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  • Multiculturalism and the Arts in European Citiesby Marco Martiniello

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    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, MalmŲ 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...

  • Popculturedby Steve Turner

    Inter Varsity Press UK 2013; US$ 17.49

    Understanding what drives popular culture is crucial for the church - whether we are consumers or creators. It will help us relate to the stories, the poetry, the idolatry of our times - and so to speak powerfully to our culture's hopes and fears. more...

  • The New Heroinesby 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...

  • Global Mangaby Casey Brienza

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Outside Japan, the term ‚??manga‚?? usually refers to comics originally published in Japan. Yet nowadays many publications labelled ‚??manga‚?? are not translations of Japanese works but rather have been wholly conceived and created elsewhere. These comics, although often derided and dismissed as ‚??fake manga‚??, represent an important but understudied... more...

  • Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punkby Michael Croland

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 37.00

    Why did punk?a subculture and music style characterized by a rejection of established norms?appeal to Jews? How did Jews who were genuinely struggling with their Jewish identity find ways to express it through punk rock? Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk explores the cultural connections between Jews and punk in music and beyond, documenting how Jews... more...