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  • How I Met Your Mother and Philosophyby Lorenzo von Matterhorn

    Open Court 2013; US$ 19.95

    Like philosophy itself, How I Met Your Mother has everyone thinking. How does a successful show that's been on the air for years suddenly become a hit in its fifth and sixth season? Have you ever wondered why you identify so strongly with Barney despite the fact that he?s such a douche? Or why your life story doesn?t make sense until you know the... more...

  • Writing on the Wallby Tom Standage

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's... more...

  • Punching Inby Alex Frankel

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Messages, Meanings and Symbolsby Charles T. Meadow

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 49.99

    A deep and penetrating exploration of the key concepts of information and communications sciences by one of its founders, this book covers everything in its subject that you want to know more about including the bedrock topics of signs, symbols, information, and communication, all considered from an historical and foundational perspective that is satisfying... more...

  • Ender's Game and Philosophyby Kevin S. Decker; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95

    A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in the cold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniuses fighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of original essays probes key philosophical... more...

  • Dexter and Philosophyby

    Open Court 2011; US$ 17.95

    What explains the huge popular following for Dexter , currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by... more...

  • Advertising in Modern and Postmodern Timesby Pamela Odih

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 40.00

    This richly illustrated, incisive text produces the most complete critical introduction to advertising culture. Filling a critical gap in the literature, Advertising in Modern and Postmodern Times examines the forms of consumer subjectivity resulting from of postmodern disruptions in time and space and the significance of advertising for the identity... more...

  • Media and Societyby Arthur Asa Berger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 33.99

    Media and Society: A Critical Perspective is a lively, illustrated introduction to the role that the mass media play in our lives, our society, and American culture. Featuring updated examples and expanded material on media theories, ideology, and new technology, the third edition helps students understand their relationship with the media they... more...

  • The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secretsby Simon Singh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Cognitive Surplusby Clay Shirky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    For decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time and as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with human potential. In Cognitive Surplus , Clay Shirky examines the changes we will all enjoy as our untapped resources of talent and good will are put to use at last. Since the postwar boom, we've had a surfeit of intellect,... more...