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- Encounter Books 2013; US$ 15.99
America-Lite (where we all live) is just like America, only turned into an amusement park or a video game or a supersized Pinkberry, where the past and future are blank and there is only a big NOW. How did we come to expect no virtue and so much cynicism from our culture, our leaders?and each other? In this refreshingly judgmental book, David Gelernter... more...
- Schoolside Press 2013; US$ 14.95
Learning all 50 U.S. states is easy when you learn from The Little Man In the Map!Asked by their teacher to find clues for memorizing the states, students begin to see images-a hat, a shirt, a pair of boots-formed by state boundaries. When they put some of them together, they're amazed to find the outline of a man standing in the middle of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Conspiracy Culture investigates conspiracy theories in contemporary American culture, asking why conspiracy narratives are so popular and so ubiquitous, and relates conspiracy culture to postmodernity and millennial anxieties. more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
Between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, Americans underwent a dramatic transformation in self-conception: having formerly lived as individuals or members of small communities, they now found themselves living in networks, which arose out of scientific and technological innovations. There were transportation and... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 16.99
The United States has never had an officially established national church. Since the time of the first British colonists, it has instead developed a strong civil religion that melds God and nation. In a deft exploration of American civil religious symbols-from the Liberty Bell to the Vietnam Memorial, from Mount Rushmore to Disney World-Peter Gardella... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
Poe Ballantine, nomad and writer, has travelled America for three decades. A man more used to dropping out than clocking in, he has cooked in eighteen restaurants, worked over seventy menial jobs and done every drug in the book, subsisting for most of his adult life on four-hundred dollars a month. In Things I Like About America, Ballantine chronicles... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
In this eloquent guide to the meanings of the postmodern era, Albert Borgmann charts the options before us as we seek alternatives to the joyless and artificial culture of consumption. Borgmann connects the fundamental ideas driving his understanding of society's ills to every sphere of contemporary social life, and goes beyond the language of postmodern... more...