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  • Limits to Medicineby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1976; US$ 17.49

    'The medical establishment has become a major threat to health'. So begins Ivan Illich's spirited and reasoned attack upon the mythic prestige of contemporary medicines, examining the customs and rituals conducted by the medical profession. Relentlessly and with full documentation taken from recognized medical sources Illich proves the impotence... more...

  • 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...

  • Consuming Passionsby Judith Williamson

    Marion Boyars 1988; US$ 17.49

    Judith Williamson explores how our cultural tastes, in films, food, television, advertising, music poetry, song lyrics,photography,political movements and even the BritishRoyal Family influence our thinking and how we govern our own lives, and shape those of our children 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...

  • Rush!by Omond Tasmin

    Marion Boyars 2009; US$ 13.99

    When Tamsin Omond left university, she had no idea that within a year she would be up on the roofs of Parliament, breaking the law for her beliefs about climate change. The book is a candid account of her journey from student to rebel with a cause. She takes her first steps in eco-utopia, joins Climate Camp and forms the activist group Climate Rush. more...

  • Blue Sky Thoughtsby Jaime Carnie

    Marion Boyars 2007; US$ 13.99

    With reference to drug-induced visions and the perceptual capacities of bees, Carnie deconstructs the work of Descartes, Newton and Berkeley to produce a new persepective on the way our senses operate.'All credit to him for building the case for an unfashionable theory, and making the reader think - which is what philosophy is supposed to do' Independent... 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...

  • Edna the Inebriate Womanby Jeremy Sandford

    Marion Boyars 1976; US$ 17.49

    Edna the Inebriate Woman was written when Jeremy Sandford, whose documentary Cathy Come Home had focused public attention on the plight of homeless families, decided to study the equally grave problems faced by Britain's thousands of single homeless people. The author follows Edna on her continuous journey through town and country and shows us at... 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...

  • Gothic Fantasyby Edwin Page

    Marion Boyars 2006; US$ 17.49

    Edwin Page takes us on a journey through the films of Tim Burton, through which we gain insights into the mysterious, and somewhat reclusive film director responsible for them. A book ideally suited to film studies and media studies, at school and undergraduate level, this book has analysis of the filming methods devised by Tim Burton, and descriptions... more...