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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Americaby 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Truth in Hell and Other Essays on Politics and Culture, 1935-1987by Hans Speier; Arthur Vidich

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 144.99

    This collection of seminal essays spans the pioneer sociologist's entire career and survey five areas of thought: social theory, war and militarism, public opinion and progaganda, the history of literature, and "the present and the future." Reflecting the range of his concerns and his experience as a refugee from Nazi Germany, Speier's writings examine... 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...

  • 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 Kršmer; 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...

  • 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...