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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 global... more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69
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...