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  • The Culture Industryby Theodor W Adorno; J. M. Bernstein

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    This book is an unrivalled indictment of the banality of mass culture - Adorno's finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalleled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture. more...

  • Mysteries of the Middle Agesby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization , a fascinating look at how medieval thinkers created the origins of modern intellectual movements.   After the long period of decline known as the Dark Ages, medieval Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision... more...

  • Re-Orienting the Renaissanceby Professor Gerald Maclean

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    This book explores how the Renaissance entailed a global exchange of goods, skills and ideas between East and West. In chapters ranging from Ottoman history to Venetian publishing, from portraits of St George to Arab philosophy, from cannibalism to diplomacy, the authors interrogate what all too often may seem to be settled certainties, such as the... more...

  • Powerful Timesby Eamonn Kelly

    Pearson Education 2005; US$ 32.99

    Understand the most revolutionary human transformation in four centuries... and prepare for it! We're not just living through an age of change: we're living through a 'change of age': the most profound inflection point in human history since the Enlightenment. That's the thesis of Eamonn Kelly's remarkable new book Powerful Times . From terrorism... more...

  • From Paradise to Paradigmby Willemien Otten

    BRILL 2004; US$ 168.00

    This book presents a study of twelfth-century humanism seen as an all-embracing discourse in which the human and the divine interact on equal terms. The book focuses on a number of twelfth-century intellectuals, especially Thierry of Chartres, Peter Abelard, William of Conches, Bernard Silvestris, and Alan of Lille. The book explains both the appeal... more...

  • Reality Isn't What It Used to Beby Walter Truet Anderson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Anderson reveals the reality of postmodernism in politics, popular culture, religion, literary criticism, art, and philosophy -- making sense of everything from deconstructionism to punk. more...

  • Beautiful Things in Popular Cultureby Alan McKee

    Wiley 2008; US$ 107.95

    This is an innovative book that addresses the question of how consumers make decisions about what is good and what is bad in popular culture. An entertaining and informative guide to the range of aesthetic criteria that goes into judging mass culture's most celebrated texts and objects - from Batman to motor bikes, and pop stars to internet pornography... more...

  • Rethinking Cultural Policyby Jim McGuigan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 42.00

    Addresses issues concerning culture, economy, and power in the age of liberal globalization. The topics covered in this book include: Branding culture and exploitation; The state, market and civil society; and How visitor attractions such as London's Millennium Dome are used for national aggrandizement and corporate business purposes. more...

  • High Theory/Low Cultureby Mikita Brottman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    In High Theory/Low Culture , Brottman uses the tools of 'high' cultural theory to examine many areas of today's popular culture, including style magazines, sport, shopping, tabloid newspapers, horror movies and pornography. In doing so, she not only demonstrates the practical use of 'high' theory as it relates to our everyday world, but she also investigates... more...

  • Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Culturesby Lawrence Besserman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    New essays by distinguished scholars on "sacred" and "secular" in medieval and early modern literature and history. more...