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- University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 24.95
When he discovers that his father worked on missiles for a defense contractor, Jeff Porter is inspired to revisit America?s atomic past and our fallen heroes, in particular J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. The result, Oppenheimer Is Watching Me, takes readers back to the cold war, when men in lab coats toyed with the properties... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 29.95
The use of cars and trucks over the past century has remade American geography—pushing big cities ever outward toward suburbanization, spurring the growth of some small towns while hastening the decline of others, and spawning a new kind of commercial landscape marked by gas stations, drive-in restaurants, motels, tourist attractions,... more...
- 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...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.95
No, it doesn?t get any weirder than this: Thor Templar, Lord Commander of the Earth Protectorate, who claims to have killed ten aliens. Or April, the Neo-Nazi bringing up her twin daughters Lamb and Lynx (A.K.A. Prussian Blue, a white-power folk group for kids) and her youngest daughter, Dresden. For a decade, Louis Theroux has been making acclaimed... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...