Saturday, October 18, 2014

Resources for October 18, 2014

Erndl, Kathleen M. "Woman Becomes Goddess in Bollywood: Justice, Violence, and the Feminine in Popular Hindi Film." Journal of Religion & Film 17.2 (October 2013)

"The Impact of Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets." Cinephilia and Beyond (No Date)

Frank, Thomas. "Zephyr Teachout's Corruption in America." The New York Times (October 19, 2014)

Ashkenas, Jeremy, et al. "Ebola Facts: When Did Ebola Arrive and Spread at a Dallas Hospital?" The New York Times (July 31, 2014)

"Week 1: Forbidden Planet." Future Screen (August 7, 2013)

McCann, Hannah. "Foucault Explained with Hipsters." Binary This (May 21, 2013)

Mattar, Noor. "When Journalism Isn't Quite Enough." Global Voices (October 17, 2014)

Graham, Kristen A. and Aubrey Whelan. "Thousands Shut Down Broad Street In Philly School Protest." Popular Resistance (October 18, 2014)

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day

neophilia \nee-uh-FILL-ee-uh\

noun: love or enthusiasm for what is new or novel


Loretta wondered if it was neophilia that led her husband to buy shiny new power tools even when the ones he already had were in perfect condition.

"Time was, not too many years ago, when shopping was a pleasure. The atmosphere at the malls, the array of items, the decor, the people, the variety of shops, all beckoned to our neophilia, although I wasn’t aware there was a word for it." — Juanita Hughes, Cherokee Tribune (Canton, Georgia), September 2, 2014

The earliest known example of neophilia in print is from an 1899 issue of Political Science Quarterly, a publication of Columbia University. The word is a combination of the Greek-derived combining forms neo-, meaning "new," and -philia, meaning "liking for." In the 1930s, the form neophily was introduced as a synonym of neophilia, but no neophilia could save it from obscurity—it has never caught on. The opposite of neophilia is neophobia, meaning "a dread of or aversion to novelty." It has been around slightly longer than neophilia, having first appeared in 1886.

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