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  • Hippiesby Micah L. Issitt

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 35.00

    This title explores how hippies, and 1960s counterculture in general, developed and influenced popular culture in America. Covering the years between 1961 and 1972, this is the first volume focused exclusively on the emergence, growth, and lasting legacy of hippie culture, on everything from clothing, hair styles, and music to attitudes toward sex... more...

  • Bring on the Apocalypseby George Monbiot

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    A new fusillade of provocative thinking from the author of the bestselling Heat . With Heat , George Monbiot confirmed his standing as one of the most important voices in the war against global warming. But as Bring on the Apocalypse makes clear, Monbiot is far from being a one-issue thinker. In this collection of his journalism, none of which has... more...

  • Slanted and Enchantedby Kaya Oakes

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 16.99

    A lively examination of the spirit and practices that have made the indie movement into a powerful cultural phenomenon You know the look: skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, perfectly mussed bed-head hair; You know the music: Modest Mouse, the Shins, Pavement. You know the ethos: DIY with a big helping of irony. But what does it really mean to be ?indie??... more...

  • The Change Agentsby Liz Nickles

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    What does it mean when decision making has speeded up beyond imagining? When life and work are fused rather than relegated to their own places and times? What about the impact of the serial career on industries built with the expectation that they were training employees for the long haul? Based on unique research and interviews, The Change Agents... more...

  • Heistby Peter H. Stone

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    The Indian-casino scandal has torn the veil off the Republican Party's conservative power base, revealing parts of the Washington lobbying community and GOP establishment where greed, arrogance, and corruption seem to have run amok. At the center of this drama is the larger-than-life super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, onetime B-movie producer, with... more...

  • Gothsby Micah L. Issitt

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    The Goth subculture emerged in the 1980s and has since spread around the globe, with large populations of adherents in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan. Goth influence is reflected in the recent interest in vampires and by its presence in art, music, and literature. But what does it all mean? more...

  • Part-Time Pervertsby Lauren Rosewarne

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 45.00

    Perversion saturates everything from song lyrics to cinema to advertising and art. Caught in a quagmire that is at once sexy and revolting, thrilling and petrifying, individuals must manage their exposure and decide just how much they want these representations to influence their daily lives. So, how do we respond? more...

  • Queers in American Popular Cultureby Jim Elledge

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 185.00

    A collection of articles explores the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons in shaping American popular culture from the late 1800s to the present. more...

  • Food Cultures of the World Encyclopediaby Ken Albala

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 380.00

    If you're dining out in Colombia, don't miss the candied hormigas, an unusual after-dinner sweet made from the world's largest species of ant. While the Guane Indians eat these queen ants fried as a savory, city dwellers prefer them enrobed in caramel or chocolate. more...

  • Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter are Transforming Popular Cultureby Mary Cross

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    As timely as the latest tweet, this book tracks the digital revolution as a paradigm shift that is transforming popular culture in as yet unforeseen ways. more...