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Culture

  • Places of the Heartby Colin Ellard

    Bellevue Literary Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    A neuroscientist illuminates how we make and are made by the world both real and virtual more...

  • Celebrity and Entertainment Obsessionby Michael S. Levy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    In a world where information is instantaneous, and celebrities are made overnight, what makes us stop and stare at famous entertainers, spend our money on tabloids, and glue our eyes to the television? Here, Michael Levy explores the psychological nature of our obsession and offers suggestions for tempering our responses to celebrity culture. more...

  • Lektionen des Altersby Helmut Bachmaier

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 14.88

    Der große Alternsforscher Helmut Bachmaier zieht in diesem Buch die Summe seiner Überlegungen zum Thema Alter. Analytisch, narrativ, informativ. »Älter werden heißt: selbst ein neues Geschäft antreten; alle Verhältnisse verändern sich, und man muss entweder zu handeln ganz aufhören oder mit Willen und Bewusstsein das neue Rollenfach übernehmen«, schrieb... 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...

  • 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...

  • Pop & Mysteryby Marcus S. Kleiner; Thomas Wilke

    transcript 2015; US$ 24.54

    Die Auseinandersetzung mit den Grenzen und Grenzüberschreitungen vernünftigen Verstehens ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil von phantastisch-spekulativen Erzählungen in populären Medienkulturen. Populärkulturelle Wissensproduktionen entfalten sich häufig im unaufgelösten Spannungsfeld von Wissen und Glauben, Realität und Simulation, Natürlichem und Übernatürlichem.... more...

  • Textual Poachersby Henry Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.95

    The twentieth anniversary edition of Henry Jenkins?s Textual Poachers brings this now-canonical text to a new generation of students interested in the intersections of fandom, participatory culture, popular consumption and media theory. Supplementing the original, classic text is an interview between Henry Jenkins and Suzanne Scott in which Jenkins... more...

  • Popular Cultureby Marcel Danesi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    Danesi employs the lens of history to explore the relationship between popular culture?s content and the means by which it is delivered. The third edition features new chapters on the commercial context of pop culture and explicitly focused on digital culture, as well as exercises and discussion prompts to deepen understanding. more...

  • Against Hybridityby Haim Hazan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 64.95

    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...

  • Aufklärung in Münchenby Manfred Knedlik

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2015; US$ 9.53

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