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  • Future Mattersby Barbara Adam; Chris Groves

    BRILL 2007; US$ 82.00

    Future Matters concerns contemporary approaches to the future – how the future is known, created and minded. In a social world whose pace continues to accelerate the future becomes an increasingly difficult terrain. While the focus of social life is narrowing down to the present, the futures we create on a daily basis cast ever longer shadows. Future... more...

  • Measuring and Mapping Culturesby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00

    Based on the data from the European and World Values Studies, this volume discuss basic theoretical and methodological issues of value research and focus on some the most basic processes of value change: cultural globalization, individualization, secularization and democratization. more...

  • Hyphenated Histories: Articulations of Central European Bildung and Slavic Studies in the Contemporary Academyby Andrew Colin Gow

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    The first section of the volume is general and tries to make sense of current institutional realities; the second section consists of case studies that overcome the disciplinary divisions of Slavic Studies by adding together various hyphenated approaches: history and cultural studies, anthropology and oral history, film studies and photography. more...

  • Unsuspecting Soulsby Barry Sanders

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 16.99

    In Unsuspecting Souls , Barry Sanders examines modern society’s indifference to the individual. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, when care for human beings began to disappear slowly, and ending with the modern era, when societal events require less person-to-person interaction and introduce radical changes in common attitudes toward death... more...

  • Uncertain Territoriesby Inge E. Boer

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 95.20

    Tracing and theorizing the concept of the boundaries through literary works, visual objects and cultural phenomena, this book argues against the reification of boundaries as fixed and empty non-spaces that simply divide the world. Expanding on her previous work on gender and Orientalism, Inge Boer takes us into uncertain territories of fashion and... more...

  • Are You Serious?by Lee Siegel

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 17.99

    LeeSiegel, author of Falling Upwards , Not RemotelyControlled , and Against the Machine delivers a provocative critique ofmodern lightness and frivolity, and a timely guide to being serious in an unserious age. In the vein of The Culture of Narcissism , Shop Class as Soulcraft , and How Proust Can Change Your Life ,Siegel offers a revelatory... more...

  • Ordinary Livesby Ben Highmore

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95

    This new study from Ben Highmore looks at the seemingly banal world of objects, work, daily media, and food, and finds there a scintillating array of passionate experience. Through a series of case studies, and building on his previous work on the everyday, Highmore examines our relationship to familiar objects (a favourite chair), repetitive work... more...

  • Cultural Studiesby Chris Barker

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 64.00

    "It is comprehensive in scope, clearly written, competent and accurate, and yet provides an original and useful perspective on cultural studies as well as an overview of key concepts, methods, topics and the material of cultural studies." -Doug Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles Chris Barker’s best-selling Cultural Studies has... more...

  • Education, Professionalization and Social Representationsby Mohamed Chaib; Berth Danermark; Staffan Selander

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a broad range of research related to how social knowledge is shared, transmitted and transformed in the context of education and professional formation. The chapters of this edited collection reflect different theoretical and empirical approaches to that form of common-sense knowledge called social representations, the theory of... more...

  • Tradition and Agencyby Ton Otto; Poul Pedersen

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 58.95

    Tradition helps to ensure continuity and stability in human affairs, signifying both the handing down of cultural heritage from one generation to the next, and the particular customs, beliefs and rituals being handed down. In the social sciences, tradition has been a central concept from the very start. Yet - to update the old quip about nostalgia... more...