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  • 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$ 125.95

    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...

  • Consumer Cultureby Douglas J. Goodman

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    This is a review of consumerism and its impact on sociological issues. It discusses the history of our consumer culture, as well as covering the social impact of consumption, and the views of economists and sociologists. There is coverage of important research. more...

  • Organizing Innovationby M. Veenswijk

    IOS Press 2006; US$ 132.00

    Public administration and public administration reform should not only be concerned with the improvement of the efficiency and coherence, but also with political values like liberty, equity and security as well as legal values like the rule of the law. This work contains contributions to the science and practice of public administration. more...

  • The Central Liberal Truthby Lawrence E. Harrison

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99

    Which cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes best promote democracy, social justice, and prosperity? How can we use the forces that shape cultural change, such as religion, child-rearing practices, education, and political leadership, to promote these values in the Third World? This book offers answers to these questions. more...

  • Anatomy of a Trendby Henrik Vejlgaard

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 24.95

    Why do millions of people end up wearing the same style of clothing? What makes people change their tastes in food, music, and cars? It's because of trends-the powerful process of change that affects every industry across the globe. Drawing on his groundbreaking research, trend sociologist Henrik Vejlgaard unearths essential clues about... more...

  • Culture and Societyby David Oswell

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 53.00

    "Too often cultural studies discourse seems cut off from wider developments in social theory. As a sociologist with a strong cultural studies sensibility, David Oswell is ideally placed to put this right. Through a series of well-judged and historically nuanced readings of cultural, social theory and critical philosophy, this book provides just the... more...

  • Making Sense of Cultural Studiesby Chris Barker

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 59.00

    Barker focuses on the significance and future of cultural studies. He analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the field, providing both an authoritative diagnosis of the subject and a balanced prognosis, investigates the boundaries of cultural studies and elucidates the main themes of study. more...

  • The Sociology of the Bodyby Kate Cregan

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 63.00

    "Through a provocative analysis, this book contextualizes, explicates and critically analyses the work of those key theorists and texts that have been most influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. Upon this foundation, the author builds her own distinctive theoretical framework towards the analysis of embodiment. This is a valuable addition... more...

  • Cultural Theoryby Tim Edwards

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 53.00

    This timely volume provides a framework for understanding the cultural turn in terms of the classical legacy, contemporary cultural theory, and cultural analysis. It reveals the significance of Marxist humanism, Georg Simmel, the Frankfurt School, Stuart Hall, and the Birmingham School, Giddens, Bauman, Foucault, Bourdieu and Baudrillard. Readers receive... more...