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- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
The Japanese passion for photography is almost a cliché, but how did it begin? Although Japanese art photography has been widely studied this book is the first to demonstrate how photography became an everyday activity. Japan's enthusiasm for photography emerged alongside a retail and consumer revolution that marketed products and activities that... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 20.99
A ‘mate? is a mate, right? Wrong, argues Nick Dyrenfurth in this provocative new look at one of Australia?s most talked-about beliefs. In the first book-length exploration of our secular creed, one of Australia?s leading young historians and public commentators turns mateship?s history upside down. Did you know that the first Australians to call... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00
This book discusses two moral panics that appeared in the media in late apartheid South Africa: the Satanism scare and the so-called epidemic of white family murder. The analysis of these symptoms of social and political change reveals important truths about whiteness, gender, violence, history, nationalism and injustice in South Africa and beyond.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95
The modern society of consumption is a society of fashion. Fashion has extended its influence over various fields of social life and, together with taste, become central to our understanding of the inner dynamics of any modern society. The Sociology of Taste looks at the role of taste - or the aesthetic reflection - in society at large and in modern... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her In the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with América. So when América is offered the... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00
Draws on a number of contemporary theories and debates in media and cultural studies, including reflexivity, cultural economies and ethics. This work examines contemporary radical consumption, analyses its possibilities and problems, mobile moralities, methods of mediation and its connections to cultural formations of production and politics. more...
- World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00
A to Z World Sports is an encyclopedia offering a comprehensive look at professional and recreational athletics in 175 countries worldwide. Extensive information on individual sports participation, private clubs, school sports, professional sports, specta more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 199.00
Landscape studies provide a crucial perspective into the interaction between humans and their environment. This book presents the research that explores the way that natural processes have affected the development of culture and society, as well as the ways that natural landscapes themselves are the product of historical and cultural processes. more...