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  • The Boy Who Cried Freebirdby Mitch Myers

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    Wedding the American oral storytelling tradition with progressive music journalism, Mitch Myers' The Boy Who Cried Freebird is a treatise on the popular music culture of the twentieth century. Trenchant, insightful, and wonderfully strange, this literary mix-tape is authentic music history . . . except when it isn't. Myers outrageously blends short... more...

  • Planet Googleby Randall Stross

    Free Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    Based on unprecedented access he received to the highly secretive "Googleplex," acclaimed New York Times columnist Randall Stross takes readers deep inside Google, the most important, most innovative, and most ambitious company of the Internet Age. His revelations demystify the strategy behind the company's recent flurry of bold moves, all driven... more...

  • Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhoodby Sabine Clemm

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood  examines Charles Dickens? weekly family magazine Household Words in order to develop a detailed picture of how the journal negotiated, asserted and simultaneously deconstructed Englishness as a unified (and sometimes unifying) mode of expression. more...

  • Everybody Hurtsby Trevor Kelley; Leslie Simon

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    What is emo? For starters it's a form of melodic, confessional, or EMOtional punk rock. But emo is more than a genre of music?it's the defining counterculture movement of the '00s. EVERYBODY HURTS is a reference book for emo, tracing its angsty roots all the way from Shakespeare to Holden Caufield to today's most popular bands. There's nothing... more...

  • Living Oprahby Robyn Okrant

    Center Street 2010; US$ 11.99

    eBook Bonus:New Photos plus Video, Blog and Interview links. What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web... more...

  • Power Playby Raymond Boyle

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 113.99

    Praise for the first edition:'An excellent book that tries to come to grips with the ever-increasing role of sport in the media as a particular phenomenon of 20th-century popular culture.'European Journal of Communication (2000)'Excellent, well written and informative… of interest and use to a wider constituency.'Times Higher Education... more...

  • Reality Hungerby David Shields

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    With this landmark book, David Shields fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past... more...

  • Cultural Analysisby Jim McGuigan

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 49.00

    Cutting edge and critically acclaimed work on cultural analysis from one of the most well-known and respected authors in cultural studies today. more...

  • Celluloid Deitiesby Preminda Jacob

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 84.99

    This book focuses attention on an aspect of India's dynamic and vibrant street art: billboard size advertisements, hand-painted for the entertainment cinema industry and local political parties, that unfurl mural-like across the urban landscape of Chennai, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The making and consuming of this public art... more...

  • The Japanification of Children's Popular Cultureby Mark I. West

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    A variety of contributors discuss the impact of such Japanese cultural exports as anime, manga, and electronic/video games and explain why these forms of culture are so popular with many American children. more...