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Adult Manga

Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society

by Sharon Kinsella

<p>First detailed analysis of the phenomenon in English. Describes and analyses the complex new attitudes to manga since the 1980s. Provocative and timely, the book shows how manga's status in Japanese society is intimately linked to changes in ...

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Aestheticism, Evil, Homosexuality, and Hannibal

If Oscar Wilde Ate People

by Geoff Klock

<p>In late 19th century England, Oscar Wilde popularized aestheticism, also known as art-for-art’s-sake – the idea that art, that beauty, should not be a vehicle for morality or truth, but an end in-and-of-itself. Rothko and Jackson Pollock ...

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Affinity Online

How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning

by Mizuko Ito, Crystle Martin, Rachel Cody Pfister & others

<p><strong>How online affinity networks expand learning and opportunity for young people</strong></p> <p>Boyband One Direction fanfiction writers, gamers who solve math problems together, Harry Potter fans who knit for a cause. Across ...

ISBN: 9781479860838

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African Americans on Television: Race-ing for Ratings

Race-ing for Ratings

by David J. Leonard & Lisa Guerrero

<p>A comprehensive look at the history of African Americans on television that discusses major trends in black TV and examines the broader social implications of the relationship between race and popular culture as well as race and ...

ISBN: 9780275995157

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Agamben and the Signature of Astrology

Spheres of Potentiality

by Paul Colilli

<p>The work of Giorgio Agamben, one of the world’s most important living philosophers, has been the object of much scrutiny. Yet, there is one dimension of his thought that remains unexamined by scholars: the presence of the ancient science of ...

ISBN: 9781498505963

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Alexandra Paul and Keith Gordon on Stephen King’s Christine

by Lee Gambin

<p>An interview with Alexandra Paul and Keith Gordon about Stephen King’s Christine.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781370548408

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Aliens in Popular Culture

by Michael M. Levy & Farah Mendlesohn

<p>The wide impact that the imagined alien has had upon Western culture has not been surveyed before; in many cases the essays in <em>Aliens in Popular Culture</em> are the first written on the topic. The book is a compendium of short entries on

ISBN: 9781440838330

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All by Myself

Essays on the Single-Artist Rock Album

by Steve Hamelman

<p>Thriving within a narrow niche in rock music is the recording on which one artist composes, plays, sings and often produces each track. As a showcase of individual effort and talent, the single-artist rock album has been adopted by artists ...

ISBN: 9781442247246

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Almost Grown

Living with a Dansette in the Dining Room

by Pete Fowler

<p><strong>Pete Fowler</strong> has been a writer, lecturer, university professor, railway enthusiast, question-setter for Johnny Walker's Radio One quiz, Pop the Question, and very nearly a rock star. <em>Almost Grown</em> opens with a brush ...

ISBN: 1230000659246

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Amar Akbar Anthony

by William Elison

<p>The 1977 blockbuster <em>Amar Akbar Anthony</em> about the heroics of three Bombay brothers separated in childhood became a classic of Hindi cinema and a touchstone of Indian popular culture. Beyond its comedy and camp is a potent vision of ...

ISBN: 9780674495999

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Amazons in America

Matriarchs, Utopians, and Wonder Women in U.S. Popular Culture

by Keira V. Williams

<p>With this remarkable study, historian Keira V. Williams shows how fictional matriarchies—produced for specific audiences in successive eras and across multiple media—constitute prescriptive, solution-oriented thought experiments directed at ...

ISBN: 9780807170861

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America Noir

Underground Writers and Filmmakers of the Postwar Era

by David Cochran

<p>In <em>America Noir</em> David Cochran details how ten writers and filmmakers challenged the social pieties prevalent during the Cold War, such as the superiority of the American democracy, the benevolence of free enterprise, and the sanctity

ISBN: 9781588345509

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America's Digital Army

Games at Work and War

by Robertson Allen

<p><em>America’s Digital Army</em> is an ethnographic study of the link between interactive entertainment and military power, drawing on Robertson Allen’s fieldwork observing video game developers, military strategists, U.S. Army marketing ...

ISBN: 9781496200617

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American Chess: Poems: 2014-2016

Red Fox Runs, #3

by Joseph Adam Lee

<p data-version='1.1'>(98 Pages) "American Chess: Poems 2014-2016" examines a country’s vulnerabilities and the division of its people. The author reflects on the growing separation between social classes and fears “Americans are loosing their ...

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American Film and Society since 1945, 4th Edition

by Leonard Quart & Albert Auster

<p>This post-World War II survey of American cinema provides an in-depth exploration of how film acts as a powerful cultural expression of the American public's dreams and desires.</p> <p>• Includes an introduction that addresses the history of

ISBN: 9780313382536

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American Hauntings: The True Stories behind Hollywood's Scariest Movies—from The Exorcist to The Conjuring

The True Stories behind Hollywood’s Scariest Movies—from The Exorcist to The Conjuring

by Robert E. Bartholomew & Joe Nickell

<p>Neither a debunking book nor one written for the &quot;true believer&quot; in the paranormal, <em>American Hauntings</em> objectively scrutinizes the historic evidence behind such hugely popular films as <em>The Exorcist</em>, <em>The ...

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American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures

Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures

by Jesse Kavadlo

<p>Bringing together disparate and popular genres of the 21st century, <em>American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures</em> argues that popular culture has been preoccupied by ...

ISBN: 9781440835636

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American Taboo: The Forbidden Words, Unspoken Rules, and Secret Morality of Popular Culture

The Forbidden Words, Unspoken Rules, and Secret Morality of Popular Culture

by Lauren Rosewarne

<p>America's often-unspoken morality codes make many topics taboo in &quot;the land of the free.&quot; This book analyzes hundreds of popular culture examples to expose how the media both avoids and alludes to how we derive pleasure from our ...

ISBN: 9780313399343

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American Wars, American Peace: Notes from a Son of the Empire

by Beidler, Philip

As he reflects on terrorism, patriotism, geopolitics, sacrifice, propaganda, and more, Beidler revisits his generation&#8217;s "inherited vision of national purpose" and he asks what happened. These essays are a sobering wake-up call for even ...

ISBN: 9780820336497

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An Anatomy of Lying

In Personal Life and Society

by Pujie Zheng

<p>This remarkable work explores deep into human psyche and the society to reveal the secret of our startling susceptibility to deceptions, and the heroism required to pursue truth.</p> <p>To different people, same event could make ...

ISBN: 9780595829835

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