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  • Re-reading Popular Cultureby Joke Hermes

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.00 US$ 126.00

    Re-reading Popular Culture is an entertaining investigation of the meanings and value of popular culture today. It explores the theme of cultural citizenship by combining textual analysis and media reception theory to analyze popular culture. Includes such contemporary issues as the rewriting of masculinity after the success of feminism, and... more...

  • Comparative civilizations and multiple modernitiesby S.N. Eisenstadt

    BRILL 2003; US$ 166.00

    Originally published over the past 20 years, the 38 papers collected in this two-volume set represent an overview of the core concerns of Eisenstadt (emeritus, sociology, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem, Israel) during this period axial civilizations (what Max Weber called the "world religions") and modernities. Having dealt with larger issues of theory in more...

  • The Culture Industryby Theodor W Adorno; J. M. Bernstein

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 158.00

    The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalleled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture.... more...

  • Re-Orienting the Renaissanceby Professor Gerald Maclean

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 125.00

    This book explores how the Renaissance entailed a global exchange of goods, skills and ideas between East and West. In chapters ranging from Ottoman history to Venetian publishing, from portraits of St George to Arab philosophy, from cannibalism to diplomacy, the authors interrogate what all too often may seem to be settled certainties, such as the... more...

  • From Paradise to Paradigmby Willemien Otten

    BRILL 2004; US$ 168.00

    This book presents a study of twelfth-century humanism seen as an all-embracing discourse in which the human and the divine interact on equal terms. The book focuses on a number of twelfth-century intellectuals, especially Thierry of Chartres, Peter Abelard, William of Conches, Bernard Silvestris, and Alan of Lille. The book explains both the appeal... more...

  • Powerful Timesby Eamonn Kelly

    Pearson Education 2005; US$ 32.99

    Understand the most revolutionary human transformation in four centuries... and prepare for it! We're not just living through an age of change: we're living through a 'change of age': the most profound inflection point in human history since the Enlightenment. That's the thesis of Eamonn Kelly's remarkable new book Powerful Times . From terrorism... more...

  • Reality Isn't What It Used to Beby Walter Truet Anderson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    Anderson reveals the reality of postmodernism in politics, popular culture, religion, literary criticism, art, and philosophy -- making sense of everything from deconstructionism to punk. more...

  • Rethinking Cultural Policyby Jim McGuigan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 42.00

    Addresses issues concerning culture, economy, and power in the age of liberal globalization. The topics covered in this book include: Branding culture and exploitation; The state, market and civil society; and How visitor attractions such as London's Millennium Dome are used for national aggrandizement and corporate business purposes. more...

  • Beautiful Things in Popular Cultureby Alan McKee

    Wiley 2008; US$ 103.95 US$ 93.56

    This is an innovative book that addresses the question of how consumers make decisions about what is good and what is bad in popular culture. An entertaining and informative guide to the range of aesthetic criteria that goes into judging mass culture's most celebrated texts and objects - from Batman to motor bikes, and pop stars to internet... more...

  • Medieval Practices of Spaceby Barbara A. Hanawalt; Michal Kobialka

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 90.00

    The contributors to this volume cross disciplinary and theoretical boundaries to read the words, metaphors, images, signs, poetic illusions, and identities with which medieval men and women used space and place to add meaning to the world. more...