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- NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00
Henry Jenkins at Authors@Google (video). Vaudevillians used the term "the wow climax" to refer to the emotional highpoint of their actsa final moment of peak spectacle following a gradual building of audience's emotions. Viewed by most critics as vulgar and sensationalistic, the vaudeville aesthetic was celebrated by other writers... more...
- Portable Press 2011; US$ 16.95
This unique volume— Uncle John?s Bathroom Reader Golden Plunger Awards —gives readers a new way to recognize some of the world?s greatest (and oddest) achievements. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million... more...
- Triumph Books 2011; US$ 11.99
The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide is written for cycling enthusiasts who expect to run into vehicular traffic or urban traffic patterns anywhere in the world. This book is not limited to only cyclists in the major cities. Every tip, hint, trick, and tactic can be applied to cycling anywhere—rural or urban. It took years of cycling the city streets... more...
- Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 29.99
Prosthetic Memory argues that mass cultural forms such as cinema and television in fact contain the still-unrealized potential for a progressive politics based on empathy for the historical experiences of others. The technologies of mass culture make it possible for anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender, to share collective memories... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 18.99
In Mark Twain and the Colone l, Philip McFarland tells the story of the rich years of American history between 1890 and 1910 through the fully engaged involvement of two of its most vital participants. The narrative unfolds in six sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the United States of the early twentieth century that continues... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 124.99
In this comprehensive new text, Chris Mayda offers an exciting alternative to conventional North American geographies. Throughout her thorough discussion of the physical and human geography of the United States and Canada, the author weaves in the key themes of environment and sustainability. Combining incisive analysis, rich description, human... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 176.00
This book presents a new theory of American culture based not on the phenomenologically- and existentially-derived vocabularies of consciousness, which have dominated earlier accounts, but rather on a revitalized notion of the unconscious. Drawing on the writings of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, Dean develops a theory of the constitution... more...
- Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 4.99
Pop culture meets pop reference in this irreverent tour of twenty unlikely events, innovations, and individuals that forever changed how we live today?the food we eat, the places we live, the love we make, the fads we follow, the clothes we wear, the products we buy, and much more. Veteran journalists Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger make the... more...
- Counterpoint 2008; US$ 15.95
A mixture of travelogue and personal narrative, James Conaway?s smart, informative essays offer an insightful depiction of his journeys between Washington, D.C., and Big Sur, California, as he tries to understand what has become of the places, people, and traditions that were once so precious but have now been irreparably changed. Incorporating the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 13.58
An unusual and witty travel book about the United States of America. At the age of fifty, when most people have settled for the safety of routine, R. K. Narayan left India for the first time to travel through America. In this account of his journey, the writer?s pen unerringly captures the clamour and energy of New York city, the friendliness of the... more...