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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.99
In this 6th edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction , John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95
Fads by nature and by definition are hard to capture, yet Hoffmann and Bailey have captured over one hundred of the passing fashion fancies and merchandising miracles during America?s short history in their latest collection of fads, Fashion & Merchandising Fads. Life devoid of fads is impossible to imagine, and the fads that do enter our lives become... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available
In this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller WATCHING THE ENGLISH, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. Now with new survey data to add weight to her original fieldwork findings, and more extensive field-research and experiments to back up earlier... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99
Read Jeff Gordinier's posts on the Penguin Blog In this simultaneously hilarious and incisive "manifesto for a generation that's never had much use for manifestos," Gordinier suggests that for the first time since the "Smells Like Teen Spirit"breakthrough of the early 1990s, Gen X has what it takes to rescue American culture from a state of collapse.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95
The work provides a unique study of superheroes and gods in literature, popular culture, and ancient myth. The author selects a number of mythological figures (e.g., Babylonia's Gilgamesh and Enkidu), ancient gods (e.g., Greece's Eros and Tartarus), and modern superheroes (e.g., the United States' Superman and Captain Marvel) and identifies... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2006; US$ 9.99
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 33.00
This book examines transformations in art and critical theory in the aftermath of Auschwitz and Hiroshima and analyzes the current "war on terror" as a symptom of the failure to critically process those historical traumas. more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 26.95
A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95
High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95
This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon?aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language?to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements,... more...