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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95
Through a variety of case studies (such as gambling, wedding day consumption and bedroom décor), this volume provides a unique insight into womens domestic consumption. The essays demonstrate the broad range of experiences that domestic consumption offers women and reveal some of the complex meanings and motivations underpinning womens... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00
In the twentieth century, glamour has often been associated with the cinema and its stars, though fashion, 'high society', popular music, shopping, glossy magazines and advertising have all sought to harness its allure. The authors explore the origins and uses of the aura of glamour and trace its history and power as a language of visual seduction. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95
Examining issues of taste, media and lifestyle from the 1900s to 1970s, this volume provides empirical evidence and debate from varied international perspectives. Including examples as diverse as 'Good Housekeeping' and 'Playboy', it explores the continuities and discontinuities between the past and present to provide a better understanding... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 29.00
In an era when half of marriages end in divorce, cohabitation has become more commonplace and those who do get married are doing so at an older age. So why do people marry when they do? And why do some couples choose to cohabit? A team of expert family sociologists examines these timely questions in Marriage and Cohabitation , the result... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 155.00
This study presents us with an insightful sociological exploration of sexual practice, within five different types of relationship and from varying perspectives of gender and age: lifelong love; serial loves; searching; devitalized relations, and parallel relations. Based on the accounts of almost two hundred adults in Finland, these real-life experiences... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95
'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: complex and remarkably lucid, it's the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige [...] is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class subcultures, from teddy boys to mods and rockers to skinheads and punks.' - Rolling Stone ]]> more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 39.95
Young People's Leisure and Lifestyles covers new ground in examining the importance of leisure in the socialization and self-identities of young people. It is in the realm of leisure that young people truly become themselves. Leisure time is the period when difference lifestyles can be tried and exchanged and self and group identities developed. more...