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  • Consumer Culture and Postmodernismby Mike Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 1990; US$ 49.95

    Implicit within claims that society itself is in some sense postmodern is an argument about the priority of consumption as a determinant of everyday life. In this view, mass media advertising and market dynamics lead to a constant search for new fashions, new styles, new sensations and experiences. Material goods are consumed as `communicators'; they... more...

  • Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encountersby Karina F. Attar; Lynn Shutters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Drawing from theatre, English studies, and art history, among others, these essays discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching medieval and early modern texts in the 21st-century university. Topics range from the intersections of race, religion, gender, and nation in cross-cultural encounters to the use of popular culture as pedagogical tools. more...

  • The Way Things Goby Aaron Jaffe

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; Not Available

    Contents Instruction Manual The Way Things Go 100: I Don't Know about the Coming Singularity 80: Lost and Found 61: That Swell New Thing 37: Risky Things 15: Materials and Their Methods 0: Nothing but Remains Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index more...

  • Vela Veritatisby Frank Bezner

    BRILL 2005; US$ 257.00

    This study analyses 12th-century allegorical theory and practice in the context of a changing intellectual culture. By its interdisciplinary approach, it provides fascinating new insight into the diverse, complex, and creative reflections on understanding, knowledge, and language by 12th-century theologians, natural philosophers, commentators, and... more...

  • Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europeby Sandra Sider

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 70.00

    Captures the essence of life in great civilizations of the past. Each volume in this series examines a single civilization, and covers everything from landmark events and monumental achievements to geography and everyday life. more...

  • "Herbst des Mittelalters"?by Jan A. Aertsen; Martin Pickavé

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 321.00

    Nach wie vor wird das Verhältnis des späten Mittelalters zur anbrechenden Neuzeit kontrovers diskutiert. Manche sehen im 14. und 15. Jahrhundert eine Periode des Verfalls, andere betonen die prägende und innovative Rolle dieser Epoche für die Neuzeit. Der 31. Band der Miscellanea Mediaevalia wirft einen interdisziplinären Blick auf... more...

  • Dreams and Visionsby Nancy Van Deusen

    BRILL 2010; US$ 200.00

    An essential historical topos, Dreams and Visions--the second in a series that projects past issues into the present--brings significant contributions from an interdisciplinary spectrum of standpoints in order to discover fresh insights. Perhaps this is the essence, in any case, of "Vision"--to discover new, fresh, ways of conceptualizing a problem,... more...

  • Modernité en transit - Modernity in Transitby Richard Dubé; Pascal Gin; Walter Moser; Alvaro Pires

    University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 22.99

    En 1979, Jean-François Lyotard a articulé la condition postmoderne, annonçant la fin de la modernité. Mais la modernité nous tient encore et se réinvente dans des nouvelles périodisations. Il nous incombe de reprendre la réflexion sur ce paradigme à la fois historique, culturel et social, et ceci, à partir de notre condition de « puînés » de la modernité.... more...

  • History in the Discursive Conditionby Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    In this bold new book, Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth traces the broadly established challenges to modernity that now confront historians and citizens of Western societies generally. She puts forward a clear definition of both The Modern Condition and  of The Discursive Condition that challenges it, and  she briefly introduces  the most important practical... more...

  • Knowledge, Discipline and Power in the Middle Agesby Joseph Canning; Edmund J. King; Martial Staub

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    This collection of essays is based on a conference in honour of David Luscombe held at the University of Sheffield in September 2006 under the title Knowledge, Discipline and Power in the Middle Ages."" The 14 contributions to this Festschrift, by leading scholars in the field, show the strength and variety of recent work on the intellectual... more...