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- 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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 16.03
Chuck Klosterman has become the pop culture commentator of his time. Now, our favourite popular phenomenon offers new introductions, outros, segues, and footnotes around a collection sure to enlarge his following. Chuck Klosterman IV is divided into three parts: Part I: Things That Are True showcases Chuck's best profiles and trend stories from... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99
What do we mean by 'culture'? This word, purloined by journalists to denote every kind of collective habit, lies at the centre of contemporary debates about the past and future of society. In this thought-provoking book, Roger Scruton argues for the religious origin of culture in all its forms, and mounts a defence of the 'high culture' of our... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 40.00
"This is a thoughtful update on previous editions; Julier takes time to pick up on 'sticky' issues and explain them in detail without sounding pedantic or over-bearing. This new edition will be a welcome addition to contemporary design culture and of use to designers and students alike." - Dr Juliette MacDonald , Edinburgh College of Art more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2014; US$ 14.95
This book sheds light on those things that people in power?government, religious leaders, corporations, the rich and well connected?would just as soon wish you didn't know. To them secrets are power. And they'll do whatever it takes to keep them that way?suppressing the truth and covering up facts that might make the rest of us angry enough to challenge... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2011; US$ 10.99
Brothers and sisters! Here at last is a light-hearted, free-spirited, groovy guide to the timeless hippie skills and activities that make the world a better place, one macrame belt at a time. In illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions, author Chelsea Cain?who grew up on an Iowa hippie commune?provides practical and playful know-how for the hippie... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 14.99
The Huffington Post 's "Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "acquaintance"? All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49
Somewhere, somebody is having more fun than you are. Orso everyone believes. Peter Sagal, a mild-mannered, Harvard-educated radio host?the man who puts the second "l" in "vanilla"?decided to find out if it's true. From strip clubs to gambling halls to swingers clubs to porn sets and back to the strip clubs (but only because he left his glasses... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89
Consumption practices in China have been transformed at an unprecedented pace. Under Mao Zedong, the state controlled nearly all aspects of what people consumed, from everyday necessities to entertainment and the media; today, shoddy state-run stores characterized by a dearth of choices have made way for luxury malls and hypermarkets filled with a... more...