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  • Against Hybridityby Haim Hazan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    One of the major characteristics of our contemporary culture is a positive, almost banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural boundaries. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern world of hybrids and cyborgs. But we pay a price for this celebration of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are ignored,... more...

  • Central Asia in a Reconnecting Eurasiaby Andrew C. Kuchins; Jeffrey Mankoff; Oliver Backes

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2015; US$ 39.99

    Central Asia in a Reconnecting Eurasia: Turkmenistan's Evolving Foreign Economic and Security Interests, part of a five-volume series, examines the full scope of U.S. national interests in Turkmenistan and puts forward the broad outlines of a strategy for U.S. engagement over the coming years. more...

  • Culture and Foreign Language Educationby Wai Meng Chan; Sunil Kumar Bhatt; Masanori Nagami; Izumi Walker

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    This book offers insights from current research on the role of culture in foreign language learning as well as the construction of culture and identity through language learning and use. It presents original empirical studies and theoretical discussions which bear important implications for curricular practice in language education, as... more...

  • Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studiesby Matthias Gross; Linsey McGoey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 205.00

    Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the distribution and strategic use of not knowing. The field is growing... more...

  • Critiques of Everyday Lifeby Michael Gardiner

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning interest in the study of everyday life within the social sciences and humanities. In Critiques of Everyday Life Michael Gardiner proposes that there exists a counter-tradition within everyday life theorising. This counter-tradition has sought not merely to describe lived experience, but to transform it by... more...

  • Contested Bodiesby John Hassard; Ruth Holliday

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    The body occupies a prime position in contemporary theoretical work, yet still there is no consensus on exactly what it is and what constitutes it. Contested Bodies brings together a number of different accounts and perspectives on the body, drawing out some of the key connections and disjunctures from this most contested of topics. This volume... more...

  • Sociology On Cultureby Marshall Battani; John R. Hall; Mary Jo Neitz

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    Culture has become a touchstone of interdisciplinary conversation. For readers interested in sociology, the social sciences and the humanities, this book maps major classical and contemporary analyses and cultural controversies in relation to social processes, everyday life, and axes of ordering and difference - such as race, class and gender. Hall,... more...

  • Culture and the Realby Catherine Belsey

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 30.95

    What makes us the people we are? Culture evidently plays a part, but how large a part? Is culture alone the source of our identities? Some have argued that human nature is the foundation of culture, others that culture is the foundation of human identity. Catherine Belsey calls for a more nuanced, relational account of what it is to be human, and... more...

  • Encyclopedia of American Popular Culture Abroadby Frank Hoffmann; Martin Manning

    Infosential Press 2000; US$ 36.95

    The view of American popular culutural phenomenon by the rest of the world is often different. This unique reference source presents the background and foreign scene on such phenomenon as Barbie dolls, baseball, jazz, comic books, Dr. Seuss, Elvis, country and western music, Marilyn Monroe, Monompoly,as well as shows such as I Love Lucy, Dallas, and... more...

  • World Cultureby Frank J. Lechner; John Boli

    Wiley 2008; US$ 129.95

    This book explores the development, content, and impact of world culture. Combining several of the most fruitful theoretical perspectives on world culture, including the world polity approach and globalization theory, the book gives a historical treatment of the development of world culture and assesses the complex impact of world culture on people,... more...