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  • Everybody Hurtsby Trevor Kelley; Leslie Simon

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 62.99

    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...

  • Celluloid Deitiesby Preminda Jacob

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • Tag Teaming the Pressby James E. Mueller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 43.99

    Tag Teaming the Press, James Mueller's lively account of the evolution of the press relations of Bill and Hillary Clinton, spans the period that begins with the couple's earliest student political activism in the sixties and continues through Hillary's run for the White House in 2008. Based largely on interviews with the journalists who covered them,... more...

  • The World Is Bigger Nowby Euna Lee; Lisa Dickey

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 25.00

    For the first time, Euna Lee?the young wife, mother, and film editor detained in North Korea?tells a harrowing, but ultimately inspiring, story of survival and faith in one of the most isolated parts of the world.   On March 17, 2009, Lee and her Current TV colleague Laura Ling were working on a documentary about the desperate lives of North Koreans... more...

  • Beyond Beliefby Deborah E. Lipstadt

    Touchstone 1993; US$ 24.95

    This most complete study to date of American press reactions to the Holocaust sets forth in abundant detail how the press nationwide played down or even ignored reports of Jewish persecutions over a twelve-year period. more...

  • Star Trek as Mythby Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    In the past, the examination of myth has traditionally been the study of the "Primitive" or the "Other." More recently, myth has been increasingly employed in movies and in television productions. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Star Trek television and movie franchise. This collection of essays on Star Trek brings together... more...

  • Israeli Media and the Framing of Internal Conflictby Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book examines bias within the state of Israel and the media at large, through the lens of the news coverage of the Yemenite Babies Affair. The Yemenite Babies Affair is the emotionally laden, yet still unresolved, story of the alleged kidnapping of hundreds of Yemenite babies upon their arrival to Israel during the 1950s.  In analyzing fifty... more...

  • True Blood and Philosophyby William Irwin; George A. Dunn; Rebecca Housel

    Wiley 2010; US$ 18.95 US$ 15.99

    The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood , the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling... more...

  • 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...