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

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    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...

  • 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...

  • Beautiful Things in Popular Cultureby Alan McKee

    Wiley 2008; US$ 103.95 US$ 90.09

    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... more...

  • Medieval Practices of Spaceby Barbara A. Hanawalt; Michal Kobialka

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 90.00

    The contributors to this volume cross disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to read the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetic illusions, and identities with which medieval men and women used space and place to add meaning to the world. more...

  • Medieval Identity Machinesby Jeffrey J. Cohen

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 70.50

    In Medieval Identity Machines, Jeffrey J. Cohen examines the messiness, permeability, and perversity of medieval bodies, arguing that human identity always exceeds the limits of the flesh. Combining critical theory with a rigorous reading of medieval texts, Cohen asks if the category ?human? isn?t too small to contain the multiplicity of identities. more...

  • High Theory/Low Cultureby Mikita Brottman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    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$ 110.00

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

  • Ancient Mysteriesby Peter James; Nick Thorpe

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.00

    What was the Minotaur? Did a Welsh prince discover America? Did Robin Hood really exist? How does the Star of Bethlehem fit into the science of astronomy? Is the Vinland Map a fake? Can archaeologists use spirit messages to guide their work? For centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher the baffling mysteries of... more...

  • A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissanceby Guido Ruggiero

    Wiley 2008; US$ 65.95 US$ 57.16

    This volume brings together some of the most exciting renaissance scholars to suggest new ways of thinking about the period and to set a new series of agendas for Renaissance scholarship. Overturns the idea that it was a period of European cultural triumph and highlights the negative as well as the positive. Looks at the Renaissance from... more...

  • Critical Cultural Policy Studiesby Justin Lewis; Toby Miller

    Wiley 2008; US$ 158.00 US$ 136.93

    Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader brings together classic statements and contemporary views that illustrate how everyday culture is as much a product of policy and economic determinants as it is of creative and consumer impulses. more...