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  • My Storyby Elizabeth A. Smart; Chris Stewart

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 6.79

    For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious... more...

  • Feminism and the Power of Lawby Carol Smart

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    In this now established text the author presents her analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist post-structuralist approach. She comments on pornography, as well as discussing recent research on rape trials and abortion legislation. more...

  • Regulating Womanhoodby Carol Smart

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    This collection of original essays looks at a topic of growing interest and debate in feminist and historical circles: the social regulation of women through law during the 19th and 20th centuries, and the resistance which emerged in response. The collection refutes the notion of women oppressed during the 19th century, unable to act in opposition... more...

  • The Sport Starby Barry Smart

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 43.00

    Why are sport stars central to celebrity culture? What are the implications of their fame? Proceeding from a broadly based discussion of heroism, fame and celebrity, Smart addresses a number of prominent modern sports and sport stars, including Michael Jordan (basketball), David Beckham (football), Tiger Woods (golf), Anna Kournikova and the Williams... more...

  • Writing the Economyby Graham Smart

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 28.45

    Writing the Economy: Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking takes readers into the Bank of Canada, that country’s central bank and monetary-policy authority. Drawing on qualitative data gathered over two decades (1984-2005) and employing theories of activity, genre, narrative, and situated learning, the book provides an ethnographic... more...

  • British Strategy and Politics during the Phony War: Before the Balloon Went Upby Nick Smart

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 113.00

    The so-called Phony War from September 1939 to May 1940 occupies a peculiar yet distinct place in popular memory. All the sensations of war, except the fighting, were present; yet, instead of massed air attacks and great land battles, very little happened. The British government was said to be complacent, and the people downright bored. Then, France... more...

  • Consumer Societyby Barry Smart

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 53.00

    A wide-ranging, detailed and critical analysis of Western consumerism and its globalization, from one of the most respected names in the field today. more...

  • Resisting McDonaldizationby Barry Smart

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 50.00

    George Ritzer's McDonaldization thesis argued that contemporary life is succumbing to the standardization, flexibility and practicability of fast-food service. This book brings together specially commissioned papers by leading social and cultural analysts to engage in a critical appraisal of the thesis. The contributors discuss the roots of the thesis,... more...

  • Maps That Made Historyby Lez Smart

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 29.99

    Features 25 glorious maps that chart societies, land, sea, and skies; maps that have influenced and inspired; and maps that misrepresent. more...

  • A Better Placeby Susan Smart

    Ontario Genealogical Society 2011; US$ 7.99

    The notion that funeral rituals, strong religious beliefs, and a firm conviction that death is a beginning and not an end is highlighted in A Better Place . An understanding of these changing burial rites, many of which might seem strange to us today, is invaluable for the family historian. more...