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  • 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 Researchby 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...

  • 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 Placeby 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...

  • The New Natural Resourceby Hans Christian Garmann Johnsen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The New Natural Resource is a book about the role of knowledge in social and economic development. There is a need to address the process of developing knowledge as a social process and The New Natural Resource starts with the argument that knowledge is inherently a social phenomenon. This allows us to discuss the relation between individual opinions... more...

  • Doppelt vertriebenby Jascha Nemtsov

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 53.60

    Jascha Nemtsov stellt in seiner Monographie Doppelt vertrieben jüdische Komponisten aus dem osteuropäischen deutschsprachigen Kulturraum vor, die eine doppelte Vertreibung erleben mussten: Zunächst wurden sie in der Nazi-Zeit als Juden aus der deutschen Kultur verdrängt, danach verloren sie ? wie andere Deutsche auch ? im östlichen Europa der Nachkriegszeit... more...

  • Embodiment and Mechanisationby Daniel Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book explores the interaction between mechanistic beliefs about human bodies and the successive technologies that have established and illustrated these beliefs. Drawing upon newer perspectives on technology and embodied human thought it provides a position from which widely held assumptions about our relationship with technology can be understood... more...

  • New Europeby Donald McNeill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    New Europe: Imagined Spaces traces the radical transformation of European places and spaces over the last two decades. Instead of the familiar 'schoolbook' map of a Europe of nation-states, the book unpacks the differing imaginations of European identity in recent years. Taking as its central problem the fluid nature of cultural and political identity,... more...

  • Symbolische Ordnungenby Hans Vorländer

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 110.88

    NEU Der Band versammelt Aufsätze von Karl-Siegbert Rehberg. Seine hier vorgelegte kritische Institutionentheorie untersucht Mechanismen der Herstellung, Stabilisierung und Wandlung von ?symbolischen Ordnungen?, auch in historisch-vergleichender Perspektive. Institutionelle Prozesse sind für individuelle ebenso wie für kollektive Sozialbeziehungen,... more...