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  • The Age of Persuasionby Terry O'Reilly; Mike Tennant

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 25.99

    Stop to consider the culture of the 21st century: Each morning, you might hear a half-dozen ads on the radio before your feet touch the floor. Staggering out of bed, you?ll pass brand logos on your clothing and in your bathroom. By the end of the day, hundreds perhaps thousands of marketing messages have targeted you. And yet so little is understood... more...

  • Monty Python and Philosophyby Gary L. Hardcastle; George A. Reisch; William Irwin

    Open Court 2006; US$ 19.99

    From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python?s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity... more...

  • Star Trek and Philosophyby Kevin S. Decker; Jason T. Eberl

    Open Court 2008; US$ 18.99

    Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but... more...

  • About to Dieby Barbie Zelizer

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Images of people about to die surface repeatedly in the news, particularly around the difficult and unsettled events of war, political revolution, terrorism, natural disaster, and other crises. Their appearance raises questions: What equips an image to deliver the news; how much does the public need to know to make sense of what they see; and what... more...

  • World Wide Mindby Michael Chorost

    Free Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    What if digital communication felt as real as being touched? This question led Michael Chorost to explore profound new ideas triggered by lab research around the world, and the result is the book you now hold. Marvelous and momentous, World Wide Mind takes mind-to-mind communication out of the realm of science fiction and reveals how we are on... more...

  • The Rise of Enlightened Sexismby Susan J. Douglas

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 18.99

    Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. In The Rise Of Enlightened Sexism , Susan J. Douglas, one of America's most entertaining and insightful cultural critics, takes readers on a spirited journey through... more...

  • Superman vs. Hollywoodby Jake Rossen; Mark Millar

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Tinseltown's fascination with the comic icon is detailed in this book, encompassing all the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped shape Superman into a screen legendand all the derailed projects that have vilified everyone involved. These newly uncovered stories about the odyssey of bringing the Man of Steel to the big screen include the challenge... more...

  • The Onion and Philosophyby Sharon M. Kaye

    Open Court 2010; US$ 21.99

    The Onion , with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and reaches millions more with its spin-off books and Onion News Network. The Onion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side,... more...

  • Playing Ball with the Boysby Betsy Ross

    Clerisy Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    The use of female sideline reporters is the fastest-growing new aspect of televised broadcasts of professional and college football. Names like Suzy Kolber, Erin Andrews, and Andrea Kremer are now as well known as any of the men in the booth. In recent years women have been sports columnists and reporters, talk-show hosts, even coaches and team administrators.... more...

  • Ad Nauseamby Carrie McLaren; Jason Torchinsky

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 8.99

    With the style and irreverence of Vice magazine and the critique of the corporatocracy that made Naomi Klein's No Logo a global hit, the cult magazine Stay Free! ?long considered the Adbusters of the United States?is finally offering a compendium of new and previously published material on the impact of consumer culture on our lives. The book... more...