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  • Worktowners at Blackpoolby Gary Cross

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • An All-Consuming Centuryby Gary Cross

    Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Men to Boysby Gary Cross

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Consumed Nostalgiaby Gary Cross

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Nostalgia isn?t what it used to be. For many of us, modern memory is shaped less by a longing for the social customs and practices of the past, or family heirlooms handed down over generations, and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral commercial goods and media moments. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia built around... more...

  • The Cute and the Coolby Gary S. Cross

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • The Playful Crowdby Gary Cross; John K. Walton

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • Undead Southsby Eric Gary Anderson; Taylor Hagood; Daniel Cross Turner

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 42.50

    Depictions of the undead in the American South are not limited to our modern versions, such as the vampires in True Blood and the zombies in The Walking Dead . As Undead Souths reveals, physical emanations of southern undeadness are legion, but undeadness also appears in symbolic, psychological, and cultural forms, including the social death... more...

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