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  • So You've Been Publicly Shamedby Jon Ronson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    From the internationally bestselling author of The Psychopath Test , a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world?s most overlooked forces.   For the past three years, Jon Ronson has been immersing himself in the world of modern-day public shaming?meeting famous shamees, shamers, and bystanders who have been impacted.  This is the... more...

  • Egypt in Italyby Molly Swetnam-Burland

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book examines the appetite for Egyptian and Egyptian-looking artwork in Italy during the century following Rome's annexation of Aegyptus. more...

  • Racism in American Popular Media: From Aunt Jemima to the Frito Banditoby Brian Behnken; Gregory Smithers

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    This book examines how the media?including advertising, motion pictures, cartoons, and popular fiction?has used racist images and stereotypes as marketing tools that malign and debase African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans in the United States. more...

  • Retailing and the Language of Goods, 1550–1820by Nancy Cox

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This book explores the meanings assigned to goods sold retail from 1550 to 1820 and how their labels were understood. The first half of the book focuses on mercantile language more broadly; how it was used in trade and how lexicographers approached new vocabularies. In the second half, the author turns to the goods themselves, and their relationships... more...

  • That's Not Englishby Erin Moore; Lynne Truss

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95

    "As many of us know, straddling the Atlantic can be quite uncomfortable?and it doesn?t help that the word ?quite? doesn?t always mean what you think it means. This is a brilliant guide to the revealing differences between two branches of English from a writer who is funny, smart, and almost worryingly observant. I was charmed from first to last. As... more...

  • Bollywood's Indiaby Priya Joshi

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In a work of dazzling interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi returns popular Hindi cinema to the 1970s when the term “Bollywood? was deployed to dismiss an unruly cultural product marked by its social responsiveness. Joshi analyzes the social work of popular Hindi blockbusters that, she argues, capture and challenge the diffuse aspirations of the nation.... more...

  • The Culture Series of Iain M. Banksby Simone Caroti

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    This critical history of Iain M. Banks' Culture novels covers the series from its inception in the 1970s to the The Hydrogen Sonata (2012), published less than a year before Banks' death. It considers Banks' origins as a writer, the development of his politics and ethics, his struggles to become a published author, his eventual success... more...

  • Live at the Commodoreby Aaron Chapman

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Aaron Chapman is a writer, musician, and the author of Liquor, Lust, and the Law: The Story of Vancouver's Legendary Penthouse Nightclub . Born and raised in Vancouver, he has been a contributor to numerous Vancouver newspapers and CBC Radio. more...

  • Realisation-from Seeing to Understandingby Julian Spalding

    Bitter Lemon Press 2015; US$ 13.95

    JULIAN SPALDING?S books include The Poetic Museum, The Eclipse of Art, The Art of Wonder (winner of the Sir Banister Fletcher Prize) and The Best Art You?ve Never Seen. He was formerly Director of Art Galleries in Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow (including the Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove) and established The Ruskin Gallery, The St Mungo Museum... more...

  • Time Travel in Popular Mediaby Matthew Jones; Joan Ormrod

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Sometime travelers can alter... more...