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  • Intellectuals and Cultural Policyby Jeremy Ahearne; Oliver Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    From the English Romantics to Lenin?s wife, from Plato to Herbert Schiller, this book offers new insights into how intellectuals from Europe, Canada and North America have sought over time to assert their cultural values in public life. more...

  • The Nature of Collegeby James J. Farrell

    Milkweed Editions 2010; US$ 16.00

    Stately oaks, ivy-covered walls, the opposite sex ? these are the things that likely come to mind for most Americans when they think about the "nature" of college. But the real nature of college is hidden in plain sight: it?s flowing out of the keg, it?s woven into the mascots on our T-shirts. Engaging in a deep and richly entertaining study of "campus... more...

  • Littlejohn's Britainby Richard Littlejohn

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.59

    Richard Littlejohn's cast of characters including Two Jags, the Wicked Witch, Captain Hook and the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban are now part of the fabric of the nation. He ridicules the country Britain has become over the past ten years - the barmy bureaucracy, the surveillance state, the petty interference in our lives, the suffocating... more...

  • The Post-Truth Eraby Ralph Keyes

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    "Dishonesty inspires more euphemisms than copulation or defecation. This helps desensitize us to its implications. In the post-truth era we don't just have truth and lies but a third category of ambiguous statements that are not exactly the truth but fall just short of a lie. Enhanced truth it might be called. Neo-truth. Soft truth. Faux truth.... more...

  • They Used to Call Us Witchesby Julie Shayne

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99

    They Used to Call Us Witches is an informative, highly readable account of the role played by Chilean women exiles during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet from 1973-1990. Sociologist Julie Shayne looks at the movement organized by exiled Chileans in Vancouver, British Columbia, to denounce Pinochet's dictatorship and support those who remained... more...

  • Reading the Popularby John Fiske

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 35.95

    Designed as a companion to Understanding Popular Culture , Reading the Popular gives the lie to theories that portray a mass audience that mindlessly consumes every product it is offered. more...

  • America's Game(s)by Benjamin Eastman; Michael Ralph; Sean Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book considers how to locate America in the sporting world and how ?American Sport? should reflect the vast networks of expertise, finance, and performance moving out from American athletic body as well as the influx of talent coming from abroad. more...

  • Bridging Southern Culturesby John Lowe

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    A panorama of past and contemporary southern society are captured in Bridging Southern Cultures by some of the South?s leading historians, anthropologists, literary critics, musicologists, and folklorists. Crossing the chasms of demographics, academic disciplines, art forms, and culture, this exciting collection reaches aspects of southern heritage... more...

  • As Normal As Possibleby Ching Yau

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    Drawing from the fields of ethnographic and sociological studies, cultural activism, public health and film studies, this volume poses new and exciting challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines.--Issues related to sexuality have acquired a new visibility... more...

  • Tibetan Transitionsby Geoff Childs

    BRILL 2008; US$ 147.00

    Tibetan Transitions uses the dual lenses of anthropology and demography to analyze population regulating mechanisms in traditional Tibetan societies, and to link recent fertility transitions with family systems, economic strategies, gender equity, and family planning ideologies. more...