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  • Digital Humanitiesby David M. Berry; Anders Fagerjord

    Wiley 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    As the twenty-first century unfolds, computers continue to change the way we think about culture, society and what it is to be human: areas traditionally explored by the humanities. In a world of Big Data, Google Books, digital archives, real-time streaming systems and smart phones, our use of culture has been changing dramatically. The digital... more...

  • Yawnby Mary Mann

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 11.25

    The incisive and often hilarious story of one of our most interesting cultural phenomena: boredom It?s the feeling your grandma told you was only experienced by boring people. Some people say they?re dying of it; others claim to have killed because of it. It?s a key component of depression, creativity, and sex-toy advertisements. It?s boredom,... more...

  • How To Be a Geekby Matthew Fuller

    Wiley 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Computer software and its structures, devices and processes are woven into our everyday life. Their significance is not just technical: the algorithms, programming languages, abstractions and metadata that millions of people rely on every day have far-reaching implications for the way we understand the underlying dynamics of contemporary societies.... more...

  • Social Media and Politics: A New Way to Participate in the Political Process [2 volumes]by Glenn Richardson

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 164.00

    The last decade has seen dramatic changes in the U.S. political process. The advent of social media and other new forms of expression have enabled an unprecedented number of citizens to enter the political arena by expressing their opinions about issues and candidates in ways that can influence untold numbers of voters and officials. But the vast... more...

  • Beatlenessby Candy Leonard

    Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    A must-have for Beatles fans looking for new insight . . . Leonard uncovers fresh ideas [that] . . . six decades of Beatles literature passed over. The Spectrum Part generational memoir and part cultural history of the sixties, Beatleness is the first book to tell the story of the Beatles and their impact on America from the fans? perspective.... more...

  • We Did What?! Offensive and Inappropriate Behavior in American Historyby Timothy Jay

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    The notion of what is offensive has evolved over time. But what factors dictate decorum and why does it change? This fascinating work delves into the history of "inappropriate" behavior in the United States, providing an in-depth look at what has been considered improper conduct throughout American history?and how it came to be deemed as such. The... more...

  • Splatter Capitalby Mark Steven

    Watkins Media Ltd 2017; US$ 9.99

    Splatter Capitalshows how a popular sub-genre of cinematic horror has developed a uniquely sensitive perspective on the cycles of capitalism. It argues that the emphatically messy brand of horror mobilised in gore or "splatter" films is extremely responsive to the internal contradictions that threaten the future sustainability of capitalist accumulation.... more...

  • Celebrity Cultures in Canadaby Katja Lee; Lorraine York

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2016; US$ 20.99

    Explores how celebrity phenomena have operated and developed in Canada over the last two centuries. Topics range from politics and sports to film and literature. Essays highlight the trends that characterize Canadian celebrity and explore the specific cultures and institutions that distinguish fame in Canada from fame elsewhere. more...

  • Thinking Popular Cultureby Tara Brabazon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is about war and popular culture, and war in popular culture. Tara Brabazon summons, probes, questions and reclaims popular culture, challenging the assumptions of war, whiteness, Christianity, modernity and progress that have dominated our lives since September 11.  Addressing modes of thinking, design, music and visual media, Thinking... more...

  • The Reluctant Metrosexualby Peter Hyman

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 13.95

    Peter Hyman wants the model/Fulbright Scholar girlfriend, the job with generous stock options and the well-appointed 2BR w/vu. Instead he routinely finds himself single and underemployed in his closet-free walk-up. The last woman he liked got back together with her lesbian lover; the one before that threw up on the first date. Welcome to the almost... more...