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  • 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 Capital†shows 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Ecology of Attentionby Yves Citton

    Wiley 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Information overload, the shallows, weapons of mass distraction, the googlization of minds: countless commentators condemn the flood of images and information that dooms us to a pathological attention deficit. In this new book, cultural theorist Yves Citton goes against the tide of these standard laments to offer a new perspective on the problem... more...

  • Right to Passageby Zeeshan khan

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 24.00

    The book is a journey through a part of the world that has had a tremendous influence on the spiritual, philosophical and material development of human civilisation from as long ago as the 4th millennium BC. more...

  • Economies of Designby Guy Julier

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 29.00

    This ground-breaking book † shines a spotlight on how design has become embedded in political economies, emerging as a vital feature of neoliberal economic systems, from urban strategies to commercial processes to government policy-making. more...

  • Social Media Freaksby Dustin Kidd

    Avalon Publishing 2017; US$ 52.00

    Social media has been transforming American and global cultural life for over a decade. It has flattened the divide between producer and audience found in other forms of culture while also enriching some massive corporations. At the core of Social Media Freaks is the question: Does social media reproduce inequalities or is it a tool for subverting... more...

  • I'm Only Here for the WiFiby Chelsea Fagan

    Running Press 2013; US$ 20.00

    Chelsea Fagan has felt the pressures and expectations of young adult life firsthand. Building on the success of her popular articles on Thought Catalog, her book† I?m Only Here for the WiFi† presents an honest, refreshing, and hilarious perspective on the life of a misplaced twentysomething, desperate for advice about how to survive adulthood?all... more...

  • Reading Comicsby Douglas Wolk

    Da Capo Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Suddenly, comics are everywhere: a newly matured art form, filling bookshelves with brilliant, innovative work and shaping the ideas and images of the rest of contemporary culture. In Reading Comics , critic Douglas Wolk shows us why and how. Wolk illuminates the most dazzling creators of modern comics-from Alan Moore to Alison Bechdel to Chris Ware-and... more...