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|Author||: Deborah Lupton,Clare Southerton,Marianne Clark,Ash Watson|
|Editor||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
The simple fabric face mask is a key agent in the fight against the global spread of COVID-19. However, beyond its role as a protective covering against coronavirus infection, the face mask is the bearer of powerful symbolic and political power and arouses intense emotions. Adopting an international perspective informed by social theory, The Face Mask in COVID Times: A Sociomaterial Analysis offers an intriguing and original investigation of the social, cultural and historical dimensions of face-masking as a practice in the age of COVID. Rather than Beck’s ‘risk society’, we are now living in a ‘COVID society’, the long-term effects of which have yet to be experienced or imagined. Everything has changed. The COVID crisis has generated novel forms of sociality and new ways of living and moving through space and time. In this new world, the face mask has become a significant object, positioned as one of the key ways people can protect themselves and others from infection with the coronavirus. The face mask is rich with symbolic meaning as well as practical value. In the words of theorist Jane Bennett, the face mask has acquired a new ‘thing-power’ as it is coming together with human bodies in these times of uncertainty, illness and death. The role of the face mask in COVID times has been the subject of debate and dissension, arousing strong feelings. The historical and cultural contexts in which face masks against COVID contagion are worn (or not worn) are important to consider. In some countries, such as Japan and other East Asian nations, face mask wearing has a long tradition. Full or partial facial coverings, such as veiling, is common practice in regions such as the Middle East. In many other countries, including most countries in the Global North, most people, beyond health care workers, have little or no experience of face masks. They have had to learn how to make sense of face masking as a protective practice and how to incorporate face masks into their everyday practices and routines. Face masking practices have become highly political. The USA has witnessed protests against face mask wearing that rest on ‘sovereign individualism’, a notion which is highly specific to the contemporary political climate in that country. Face masks have also been worn to make political statements: bearing anti-racist statements, for example, but also Trump campaign support. Meanwhile, celebrities and influencers have sought to advocate for face mask wearing as part of their branding, while art makers, museums, designers and novelty fashion manufacturers have identified the opportunity to profit from this sudden new market. Face masks have become a fashion item as well as a medical device: both a way of signifying the wearer’s individuality and beliefs and their ethical stance in relation to the need to protect their own and others’ health. The Face Mask in COVID Times: A Sociomaterial Analysis provides a short and accessible analysis of the sociomaterial dimensions of the face mask in the age of COVID-19. The book presents seven short chapters and an epilogue. We bring together sociomaterial theoretical perspectives with compelling examples from public health advice and campaigns, anti-mask activism as well as popular culture (news reports, blog posts, videos, online shopping sites, art works) to illustrate our theoretical points, and use Images to support our analysis.
|Author||: Marla Lesage|
|Editor||: Orca Book Publishers|
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children have been introduced to wearing face masks and seeing others in masks. Author and illustrator Marla Lesage normalizes mask-wearing by introducing young readers to artists, ranchers, pilots, welders, scientists and many more people who already wear masks in their day-to-day lives. This delightful, rhyming picture book will help explain to children why wearing a mask is important as we interact with others in our communities. Readers will learn that, when they put on their mask, they are choosing to be kind and considerate of others. We Wear Masks is a fun tool to help children make sense of this new reality and make wearing masks less scary and more relatable. This book can be used as a conversation starter about the pandemic, the spread of germs and viruses, and what families can do to keep themselves and the people they care about safe.
|Author||: Rubynnia Blues|
|Editor||: Fehintola Otegbeye|
Make Your Protective and Reusable Medical Cloth Face Mask in Minutes. Making a Face Mask shouldn't be Complex and Difficult. Face masks are highly in demand around the world due to the pandemic disease. More than 50 countries have made mask-wearing compulsory in public. The modest face mask is now sought-after all over the world. Availability of mask stocks are in short supply as coronavirus has spread, and clothing brands and carmakers have begun producing them to safeguard health workers and others. You shouldn't be left out as well. Are you captivated by the idea of making a personalized face mask that doesn't require sewing? Are you interested in knowing how to make a simple medical face mask in a jiffy? Do you want to know how to care for your cloth face covering to make it last longer? Are you confused about the kind of fabric to use to make a customized face mask? Are you fascinated in knowing how to make different face masks for your comfort? Did you know there are guidelines to follow in putting on a face mask? These and many more are just some of the questions already handled in this unique book. What you'll gain from this book include: 1. How to make a face mask with your hands alone, without using a sewing machine. 2. The different face masks you can opt for according to your preference. 3. The straightforward steps to follow to make your personalized face mask. 4. The tools and materials you need to put together a face mask, which are right there in your home. 5. The caring options you need to know to make your face mask last longer. 6. The correct way to put on a face mask for your protection. Become a pro in making a face mask yourself without any assistance and safeguard yourself while wearing it. Challenge yourself to make one with this book. Are you up to the task? Then hit the BUY BUTTON to get started.
|Author||: E. C. Blake|
|Editor||: D A W Books, Incorporated|
After something goes horribly wrong during her traditional Masking ceremony in the magical world of Aygrima, Mara Holdfast must figure out what happened before she becomes doomed to work as a slave in the mines for the rest of her life. 30,000 first printing.
|Author||: Sesame Workshop|
|Editor||: Sesame Street Scribbles|
Superheroes wear masks Come along as Elmo's gets ready to go off to school and be a mask hero Today is a very exciting day--it's Elmo is heading off to school, and he wants to be a school superhero Join Elmo as he gets ready like a hero and learns about wearing masks and hand washing. It's going to be a SUPER day With the help of Elmo and his mommy, this all new story from world-renowned education brand Sesame Workshop will help children combat school anxiety and understand new experiences like wearing masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing. Heroes Wear Masks reminds readers that it's super to help everyone stay healthy Plus includes bonus tips for grown-ups in the back
|Author||: Laure Celan|
★ 55% OFF for Bookstores! Now at $34.95 instead of $43.95! ★ Do you want to learn how to easily make homemade medical masks on your own? Your customers will love this Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide! According to certain studies, the efficacy of a face mask in preventing the spread of diseases is inconclusive. This is due to the fact that the studies were conducted on healthcare professionals in their workplace. The outcome of the studies reveals that when health workers use face masks while attending to sick patients, they limit the risk of spreading diseases. On the other hand, the same studies on the efficacy of face masks conducted on members of the public show that people who can't afford to be in confined spaces and hospital waiting rooms with others should wear a face mask to avoid the person-to-person spread of germs. According to Dr. Sexton, Emory University School of Medicine's assistant professor, face masks are not foolproof, but they help to curb the spread of infectious particles when a person is coughing. People who are not sick are advised not to rely solely on the use of face masks as a mean of preventing respiratory infections. This is according to Popescu, who noted that surgical masks only offer limited protection against contracting diseases. Furthermore, face masks can be used to prevent the spread of germs in closed quarters, on a train, and a packed waiting room, but they are never useful as a means of stopping the outbreak of the new coronavirus. In the chapters of this book you will find useful tips on how to make your own medical mask: What is a medical mask and why you need it The 3 main types of medical masks How to make a medical mask and how to wear it correctly Medical masks disadvantages Airborne diseases and protective measures against microorganisms How close is close? Understanding close contact & how to deal with it Natural ways to maintain a healthy immune system And Much More! Health experts and CDC advise that proper and effective preventive measures are straightforward and only involve necessary everyday actions. These daily actions that can help to stop the spread of respiratory infections include washing of hands often, not touching feces, keeping your distance from sick people, and staying inside whenever you're sick. Nowadays, internet stores and retailers around the world are gradually running out of face masks. That's why Homemade Medical Masks is the perfect guide you are looking for! Where most books about this delicate subject only provide approximative solutions, this book goes further, not only focusing on the overall context and giving a general overview but also taking the time to give all the needed details on how you can create by yourself an efficient mask. Would You Like to Know More?Buy it NOW and give your customers the possibility to produce their own face masks thanks to this amazing book!
|Author||: Judy Mikovits,Kent Heckenlively|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Do we really need to wear masks? From the New York Times Bestselling authors of Plague of Corruption comes the must-read guide on masks and re-opening following the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CASE AGAINST MASKS is the book all America needs to be reading as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Written by New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively, this book reviews the evidence for and against widespread public masking as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Mayo Clinic, as well as top scientific publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. This debate needs to take place without fear and paranoia. Important questions raised in this book are the affect of masks on oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, how SARS-CoV-2 spreads, the effectiveness of various types of masks, those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, and whether our children should go back to school in the fall, and if so, what measures they should take. The authors' previous book, PLAGUE OF CORRUPTION, was the runaway science bestseller of 2020, and the authors bring that same passion and attention to detail to the mask question. As politicians and bureaucrats of all stripes are weighing in on this question, with some placing their cities and states under mandatory masking provisions, we need to understand the science behind their decisions. Are such measures a reasonable response to current circumstances, or is it a dramatic overreach, which in many cases might make the situation even worse? America desperately needs this public conversation to take place with the best science we have available. As Americans have always done during difficult times, we must summon the courage to have these challenging conversations.
|Author||: Glen Sean Coulthard|
|Editor||: U of Minnesota Press|
WINNER OF: Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book from the Caribbean Philosophical Association Canadian Political Science Association’s C.B. MacPherson Prize Studies in Political Economy Book Prize Over the past forty years, recognition has become the dominant mode of negotiation and decolonization between the nation-state and Indigenous nations in North America. The term “recognition” shapes debates over Indigenous cultural distinctiveness, Indigenous rights to land and self-government, and Indigenous peoples’ right to benefit from the development of their lands and resources. In a work of critically engaged political theory, Glen Sean Coulthard challenges recognition as a method of organizing difference and identity in liberal politics, questioning the assumption that contemporary difference and past histories of destructive colonialism between the state and Indigenous peoples can be reconciled through a process of acknowledgment. Beyond this, Coulthard examines an alternative politics—one that seeks to revalue, reconstruct, and redeploy Indigenous cultural practices based on self-recognition rather than on seeking appreciation from the very agents of colonialism. Coulthard demonstrates how a “place-based” modification of Karl Marx’s theory of “primitive accumulation” throws light on Indigenous–state relations in settler-colonial contexts and how Frantz Fanon’s critique of colonial recognition shows that this relationship reproduces itself over time. This framework strengthens his exploration of the ways that the politics of recognition has come to serve the interests of settler-colonial power. In addressing the core tenets of Indigenous resistance movements, like Red Power and Idle No More, Coulthard offers fresh insights into the politics of active decolonization.
|Author||: Gary Edson|
For at least 20,000 years, masking has been a mark of cultural evolution and an indication of magical-religious sophistication in society. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the mask as a powerful cultural phenomenon--a means by which human groupings attempted to communicate their dignity and sense of purpose, as well as establish a continuum between the natural and supernatural worlds. It addresses the distinctive environments within which masks flourished, and analyzes the mask as a manifestation of art, ethnology and anthropology.
|Author||: Thomas McFarland,Murray Professor of English Literature Emeritus Thomas McFarland|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press on Demand|
This book surveys the poetic endeavour of John Keats and urges that his true poetry is uniquely constituted by being uttered through three artificial masks, rather than through the natural voice of his quotidian self. The first mask is formed by the attitudes and reality that ensue from a conscious commitment to the identity of poet as such. The second, called here the Mask of Camelot, takes shape from Keats's acceptance and compelling use of the vogue for medievalimaginings that was sweeping across Europe in his time. The third, the Mask of Hellas, eventuated from Keats's enthusiastic immersion in the rising tide of Romantic Hellenism. Keats's great achievement, the book argues, can only be ascertained by means of a resuscitation of the defunct criticalcategory of 'genius', as that informs his use of the masks. To validate this category, the volume is concerned throughout with the necessity of discriminating the truly poetic from the meretricious in Keats's endeavour. The Masks of Keats thus constitutes a criticism of and a rebuke to the deconstructive approach, which must treat all texts as equal and must entirely forego the conception of quality.
|Author||: Renée Schwarz|
|Editor||: Kids Can Press|
Masks are a great way for kids to explore, play and have fun. The step-by-step instructions in this book in the Kids Can Do It series make the 13 unique masks featured a snap to create and decorate. Whether it's for a Halloween party, a school play or just for dress-up, a little imagination is all it takes for children to conceal their faces --- and reveal someone new in their places! Mask designs include ? a jolly jester ? a dangerous dinosaur ? a lordly lion ? a grumpy gargoyle
|Author||: Jamie Curcio|
|Editor||: Intellect Books|
This interdisciplinary anthology explores the complex relationships in an artist’s life between fact and fiction, presentation and existence, and critique and creation, and examines the work that ultimately results from these tensions. Using a combination of critical and personal essays and interviews, MASKS presents Bowie as the key exemplifier of the concept of the 'mask', then further applies the same framework to other liminal artists and thinkers who challenged the established boundaries of the art/pop academic worlds, such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde, Søren Kierkegaard, Yukio Mishima and Hunter S. Thompson. Featuring contributions from John Gray and Slavoj Žižek and interviews with Gary Lachman and Davide De Angelis, this book will appeal to scholars and students of cultural criticism, aesthetics and the philosophy of art; practising artists; and fans of Bowie and other artists whose work enacts experiments in identity.
|Author||: Marvin Rosenberg|
|Editor||: University of Delaware Press|
Hamlet's challenge: "You would pluck out the heart of my mystery - " Yes, we would. If we could. We can but try; and the best way to begin, this book suggests, is to share what distinguished actors, scholars, and critics have gleaned; and thus enriched by their experience forage in the text and come to know the play personally, intimately. Again and again Mr. Rosenberg will insist that only the individual reader or actor can determine Shakespeare's design of Hamlet's character - and of the play. More, the reader, to interpret Hamlet's words and actions at the many crises, needs to double in the role of actor, imagining the character from the inside as well as observing it from the outside. So every reader is deputed by the author to be an actor-reader, invited to participate within Hamlet's mystery. The critical moments are examined, the options and ambiguities discussed, and the decisions left to individual judgment and intuition. The mysteries of other major characters are similarly approached. What terrible sin haunts Gertrude, that she never confesses? What agonies hide behind Claudius' smile? Does Ophelia truly love Hamlet? Does she choose madness? What are Polonius' masked motives, as in using his daughter for bait for Hamlet? With how much effort must Laertes repress the conscience that finally torments him? Only the actor-reader can know. And the mystery of the play itself: by what magic did Shakespeare interweave poetic language, character, and stage action to create a drama that for centuries has absorbed the attention and admiration of readers and theatre audiences on every continent in the world? The reader-actor will find out. To prepare the actor-reader for insights, Mr. Rosenberg draws on major interpretations of the play worldwide, in theatre and in criticism, wherever possible from the first known performances to the present day. He discusses evidences of Hamlet's experience in Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South America, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Yugoslavia. Theatres from a number of these countries provided the author with videotapes of their Hamlet performances; his study of these, and of films and recordings, and of a number of modern stagings in America and abroad, deepened his sense of the play, as did interviews with actors and directors, and insights sent to him by colleagues and friends from throughout the world. Mr. Rosenberg followed one Hamlet production through rehearsals to performance, for personal experience of the staging of the play he discusses, as he did in his earlier books, The Masks of Othello, The Masks of King Lear, and The Masks of Macbeth . And as with the latter two studies, he came upon further illuminations of Shakespeare's art by exposing Hamlet to "naive" spectators who had never read or seen the play.
|Author||: John Bell|
|Editor||: MIT Press|
This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives. Puppets and masks are central to some of the oldest worldwide forms of art making and performance, as well as some of the newest. In the twentieth century, French symbolists, Russian futurists and constructivists, Prague School semioticians, and avant-garde artists around the world have all explored the experimental, social, and political value of performing objects. In recent years, puppets, masks, and objects have been the focus of Broadway musicals, postmodernist theory, political spectacle, performance art, and new academic programs, for example, at the California Institute of the Arts.This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives. The topics include Stephen Kaplin's new theory of puppet theater based on distance and ratio, a historical overview of mechanical and electrical performing objects, a Yiddish puppet theater of the 1920s and 1930s, an account of the Bread and Puppet Theater's Domestic Resurrection Circus and a manifesto by its founder, Peter Schumann, and interviews with director Julie Taymor and Peruvian mask-maker Gustavo Boada. The book also includes the first English translation of Pyotr Bogatyrev's influential 1923 essay on Czech and Russian puppet and folk theaters. Contributors John Bell, Pyotr Bogatyrev, Stephen Kaplin, Edward Portnoy, Richard Schechner, Peter Schumann, Salil Singh, Theodora Skipitares, Mark Sussman, Steve Tilllis
|Author||: Caroline Artiss|
|Editor||: Ryland Peters & Small|
A collection of recipes for all-natural beauty treatments for face, body, hair, and nails to make and use at home. Caroline Artiss presents homemade masks, packs, scrubs, and lotions that will leave you radiant and nourished from top to toe. The first chapter, Face Masks, includes an Avocado and Banana Face Mask. Avocados are packed with vitamins A, C, and E all of which are essential for healthy, glowing skin and bananas are a rich source of potassium and keep skin moisturized and plump. Next, Body Scrubs features a Mocha Body Bliss, an invigorating scrub made from coffee grounds, cocoa powder, sugar, and coconut oil, which not only gently exfoliates but also softens the skin and restores moisture. From the Hair Masks chapter, try Caroline’s Rosemary and Coconut Hot Oil Hair Treatment on thin, lifeless hair. The stimulating effects of rosemary oil help increase blood circulation which encourages hair to grow thicker and stronger and its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help keep the scalp healthy. Further chapters include Hands & Nails, Foot Treatments, Eye Treatments, and Lip Remedies. From tired, puffy eyes to sun-damaged skin there’s a natural treatment or mask here to meet all your beauty needs.
|Author||: Nataly Restokian|
Masks is a dark fictional tale, based on true-life events. It narrates the adventures of a young Armenian girl born in Lebanon in the seventies. She dreams of fame and power in Lebanon and the Arab world and shows resilience and motivation beyond her years. The novel delves into the world of the protagonist, Anna, who is surrounded by social, religious, and sexual taboos. She fiercely breaks the chains to enter the world she has strived to reach, in a seemingly conservative society barely emerging from a civil war. She builds her success on her remaining values, challenging her fate and sparing no way means to attain her goals. As a disappointment to her parents, she walks the challenging paths alone, making her way toward fame and fortune despite lacking the support system to do so. Doors begin to open for her, and she enters the world of Arab celebrities. She is now a public figure in the Middle East, living an immoral married life in a materialistic world surrounded by influential business people and royal family members. She tries, in vain, to fill the void in her soul with sexual adventures and controversy by taking a wide variety of lovers. Her adventures invariably end in misery, doing nothing to awaken her from her numbness. Still, her vivid, out-of-control personality helps her move forward while simultaneously getting her in trouble. In the early stages of her life, she has suffered the unthinkable, being bullied and raped, with the civil war a constant backdrop throughout most of her childhood. The novel delves deep into Anna's mind as she has flashbacks of the trauma she has suffered, offering the reader a hint of an explanation for her behavior. In a society in which men dominate women, she is one of the few who realize that fashion, social status, plastic surgeries, and bright smiles are not the answer to happiness. She lives in a world where a girl is only worth as much as her virginity, where women do not dare to ask for a divorce, where the fear of retribution keeps them locked in a cage that is very rarely gilded. As fame, money, and power slowly eat at her soul, the arrogant Anna falls in love with a total stranger--a young, single bachelor from Canada--after a night of secret passion. That is where the story begins to unravel as she returns home with a scandal in her back pocket, her eyes and ears and heart tuned to this man instead of her husband. Anna realizes that neither her marriage nor her achievements have ever made her happy, so she decides to throw it all away. The lies and deceit that fill the so-called glamorous life she has been leading are floating up to the surface, including her husband's infidelity and the critical steps she has taken to reach the top. Marriage, family, career--all destroyed to be united with the stranger. She starts a new battle, this time struggling to change her destiny for someone she barely knows, who lives oceans apart and offers her nothing except his heart. She risks everything, turning her whole life upside down. Anna realizes that her happiness, inner peace, and love are found worlds away from her own, with someone she would never have expected to be her soul mate. Still, Anna's sacrifices are not behind her, and the struggle has not yet ended, although she has found what she has needed all her life: redemption and unconditional love. The stranger enigmatically hints at emotions in Anna that have been hidden for a long time behind the masks of her dark and shallow lifestyle. The characters in the story are the voices of so many who do not dare to speak up in a world where social and religious standards openly chastise the very actions that behind closed doors have become the ultimate paradigmatic way of life.
|Author||: Jane Yates|
|Editor||: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc|
It’s time for a masquerade! Readers will enjoy making their very own masks out of paper-mache. This book teaches readers to create several paper-mache projects, such as a superhero mask and monster mask. Readers will also learn how to make masks of animal faces, such as lions, owls, and bunnies. Colorful photographs make each step accessible even to beginning readers, and step-by-step instructions guide readers through each part of the process. Crafters are on their way to becoming masters of disguise!
|Author||: Jade Summer|
2019 Gift Ideas | 50 Unique Images Enjoy beautiful masks with this mysterious coloring book from bestselling publishing brand, Jade Summer. Our Masks Coloring Book features a large variety of mask designs and includes masks for both women and men. Explore different cultures and themes while you relax with elegant mask designs. Our portrait-style designs include beautiful faces, flowing hair, and creative masks you have to see to believe! You get to color a mermaid queen with a crown of sea shells, a Spartan warrior ready for battle, an elegant woman attending a Venetian gala, a steampunk man who is part machine, and a beautiful woman wearing her favorite animal - a butterfly mask. If you love the mystery of masks and dream of attending a masquerade, then you will love this amazing coloring book! Why You Will Love this Book Relaxing Coloring Pages. Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations. We've included 50 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. Which colors will you choose for this book? Single-sided Pages. Every image is placed on its own black-backed page to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books. Great for All Skill Levels. You can color every page however you want and there is no wrong way to color (even if you are a beginner). About Jade Summer 100+ Coloring Books. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Jade Summer fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, mandalas, fantasy, inspirational, and many more! 6,500+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Jade Summer is one of the premier coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Jade Summer coloring book, you know it's a product you'll love. Fun Online Community. Our fun, friendly, and supportive community on social media is an entertaining way to view completed pages from other Jade Summer fans, meet other colorists, and share your masterpieces with the world. Buy Now & Relax... Scroll to the top of this page and click the Add to Cart button. Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too! Coloring books make wonderful gifts. Which gifts will you need soon? Buy now and have your gifts ready in advance. Coloring books are great for any holiday or special occasion. Christmas Gifts, Stocking Stuffers Easter Baskets, Gift Bags Family Vacations & Travel Birthday & Anniversary Presents Valentine's Day, Mother's Day Build your Jade Summer collection. Shop for our coloring books on Amazon. Simply use the Jade Summer link near the top of this page.