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  • "Es muss eine Ambivalenz und ein Bruch her?by Katharina Derlin

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 14.42

    Musiker, Schauspieler, Kultfigur, Hamburger Pudelclubbesitzer - und inzwischen auch Autor. In den Medien wird Rocko Schamoni, geb. Tobias Albrecht, seit bereits 15 Jahren mal mehr, mal weniger wohlwollend rezipiert. Mit seinem Anspruch, ?anders zu sein als die anderen?, versucht Rocko Schamoni sich einer Kategorisierung zu entziehen. Nun wird es Zeit,... more...

  • 'Geschlecht' in Literatur und Geschichteby Heinz Sieburg

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.00

    Mit dem Begriff »Geschlecht« rückt eine Dimension humaner Verfasstheit in den Blick, die in vielfältigster Weise Gegenstand unterschiedlicher literarischer, linguistischer, psychologischer oder auch soziologischer Zuschreibungen war und ist. Dieser Band greift zentrale Aspekte des Forschungsfeldes auf und vermittelt interdisziplinäre Einblicke nicht... more...

  • "Greed Is Good" and Other Fables: Office Life in Popular Cultureby Tony Osborne

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    This book spans three centuries of popular entertainment and everyday culture, showcasing both mainstream and submerged channels and voices to examine how once reviled business values gained supremacy and poisoned the American spirit. more...

  • "In Case Atom Bombs Fall"by Michael Scheibach

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    With the very real possibility of nuclear war looming on the horizon from 1945 to the early 1960s, both federal and local governments took on the responsibility of educating Americans on how to survive the expected blasts, residual fallout, and radiation poisoning. Duck and cover drills, bomb shelters, and evacuation plans became an integral part of... more...

  • "March of the Mods":by Christiane Deibel

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 28.85

    A lot of academic writing on Mod culture has focused on the Mods' emergence in London in the late 1950s and their cultural practices. And it has also dealt with the role of the tabloid papers in creating an unprecedented hysteria, when Mods and Rockers attacked each other at English seaside resorts on Easter and Whitsun 1964. The participants' opinions,... more...

  • 'Race', Class and Gender in Exclusion From Schoolby Alex McGlaughlin; Debbie Weekes; Cecile Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 60.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 'Race' and Sportby Kevin Hylton

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 59.95

    Critical Race Theory provides a framework for exploring racism in society, taking into account the role of institutions and drawing on the experiences of those affected. Applied to the world of sport, this framework can reveal the underlying social mores and institutionalised prejudices that have helped perpetuate those racial stereotypes particular... more...

  • Ronald Reagan The Movieby Michael Rogin

    University of California Press 1988; US$ 36.95

    The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters?the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism?are familiar... more...

  • "There She Is, Miss America"by Elwood Watson; Darcy Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 90.00

    While some see the Miss American Pageant as hokey vestige of another era, many remain enthralled by the annual Atlantic City event. And whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny the impact the contest has had on American popular culture-indeed, many reality television shows seem to have taken cues from the pageant. Founded in 1921, the Miss America... more...

  • "To the 5 Boroughs"by Andreas Jakob

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.63

    Hip Hop and rap music are the target of ongoing criticism. Both are frequently accused of being misogynous and glorifying violence, drug consumption and crime. In this book Andreas Jakob attempts to paint a more differentiated picture of Hip Hop culture. In doing so, he touches upon diverse aspects of this multi-faceted phenomenon: Readers learn about... more...