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  • They Used to Call Us Witchesby Julie Shayne

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 41.99

    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...

  • Littlejohn's Britainby Richard Littlejohn

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    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 Nature of Collegeby James J. Farrell

    Milkweed Editions 2010; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Reading the Popularby John Fiske

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 35.95

    This revised edition of a now classic text includes a new introduction by Henry Jenkins, explaining ?Why Fiske Still Matters? for today?s students, followed by a discussion between former Fiske students Kevin Glynn, Jonathan Gray, and Pamela Wilson on the theme of ?Reading Fiske and Understanding the Popular?. Both underline the continuing relevance... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This insightful volume considers how to locate America in the sporting world: in the traditions and rituals of a national pastime or in the baseball academies run by American professional teams in the Dominican Republic? With the athletes that carry a flag in Olympic ceremonies or among the executives in the boardrooms of Nike? The contributors argue... 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...

  • State Frontiersby Inga Brandell

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    Do borders still define the limits of states? How do communities change when a border is put between them? Is the physical border more important than the conceptual boundary? In recent times, the question of borders in the Middle East has assumed an importance unknown since the collapse of the Ottoman empire. In this fresh examination of the issue,... more...

  • Draperyby Gen Doy

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    In this fascinating and accessible book, Gen Doy investigates the hitherto neglected meanings of drapery and the draped body in visual culture. The baroque and the classical are her subjects, as are Freud?s Gradiva, Clerambault?s writings and photographs of draped figures, the fetishistic play between veiling and revealing and the meanings of drapery... more...

  • Photography and the USAby Mick Gidley

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    From Ansel Adams to Carleton Watkins, Diane Arbus to Weegee, Richard Avedon to James VanDerZee, American photographers have recorded their vast, multicultural nation in images that, for more than a hundred years, have come to define the USA. In Photography and the USA , Mick Gidley explores not only the medium of photography and the efforts to capture... more...