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- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 40.00
We tell ourselves stories in order to live, Joan Didion observed in The White Album. Why is this? Michael Austin asks, in Useful Fictions. Why, in particular, are human beings, whose very survival depends on obtaining true information, so drawn to fictional narratives? After all, virtually every human culture reveres some form of storytelling.... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 35.00
The most accessible approach yet to childrens literature and narrative theory, Telling Childrens Stories is a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to childrens literature. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08
This 1997 book explores the political significance of aesthetic analysis in the context of film and cultural studies. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52
This book examines the formation of cultural identity in Taiwan and mainland China through paradigmatic films. more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99
Post-Cinematic Affect is about what it feels like to live in the affluent West in the early 21st century. Specifically, it explores the structure of feeling that is emerging today in tandem with new digital technologies, together with economic globalization and the financialization of more and more human activities. The 20th century was the age of... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 12.99
From Melville to Madoff, the Confidence Man is an essential American archetype. George Roy Hill?s 1973 film The Sting treats this theme with a characteristic dexterity. The movie was warmly received in its time, winning seven Academy Awards, but there were some who thought the movie was nothing more than a slight throwback. Pauline Kael, among... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
Children in Culture, Revisited follows on from the first volume, Children in Culture , and is composed of a range of chapters, newly written for this collection, which offer further fully inter- and multidisciplinary considerations of childhood as a culturally and historically constructed identity rather than a constant psycho-biological entity. more...