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- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 15.99
Self-help books don?t seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth?even if you can get it?doesn?t necessarily lead to happiness. Romance, family life, and work often bring as much stress as joy. We can?t even agree on what ?happiness? means. So are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or are... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 18.99
Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 24.99
In 1202, a 32-year old Italian finished one of the most influential books of all time, which introduced modern arithmetic to Western Europe. Devised in India in the seventh and eighth centuries and brought to North Africa by Muslim traders, the Hindu-Arabic system helped transform the West into the dominant force in science, technology, and commerce,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 28.95
Diane E. King has written about everyday life in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which covers much of the area long known as Iraqi Kurdistan. One of the few scholars who has done research during the Saddam Hussein regime, King offers a sensitive interpretation of the contradiction resulting from the intersection of tradition with modernity, exploring... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 43.00
This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the influences that have shaped modern-day Japan. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 35.95
John Storey, a leading figure in the field of Cultural Studies, offers an illuminating and vibrant account of the development of popular culture. Addressing issues such as globalization, intellectualism, and consumerism, Inventing Popular Culture presents an engaging assessment of one of the most debated concepts of recent times. Provides a lively... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 22.95
Since the publication of Being and Time (1927), Martin Heidegger has remained one of the most influential figures in contemporary thought. Until now, however, there has been no clear introduction to his crucial work on art, language and poetry for students of literary and cultural studies. This guidebook provides an ideal entry-point for readers... more...