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  • 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...

  • In Praise of Slowby Carl Honore

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    Across the western world more and more people are slowing down. Slower is better: better work, better productivity, better exercise, better sex, better food. DON'T HURRY, BE HAPPY. Almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. These days, our culture teaches that faster is better. But in the race to keep up, everything suffers... more...

  • Understand Postmodernism: Teach Yourselfby Glenn Ward

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 13.99

    Understand Postmodernism is an indispensable guide to this sometimes challenging domain. Using contemporary examples to further your understanding, it takes a broad look at theorists in a range of disciplines. Whether you're encountering postmodernism for the first time, or you need a quick reference to support your studies, this guide offers a comprehensive... more...

  • Biracial in Americaby Nikki Khanna

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 40.99

    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...

  • That Used To Be Usby Thomas Friedman; Michael Mandelbaum

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In What's Wrong with America?, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption -... more...

  • Struggles for Subjectivityby Kevin McDonald

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00

    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$ 14.09

    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...