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  • Awaiting Apocalypseby Professor Paul Corcoran

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 99.00

    The current obsession with the 'end of the millennium' illustrates the enduring power of the idea of endings. This fascination cannot be simply dismissed as faulty logic, a form of madness, or a primitive survival of childish thinking. Opening a path of understanding between ancient conceptions of meaning and the sceptical predicates of modern science,... more...

  • Why Europe? Problems of Culture and Identityby Professor Joe Andrew; Professor Malcolm Crook; Professor Diana Holmes; Eva Kolinsky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    This volume, Why Europe? Problems of Culture and Identity: Media, Film, Gender, Youth and Education , addresses a range of issues which underlie the notions of European identity. Among them are: what does it mean to be a European? What ideologies have shaped the political debate over the last two centuries? What place will minorities find in the Europe... more...

  • Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feelingby Michael Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00

    Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling defends feeling against customary distrust or condescension by showing that the affective turn of the eighteenth-century cult of sentiment, despite its sometimes surreal manifestations, has led to a positive culture of feeling. The very reaction against sentimentalism has taught us to identity sentimentality.... more...

  • Dimersions of Japanese Societyby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00

    Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality... more...

  • China's Search for Modernityby Professor He Ping

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 165.00

    Twenty years after a return from fundamentalism to economic reality, China has become the world's tenth largest economy and an increasingly important global power. Despite the rise of fundamentalism and post-modernism, the pursuit of modernity was an ongoing historical movement in late twentieth century China. He Ping focuses on China's quest for and... more...

  • Biracial in Americaby Nikki Khanna

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 37.99

    Biracial in America: Forming and Performing Racial Identity looks at how and why biracial Americans identify the way they do, and the ways in which they perform race in their day-to-day lives. Noting that identity is multifaceted, this book also explores multiple dimensions of identity and finds that identity is more complex than often treated in... more...

  • Struggles for Subjectivityby Kevin McDonald

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2000, examines the urgent social and cultural questions faced by young people. more...

  • In Search of Civilizationby John Armstrong

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    In Arthur Ransome's charming tale of childhood adventure, Secret Water , four children are pretending to be savages approaching an outpost of the civilized world. 'What is civilization?' asks Bridget, the youngest. 'Ices,' explains her brother, 'and all that sort of thing.' It is probably the briefest definition of the term on record in English,... more...

  • People of the Rainbowby Michael I. Niman

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Since 1972 the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a loosely organized and anarchistic nomadic community, has been holding large gatherings in remote forests to pray for world peace and create a model of a functioning utopian society. Michael I. Niman?s People of the Rainbow , originally published in 1997, was the first comprehensive study of this countercultural... more...

  • The Trustafarian Handbookby Brian Griffin

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 11.95

    For years, a moldy slice of the upper crust has been slumming it in disguise. Sitting on stoops, smoking up, and trying to blend in with the common broke folk by wearing worn-out jeans (though really stylishly distressed), drinking PBR (even though the family owns a vineyard), and not paying rent (that?s what parents are for). Meet the Trustafarian... more...