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  • The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secretsby Simon Singh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama ) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets , Simon Singh explains how the brilliant writers, some of the mathematicians, have smuggled in mathematical jokes throughout... more...

  • Punching Inby Alex Frankel

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    During a two-year urban adventure through the world of commerce, journalist Alex Frankel proudly wore the brown uniform of the UPS driver, folded endless stacks of T-shirts at Gap, brewed espressos for the hordes at Starbucks, interviewed (but failed to get hired) at Whole Foods, enrolled in management training at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and sold iPods... more...

  • Pop Culture Panicsby Karen Sternheimer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Moral panics reveal much about a society?s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "sociological imagination" to undergraduates. Sternheimer creates... more...

  • The Global Codeby Clotaire Rapaille

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 20.24

    The bestselling author of The Culture Code explains why marketing and social psychology must evolve to acknowledge new, universally held human values more...

  • Twitter: A Digital Socioscopeby Yelena Mejova; Ingmar Weber; Michael W. Macy

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    A resource for social scientists on how Twitter data can be used to study individual behavior and social interaction. more...

  • Disconnected America: The Future of Mass Media in a Narcissistic Societyby Ed Shane; Michael C. Keith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Ed Shane here traces a change in the American pervasive mass media that once disseminated information quickly and stimulated mass cultural response, to a de-massified individual media that incubate a new electronic narcissicism, producing an inwardly-focused society. more...

  • Zombiesby Roger Luckhurst

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00

    Add a gurgling moan with the sound of dragging feet and a smell of decay and what do you get? Better not find out. The zombie has roamed with dead-eyed menace from its beginnings in obscure folklore and superstition to global status today, the star of films such as  28 Days Later ,  World War Z , and the outrageously successful comic book,... more...

  • Mad Menby M. Keith Booker; Bob Batchelor

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    Mad Men : The Cultural History brings to life the cultural importance of the television show as it engages with ideas central to the American experience, from the evolution of gender roles to family dynamics and workplace relationships. This book demonstrates how viewers use quality television to define and redefine themselves and their lives... more...

  • Crime Uncovered: Antiheroby Fiona Peters; Rebecca Stewart

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 24.96

    Crime Uncovered: Antihero is a fascinating and timely collection of essays that all examine the antihero in crime fiction, television and film. The antihero has enticed readers and audiences for generations: why is it that we root for characters such as Tom Ripley, Dexter Morgan and Walter White, despite our conscious revulsion at some of their actions?... more...

  • MediaSportby Lawrence Wenner

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 75.95

    MediaSport is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which sport and the media interact. It is written by leading experts from around the world in the field of sports studies, sports journalism and leisure studies. Among the subjects covered are: * sports ethics * sport and race * sport and gender * sport and violence on television * the globalization... more...