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  • Marijuanamericaby Alfred Ryan Nerz

    Abrams 2013; US$ 19.95

    Alfred Ryan Nerz is a Yale-educated author, journalist, and TV producer.  He?s also a longtime marijuana enthusiast who has made it his mission to better understand America?s long-standing love-hate relationship with our favorite (sometimes) illegal drug. His cross-country investigation started out sensibly enough: taking classes at a cannabis college,... more...

  • The Cybergypsiesby Indra Sinha

    Simon & Schuster UK 2016; US$ 13.00 US$ 8.99

    THE CYBERGYPSIES describes one man's exploration of cyberspace over many years and the folk he meets on the Net, the cybergypsies: virus writers, hackers, witches, sex-peddlars, conmen, net vamps, randy paratroopers posing as girls; the A-bomb blueprints he was offered for sale. He recounts with startling honesty how he nearly lost everything because... more...

  • Critical Childhood Studies and the Practice of Interdisciplinarityby Joanne Faulkner; Magdalena Zolkos; Isobelle Barrett Meyering; Elizabeth Drumm; Danielle Egan; Gail Hawkes; Shurlee Swain; Emily Soper; kylie valentine

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book analyzes different figurations of childhood in contemporary culture and politics with a particular focus on interdisciplinary methodologies of critical childhood studies. Traditionally, the figure of the child has been located at the peripheries of academic disciplines. However, critical discussions of the ideological, symbolic and affective... more...

  • Multiculturalism and the Arts in European Citiesby Marco Martiniello

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    This book discusses the tension, or even the contradiction, between ethno-cultural segregation and ethno-cultural mixing in the field of the arts. It focuses on the local artistic sphere in the multicultural EU cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Cologne, Malmö and Vienna. The chapters show a variety of local experiences by exploring in each city... more...

  • Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypesby Lauren Rosewarne

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 58.00

    The Internet has enabled an exponentially larger number of people?individuals who are members of numerous and vastly different subgroups?to be exposed to one other. As a result, instead of the simple "jocks versus geeks" paradigm of previous eras, our society now has more detailed stereotypes of the undesirable, the under-the-radar, and the ostracized:... more...

  • Horrible Prettinessby Robert C. Allen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Robert Allen's compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of "British Blondes" brought modern burlesque to the United States in 1868, the result was electric. Their impertinent humor, streetwise manner, and... more...

  • Power Plays Power Worksby John Fiske; Black Hawk Hancock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Now, more than 20 years since its initial release, John Fiske?s classic text Power Plays Power Works remains both timely and insightful as a theoretically driven examination of the terrain where the politics of culture and the culture of politics collide. Drawing on a diverse set of cultural sites - from alternative talk radio forums, museums,... more...

  • Media Mattersby John Fiske; Black Hawk Hancock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Now, more than 20 years since its initial release, John Fiske?s classic text Media Matters remains both timely and insightful as an empirically rich examination of how the fierce battle over cultural meaning is negotiated in American popular culture. Media Matters takes us to the heart of social inequality and the call for social justice by... more...

  • The New Heroines: Female Embodiment and Technology in 21st-Century Popular Cultureby Katheryn Wright

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 46.00

    Representations of a teenage girl who is unique or special occur again and again in coming-of-age stories. It's an irresistible concept: the heroine who seems just like every other, but under the surface, she has the potential to change the world. This book examines the cultural significance of teen and young adult female characters?the New Heroines?in... more...

  • Youth Cultures in America [2 volumes]by Simon Bronner; Cindy Dell Clark

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 189.00

    Although issues of youth culture are frequently cited in classrooms and public forums, most encyclopedias of childhood and youth are devoted to history, human development, and society. A limitation on the reference bookshelf is the restriction of youth to pre-adolescence, although issues of youth continue into young adulthood. This encyclopedia addresses... more...