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  • Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everydayby Stephanie Newell; Onookome Okome

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This volume marks the 25th†anniversary of Karin Barber?s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African popular cultures contribute to the formation of an episteme.... more...

  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffsby Chuck Klosterman

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    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... more...

  • Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideasby Chuck Klosterman

    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...

  • Modern Cultureby Roger Scruton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Vampires Are Usby Margot Adler

    Red Wheel Weiser 2014; US$ 18.95

    "Vampires. Why do we care? In these pages you will find what is very simply, the most literate, imaginative, and just plain fascinating answer to that question ever written." - Whitley Strieber In a culture that does not do death particularly well, we are obsessed with mortality. †Margot Adler writes, "Vampires let us play with death and the issue... more...

  • Discover Postmodernism: Flashby Glenn Ward

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 5.99

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Discover Postmodernism is a short, simple and to-the-point guide. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the important theorists and explore 'high' and 'low' culture. Ideal... more...

  • The End of Absenceby Michael Harris

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 23.99

    Only one generation in history (ours) will experience life both with and without the Internet. For everyone who follows us, online life will simply be the air they breathe. Today, we revel in ubiquitous information and constant connection, rarely stopping to consider the implications for our logged-on lives. Michael Harris chronicles this massive... more...

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

    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...

  • Elements of Witby Benjamin Errett

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    Got wit? We?ve all been in that situation where we need to say something clever, but innocuous; smart enough to show some intelligence, without showing off; something funny, but not a joke. What we need in that moment is wit?that sparkling combination of charm, humor, confidence, and most of all, the right words at the right time. Elements... more...

  • Scandals of Classic Hollywoodby Anne Helen Petersen

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    Gossip meets history?a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon Believe it or not, America's fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Perez Hilton, Charlie Sheen's breakdown and allegations against Woody Allen. And the stars... more...