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  • Youth Cultures in America [2 volumes]by Simon Bronner; Cindy Dell Clark

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 189.00

    Although issues of youth culture are frequently cited in classrooms and public forums, most encyclopedias of childhood and youth are devoted to history, human development, and society. A limitation on the reference bookshelf is the restriction of youth to pre-adolescence, although issues of youth continue into young adulthood. This encyclopedia addresses... more...

  • Global Mangaby Casey Brienza

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Outside Japan, the term ’manga’ usually refers to comics originally published in Japan. Yet nowadays many publications labelled ’manga’ are not translations of Japanese works but rather have been wholly conceived and created elsewhere. These comics, although often derided and dismissed as ’fake manga’, represent an important but understudied global... more...

  • Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punkby Michael Croland

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 37.00

    Why did punk—a subculture and music style characterized by a rejection of established norms—appeal to Jews? How did Jews who were genuinely struggling with their Jewish identity find ways to express it through punk rock? Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk explores the cultural connections between Jews and punk in music and beyond, documenting how Jews... more...

  • Children in the Films of Steven Spielbergby Adrian Schober; Debbie Olson; Jen Baker; Jessica Balanzategui; Noel Brown; Ingrid E. Castro; Andrew M. Gordon; James Kendrick; Peter Krämer; Gabrielle Kristjanson; Fran Pheasant-Kelly; Leonie Rutherford

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    This collection, representing the work of scholars from a range of theoretical frameworks and disciplines, examines aspects of the preoccupation with children and childhood in Steven Spielberg’s films. It includes essays on such films as Close Encounters of the Third Kind , E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Empire of the Sun , Hook, Jurassic Park... more...

  • Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushroom Field Guideby Gary P. Menser

    Ronin Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushrooms Field Guide tells how to find wild mushrooms in America. It is a hip-pocket field guide that presents 24 hallucinogenic mushrooms that grow in the USA and 8 poisonous species that they are confused with. A reliable reference for beginners, the Field Guide opens up the world of mycology in a clear and precise... more...

  • French Cyclingby Hugh Dauncey

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    French Cycling: a Social and Cultural History aims to provide a balanced and detailed analytical survey of the complex leisure activity, sport, and industry that is cycling in France. Identifying key events, practices, stakeholders and institutions in the history of French cycling, the volume presents an interdisciplinary analysis of how cycling has... more...

  • Neocitizenshipby Eva Cherniavsky

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    How political realities are formed when the government ceases to be a guarantor of rights and democracy   Neocitizenship explores how the constellation of political and economic forces of neoliberalism have assailed and arguably dismantled the institutions of modern democratic governance in the U.S.  As overtly oligarchical structures of... more...

  • Social Media Abyssby Geert Lovink

    Wiley 2016; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.66

    Social Media Abyss plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency. There is a heightened, post-Snowden awareness; we know we are under surveillance but we click, share, rank and remix with a perverse indifference to technologies of capture and cultures of fear. Despite the incursion into privacy... more...

  • A Companion to Popular Cultureby Gary Burns

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.95 US$ 49.45

    A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and... more...

  • The NewsBreakerby Larry Garrison

    Thomas Nelson 2009; US$ 11.19

    Part producer, part storyteller, and part news broker, Garrison has made a living for twenty-five years by staying one step ahead of media powerhouses like CNN and FOX News. In an industry filled with sensationalism and a lust for ratings, Garrison gets to the source of breaking news and ensures that the media presents his clients' true stories. more...