fiction
Publisher by Penguin
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A critical examination of "White Noise" by Don Delillo, this title forms part of a series that aims to provide accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to give a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.The books in the series all follow the same five-part structure: a short biography of the novelist; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received when it was first published; a summary of the novel's standing today, including any film or television adaptations; and a helpful list of discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and useful websites.

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Author by Leonard Orr
Genre Literary Criticism
Publisher by A&C Black
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Native American fiction writers have confronted Euro-American narratives about Indians and the colonial world those narratives help create. These Native authors offer stories in which Indians remake this colonial world by resisting conquest and assimilation, sustaining their cultures and communities, and surviving. In Muting White Noise, James H. Cox considers how Native authors have liberated our imaginations from colonial narratives. Cox takes his title from Sherman Alexie, for whom the white noise of a television set represents the white mass-produced culture that mutes American Indian voices. Cox foregrounds the work of Native intellectuals in his readings of the American Indian novel tradition. He thereby develops a critical perspective from which to re-see the role played by the Euro-American novel tradition in justifying and enabling colonialism. By examining novels by Native authors—especially Thomas King, Gerald Vizenor, and Alexie—Cox shows how these writers challenge and revise colonizers’ tales about Indians. He then offers “red readings” of some revered Euro-American novels, including Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and shows that until quite recently, even those non-Native storytellers who sympathized with Indians could imagine only their vanishing by story’s end. Muting White Noise breaks new ground in literary criticism. It stands with Native authors in their struggle to reclaim their own narrative space and tell stories that empower and nurture, rather than undermine and erase, American Indians and their communities.

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Author by James H. Cox
Genre Fiction
Publisher by University of Oklahoma Press
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This monograph presents a framework for infinite dimensional analysis based on white noise. This approach, which has many areas of application is both intuitive and efficient. Among the concepts and structures generalized to an infinite dimensional setting in this book are: spaces of test and generalized functions, differential calculus, Laplacian and Fourier transforms and Dirichlet forms and their Markov processes. A multitude of concepts, such as Brownian motion functionals, falls into this framework. This book presents a simple, yet general theory of stochastic integration and also discusses construction quantum field theory and Feynman's functional integration. This volume will be of interest to mathematicians and scientists who use stochastic methods in their research. The book will be of particular value to mathematicians in probability theory, functional analysis, measure theory, potential theory, as well as to physicists and scientists in engineering.

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Author by Takeyuki Hida
Genre Mathematics
Publisher by Springer Science & Business Media
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Learn the basics of white noise theory with White Noise Distribution Theory. This book covers the mathematical foundation and key applications of white noise theory without requiring advanced knowledge in this area. This instructive text specifically focuses on relevant application topics such as integral kernel operators, Fourier transforms, Laplacian operators, white noise integration, Feynman integrals, and positive generalized functions. Extremely well-written by one of the field's leading researchers, White Noise Distribution Theory is destined to become the definitive introductory resource on this challenging topic.

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Author by Hui-Hsiung Kuo
Genre Mathematics
Publisher by CRC Press
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White Noise, the story of a professor of Hitler Studies and his family, has received much attention and critical acclaim. This collection of essays provides an overview of the author as well as the controversial novel.

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Author by Frank Lentricchia
Genre Literary Criticism
Publisher by Cambridge University Press
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The tangled connections that have bound Jews to African Americans in popular culture and liberal politics are at the heart of this text. It explores blackface in Hollywood films as an aperture to various broader issues.

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Author by Michael Rogin
Genre Performing Arts
Publisher by Univ of California Press
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To what extent do indie masculinities challenge the historical construction of rock music as patriarchal? This key question is addressed by Matthew Bannister, involving an in-depth examination of indie guitar rock in the 1980s as the culturally and historically specific production of white men. Through textual analysis of musical and critical discourses, Bannister provides the first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Bannister argues that past theorisations of (rock) masculinities have tended to set up varieties of working-class deviance and physical machismo as 'straw men', oversimplifying masculinities as 'men behaving badly'. Such approaches disavow the ways that masculine power is articulated in culture not only through representation but also intellectual and theoretical discourse. By re-situating indie in a historical/cultural context of art rock, he shows how masculine power can be rearticulated through high, avant-garde, bohemian culture and aesthetic theory: canonism, negation (Adorno), passivity, voyeurism and camp (Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground), and primitivism and infantilism (Lester Bangs, Simon Reynolds). In a related vein, he also assesses the impact of Freud on cultural theory, arguing that reversing binary conceptions of gender by associating masculinities with an essentialised passive femininity perpetuates patriarchal dualism. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, including The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and The Go-Betweens; from the US, R.E.M., The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr, Hüsker Dü, Nirvana and hardcore; and from NZ, Flying Nun acts, including The Chills, The Clean, the Verlaines, Chris Knox, Bailter Space, and The Bats, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic theory and approaches to popular musical history. The result is a book which raises some important questions about how gender is studied in popular culture and the degree to which alternative cultures can critique dominant representations of gender.

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Author by Dr Matthew Bannister
Genre Music
Publisher by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Everything he didn't know he wanted, and now couldn't live without...Paramedic and mountain rescuer Stratford 'Ford' Wallace fell hard and fast for pro-snowboarder, Reef Reid. For a 'straight' guy, falling in love with a dude was not what he expected, but his explosive attraction to Reef is undeniable. Neither of them have uttered those three little words yet, but Ford knows Reef feels the same. At least, he thinks he does.Reef is smashing his pre-season training at Fernie, the idyllic Canadian snow resort, getting wicked air and landing what could be season-winning jumps. What's even better is that his man is with him. Going home to Ford every night is what Reef always dreamed of--his very own happily ever after. Knowing they're ready, they take the next step in their relationship--meeting the parents. But when tragedy strikes on the slopes, can Ford push through the painful memories and be what Reef needs? Ford will sacrifice himself, literally putting both his heart and his life on the line, to protect his man. But will it all be for nothing when Reef is presented with an offer that's too good to refuse?

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Author by Ann Grech
Genre Fiction
Publisher by Unexpected
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Based on the author’s own research, this book rigorously and systematically develops the theory of Gaussian white noise measures on Hilbert spaces to provide a comprehensive account of nonlinear filtering theory. Covers Markov processes, cylinder and quasi-cylinder probabilities and conditional expectation as well as predictio0n and smoothing and the varied processes used in filtering. Especially useful for electronic engineers and mathematical statisticians for explaining the systematic use of finely additive white noise theory leading to a more simplified and direct presentation.

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Author by Gopinath Kallianpur
Genre Mathematics
Publisher by CRC Press
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