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- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 35.00
Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension between freedom and other core values, such as order and political stability. What may look like healthy, productive, and creative freedom from one point... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 84.99
These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient drama, classic and contemporary novels, television, film, and popular fiction. From Aeschylus to Deadwood, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Harry... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 30.00
Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan rode a wave of patriotism to the White House by calling for a return to what he considered to be traditional American values--personal liberty, free markets, and limited government. After the cultural struggles and generational clashes of the 1960s and 70s, it appeared that many Americans were eager to abide by Reagan's... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.95
Sitting on pins and needles, anxiously waiting to see what will happen next, horror audiences crave the fear and exhilaration generated by a terrifying story; their anticipation is palpable. But they also breathe a sigh of relief when the action is over, when they are able to close their books or leave the movie theater. Whether serious, kitschy,... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 32.50
The Simpsons questions what is culturally acceptable, showcasing controversial issues like homosexuality, animal rights, the war on terror, and religion. This subtle form of political analysis is effective in changing opinions and attitudes on a large scale. Homer Simpson Marches on Washington explores the transformative power that enables popular... more...
- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99
Souls with Longing focuses on representations of honor and love in the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare. The contributors to this collaborative volume reveal how Shakespeare?s representations of the longing for and pursuit of honor and love in his characters teach us about who we are, what we desire, and why. Shakespeare?s works thus vividly... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00
Director and producer Tim Burton impresses audiences with stunning visuals, sinister fantasy worlds, and characters whose personalities are strange and yet familiar. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Lewis Carroll, Salvador Dalí, Washington Irving, and Dr. Seuss, Burton's creations frequently elicit both alarm and wonder. Whether crafting... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99
This book calls for a renewed examination of the professions as public or semi-public institutions with significant influence on civic culture. It offers a treatment of twelve different professions, showing how each traditionally understood itself, how it functioned within society, and how it understands itself today. more...