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  • A Little Bit Vulnerableby Janine Turner

    Dunham Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In A Little Bit Vulnerable , actress Janine Turner opens up about her private life for the first time claiming she feels, "a little bit vulnerable." In this breathtaking sweep of her half a century of living, Janine journeys through the canyons of her life and how she sought horizons. Through the treasure chest of her private poetry to essays,... more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas, a man who hated writing, turn into a four billion dollar franchise that has quite literally transformed the way we think about entertainment, merchandizing, politics, and even religion? A cultural touchstone and cinematic classic, Star Wars has a cosmic appeal that no other movie... more...

  • Wayfaring Strangersby Fiona Ritchie; Doug Orr; Darcy Orr

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia 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...

  • Black British Jazzby Jason Toynbee; Catherine Tackley; Mark Doffman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920. This book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. The chapters show the importance of black British jazz in terms of musical hybridity and the cultural significance of race. The volume also provides a case study in how music of the African... more...

  • When Music Migratesby Jon Stratton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Jon Stratton explores the concept of ‘song careers’, referring to how a song is picked up and then transformed by being revisioned by different artists and in different cultural contexts, to examine the ways that music has crossed racial faultlines that have developed in the post-Second World War era as a consequence of the movement of previously... more...

  • Post-War French Popular Musicby Adeline Cordier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described as the epitome of chanson, and of 'Frenchness'. But there is more to the trio than a musical trinity: this new study examines... more...

  • "I Hear America Singing"by Rachel Clare Donaldson

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simper past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music--from African American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs--renders the imagined community more tangible... more...

  • Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Centuryby Ruoyun Bai; Geng Song

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and defiant, nationalistic and cosmopolitan, moralistic and... more...

  • Memory Theatreby Simon Critchley; Liam Gillick

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2014; US$ 7.29

    A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished miscellany mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley's office. Rooting through piles of papers, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart... more...