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  • Lincoln before Lincolnby Brian J. Snee

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 40.00

    Remembered as the Savior of the Union, Abraham Lincoln is one of America's most revered presidents. There have been tens of thousands of books published about him since his death, but he has proved to be a surprisingly daunting subject for filmmakers. Despite a wealth of biographical material, relatively few full-length motion pictures have taken... more...

  • Mothers in Children's and Young Adult Literatureby Lisa Rowe Fraustino; Karen Coats

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 60.00

    From didactic nursery rhymes to Coraline and The Hunger Games , an engagement with the vital figure of the mother more...

  • Man Upby Rebecca Asher

    Random House 2016; US$ 21.14

    What does it mean to be a man today? Much is being done to change negative female stereotypes but we still expect that big boys don?t cry, strong and silent types get the girl, and that there is such a thing as a ?real man?. Man Up challenges the accepted rules of masculinity. It confronts the reasons why boys are three times more likely than girls... more...

  • Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punkby Michael Croland

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 37.00

    Why did punk?a subculture and music style characterized by a rejection of established norms?appeal to Jews? How did Jews who were genuinely struggling with their Jewish identity find ways to express it through punk rock? Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk explores the cultural connections between Jews and punk in music and beyond, documenting how Jews... more...

  • Humour, Comedy and Laughterby Lidia Dina Sciama

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Anthropological writings on humour are not very numerous or extensive, but they do contain a great deal of insight into the diverse mental and social processes that underlie joking and laughter. On the basis of a wide range of ethnographic and textual materials, the chapters examine the cognitive, social, and moral aspects of humour and its potential... more...

  • Music and Familiarityby Helen M. Prior; Elaine King

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Familiarity underpins our engagement with music. This book highlights theoretical and empirical considerations about familiarity from three perspectives: listening, musicology and performance. Part I, ?Listening?, addresses familiarity as it relates to listeners? behaviour and responses to music, specifically in regulating our choice and exposure to... more...

  • Music Asylums: Wellbeing Through Music in Everyday Lifeby Tia DeNora

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 29.95

    Taking a cue from Erving Goffman?s classic work, Asylums, Tia DeNora develops a novel interdisciplinary framework for music, health and wellbeing. Considering health and illness both in medical contexts and in the often-overlooked realm of everyday life, DeNora argues that these identities are by no means mutually exclusive. Moreover, she suggests... more...

  • Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproductionby Gianmario Borio

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    It is undeniable that technology has made a tangible impact on the nature of musical listening. The new media have changed our relationship with music in a myriad of ways, not least because the experience of listening can now be prolonged at will and repeated at any time and in any space. Moreover, among the more striking social phenomena ushered in... more...

  • How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Lifeby Gary Ansdell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Why is music so important to most of us? How does music help us both in our everyday lives, and in the more specialist context of music therapy? This book suggests a new way of approaching these topical questions, drawing from Ansdell's long experience as a music therapist, and from the latest thinking on music in everyday life. Vibrant and moving... more...

  • Music and Mourningby Jane W. Davidson; Sandra Garrido

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    While grief is suffered in all cultures, it is expressed differently all over the world in accordance with local customs and beliefs. Music has been associated with the healing of grief for many centuries, with Homer prescribing music as an antidote to sorrow as early as the 7th Century BC. The changing role of music in expressions of grief and mourning... more...