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  • Doing Gender in Media, Art and Cultureby Rosemarie Buikema; Liedeke Plate; Kathrin Thiele

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95

    Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies. The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies has evolved. Complex contemporary phenomena such... more...

  • High Sobrietyby Jill Stark

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2013; US$ 20.99

    ?I?m the binge-drinking health reporter. During the week, I write about Australia?s booze-soaked culture. At the weekends, I write myself off.? Booze had dominated Jill Stark?s social life ever since she had her first sip of beer, at 13. She thought nothing could curb her love of big nights. And then came the hangover that changed everything.... more...

  • Electric Dreamlandby Lauren Rabinovitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren... more...

  • Analysing Exemplary Science Teachingby Steve Alsop; Larry Bencze; Erminia Pedretti

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    Through a celebration of teaching and research, this book explores exemplary practice in science education and fuses educational theory and classroom practice in unique ways. Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching brings together twelve academics, ten innovative teachers and three exceptional students in a conversation about teaching and learning. Teachers... more...

  • The Best Political Cartoons of the Year 2007 Edition (Adobe Readers)by Daryl Cagle; Brian Fairrington

    Pearson Education 2006; US$ 13.99

    Political cartoons convey ideas with a power and impact that could never be achieved with words; they tell our history as it is shouted from newspaper editorial pages, recording our feelings as America responds to the news of the day. Political cartoons have an impressive history from Ben Franklin's cartoons through hundreds of years and scores of... more...

  • The Fashionista Filesby Karen Robinovitz; Melissa De La Cruz

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    A fashionista is a girl who always looks current and cutting edge, even when her clothes are vintage 1975. A fashionista can tell her Pucci from her Gucci and her Blahniks from her Choos, but she?s as comfortable in Kmart as she is in Chanel. She wears what she likes and always looks fantastic. She?s a clothing chameleon: a sharp tweed suit and ladylike... more...

  • Seriously Funnyby Gerald Nachman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    The comedians of the 1950s and 1960s were a totally different breed of relevant, revolutionary performer from any that came before or after, comics whose humor did much more than pry guffaws out of audiences. Gerald Nachman presents the stories of the groundbreaking comedy stars of those years, each one a cultural harbinger: ? Mort Sahl, of a new... more...

  • Methods of Social Research, 4th Editionby Kenneth Bailey

    Free Press 2008; US$ 36.95

    An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the LA riots and the 1992 presidential elections. more...

  • Mommy Angst: Motherhood in American Popular Cultureby Mardia Bishop; Ann Hall

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    How has the popularity of Gilmore Girls influenced perspectives on teenage pregnancies? How did the mother-in-law assume such monstrous proportions? Did the Republicans' view of motherhood?and their continual hectoring of Hillary Clinton for putting ambition ahead of family?cost them the 2008 election? Mommy Angst: Motherhood in American Popular... more...

  • The Jack Factorby Chuck Klosterman

    Scribner 2010; US$ 26.00

    Originally published in Fargo Rock City and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Rock , this essay is about Chuck's favorite heavy metal albums. more...