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  • Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminismby Imelda Whelehan; Joel Gwynne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    How has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration. more...

  • Technology as Human Social Traditionby Peter Jordan

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Technology as Human Social Tradition outlines a novel approach to studying variability and cumulative change in human technology?prominent research themes in both archaeology and anthropology. Peter Jordan argues that human material culture is best understood as an expression of social tradition. In this approach, each artifact stands as an output... more...

  • Neoliberalism, Media and the Politicalby Sean Phelan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Neoliberalism, Media and the Political examines the condition of media and journalism in neoliberal cultures. Emphasizing neoliberalism's status as a political ideology that is simultaneously hostile to politics, the book presents a critical theoretical argument supported by empirical illustrations from New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and the US. more...

  • Living with London's Olympicsby Iain Lindsay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The quadrennial summer Olympic Games produces the world's biggest single-city cultural event. Drawing on ethnographic work around the London 2012 Games, this book contrasts the rhetoric and reality of mega-event delivery and shows that the notions of beneficial Olympic legacies and delivery benefits for host communities are, for most, unobtainable. more...

  • Culture, Health, and Religion at the Millenniumby Marie Demker; Yvonne Leffler; Ola Sigurdson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The book presents interpretations of culture, health, politics, and religion in Sweden today, Sweden transforms from the well-functioning but existentially bland economic wonder to a more fragmented and gloomy society. Contributors include scholars from film studies, literary studies, political science, religious studies and theology more...

  • Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyondby Yasmine Musharbash; Geir Henning Presterudstuen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Offering a dialogue between anthropology and literature, culture, and media, this book presents fine-grained ethnographic vignettes of monsters dwelling in the contemporary world. These monsters hail from Aboriginal Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and Europe, and their presence is inextricably intertwined with the lives of those they haunt. more...

  • The Labour of Memoryby Matthew Allen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book presents a study of remembrance practices emerging after the 2005 London bombings. Matthew Allen explores a range of cases that not only illustrate the effects of the organisation of remembrance on its participants, but reveal how people engaged in memorial culture to address difficult and unbearable conditions in the wake of 7/7. more...

  • Living with London's Olympicsby Iain Lindsay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The quadrennial summer Olympic Games produces the world's biggest single-city cultural event. Drawing on ethnographic work around the London 2012 Games, this book contrasts the rhetoric and reality of mega-event delivery and shows that the notions of beneficial Olympic legacies and delivery benefits for host communities are, for most, unobtainable. more...

  • Culture, Health, and Religion at the Millenniumby Marie Demker; Yvonne Leffler; Ola Sigurdson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The book presents interpretations of culture, health, politics, and religion in Sweden today, Sweden transforms from the well-functioning but existentially bland economic wonder to a more fragmented and gloomy society. Contributors include scholars from film studies, literary studies, political science, religious studies and theology more...

  • Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyondby Yasmine Musharbash; Geir Henning Presterudstuen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Offering a dialogue between anthropology and literature, culture, and media, this book presents fine-grained ethnographic vignettes of monsters dwelling in the contemporary world. These monsters hail from Aboriginal Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and Europe, and their presence is inextricably intertwined with the lives of those they haunt. more...