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  • New Solutions for House Museumsby Donna Ann Harris

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 32.99

    A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued... more...

  • Pop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes]by Gladys Knight

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 310.00

    Pop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture serves as a resource for high school and college students as well as adult readers that contains more than 350 entries on a broad assortment of popular places in America. Covering places from Ellis Island to Fisherman's Wharf, the entries reflect the tremendous variety of... more...

  • Popular Cultureby Carla A. Freccero

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 22.95

    From Madonna and drag queens to cyberpunk and webzines, popular culture constitutes a common and thereby critical part of our lives. Yet the study of popular culture has been condemned and praised, debated and ridiculed. In Popular Culture: An Introduction , Carla Freccero reveals why we study popular culture and how it is taught in the classroom.... more...

  • Presenting Archaeology to the Publicby Jr. John H. Jameson

    AltaMira Press 1997; US$ 40.99

    In the face of increasing public interest and demand for information, archaeologists are collaborating with historians, museum curators, and exhibit designers to devise the best strategies for translating archaeological information to the public. This book opens doors for public involvement. It highlights successful case studies in which specialists... more...

  • Progressive Nationby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    A Selection of the Progressive Book Club From the sites of famous sit-ins, marches, and strikes to the locales of events that led to landmark Supreme Court decisions, this inspiring travel guide journeys to more than 400 of the places in the United States that are important to progressive politics. Organized by state, it includes the stories of... more...

  • The Promise of Cultural Institutionsby David Carr

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    This thought-provoking collection of essays is essential reading for anyone who cares about cultural institutions and their role in the community of learners. These institutions--often museums or libraries--have the power to profoundly alter our sense of ourselves and of the world around us, but that power carries with it obligations. David Carr challenges... more...

  • Saskatchewan Book of Mustsby D. Grant Black

    MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2009; US$ 9.99

    From the endless prairie on Bald Butte lookout and the Wascana Park in Regina to the pints and cappuccinos on Broadway in Saskatoon and Dino Country, this comprehensive guide explores the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Famous and unfamiliar Saskatchewaniansincluding writer Noelle Chorney, Chef Moe Mathieu, and reporter Wayne Mantkyadiscuss their... more...

  • Sense Of Placeby Barbara Allen; Thomas J. Schelereth

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Despite the homogenization of American life, areas of strong regional consciousness still persist in the United States, and there is a growing interest in regionalism among the public and among academics. In response to that interest ten folklorists here describe and interpret a variety of American regional cultures in the twentieth century. Their... more...

  • A Story of Seven Summersby Hilary Burden

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    From London journalist to owner of the historic, ramshackle Nun's Cottage and two alpacas (named Jack and Kerouac) and providore of local produce, this is Hilary Burden's journey. more...

  • Tapestryby Jerry Carrier

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95

    American culture is a rich and complex tapestry of colorful threads from at least five continents, and in recent decades increased immigration has meant that the pace of change is accelerating. It's time for us to get to know ourselves and really appreciate this rich, vast, and rapidly expanding culture. This book explores the contributions of... more...