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- HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99
The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant. Pot. Weed. Grass. Mary Jane. We all think we know what cannabis is and what we use... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99
Are you happy? Right now? Happy enough? As happy as everyone else? Could you be happier if you tried harder? After she packed up her British worldview (that most things were basically rubbish) and moved to America, journalist and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman found herself increasingly perplexed by the American obsession with one topic above... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 17.99
Hot Sauce Nation is a red-hot ride through the story of hot sauce in America. Why should the world's most painful food have inspired such adoration in the USA? While chili pepper-based sauces have transformed cuisines worldwide, successive waves of immigrants landing in the New World have turned up the heat on the American palette with their native... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 73.00
Michael Jackson is regarded as one of the most important musicians of our time. Going well beyond the average celebrity biography, this comprehensive book looks at why that is true, offering insights into every facet of Jackson's art, life, and artistic afterlife. It looks at the methods by which his work was created, presented, received, and appropriated;... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 109.99
This book approaches portrayals of environmental crises in Latin American nations in literature, film, performance, and digital art within the context of the ongoing expansion of globalized neoliberal capitalism from and ecocritical perspective, focusing not only on the representation of ecological crises and their effects, but also their transformative... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99
This book interrogates eight contemporary American films to determine what role the use of Voodoo in popular representations has played in the construction of black female imaginaries within the United States. It evaluates how filmmakers employ Voodoo aesthetics to reenact black women?s spirituality on screen by engaging themes of body politics,... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99
Staging France between the World Wars analyzes the rise of the modernist aesthetic in French stagecraft between the world wars. Focusing on interwar productions of the classics, it demonstrates that modernist directors had a significant and lasting impact on the academic canon of theater: they introduced a youthful, farcical Moličre, reshuffled... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95
From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic... more...
- Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99
Daniel B. Reed integrates individual stories with the study of performance to understand the forces of diaspora and mobility in the lives of musicians, dancers, and mask performers originally from Côte d'Ivoire who now live in the United States. Through the lives of four Ivorian performers, Reed finds that dance and music, being transportable media,... more...