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- Taylor and Francis 1990; US$ 154.00
Gary Cross publishes the findings of this largely forgotten study by the Mass-Observers who followed the annual pilgrimage of labourers to Blackpool, hoping to discover what attracted workers to this centre of Victorian culture. more...
- Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 26.99
An All-Consuming Century is a rich history of how market goods came to dominate American life over the hundred years between 1900 and 2000 and why for the first time in history there are no practical limits to consumerism. more...
- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 25.99
Adam Sandler movies, HBO's Entourage , and such magazines as Maxim and FHM all trade in and appeal to one character& mdash;the modern boy-man. Addicted to video games, comic books, extreme sports, and dressing down, the boy-man would rather devote an afternoon to Grand Theft Auto than plan his next career move. He would rather prolong the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
Northern Italy, September 10, 1650 The boy knew his father was going to kill him. Just like he'd killed everyone else tonight. The boy's mother, his two older sisters and baby brother, the servants. All of them dead. When Lucius is ten years old his father returns home one evening as a vampire and destroys his entire family. By luck Lucius... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99
The cute child -- spunky, yet dependent, naughty but nice -- is largely a 20th-century invention. In this book, Gary Cross examines how that look emerged in American popular culture and how the cute turned into the cool, seemingly its opposite, in stories and games. more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 28.95
From sushi and karaoke to martial arts and technoware, the currency of made-in-Japan cultural goods has skyrocketed in the global marketplace during the past decade. The globalization of Japanese ?cool? is led by youth products: video games, manga (comic books), anime (animation), and cute characters that have fostered kid crazes from Hong Kong to... more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 49.99
During the first part of the twentieth century thousands of working-class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island in search of a release from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. On the other side of the Atlantic, British workers heade more...