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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 19.99
The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan?s finest currently-working film director, performer, and celebrity. The volume uniquely explores Kitano?s oeuvre through the tropes of stillness and movement, becoming animal, melancholy and loss, intensity, schizophrenia, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
In this book the different manifestations, meanings, and processes of the star and celebrity confessional will be explored. The confessional is taken to be any moment in which a star, celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts that are considered to be authentic, heart-felt, and honest. These confessional encounters can take place in an interview,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99
Liquid Metal brings together 'seminal' essays that have opened up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. Eight distinct sections cover such topics as the cyborg in science fiction; the science fiction city; time travel and the primal scene; science fiction fandom; and the 1950s invasion narratives. Important writings by Susan... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 14.99
Ridley Scott?s 1982 film Blade Runner is now widely recognized as an undisputed masterwork of science fiction cinema and one of the most influential films released in the last forty years. Yet on its original release it was both a critical and commercial failure, criticized for its perceived prioritizing of style over content and a narrative that... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 77.00
"Acts as a concise introduction to the study of both contemporary and historical stardom and celebrity. Collecting together in one source companion an easily accessible range of readings surrounding stardom and celebrity culture, this book is a worthwhile addition to any library." - Kerry Gough , Birmingham City University "Absolutely... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
Celebrity culture has a pervasive presence in our everyday lives ? perhaps more so than ever before. It shapes not simply the production and consumption of media content but also the social values through which we experience the world. This collection analyses this phenomenon, bringing together essays which explore celebrity across a range of media,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Endangering Science Fiction Film explores the ways in which science fiction film is a dangerous and endangering genre. The collection argues that science fiction's cinematic power rests in its ability to imagine ?Other? worlds that challenge and disturb the lived conditions of the ?real? world, as it is presently known to us. From classic films... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 20.55
English for Football is for anyone who plays football, coaches players, or manages a team. It focuses on vocabulary and expressions used in this global sport. Training, tactics, and skills are covered along with topics such as nutrition, fitness, and treatment. Includes a foreword by Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United Manager. more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00
Companion to Celebrity presents a multi-disciplinary collection of original essays that explore myriad issues relating to the origins, evolution, and current trends in the field of celebrity studies. Offers a detailed, systematic, and clear presentation of all aspects of celebrity studies, with a structure that carefully build its enquiry Draws... more...