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  • The Renaissance Bazaarby Jerry Brotton

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 42.99 US$ 36.97

    This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to its advancements in the fields of science, trade and travel. more...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    * * * Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * * Stuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity. 'Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives' Guardian Everything is made of something... From the everyday objects... more...

  • The Sociology Of Tasteby Jukka Gronow

    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...

  • Sociology and Developmentby Tony Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Radical Consumptionby Jo Littler

    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...

  • Homo ludensby J. Huizinga

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 41.25

    Huizinga examines the role of play in law, war, science, poetry, philosophy and art more...

  • A to Z World Sportsby Sibylla Putzi

    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...

  • Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studiesby Howard S. Becker; Michal M. McCall

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Symbolic interactionism, resolutely empirical in practice, shares theoretical concerns with cultural studies and humanistic discourse. Recognizing that the humanities have engaged many of the important intellectual currents of the last twenty-five years in ways that sociology has not, the contributors to this volume fully acknowledge that the boundary... more...

  • Politics of Religious Apostasy, The: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movementsby David Bromley

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 138.00

    The current controversy surrounding new religions has brought to the forefront the role of apostates. These individuals leave highly controversial movements and assume roles in other organizations as public opponents against their former movements. This volume examines the motivations of the apostates, how they are recruited and play out their roles,... more...

  • The City's Outbackby Gillian Cowlishaw

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This honest and compelling book follows the fraught, exciting and painful process of getting to know ‘others’, in this case Australian Aborigines in the suburbs who are already ‘known’ through shocking images and worrying statistics. Gillian Cowlishaw has written a book about the intimacy of the encounter, the practical and ethical... more...