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  • Politics and Filmby Daniel P. Franklin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Politics and Film examines popular movies and television shows as indicators of social and political trends to explore the political culture of the United States. Updated to include the popular and controversial movies and shows American Sniper , House of Cards , Orange Is the New Black, and Twelve Years a Slave , the second edition... more...

  • Creativity in Transitionby Svaš Maru&scaron ek; ka; Birgit Meyer

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    In an era of intensifying globalization and transnational connectivity, the dynamics of cultural production and the very notion of creativity is in transition. Exploring creative practices in various settings, the book does not only call attention to the spread of modernist discourses of creativity, from the colonial era to the current obsession with... more...

  • Cuba - Culture Smart!by Russell Madicks

    Kuperard 2016; Not Available

    Cuba is a land of contradictions that is easy to enjoy but difficult for first-time visitors to decipher. The largest island in the Caribbean, it is a tropical paradise that Christopher Columbus called ?the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen.? It is famous for the romantic charm of its crumbling colonial cities, the beauty of its white... more...

  • The End of Cool Japanby Mark McLelland

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Today?s convergent media environment offers unprecedented opportunities for sourcing and disseminating previously obscure popular culture material from Japan. However, this presents concerns regarding copyright, ratings and exposure to potentially illegal content which are serious problems for those teaching and researching about Japan. Despite young... more...

  • Die Philosophie bei Homelandby Robert Arp; Ursula Bischoff

    Wiley 2016; US$ 17.50 US$ 15.17

    23 Philosophen beschäftigen sich in "Die Philosophie bei Homeland" mit Fragen rund um die preisgekrönte US-amerikanische Fernsehserie. Themen sind dabei unter anderem: Wie wird jemand zum Terroristen? Was kann Gehirnwäsche anrichten? Ist Mut eine Tugend? Welche Mittel sind legitim im Kampf gegen Terroristen und wo gehen Geheimdienste zu weit? Unter... more...

  • Sports Betting and Bookmakingby Arne K. Lang

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    This book provides a sweeping overview of legal and illegal sports and race betting in the United States, from the first thoroughbred meet at Saratoga in 1863 through the modern day. The cultural war between bookmakers and their adversaries is a recurring theme, as bookmakers were often forced into the shadows during times of social reform, only... more...

  • Popular Music and Retro Culture in the Digital Eraby Jean Hogarty

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the trend of retro and nostalgia within contemporary popular music culture. Using empirical evidence obtained from a case study of fans? engagement with older music, the book argues that retro culture is the result of an inseparable mix of cultural and technological changes, namely, the rise of a new generation and cultural mood... more...

  • What Would Beyoncé Do?!by Luisa Omielan

    Random House 2016; US$ 21.14

    You know when you find yourself approaching thirty and your dreams are broken? You've got a temping career going nowhere, a student debt that?s mounting and you've just had to move back into your mum?s house. Then to top it all off, you get absolutely annihilated with heartbreak because of an ex, who is just ?not ready? but then manages to be ready,... more...

  • Olympic Citiesby John R. Gold; Margaret M. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 63.95

    The first edition of Olympic Cities, published in 2007, provided a pioneering overview of the changing relationship between cities and the modern Olympic Games. This substantially revised and enlarged third edition builds on the success of its predecessors. The first of its three parts provides overviews of the urban legacy of the four component Olympic... more...

  • Adorno and Democracyby Shannon L. Mariotti

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 60.00

    German philosopher and social critic Theodor Adorno (1903--1969) is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. A leading member of the Frankfurt School, Adorno advanced an unconventional type of Marxist analysis in books such as Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944), Minima Moralia (1951), and Negative Dialectics... more...