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  • 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$ 12.51

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


    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.95

    Every episode of the first four seasons of equipment oddities, weird science, strange but true observations, and nutty technical difficulties for discriminating fans of Deep Space Nine . Commanders Log, DS9 : Star Date 46379.1:  Bajor below.  The cosmos above. Bloopers Everywhere! How long is the wormhole?   In "Emissary," it is 70,000 light... 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...

  • 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...

  • American Taboo: The Forbidden Words, Unspoken Rules, and Secret Morality of Popular Cultureby Lauren Rosewarne

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Flatulence ? male nudity ? abortion ? masturbation: these are just a few of the taboo topics in the United States. What do culturally enforced silences about certain subjects say about our society?and our latent fears? This work provides a broad yet detailed overview of popular culture's most avoided topics to explain why they remain off-limits and... more...

  • If It's Monday It Must Be Maduraiby Srinath Perur

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 25.48

    This delightful travelogue around ten conducted tours is full of richexperiences: hanging on to a camel in the Thar, rediscovering music on thetrail of Kabir, joining thousands on an ancient pilgrimage in Maharashtra,crossing living root bridges near Cherrapunji, and more.As much about people as places, the book is also a reflection on thenature of... more...

  • 100 People Who Are Screwing Up Americaby Bernard Goldberg

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    The number one New York Times bestselling author of Bias delivers another bombshell?this time aimed at . . . 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America No preaching. No pontificating. Just some uncommon sense about the things that have made this country great?and the culprits who are screwing it up. Bernard Goldberg takes dead aim at the America... more...

  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffsby Chuck Klosterman

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.12

    With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and an effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Internet porn, breakfast cereal, serial killers, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the real difference between apples and oranges (of... more...