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  • On Storiesby Richard Kearney

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 26.95

    Stories offer us some of the richest and most enduring insights into the human condition and have preoccupied philosophy since Aristotle. On Stories presents in clear and compelling style just why narrative has this power over us and argues that the unnarrated life is not worth living. Drawing on the work of James Joyce, Sigmund Freud's patient 'Dora'... more...

  • Contemporary Feminist Utopianismby Lucy Sargisson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    A new and challenging entry into the debates between feminism and postmodernism, Contemporary Feminist Utopianism challenges some basic preconceptions about the role of political theory today. Sargisson explores current debates within utopian studies, feminist theory and poststructuralist deconstruction. Utopian thinking is offered as a route out... more...

  • Pauline Johnsonby Pauline Johnson; Michael Gnarowski

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 4.99

    Canada's first Native writer, Pauline Johnson, exemplified the duality of culture in early Canada through her half-Mohawk, half-English heritage. Her unique poetry and presention style remain a legend in Canadian literary history. more...

  • Croswell Bowenby Betsy Connor Bowen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95

    A daughter's quest to understand her father through his work at the intersections of journalism, democracy, and liberalism during the WW II, the McCarthy era, presidency of JFK, and the Vietnam War. more...

  • Wildes Erzählen - Erzählen vom Wildenby Larissa Schuler-Lang

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Using the methodology of cultural criticism as applied to medieval studies, this work examines different manifestations of wildness in medieval literary narratives, with an equal emphasis on issues of poetology and literary anthropology. Close textual readings newly illuminate the complex connections between self-understanding and representations of... more...

  • Thief-Taker Hangingsby Aaron Skirboll

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    After the Glorious Revolution, a not so glorious age of lawlessness befell England. Crime ran rampant, and highwaymen, thieves, and prostitutes ruled the land. Execution by hanging often punished the smallest infractions, and rip-roaring stories of fearless criminals proliferated, giving birth to a new medium: the newspaper. In 1724, housebreaker... more...

  • Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazinesby Andrea McDonnell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Americans are obsessed with celebrities. While our fascination with fame intensified throughout the twentieth century, the rise of the weekly gossip magazine in the early 2000s confirmed and fueled our popular culture’s celebrity mania. After a decade of diets and dates, breakups and baby bumps, celebrity gossip magazines continue to sell millions... more...

  • Primetime Punditsby Lynn Letukas

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Primetime Pundits explores the ascent of punditry and offers a new approach for understanding how social issues are covered in the changing media landscape. Based on extensive research of primetime news coverage of social issues, Letukas analyzes how pundits have come to dominate our national political dialogue over the past thirty years. more...

  • Journalism in Contextby Angela Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then in turn what their audiences do with it. Using... more...

  • Forty Acres and a Muleby E.f. Fonkeng

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 19.95

    These travelerís impressions across cultural and psychological spaces portray the two sides of this coin called life, oftentimes belligerent toward each other. In casting light on that dream of total freedom and the daunting contradictions inherent in its being and attainment, they represent a dialectic in our seemingly unending journey toward the... more...