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  • Decoding Advertisementsby Judith Williamson

    Marion Boyars 1978; US$ 17.49

    Judith Williamson does not simply criticize advertisements on the grounds of dishonesty and exploitation, but examines in detail, through over a hundred illustrations, their undoubted attractiveness and appeal. The overt economic function of this appeal is to make us buy things. Its ideological function is to involve us as 'individuals' in perpetuating... more...

  • DIYby Amy Spencer

    Marion Boyars 2005; US$ 13.97

    A well informed study that champions the unsung heroes and heroines of DIY distribution in art, music, literary zines and culture. This exploration of lo-fi culture traces the origin of the DIY ethic to the skiffle movement of the 1950s, mail art, Black Mountain poetry and Avant-Garde art in the 1950s, the punk scene of the 1970s and 80s, right the... more...

  • William Golding: The Unmoved Targetby Virginia Tiger

    Marion Boyars 2003; US$ 17.49

    An analysis of the work of William Golding by acclaimed literary critic Virginia Tiger, who argues that Golding used the imaginative impact of words to convey experiences that conventional language fails to get across. This is the only book to offer a complete commentary on all his literary work and the critical responses to it. Distinguished critic,... more...

  • Quintessential Tarantinoby Edwin Page

    Marion Boyars 2005; US$ 17.49

    From Reservoir Dogs in 1992 to the Kill Bill series of films, the films of Quentin Tarantino have always provoked a reaction from critics and audiences alike - many attracting a cult-like following. Edwin Page discusses each of the eight films written and directed by Tarantino, and explores the complexity behind Tarantino's 'guns and gangsters' style.... more...

  • Tools for Convivialityby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1973; US$ 17.49

    A work of seminal importance, this book presents Ivan Illich's penetrating analysis of the industrial mode of production which characterises our contemporary world. The conviviality for which noted social philosopher Ivan Illich is arguing is one in which the individual's personal energies are under direct personal control and in which the use of... more...

  • Shadow Workby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1981; US$ 17.49

    In five essays, followed by extensive notes and bibliographies, Ivan Illich embarks on a major historical and sociological analysis of modern man's economic existence. He traces and analyzes options which surpass the conventional political 'right-left' and the technological 'soft-hard' alternatives and presents the concept of the 'vernacular' domain:... more...

  • H20 and the Waters of Forgetfulnessby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1986; US$ 12.25

    Philosopher and social analyst Ivan Illich, one of the most influential thinkers of second half of this century, directs his attention to waterm the 'stuff' of purity and the creative force of the imagination without which life in unthinkable. He deals with the dual nature of water, as life-giving material substance and as the wellspring of forml,... more...

  • Genderby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1983; US$ 17.49

    'The break with the past, which has been described by others as the transition to a capitalist mode of production, I describe here as the transition from the aegis of gender to the regime of sex.' Ivan Illich insists that we survey attitudes to male and female in both industrial society and its antecedents in order to recover a lost 'art of living'.... more...

  • Celebration of Awarenessby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1971; US$ 17.49

    As a formidable critic of some of society's most cherished institutions, such as compulsory education and organised religion, Ivan Illich has attracted world attention. His commitment to a radical humanism against conventional institutions and esatablished ideas of social virtue make for compelling, and convincing, reading. This book brings together... more...

  • Belly Danceby Tina Hobin

    Marion Boyars 2003; US$ 15.74

    Tina Hobin ? acknowledged expert and practitioner of belly dance, with many years experience of teaching and dancing throughout the world ? introduces us to the history of this ancient and mystical dance in an accessible style, both enjoyable and easy to read. Tracing the evolution of belly dance from prehistoric fertility rites, the cult of the... more...