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  • NITPICKER'S GUIDE FOR DEEP SPACE (NEXT)by Phil Farrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.95

    Every episode of the first four seasons of equipment oddities, weird science, strange but true observations, and nutty technical difficulties for discriminating fans of Deep Space Nine . Commanders Log, DS9 : Star Date 46379.1:  Bajor below.  The cosmos above. Bloopers Everywhere! How long is the wormhole?   In "Emissary," it is 70,000 light... more...

  • The Naval War Film: Genre, History and National Cinemaby Jonathan Rayner

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 87.99

    This book undertakes a unique, coherent and comprehensive consideration of the depiction of naval warfare in the cinema. The films under discussion encompass all areas of naval operations in war, and highlight varying institutional and aesthetic responses to navies and the sea in popular culture. The examination of these films centres on their similarities... more...

  • The Objects and Textures of Everyday Life in Imperial Britainby Professor Deirdre H McMahon; Professor Janet C Myers

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Focusing on everyday life in nineteenth-century Britain and its imperial possessions?from preparing tea to cleaning the kitchen, from packing for imperial adventures to arranging home décor?the essays in this collection share a common focus on materiality, the nitty-gritty elements that helped give shape and meaning to British self-definition during... more...

  • Ordnungswidrigkeitenby Schmiedt Helmut; Wyss Eva L.; Diekmannshenke Hajo; Arend Helga; Schmiedt Helmut; Neuhaus Stefan; Schaffers Uta; Liebert Wolf-Andreas

    Tectum Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Es gibt literarische Werke und Filme, in denen die Verletzung der Alltagslogik und die Missachtung der natürlichen Gesetze zum Programm gehören: In Märchen und Fabeln können Tiere sprechen, in Abenteuergeschichten überschreiten die Leistungen der Helden das eigentlich Menschenmögliche, in Science-Fiction-Produktionen werden unendlich weite Reisen unternommen,... more...

  • Organizations and Popular Cultureby Carl Rhodes; Simon Lilley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Throughout its history, popular mass-mediated culture has turned its attention to representing and interrogating organizational life. As early as Charlie Chaplin?s cinematic classic Modern Times and as recently as the primetime television hit The Simpsons , we see cultural products that engage reflexively in coming to terms with the meaning of... more...

  • Playmobil® durchleuchtetby Sacha Szabo; Hannah Köpper

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 15.13

    Sie sind nur 7,5 cm groß und doch weltbekannt. PLAYMOBIL® fasziniert seit über 34 Jahren Kinder und Erwachsene. Das Buch "Playmobil® durchleuchtet? geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund und durchleuchtet die Erfolgsgeschichte des Kultspielzeugs unterhaltsam und wissenschaftlich. Das Artefakt Playmobil® wird aus dem Blickwinkel verschiedener Wissenschaftsdisziplinen... more...

  • Pot Cultureby Shirley Halperin

    Abrams 2015; US$ 21.95

    Do you know the difference between burning one and Burning Man? Does using the name Marley as an adjective make total sense to you? Do you chuckle to yourself when the clock strikes 4:20? Are you convinced that the movie Dazed and Confused deserved an Oscar? If you answered "Dude!" to any of these questions, then Pot Culture is the book you've been... more...

  • Qui a peur des chats noirs ?by Marie-Agnès Moller

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Les origines des superstitions les plus répandues Elles font partie intégrante de notre quotidien, marquant de leur empreinte mystique certains gestes finalement très banals. Même les esprits les plus cartésiens peuvent contourner une échelle, toucher du bois ou chercher un trèfle à quatre feuilles ! La question est : pourquoi ? Lorsque l?on cherche... more...

  • Seriously Funnyby Gerald Nachman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    The comedians of the 1950s and 1960s were a totally different breed of relevant, revolutionary performer from any that came before or after, comics whose humor did much more than pry guffaws out of audiences. Gerald Nachman presents the stories of the groundbreaking comedy stars of those years, each one a cultural harbinger: ? Mort Sahl, of a new... more...

  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffsby Chuck Klosterman

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and an effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Internet porn, breakfast cereal, serial killers, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the real difference between apples and oranges... more...