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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith

<p>Generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, it is a reflection on economics at the beginning of the Industrial ...

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An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture

by Strinati, Dominic

<P><EM>An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture </EM>is widely recognized as an immensely useful textbook for students taking courses in the major theories of popular culture. Strinati provides a critical assessment of the ways in which ...

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Animation and the American Imagination: A Brief History

by Gordon B. Arnold

<p>From the early 1900s onwards, animated cartoons have always had a wide, enthusiastic audience. Not only did viewers delight in seeing drawn images come to life, tell fantastic stories, and depict impossible gags, but animation artists also ...

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Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle

Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation

by Susan J. Napier

<p>This new edition of the groundbreaking popular book is a must-have for both seasoned and new fans of anime. Japanese animation is more popular than ever following the 2002 Academy Award given to Hayao Miyazaki's <em>Spirited Away</em>. It ...

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Anti-Communism and Popular Culture in Mid-Century America

by Cyndy Hendershot

<p>Not long after the Allied victories in Europe and Japan, America’s attention turned from world war to cold war. The perceived threat of communism had a definite and significant impact on all levels of American popular culture, from government

ISBN: 9780786483693

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Anti-Fandom

Dislike and Hate in the Digital Age

by Melissa A. Click

<p><strong>A revealing look at the pleasure we get from hating figures like politicians, celebrities, and TV characters, showcased in approaches that explore snark, hate-watching, and trolling</strong></p> <p>The work of a fan takes many forms:

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Apocalypse Any Day Now

Deep Underground with America's Doomsday Preppers

by Tea Krulos

<p>It seems like people are always talking about the end of the world, doesn't it? Y2K, the Mayan Apocalypse, Blood Moon Prophecies, nuclear war, killer robots, you name it. In <em>Apocalypse Any Day Now</em>, journalist Tea Krulos travels the ...

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Around the World in 80 Lays

Adventures in Sex Travel

by Joe Diamond

<p>As globalization erodes national borders and the Internet spawns online communities for every conceivable interest or fetish, sex tourism is surging. <em>Around the World in 80 Lays</em> is the first book to explore the emergence of the ...

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Articulating the Action Figure

Essays on the Toys and Their Messages

by Jonathan Alexandratos

<p>Action figures are more than toys or collectibles—they are statements on race, gender, class, body positivity and more. This collection of nine new essays and one interview argues that action figures should be analyzed in the same light as ...

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Artsy Fartsy

Cultural History of the Fart, Volume One

by MD Joseph Weiss

<p><em><strong>Artsy Fartsy, Cultural History of the Fart</strong></em> is a fascinating overview of flatulence through human civilization and society. A cough, sneeze, hiccup, stomach rumble, burp, belch, and other bodily sounds cannot compete ...

ISBN: 9781943760343

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Artsy Fartsy

Cultural History of the Fart, Volume Two

by MD Joseph Weiss

<p><em><strong>Artsy Fartsy, Cultural History of the Fart</strong></em> is a fascinating overview of flatulence through human civilization and society. A cough, sneeze, hiccup, stomach rumble, burp, belch, and other bodily sounds cannot compete ...

ISBN: 9781943760350

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Asianfail

Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

by Eleanor Ty

<p>Eleanor Ty's bold exploration of literature, plays, and film reveals how young Asian Americans and Asian Canadians have struggled with the ethos of self-sacrifice preached by their parents. This new generation's narratives focus on ...

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Assault on the Small Screen

Representations of Sexual Violence on Prime Time Television Dramas

by Molly Ann Magestro, University of Wisconsin-Washington County

<p>Over the last few decades, television programs have attempted to depict some of the more troubling elements of society with a more conscientious approach. Issues that networks were once reluctant to broadcast—such as sexual abuse, sexual ...

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Attack of the B Queens

by Jon Keeyes

<p>Attack of the B Queens is a celebration of women in horror films. Editor Jon Keeyes begins the journey with an examination of the Birth of the B Film from the silent era through the 1950s. The trail is continued by scream queen Linnea Quigley

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Australia - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Barry Penney, Gina Teague & Culture Smart!

<p>Australia is different—a vast island-continent with distances so great that the capital of Western Australia is closer to Singapore than it is to Sydney. The landscape embraces magnificent tropical rainforests and deserts the size of several ...

ISBN: 9781857338294

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Australian legends and folklore

by Katie Langloh

<p>A neighbour of mine exclaimed, when I mentioned that I proposed making a small collection of the folklore legends of the tribe of blacks I knew so well living on this station, &quot;But have the blacks any legends?&quot;—thus showing that ...

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Austria - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Peter Gieler

The Austrians have a phrase, gemütlichkeit, an abstract noun that translates loosely as cosiness but it means much more than this. It carries the notion of belonging, social acceptance, cheerfulness, the absence of anything hectic. It could be ...

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Babbling Corpse

Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts

by Grafton Tanner

<span><span>In the age of global capitalism, vaporwave celebrates and undermines the electronic ghosts haunting the nostalgia industry. Ours is a time of ghosts in machines, killing meaning and exposing the gaps inherent in the electronic media ...

ISBN: 9781782797609

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Bad Blood: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and the End of America's Sweetheart

by Ian Fineman

<p>Love her or hate her, Taylor Swift has become one of the most celebrated and instantly recognizable recording superstars on the planet. But today, there are two distinct camps that surround the country-turned-pop singer.</p><p>There are those

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Bad Clowns

by Benjamin Radford

<p>Bad clowns—those malicious misfits of the midway who terrorize, haunt, and threaten us—have long been a cultural icon. This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad, and why many people fear them. Going beyond familiar ...

ISBN: 9780826356673

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