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  • 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$ 54.43

    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...

  • Positive Body Imageby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Body image can be influenced by a complex interaction of factors ranging between a person’s individual thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviours regarding their own body, and their perception of what counts as the ideal body within their own social and cultural environment, and in the media. This book explains body dissatisfaction and eating... more...

  • From Popular Culture to Everyday Lifeby John Storey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    From Popular Culture to Everyday Life presents a critical exploration of the development of everyday life as an object of study in cultural analysis, wherein John Storey addresses the way in which everyday life is beginning to replace popular culture as a primary concept in cultural studies. Storey presents a range of different ways of thinking... more...

  • LARB Digital Editionby Jonathan Hahn

    Los Angeles Review of Books 2014; US$ 3.00

    Does an academic boycott of Israel advance, or damage, the cause for peace in the Middle East? We brought together eight leading scholars to debate the question in an unprecedented forum, "Academic Activism: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Ethics of Boycott." Collectively, their essays — equal parts incisive, provocative, and passionate — deliver... more...

  • The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theoryby Andrew Herman; Thomas Swiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy of Cyberpromotion, The Bias of the Web, The Web and Issues of Gender, and so on. more...