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  • Culture and the Public Sphereby Jim McGuigan; Dr Jim Mcguigan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    Jim McGuigan discusses cultural policy as a manifestation of cultural politics in the widest sense. Illustrating his case with examples from recent cultural policy initiatives in Britain, the United States and Australia, he looks at: * The rise of market reasoning in arts administration * Urban regeneration and the arts * Heritage tourism * Race, identity... more...

  • Hiding in the Lightby Dick Hebdige

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Dick Hebdige looks at the creation and consumption of objects and images as diverse as fashion and documentary photographs, 1950's streamlined cars, Italian motor scooters, 1980's 'style manuals', Biff cartoons, the Band Aid campaign, Pop Art and promotional music videos. He assesses their broad cultural significance and charts their impact on contemporary... more...

  • Early Civilizations of the Old Worldby Charles Keith Maisels

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    In this new paperback edition of Early Civilizations of the Old World , Charles Keith Maisels traces the development of some of the earliest and key civilizations in history. In each case the ecological and economic background to growth, geographical factors, cross-cultural intersection and the rise of urbanism are examined, explaining how particular... more...

  • Ungendering Civilizationby K. Anne Pyburn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    With nine papers examining a distinct body of archaeological data, Ungendering Civilization offers a much needed scrutiny of the role of women in the evolution of states. Studying societies including Predynastic Egypt, Minoan Crete, ancient Zimbabwe and the Maya - to determine what the facts actually show, the contributors critically address traditional... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Thoughtby Gregory Claeys

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Thought provides essential information on, and a critical interpretation of, nineteenth-century thought and nineteenth-century thinkers. The project takes as its temporal boundary the period 1789 to 1914. Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Thought primarily covers social and political thinking, but key entries... more...

  • At the Dawn of Modernityby David Levine

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 63.00

    Looking at a neglected period in the social history of modernization, David Levine investigates the centuries that followed the year 1000, when a new kind of society emerged in Europe. New commercial routines, new forms of agriculture, new methods of information technology, and increased population densities all played a role in the prolonged transition... more...

  • Re-reading Popular Cultureby Joke Hermes

    Wiley 2008; US$ 128.95

    Re-reading Popular Culture is an entertaining investigation of the meanings and value of popular culture today. It explores the theme of cultural citizenship by combining textual analysis and media reception theory to analyze popular culture. Includes such contemporary issues as the rewriting of masculinity after the success of feminism, and the... more...

  • 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...

  • Comparative civilizations and multiple modernitiesby S.N. Eisenstadt

    BRILL 2003; US$ 166.00

    Originally published over the past 20 years, the 38 papers collected in this two-volume set represent an overview of the core concerns of Eisenstadt (emeritus, sociology, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem, Israel) during this period axial civilizations (what Max Weber called the "world religions") and modernities. Having dealt with larger issues of theory in 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...