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  • The Perfect Wagneriteby George Bernard Shaw

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though remembered primarily as a playwright and novelist, Irish writer George Bernard Shaw was an insatiably curious intellect whose interests encompassed a broad array of topics. This exegesis on Wagner's Ring cycle relates the opera series to ideas like capitalism and mythological archetypes. more...

  • Lieder der alten Eddaby Saemundur Sigfusson [angebl.Bearb.]; Julius Hoffory; Wilhelm [Übers.] Grimm

    De Gruyter 1885; US$ 133.00

    This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange... more...

  • Das Mädchen Georgeby Joe Lederer; Hartmut Vollmer; Hartmut Vollmer

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 13.79

    Hauptbeschreibung Dieser Band der Reihe Literatinnen um 1900 stellte einen zu Unrecht vergessenen Debütroman einer außerordentlichen Frau vor: Die Wienerin Joe Lederer (1904-1987) veröffentlichte ihn 1928 und wurde von der Kritik sogleich enthusiastisch gefeiert. Die beständige existentielle Unrast, wechselnde berufliche Tätigkeiten und soziale Rollen... more...

  • On Highway 61by Dennis McNally

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 28.00

    On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical... more...

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspectiveby Margaret E. Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Through an analysis both broad and deep of primary and secondary sources, ethnography, iconography and current performance practice, this enquiry undertakes a critical approach to the history of kathak dance and presents new data about hereditary performing artists, gendered contexts and practices, and postcolonial cultural reclamation. The account... more...

  • K-pop ? The International Rise of the Korean Music Industryby JungBong Choi; Roald Maliangkay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea?s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and transnational conditions that have played a role in... more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    Why do most people know what an Ewok is, even if they haven't seen Return of the Jedi? How have Star Wars action figures come to outnumber human beings? How did 'Jedi' become an officially recognised religion? When did the films' merchandising revenue manage to rival the GDP of a small country? Tracing the birth, death and rebirth of the epic universe... more...

  • Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century Franceby Ruth Rosenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book considers the activities and writings of early song collectors and proto-ethnomusicologists, memoirists, and other "musical travelers" in 19 th -century France. Each of the book?s discrete but interrelated chapters is devoted to a different geographic and discursive site of empire, examining French representations of musical encounters in... more...

  • Social Networks and Music Worldsby Nick Crossley; Siobhan McAndrew; Paul Widdop

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds , introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by sociologists, historians and musicologists, examining... more...