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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 825.00
This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television,... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
The term ?threshold? captures the overlapping of inside and outside?well beyond the logic of inclusion and exclusion that still prevails in Western civilization?that can be decisive for the way we understand the relationship between Self and Other. This book discusses the cultural and social ?border areas? of modernity, which are to be understood... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
In Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices, Laurent Fleury presents a synthesis of research and debate from France and the United States. He traces the development of the sociology of culture from its origins (Weber and Simmel) and examines the major trends that have emerged in this branch of sociology. Fleury also raises issues of... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00
This volume establishes key concepts for a trans/national expansion in the study of culture. Using translation as an analytical category, it explores what is translatable between nation-specific approaches such as British/American Cultural Studies, German Kulturwissenschaften and French Sciences Humaines. Theoretical reflections and case studies contribute... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies is a collection of new essays by recognised experts from around the world on various aspects of the new discipline of Latin American cultural studies. Essays are grouped in five distinct but interconnected sections focusing respectively on: (I) the theory of Latin American cultural studies; (II) the icons... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise. Author Lincoln Geraghty argues that there has been a change in the fan convention space, where collectible merchandise and toys, rather than just the fictional text, have become objects for trade, nostalgia, and a focal point for fans? personal... more...
- Real African Publishers 2014; US$ 26.99
In the past four decades, transdisciplinarity has gained conceptual and practical traction for its transformative value in accounting for the complex challenges besetting humankind, including social relations and natural ecosystems. The need to develop frameworks for joint problem-solving involving diverse stakeholders is unquestionable. Besides... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 8.99
Its globalised culture - but not as we know it.Fuelled by curiosity and wanderlust, reporter Doug Hendrie travels to the edges of our world to find the most unexpected - and bizarre - examples of cultural mash-ups, from the StarCraft videogame superstars of South Korea to the Clash-loving punks of Indonesia.A whirlwind world tour through surprising... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Drawing on rich interview material with cosmetic surgery patients and offering fresh analyses of various texts from popular culture, including internationally-screened reality-television, entertainment programmes and documentaries, this book examines the ways in which Western media capitalise on body anxiety by presenting physical perfection as a moral... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 109.00
Tackling globalization is a great challenge - it is both extremely beneficial and essentially problematic.This comprehensive, multidisciplinary study confronts this ambivalence through the use of computer simulation. It discusses the findings of social interaction and social simulation through the use of understandable global examples. Readers can... more...