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  • Marijuana: Examining the Factsby Karen Van Gundy; Michael Staunton

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 63.00

    Is marijuana an innocent recreational pleasure and medicinal boon or an evil that must be outlawed to protect the American public? With the legal and social status of marijuana in transition, accurate and objective information regarding its use is necessary for informed decisionmaking in both the personal and political arenas. To distinguish truth... more...

  • Uneasy Streetby Rachel Sherman

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    A surprising and revealing look at how today's elite view their own wealth and place in society From TV’s “real housewives” to The Wolf of Wall Street , our popular culture portrays the wealthy as materialistic and entitled. But what do we really know about those who live on “easy street”? In this penetrating book, Rachel Sherman draws on rare... more...

  • Fandom, Second Editionby Jonathan Gray; Cornel Sandvoss; C. Lee Harrington

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    A completely updated edition of a seminal work on fans and communities    We are all fans. Whether we follow our favorite celebrities on Twitter, attend fan conventions such as Comic Con, or simply wait with bated breath for the next episode of our favorite television drama—each of us is a fan.     Recognizing that fandom is not unusual, but... more...

  • Pop Stars in My Pantryby Paul Simper

    Random House 2017; US$ 26.78

    Corrupted by Spandau. Slated by Boy George. Mothered by Sade. Evicted by Bananarama. Jilted by Madonna. Author, columnist and TV writer Paul Simper had a front-row seat at one of pop stardom’s most exciting shows: the 1980s. His memoir, Pop Stars in My Pantry , is an account of a wide-eyed, wet-behind-the-ears lad from Wiltshire landing in London... more...

  • Tearing the World Apartby Nina Goss; Eric Hoffman

    University Press of Mississippi 2017; US$ 30.00

    Essays examining the Nobel laureate’s work in the new millennium more...

  • The Big Redhead Bookby Erin La Rosa

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 16.09

    The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair is an inside look into one of the most elite societies in the world—the real two percent. Well, you know, the two percent of the world's population that are natural redheads, at least. This book has equal parts pop culture, ginger facts, and humorous stories about what it's like to actually... more...

  • Cinema Studiesby Susan Hayward

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fifth... more...

  • Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music, 1970–2000by Kenneth L. Jr. Shonk; Daniel Robert McClure

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 158.58

    This book examines the post-1960s era of popular music in the Anglo-Black Atlantic through the prism of historical theory and methods. By using a series of case studies, this book mobilizes historical theory and methods to underline different expressions of alternative music functioning within a mainstream musical industry. Each chapter highlights... more...

  • El poder mágico de la pirámideby Lucia Pavesi; Stefano Siccardi

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2017; US$ 6.99

    Todos conocemos las pirámides egipcias, pero ¿cómo son por dentro?, ¿qué misterios ocultan?, ¿qué otras pirámides nos ha legado la antigüedad? Estas páginas reservan al lector una gran sorpresa: nosotros también podemos construir nuestra pirámide. Los autores le enseñarán cómo realizarlas; no importa el tamaño sino la proporción adecuada. Para ayudarle... more...

  • Feng Shui y El Poder de La Piramideby Emanuele Alberti

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2017; US$ 6.99

    ¿Qué función tiene el yin y el yang chino, el prana hindú, el nirvana budista, los chakras, la geomancia, el Ayurveda, en relación a los secretos de las pirámides? Aquí podrá descubrir sus numerosas y misteriosas conexiones. No es necesario construir una gran pirámide de piedra para gozar de las influencias mágicas y psicológicas de la forma piramidal.... more...