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- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00
A major new global economic history that explains why the Industrial Revolution occurred in Britain. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 35.95
Channels of Discourse fills a significant gap in the critical literature on television. The eight distinguished scholars whose essays make up the collection consider commercial televisionin relation to the major strands of contemporary literary, cultural and cinematic criticism. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99
Since its original publication in 1987, Channels of Discourse has provided the most comprehensive consideration of commercial television, drawing on insights provided by the major strands of contemporary criticism: semiotics, narrative theory, reception theory, genre theory, ideological analysis, psychoanalysis, feminist criticism, and British cultural... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99
Why are some countries rich and others poor? In 1500, the income differences were small, but they have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Since then, the interplay between geography, globalization, technological change, and economic policy has determined the wealth and poverty of nations. The industrial revolution was Britain's... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99
Robert Allen's compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of "British Blondes" brought modern burlesque to the United States in 1868, the result was electric. Their impertinent humor, streetwise manner, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95
To Be Continued... explores the world's most popular form of television drama; the soap opera. From Denver to Delhi, Moscow to Manchester, audiences eagerly await the next episode of As the World Turns , The Rich Also Weep or Eastenders . But the popularity of soap operas in Britain and the US pales in comparison to the role that they play in... more...
- Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00
In pioneering essays by many of the leading experts in this rapidly-developing field of cinema history, Going to the Movies moves beyond the familiar images of nickelodeons and movie palaces to analyse the place of movie theatres in local communities, the roles of race and religion in constructing and segregating audiences, the links between film and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 234.99
Why did Europe experience industrialisation and modern economic growth before China, India or Japan? This is one of the most fundamental questions in Economic History and one that has provoked intense debate. The main concern of this book is to determine when the gap in living standards between the East and the West emerged. The established view, dating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
This monograph length report, first published in 1970, originated from a program of research at Resources for the Future that dealt with the management of residuals and of environmental quality. It presents some of the broad concepts that the program was based on and represents the effort to break out of the traditional approach in pollution and policy... more...