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  • Nordic Noirby Barry Forshaw

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 8.99

    A compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre, by a leading expert in Scandinavian crime fiction This information-packed study examines and celebrates books, films, and TV adaptations, from Sjöwall and Wahlöö's highly influential Martin Beck series through Henning Mankell's Wallander (subject of three separate TV series)... more...

  • Twinkie, Deconstructedby Steve Ettlinger

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what's polysorbate 60?, he was at a loss and determined... more...

  • Computer Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenonby Dr Andreas Jahn-Sudmann; Ralf Stockmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    Internationally renowned media and literature scholars, social scientists, game designers and artists explore the cultural potential of computer games in this rich anthology, which introduces the latest approaches in the central fields of game studies and provides an extensive survey of contemporary game culture. more...

  • The Mouse that Roaredby Henry A. Giroux; Grace Pollock

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 16.99

    The Mouse That Roared: Disney And The End of Innocence by Henry A. Giroux and Grace Pollock sets a new standard for the study of Disney and popular culture. It offers new lens to understand the merger between corporate power and corporate culture while unveiling the insidious educational force of pre-packaged culture. This brilliant book should be... more...

  • Misreading Masculinityby Thomas Newkirk

    Heinemann 2002; US$ 30.00

    The issues of popular culture and the behavior of boys have generated more heat than light, leading to censorship, alarm, irrationality, and a failure to examine our ways of teaching boys. In Misreading Masculinity Tom Newkirk takes an up-close and personal look at elementary boys and their relationship to sports, movies, video games, and other venues... more...

  • Gaming Globallyby Nina B. Huntemann; Ben Aslinger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Video games are inherently transnational by virtue of industrial, textual, and player practices. The contributors touch upon nations not usually examined by game studies - including the former Czechoslovakia, Turkey, India, and Brazil - and also add new perspectives to the global hubs of China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the United States. more...

  • The Peep Diariesby Hal Niedzviecki

    City Lights Publishers 2009; US$ 17.95

    One man's journey through a rapidly transforming culture of lying, spying, revealing, and confessing. more...

  • Reel Bad Arabsby Jack G. Shaheen

    Interlink Publishing 2012; US$ 15.00

    A groundbreaking book that dissects a slanderous history dating from cinema's earliest days to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters that feature machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing "evil" Arabs Award-winning film authority Jack G. Shaheen, noting that only Native Americans have been more relentlessly smeared on the silver screen, painstakingly makes... more...

  • Green: A Field Guide to Marijuanaby Dan Michaels; Erik Christiansen

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 23.99

    Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana is required reading for a new generation of curious and sophisticated pot smokers. Presented in an eye-popping package and filled with hyperdetailed photography of individual buds, this essential guide to marijuana is smart, practical, and exceedingly beautiful. The "Primer" section explores the culture of this complex... more...