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  • Gary Snyder and the American Unconsciousby Tim Dean

    Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • Poploricaby Martin J. Smith; Patrick J Kriger

    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...

  • Vanishing Americaby James Conaway

    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...

  • Performativität und Medialität Populärer Kulturenby Marcus S. Kleiner; Thomas Wilke

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Die Bedeutung von Populären Kulturen sowie von Popkulturen kann nicht ohne einen Bezug auf Performativität und Medialität begriffen werden. Mit diesem Bezug bilden sich zugleich Kulturen des Performativen und Medialen heraus. Dieses Thema ist bisher im Kontext der Forschungen zur Performativität von Kulturen nicht systematisch erforscht... more...

  • My Dateless Diaryby R K Narayan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    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...

  • Haunted Enfieldby Jay Hollis

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The London borough of Enfield is full of haunted locations, but only a handful of them have ever been featured in books. Haunted Enfield brings together all of the stories, legends and documented evidence of the supernatural from around the borough into one volume. Who are the ghostly figures that roam the corridors of Trent Park mansion, Forty Hall... more...

  • 100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Goby Sophia Dembling

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 19.95

    100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go is a lively and highly subjective collection of places that will educate, illuminate, entertain, challenge, or otherwise appeal to women of all kinds. From historic (such as the Women's Rights National Historic Park) to kitschy (SPAM museum), these places and activities provide a wide-angle view of all... more...

  • The Cultural Cold Warby Frances Stonor Saunders

    New Press, The 2013; US$ 21.95

    During the Cold War, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy?s most cherished possession?but such freedom was put in service of a hidden agenda. In The Cultural Cold War , Frances Stonor Saunders reveals the extraordinary efforts of a secret campaign in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West were... more...

  • Homer Simpson Ponders Politicsby Joseph J. Foy; Timothy M. Dale; Margaret Weis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 35.00

    It is often said that the poet Homer "educated" ancient Greece. Joseph J. Foy and Timothy M. Dale have assembled a team of notable scholars who argue, quite persuasively, that Homer Simpson and his ilk are educating America and offering insights into the social order and the human condition. Following Homer Simpson Goes to Washington (winner of... more...

  • American Exceptionalismby Charles W. Dunn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 49.99

    American Exceptionalism provokes intense debates culturally, economically, politically, and socially. This collection, edited by Charles W. Dunn of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, brings together analysis of the idea's origins, history and future. more...