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  • 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...

  • Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushroom Field Guideby Gary P. Menser

    Ronin Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushrooms Field Guide tells how to find wild mushrooms in America. It is a hip-pocket field guide that presents 24 hallucinogenic mushrooms that grow in the USA and 8 poisonous species that they are confused with. A reliable reference for beginners, the Field Guide opens up the world of mycology in a clear and precise... more...

  • Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Cultureby John Storey

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2010; US$ 120.00

    A revised and updated new edition of this best-selling introduction to the study of contemporary popular culture. The book presents an accessible introduction to the range of theories and methods which have been used to study contemporary popular culture. Doing this, it also provides a map of the development of cultural studies through discussion of... more...

  • French Cyclingby Hugh Dauncey

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    French Cycling: a Social and Cultural History aims to provide a balanced and detailed analytical survey of the complex leisure activity, sport, and industry that is cycling in France. Identifying key events, practices, stakeholders and institutions in the history of French cycling, the volume presents an interdisciplinary analysis of how cycling has... more...

  • Children in the Films of Steven Spielbergby Adrian Schober; Debbie Olson; Jen Baker; Jessica Balanzategui; Noel Brown; Ingrid E. Castro; Andrew M. Gordon; James Kendrick; Peter Krämer; Gabrielle Kristjanson; Fran Pheasant-Kelly; Leonie Rutherford

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 99.99

    This collection, representing the work of scholars from a range of theoretical frameworks and disciplines, examines aspects of the preoccupation with children and childhood in Steven Spielberg?s films. It includes essays on such films as Close Encounters of the Third Kind , E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Empire of the Sun , Hook, Jurassic Park... more...

  • Neocitizenshipby Eva Cherniavsky

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    Neocitizenship explores how the constellation of political and economic forces of neoliberalism have assailed and arguably dismantled the institutions of modern democratic governance in the U.S.  As overtly oligarchical structures of governance replace the operations of representative democracy, the book addresses the implications of this crisis... more...

  • A Companion to Popular Cultureby Gary Burns

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and... more...

  • Island Storyby JD Taylor

    Watkins Media Ltd 2016; US$ 6.99

    What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out. No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today. But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a London-based elite has proven a poor forecaster of the political weather around the island. Sceptical and inquisitive, Taylor instead cycled... more...

  • Social Media Abyssby Geert Lovink

    Wiley 2016; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    Social Media Abyss plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency. There is a heightened, post-Snowden awareness ? we know we are under surveillance but we click, share, rank and remix with a perverse indifference to technologies of capture and cultures of fear. Despite the incursion into privacy... more...

  • American Shameby Myra Mendible

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    On any given day in America?s news cycle, stories and images of disgraced politicians and celebrities solicit our moral indignation, their misdeeds fueling a lucrative economy of shame and scandal. Shame is one of the most coercive, painful, and intriguing of human emotions. Only in recent years has interest in shame extended beyond a focus on the... more...