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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00
The author of more than 50 books--125 million copies in print--Clive Cussler is the current grandmaster of adventure literature. Dirk Pitt, the sea-loving protagonist of 22 of Cussler's novels, remains among the most popular and influential adventure series heroes of the past half-century. This first critical review of Cussler's work features... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 25.95
For readers new to Gramsci, Jones presents detailed discussion on the historical context of the theorist's thought, offers examples of putting Gramsci's ideas into practice in the analysis of contemporary culture and evaluates responses to his work. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 40.95
Against Technology addresses the question of what it might mean today to be a Luddite--that is, to take a stand against technology. Steven Jones here explains the history of the Luddites, British textile workers who, from around 1811, proclaimed themselves followers of "Ned Ludd" and smashed machinery they saw as threatening their trade. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 128.00
This remarkable study of the constructive and ultimately canon-forming relationship between satiric and Romantic modes of writing from 1760 to 1832 provides us with a new understanding of the historical development of Romanticism as a literary movement. Romantic poetry is conventionally seen as inward-turning, sentimental, sublime, and transcendent,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 38.95
The Meaning of Video Games takes a textual studies approach to an increasingly important form of expression in today?s culture. Citing specific examples such as Myst and Lost , Katamari Damacy , Halo , Façade , Nintendo?s Wii , and Will Wright?s Spore , the book explores the ways in which textual studies concepts?authorial intention, textual... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 50.00
Advocates of religious schooling have frequently had to answer the charge that what they supported was un-American. In a book that is more than just a history, Jones tries to make sense of that charge by tracing the development of religious schooling in America over the last 125 years. He explores the rationale for religious schooling on the part of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
The past decade has seen a profound shift in our collective understanding of the digital network. What was once understood to be a transcendent virtual reality is now experienced as a ubiquitous grid of data that we move through and interact with every day, raising new questions about the social, locative, embodied, and object-oriented nature of our... more...
- CCC Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95
From its anarchic early days to its present dreams of world domination, this is the untold story of Burning Man—the most popular, unique, and enduring countercultural event of recent times in which alternative lifestyle enthusiasts erect a giant statue and construct a temporary city to live in for about a week in the Nevada desert. Hundreds of thousands... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
One of the best known and enduring genres, the fairy fales origins extend back to the preliterate oral societies of the ancient world. This books surveys its history and traces its evolution into the form we recognized today. Jones Builds on the work of folklorist and critics to provide the student with a stunning, lucid overview of the genre and... more...