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  • Lost in Translationby Ella Frances Sanders

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2014; US$ 14.99

    An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there?s a Finnish word for the distance a reindeer can travel before needing... more...

  • Manga's Cultural Crossroadsby Jaqueline Berndt; Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga?s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese culture, it describes "manga culture" in two ways: as... more...

  • Maori Tattooingby H. G. Robley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This classic of ethnography describes Maori tattooing (moko), which communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study relates how moko first became known to Europeans and discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko in legend and song. Features 180 black-and-white... more...

  • Monstrously Funny Cartoonsby Christopher Hart

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2014; US$ 19.99

    A monstrously big guide that teaches you how to draw the silliest and scariest zombies, vampires, witches, ghouls, and other creepy cartoon favorites. Aspiring artists learn all the drawing tips and tricks they need to create laugh-out-loud renditions of their favorite monsters and scary creatures direct from cartooning master Christopher Hart.... more...

  • My Drunk Kitchenby Hannah Hart

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    One day, sad cubicle dweller and otherwise bored New York transplant Hannah Hart decided, as a joke, to make a fake cooking show for her friend back in California. She turned on the camera, pulled out some bread and cheese, and then, as one does, started drinking. (Doesn't everyone cook with a spoon in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other?)... more...

  • No Laughing Matterby Angela Rosenthal; David Bindman; Adrian W. B. Randolph

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    The role of race and ethnicity in global humor more...

  • On the Graphic Novelby Santiago García; Bruce Campbell

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 60.00

    For the first time in English, an essential history of the narrative art form's global rise more...

  • Opera's Second Deathby Slavoj Zizek; Mladen Dolar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Opera's Second Death is a passionate exploration of opera - the genre, its masterpieces, and the nature of death. Using a dazzling array of tools, Slavoj Zizek and coauthor Mladen Dolar explore the strange compulsions that overpower characters in Mozart and Wagner, as well as our own desires to die and to go to the opera. more...

  • Permanenceby Kip Fulbeck; Horitaka; Takahiro Kitamura

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 14.99

    Once a fringe phenomenon, tattooing is now a full-blown cultural fact. More than 40 million people in the U.S. alone have tattoos, all with unique stories about why they chose to indelibly mark their bodies. Permanence combines photographic tattoo portraits with these stories, told in the subjects' own words and handwriting. Kip Fulbeck brings together... more...

  • The Photographic Image in Digital Cultureby Martin Lister

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This new edition of The Photographic Image in Digital Culture explores the condition of photography after some 20 years of remediation and transformation by digital technology. Through ten especially commissioned essays, by some of the leading scholars in the field of contemporary photography studies, a range of key topics are discussed including:... more...