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Culture

  • The New Middle Classesby

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    Provides empirical evidence of both commonalities and differences among the new middle classes of different countries Considers evidence of both consumerism and environmental concern Proffers conclusions in view of modernization theory and a better understanding of what globalization means in regard to lifestyles and their impact on resource consumption... more...

  • Against Typological Tyranny in Archaeologyby

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 129.00

    ?Includes case studies from South America and most authors are from South America Departs from traditional metropolitan dominance Important for any decolonial/anticolonial consideration of archaeology   more...

  • Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Populationby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 169.00

    deals directly with the concepts of diversity, social structure, and health inequality in the context of global population change represents a key source of information for nongovernmental organizations advocating for Latino health, health care policy, immigration research includes material that address important issues related to the contemporary... more...

  • New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Genderby Rosa Ainley *Nfa*; Rosa Ainley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    This collection unravels the stereotypical images of gender and space and presents a series of new explorations into both 'lived' and 'imagined' spaces. In New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender leading contemporary writers from across an eclectic mix of disciplines, examine an exciting array of issues such as: * Jamaican Ragga music and female... more...

  • Culture and Identityby Ross Abbinnett

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 56.00

    This incisive and timely book provides a concise and reliable guide to the debate on modernity and postmodernity. What emerges most forcefully from the book is the error of dismissing postmodernism as a self-indulgent and ultimately, dangerous piece of ideology. more...

  • Grief in Wartimeby Dr Carol Acton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 126.00

    An examination of private narratives of loss in wartime and publicly legitimized forms of grieving. Drawing on sources such as diaries, poetry and weblogs and using gender as an analytic category, the book looks at men's and women's experiences of war 'at home' and 'at the front' and spans the two World Wars, the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq. more...

  • Future Mattersby Barbara Adam; Chris Groves

    BRILL 2007; US$ 82.00

    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. This book addresses this paradox and its deep ethical implications. more...

  • Continental Dividesby Rachel Adams

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    North America is more a political and an economic invention than a place people call home. Nonetheless, the region shared by the United States and its closest neighbors, North America, is an intriguing frame for comparative American studies. Continental Divides is the first book to study the patterns of contact, exchange, conflict, and disavowal... more...

  • The Stars Down to Earthby Theodor Adorno

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 155.00

    The Stars Down to Earth shows us a stunningly prescient Adorno. Haunted by the ugly side of American culture industries he used the different angles provided by each of these three essays to showcase the dangers inherent in modern obsessions with consumption. He engages with some of his most enduring themes in this seminal collection, focussing on... more...

  • The Culture Industryby Theodor W Adorno; J. M. Bernstein

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalleled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture.... more...