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  • To Be Continued...by Robert C. Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    To Be Continued... explores the world's most popular form of television drama; the soap opera. From Denver to Delhi, Moscow to Manchester, audiences eagerly await the next episode of As the World Turns , The Rich Also Weep or Eastenders . But the popularity of soap operas in Britain and the US pales in comparison to the role that they play in... more...

  • Channels of Discourse, Reassembledby Robert C. Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 35.95

    Channels of Discourse fills a significant gap in the critical literature on television. The eight distinguished scholars whose essays make up the collection consider commercial televisionin relation to the major strands of contemporary literary, cultural and cinematic criticism. more...

  • Global Economic History: A Very Short Introductionby Robert C. Allen

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    The gap between the rich and the poor can be vast. Robert C. Allen considers the main factors that contribute to this gap, looking at the interconnections between economic growth, culture, technology, and income distribution. Exploring the historical processes that have created the unequal world of today, he takes a global look at wealth worldwide. more...

  • The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspectiveby Robert C. Allen

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    A major new global economic history that explains why the Industrial Revolution occurred in Britain. more...

  • Horrible Prettinessby Robert C. Allen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Robert Allen's compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of "British Blondes" brought modern burlesque to the United States in 1868, the result was electric. Their impertinent humor, streetwise manner, and... more...

  • Channels of Discourse, Reassembledby Robert C. Allen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Since its original publication in 1987, Channels of Discourse has provided the most comprehensive consideration of commercial television, drawing on insights provided by the major strands of contemporary criticism: semiotics, narrative theory, reception theory, genre theory, ideological analysis, psychoanalysis, feminist criticism, and British cultural... more...

  • The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introductionby Robert C. Allen

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    The Industrial Revolution was one of the great, transforming events of world history. Robert C. Allen explains what happened during this period, and why. He asks why the revolution occured in Britain rather than other countries, and looks at the impact of changing technology and business organizations on contemporary social structures. more...

  • Living Standards in the Pastby Robert C. Allen; Tommy Bengtsson; Martin Dribe

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 234.99

    When did Europe pull ahead of Asia in terms of living standards? A number of well-known scholars compare economic and demographic indicators of well-being in the pre-industrial period. The emerging picture is not one of great differences, but of considerable similarities in standard of living between Europe and Asia before the Industrial Revolution. more...

  • Going to the Moviesby Richard Maltby; Melvyn Stokes; Robert C. Allen

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    In pioneering essays by many of the leading experts in this rapidly-developing field of cinema history, Going to the Movies moves beyond the familiar images of nickelodeons and movie palaces to analyse the place of movie theatres in local communities, the roles of race and religion in constructing and segregating audiences, the links between film and... more...

  • Economics and the Environmentby Allen V. Kneese; Robert U. Ayres; Ralph C. d'Arge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This monograph length report, first published in 1970, originated from a program of research at Resources for the Future that dealt with the management of residuals and of environmental quality. It presents some of the broad concepts that the program was based on and represents the effort to break out of the traditional approach in pollution and policy... more...