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  • A Portrait of Americaby John Iceland

    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...

  • The Mindset List of the Obscureby Ron Nief; Tom McBride

    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...

  • The Real Thingby Miles Orvell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940 more...

  • Celebrity and Powerby P. David Marshall

    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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Twentieth-Century America: The Intellectual and Cultural Contextby Douglas Tallack

    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...

  • Czes?aw Mi?osz und die Geschichtlichkeit der Kulturby Matthias Freise

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 53.60

    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...

  • Domestic Manners of the Americansby Frances Trollope

    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...

  • Fashion & Merchandising Fadsby Frank Hoffmann; Beulah B Ramirez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Fads by nature and by definition are hard to capture, yet Hoffmann and Bailey have captured over one hundred of the passing fashion fancies and merchandising miracles during America?s short history in their latest collection of fads, Fashion & Merchandising Fads. Life devoid of fads is impossible to imagine, and the fads that do enter our lives become... more...