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  • Israel - Culture Smart!by Marian Lebor; Jeffrey Geri

    Kuperard 2014; US$ 4.95

    A world leader in hi-tech, Israel has been dubbed ?the start-up nation??a description that could equally well apply to its remarkable birth as a haven for Jewish immigrants and refugees. Having started with few natural resources just over sixty years ago, it is now a thriving democracy and a regional superpower. This dynamic, diverse, and paradoxical... more...

  • Bangladesh - Culture Smart!by Urmi Rahman

    Kuperard 2014; US$ 4.95

    Bangladesh is a lush, green country situated on the fertile Ganges delta, adjacent to the Indian state of West Bengal. Although there are hilly areas in the northeast, this densely populated country is mostly flat, and criss-crossed by many rivers. Much of its coastline forms part of the world?s largest mangrove forests, the Sundarbans, home to the... more...

  • Another World is Possibleby Dwight N. Hopkins; Marjorie Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    'Another World is Possible' examines the many peoples who have mobilized religion and spirituality to forge identity. Some claim direct links to indigenous spiritual practices; others have appropriated externally introduced religions, modifying these with indigenous perspectives and practices. The voices of Black people from around the world are presented... more...

  • Japanese Visual Culture: Explorations in the World of Manga and Animeby Mark Wheeler Macwilliams; Mark W. MacWilliams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Born of Japan's cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. Because they tell stories through visual imagery, they vault over language barriers. Well suited to electronic transmission and distributed... more...

  • Icons of American Popular Cultureby Robert C. Cottrell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Traces the evolution of American popular culture over the past two centuries. In a lengthy chronology of landmark events, and ten chapters, each revolving around the lives of two individuals who are in some way emblematic of their times, this provides a window on the social, economic, and political history of US democracy from the antebellum period... more...

  • The Buried Life of Thingsby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    Simon Goldhill offers a fascinating new perspective on the material culture of nineteenth-century Britain. more...

  • Cinema as Therapyby John Izod; Joanna Dovalis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Loss is an inescapable reality of life, and individuals need to develop a capacity to grieve in order to mature and live life to the full . Yet most western movie audiences live in cultures that do not value this necessary process and filmgoers finding themselves deeply moved by a particular film are often left wondering why. In Cinema as Therapy... more...

  • Culture and the Politics of Welfareby John Hudson; Nam Kyoung Jo; Antonia Keung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This text offers an in-depth examination of the influence of culture on welfare states. It suggests new ways in which cross-national differences in culture might be measured and, using a range of approaches, utilizes these measures to explore the role culture plays in shaping differences in social policy frameworks across high income countries. more...

  • 9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disasterby Thomas Stubblefield

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world. Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, its aftermath, and the wars that followed reflected a pervasive tendency to treat these tragic events as spectacle.... more...

  • Media Marathoningby Lisa Glebatis Perks

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Media Marathoning analyzes readers? focused engagement with story worlds. Drawing from qualitative studies of marathoners and textual analysis of commonly marathoned stories, this book presents a holistic look at the rewards, costs, and values that course through many marathoners? experiences to chart the cultural implications of media marathoning.... more...