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  • High Theory/Low Cultureby Mikita Brottman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    In High Theory/Low Culture , Brottman uses the tools of 'high' cultural theory to examine many areas of today's popular culture, including style magazines, sport, shopping, tabloid newspapers, horror movies and pornography. In doing so, she not only demonstrates the practical use of 'high' theory as it relates to our everyday world, but she also investigates... more...

  • The Solitary Viceby Mikita Brottman

    Counterpoint 2008; US$ 14.95

    Mikita Brottman wonders, just why is reading so great? It?s a solitary practice, one that takes away from time that could be spent developing important social networking skills. Reading?s not required for health, happiness, or a loving family. And, if reading is so important, why are catchy slogans like "Reading Changes Lives" and "Champions Read"... more...

  • Phantoms of the Clinicby Mikita Brottman

    Karnac Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    As Freud predicted, there has always been great anxiety about the place of psychoanalysis in contemporary life, particularly in relation to its ambiguous and complicated relationship to the realm of science. There is also a long history of widespread resistance, in both academia and medicine, to anything associated with the world of the supernatural;... more...

  • Funny Peculiarby Mikita Brottman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Why are jokes funny? Why do we laugh? In Funny Peculiar, Mikita Brottman demurs from recent scholarship that takes laughter-- and the broader domain of humor and the comical--as a liberating social force and an endearing aspect of self-expression. For Brottman, there is nothing funny about laughter, which is less connected to mirth and feelings of... more...

  • Hyenaby Mikita Brottman

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Hyenas are almost universally regarded as nasty, scheming charlatans that skulk in the back alleyways of the animal kingdom. They have been scorned for centuries as little more than scavenging carrion-eaters, vandals, and thieves. Here to restore the Hyena’s reputation is Mikita Brottman, who offers an alternate view of these mistreated and... more...

  • The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Exceptional Dogsby Mikita Brottman

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    ?You cannot help but fall in love with Grisby? Jeffrey Masson in this charming bestiary of exceptional dogs, Mikita Brottman reflects on the role dogs play in our world, all explored through her relationship with her dog Grisby and many other examples of the dogs of great writers and artists from literature, lore, and life. more...

  • The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Exceptional Dogsby Mikita Brottman

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    ?You cannot help but fall in love with Grisby? Jeffrey Masson in this charming bestiary of exceptional dogs, Mikita Brottman reflects on the role dogs play in our world, all explored through her relationship with her dog Grisby and many other examples of the dogs of great writers and artists from literature, lore, and life. more...

  • The Great Grisbyby Mikita Brottman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    A scholar, psychoanalyst, and cultural critic explores the multifaceted role dogs play in our world in this charming bestiary of dogs from literature, lore, and life. While gradually unveiling her eight-year love affair with her French bulldog, Grisby, Mikita Brottman ruminates on the singular bond between dogs and humans. Why do prevailing attitudes... more...

  • The Great Grisbyby Mikita Brottman

    HarperCollins 2014;

    A scholar, psychoanalyst, and cultural critic explores the multifaceted role dogs play in our world in this charming bestiary of dogs from literature, lore, and life. While gradually unveiling her eight-year love affair with her French bulldog, Grisby, Mikita Brottman ruminates on the singular bond between dogs and humans. Why do prevailing attitudes... more...

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