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  • Big Ideasby James Harkin

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.74

    "Big Ideas" explains where concepts like 'the long tail', 'urban tribes', 'soft power' and 'metrosexual' came from, what they mean, and what their critics say about them. It includes explanations of key terms such as: Maturialism: the name given to the new trend among middle-aged people of spending their money on expensive 'youth' gadgets and services,... more...

  • Modernitiesby Peter J. Taylor

    Wiley 2013; US$ 82.50

    Taylor develops a geohistorical argument which focuses on the periods and places of modernities, offering a grounded analysis of what it is to be modern. He identifies three 'prime modernities' which have defined the development of our modern world: today's consumer modernity preceded by the industrial modernity of the nineteenth century which was... more...

  • Civilization and Its Enemiesby Lee Harris

    Free Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe....They forget that in time of danger, in the face of the enemy, they must trust and confide in... more...

  • Globalization and Civilizationsby Mehdi Mozaffari

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Globalization and Civilization s challenges established assumptions about the nature of civilizations and the supposed inevitability of the conflict between the Islamic and Western worlds. Uniquely, this edited book critically interrogates the concept of 'civilization' by asking whether it is still valid in the globalized world economy of the twenty-first... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...