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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
Cultural Studies has evolved and continues to evolve primarily along regional lines. However uncomfortable this might be, the genie of British cultural studies cannot be returned to the bottle of history. Thus, national versions of cultural studies have arisen in a few African countries. This book engages two critical and seemingly contradictory tasks:... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise. Author Lincoln Geraghty argues that there has been a change in the fan convention space, where collectible merchandise and toys, rather than just the fictional text, have become objects for trade, nostalgia, and a focal point for fans? personal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 57.95
Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning interest in the study of everyday life within the social sciences and humanities. In Critiques of Everyday Life Michael Gardiner proposes that there exists a counter-tradition within everyday life theorising. This counter-tradition has sought not merely to describe lived experience, but to transform it by... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95
The body occupies a prime position in contemporary theoretical work, yet still there is no consensus on exactly what it is and what constitutes it. Contested Bodies brings together a number of different accounts and perspectives on the body, drawing out some of the key connections and disjunctures from this most contested of topics. This volume... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 31.95
'...well-written and accessible. Making the difficult seem easy is Fiske's great talent. No introductory reading list in the field would be complete without a Fiske' - Sociology In Reading the Popular, John Fiske analyzes popular "texts" to reveal both their explicit, implicit (and often opposite) meanings and uses, and the social and political dynamics... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Culture has become a touchstone of interdisciplinary conversation. For readers interested in sociology, the social sciences and the humanities, this book maps major classical and contemporary analyses and cultural controversies in relation to social processes, everyday life, and axes of ordering and difference - such as race, class and gender. Hall,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 29.95
What makes us the people we are? Culture evidently plays a part, but how large a part? Is culture alone the source of our identities? Some have argued that human nature is the foundation of culture, others that culture is the foundation of human identity. Catherine Belsey calls for a more nuanced, relational account of what it is to be human, and... more...
- Infosential Press 2000; US$ 36.95
The view of American popular culutural phenomenon by the rest of the world is often different. This unique reference source presents the background and foreign scene on such phenomenon as Barbie dolls, baseball, jazz, comic books, Dr. Seuss, Elvis, country and western music, Marilyn Monroe, Monompoly,as well as shows such as I Love Lucy, Dallas, and... more...