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  • Deadliest Watersby Sig Hansen; Mark Sundeen

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 13.00

    Sig Hansen has been a star of the Channel 4's The Deadliest Catchfrom the pilot to the present. Seen in over 150 countries, the show attracts more than 49 million viewers per season, making it one of the most successful series in the history of cable TV. With its daredevil camera work, unpredictably dangerous weather, and a setting as unforgivable... more...

  • Disgusting Blissby Lucian Randall

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Sunnewspaper asked if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye Special on paedophilia was 'the sickest TV ever?' It was certainly the most controversial, though his uncompromising style of comedy meant he was rarely far from trouble. Morris first came to national prominence at the heart of a group of virtually unknown comedians brought together by... more...

  • Skinheads: A Guide to an American Subcultureby Tiffini Travis; Perry Hardy

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 41.00

    Skinheads: A Guide to An American Subculture is an insider's look at the history of skinheads in the United States, from their emergence from the U.S. hardcore underground in the 1980s in New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, to the current scene that thrives in many major metropolitan areas today. What makes this revelatory... more...

  • "Greed Is Good" and Other Fables: Office Life in Popular Cultureby Tony Osborne

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    The office in popular culture is often depicted as a topsy-turvy parallel universe where psychological disorders are legitimized as "managerial styles" and comically depraved bosses torment those who do the actual work. During the 1950s, the Beats chose denim and the open road over gray flannel suits and office jobs, but today their grandchildren—Generation... more...

  • The Late Age of Printby Ted Striphas

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    Ted Striphas argues that, although the production and propagation of books have undoubtedly entered a new phase, printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and a host of other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming [2 volumes]by Mark Wolf

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 208.00

    This two-volume encyclopedia addresses the key people, companies, regions, games, systems, institutions, technologies, and theoretical concepts in the world of video games, serving as a unique resource for students. The work comprises over 300 entries from 97 contributors, including Ralph Baer and Nolan Bushnell, founders of the video game industry... more...

  • 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Knowby Russ Kick

    Red Wheel Weiser 2004; US$ 11.95

    Ever feel like you’re being kept in the dark? Do you feel like the facts and history you rely on might not be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but? Russ Kick delivers a second round of stunning information, forgotten facts and hidden history—all thoroughly researched and documented. Sized for quick reference, filled with facts, illustrations,... more...

  • Smile Or Dieby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Granta Publications 2010; US$ 9.99

    A brilliant, savagely funny attack on the cult of positive thinking – Ehrenreich’s most compelling book since Nickel and Dimed. more...

  • Arab Cultural Studiesby Anastasia Valassopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and the contributors to this innovative collection showcase... more...

  • Organizations and Popular Cultureby Carl Rhodes; Simon Lilley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Throughout its history, popular mass-mediated culture has turned its attention to representing and interrogating organizational life. As early as Charlie Chaplin’s cinematic classic Modern Times and as recently as the primetime television hit The Simpsons , we see cultural products that engage reflexively in coming to terms with the meaning of... more...