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- LSU Press 2014; US$ 12.95
Rivers have played a remarkable role throughout our national history. The outcome of battles, the fate of pioneers, and the survival of early settlers were inextricable from the course and temperament of surrounding rivers. Depicted in songs, art, and fiction, these waterways found a place in the American psyche and continue to wind through the imaginations... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 32.95
Portrait of America describes our nation?s changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated author John Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth;... more...
- Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 16.99
An entertaining trip through pop culture, for the "old fogeys" and "kids these days" Today's teens and twentysomethings have never seen a real airplane ticket. To them, point-and-shoot cameras are so last millennium and "Star Wars" is a movie, not a defense strategy. The world views of today's young and old have never been more different.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 26.00
Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy : a product of social media in which... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 310.00
This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States?places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95
The multi-volume Longman literature in English series aims to provide students of literature with a critical introduction to the major genres in their historical and cultural context. This book looks at cinema, painting and architecture in 20th-century America, as well as the culture of politics. more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 51.04
Mit diesem Buch erscheint die erste deutschsprachige Monographie zum Werk des polnischen Dichters und Literaturnobelpreisträgers Czeslaw Milosz. Der Autor Matthias Freise, Professor für Slavische Literaturen an der Universität Göttingen, nimmt die Verantwortung eines Dichters für die Beziehung zum kulturellen Erbe - sowohl für die Überwindung von Klischees... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
In the early 1800s, an English writer named Frances Trollope spent some time touring the then-very-young country of America with her son Henry, dividing most of her time between Cincinnati and a utopian camp settlement that housed former slaves in Tennessee. Although Frances enjoyed her visit, she was absolutely appalled with what she regarded as Americans'... more...