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Culture

  • The Bodyby Lisa Jean Moore; Monica J. Casper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing tools for social and cultural analysis. Students... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Culturesby Linda Duits; Koos Zwaan; Stijn Reijnders

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    The chapters of this volume elucidate the key themes of the fan studies vernacular. As the contributing authors draw from recent empirical work around the globe, the book provides fresh insights and innovative angles on the latest developments within fan cultures, both online and offline. Because the volume is specifically set up as a Companion for... more...

  • Anarcho-Modernismby Ian Angus

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 24.95

    Essays exploring key issues of politics and aesthetics in honour of the founding director of SFU?s Institute for the Humanities. more...

  • Einfach vornehmby Jessica Cronshagen

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 24.90

    Anatomie einer bäuerlichen Elite in der Frühen Neuzeit. Nicht nur Adel und Patrizier herrschten in der Frühen Neuzeit. In ländlichen Gebieten mit geringer Adelspräsenz lag die Gestaltung der sozialen Ordnung weitgehend in bäuerlicher Hand. Die »Herrscher« im Dorf waren reiche Bauernfamilien, die es verstanden, ihre Stellung über Jahrhunderte zu behaupten.... more...

  • Representing "U"by Pauline J. Reynolds

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    From the magazines and newspapers of the mid-1800s to movies and apps of the twenty-first century, popular culture and media in the United States provide prolific representations of higher education. This report positions artifacts of popular culture as pedagogic texts able to (mis)educate viewers and consumers regarding the purpose, values, and people... more...

  • Why Cultural Studiesby Gilbert B. Rodman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Why Cultural Studies? is a rallying call for a reinvigoration of the project of cultural studies that provides a critical analysis of its meteoric rise to the academic fore and makes a convincing argument for the pressing need for a renewed investment in, and re-evaluation of, its core ideals. Rodman argues that there are valuable lessons we can... more...

  • Place in Research: Theory, Methodologies, and Methodsby Eve Tuck; Marcia McKenzie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Bridging environmental and Indigenous studies and drawing on critical geography, spatial theory, new materialist theory, and decolonizing theory, this dynamic volume examines the sometimes overlooked significance of place in social science research. There are often important divergences and even competing logics at work in these areas of research,... more...

  • Einführung in die Kulturwissenschaftby Markus Fauser

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 15.56

    Die Kulturwissenschaft bietet eine neue Perspektive für die Geisteswissenschaften. Sie hat sich längst zu einem fächerübergreifenden Konzept entwickelt, das der zunehmenden Spezialisierung der verschiedenen Disziplinen entgegenzuwirken vermag.   Biographische Informationen Prof. Markus Fauser, geb. 1959, lehrt Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft... more...

  • Body Studies The Basicsby Niall Richardson; Adam Locks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological... more...

  • Punk Rock and the Politics of Place: Building a Better Tomorrowby Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the subculture occupies and the cultural practices tied to those... more...