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  • ...But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occurby Amy L. Thompson; Antonio S. Thompson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    Part pop culture trope, part hypothetical cataclysm, the zombie apocalypse is rooted in modern literature, film and mythology. This collection of new essays considers the implications of this scientifically impossible (but perhaps imminent) event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood... more...

  • "Aid and Comfort"by Henry Mark Holzer; Erika Holzer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 25.00

    Jane Fonda's visit to Hanoi in July 1972 and her pro-North Vietnamese, anti-American conduct, especially her pose with an anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American planes and her propaganda broadcasts directed toward American troops, angered many Americans. In their eyes, she was guilty of treason, but she was never charged by the American... more...

  • "Daddy's Gone to War"by William M. Jr. Tuttle

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    Looking out a second-story window of her family's quarters at the Pearl Harbor naval base on December 7, 1941, eleven-year-old Jackie Smith could see not only the Rising Sun insignias on the wings of attacking Japanese bombers, but the faces of the pilots inside. Most American children on the home front during the Second World War saw the enemy only... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    The office in popular culture is often depicted as a topsy-turvy parallel universe where psychological disorders are legitimized as "managerial styles" and comically depraved bosses torment those who do the actual work. During the 1950s, the Beats chose denim and the open road over gray flannel suits and office jobs, but today their grandchildren?Generation... 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...

  • "Our Bums"by David Krell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    Baseball fans may know the story of the Brooklyn Dodgers, but they don't know the whole story. With a foreword by Branch Barrett Rickey (grandson of Branch Rickey), this book fills the void in Dodgers scholarship, exploring their impact on popular culture and revealing lesser-known details of the team's history. Personal stories are included... 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 US$ 29.56

    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...