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  • The Greatest Album Covers of All Timeby Barry Miles

    Pavilion Books 2016; US$ 12.99

    With the resurgence of vinyl going from strength to strength, album cover art is as important as it's ever been. This sumptuous book brings together 250 of the greatest album covers of all time and is arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. Our judging panel, drawn from the great and the good of the music industry, has selected the final 275 entries,... more...

  • The Golden Age of Boston Televisionby Terry Ann Knopf

    University Press of New England 2017; Not Available

    A fascinating account of local television in Boston from the 1970s to the early 1990s, when it offered the best local programming in America more...

  • Yawnby Mary Mann

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 10.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...