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Black Lives Matter: From a Moment to a Movement

by Laurie Collier Hillstrom

<p>This concise yet comprehensive reference book provides an overview of the Black Lives Matter movement, from its emergence in response to the police-involved deaths of unarmed black people to its development as a force for racial justice in ...

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Black Sabbath and Philosophy

Mastering Reality

by William Irwin

<p><strong>A philosophical look at heavy metal's dark masters of reality, Black Sabbath</strong></p> <p>Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands. Dubbed &quot;the Beatles of heavy metal&quot; by <em>Rolling ...

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Black Therapists Rock

A Glimpse Through the Eyes of Experts

by Deran Young

<p>The black community is often thought of as an ongoing saga of reliance, incredible strength, and perseverance, in spite of a brutally harsh past. However, the obvious connection between mental health and racial oppression, health disparities,

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Blame It on the Dog

A Modern History of the Fart

by Jim Dawson

<p>Did you know that James Joyce liked to smell his wife'¬?s farts? That some fish communicate by expelling gas? Or that the Pentagon is developing weapons of mass olfactory destruction (WMOD)? That'¬?s just a whiff of what's in store in this ...

ISBN: 9780307778772

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Blasian Invasion

Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

by Myra S. Washington

<p>Myra S. Washington probes the social construction of race through the mixed-race identity of Blasians, people of Black and Asian ancestry. She looks at the construction of the identifier <em>Blasian</em> and how this term went from being ...

ISBN: 9781496814234

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Blood Plagues and Endless Raids

A Hundred Million Lives in the World of Warcraft

by Anthony R. Palumbi

<p>In 2005, the video game <em>World of Warcraft</em> struck the cultural landscape with tidal force. One hundred million people have played <em>WoW</em> in the twelve years since.</p> <p>But those people did more than play. They worked, they ...

ISBN: 9781613736876

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Blueprint for a Battlestar

Serious Scientific Explanations for Sci-Fis Greatest Inventions

by Rod Pyle

<p>This beautifully illustrated pop science book which answers the enduring questions raised by science fiction, such as “Do hoverboards really exist?†?, “How can you bring a dinosaur back to life?†? and “Can we really travel in time and ...

ISBN: 9781781316252

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Blues: A Regional Experience

by Eric S. LeBlanc & Bob L. Eagle

<p>A melding of many types of music such as ragtime, spiritual, jug band, and other influences came together in what we now call the blues. <em>Blues: A Regional Experience</em> is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference book of blues ...

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Bob Dylan: A Biography

by Bob Batchelor

<p>In this thematically organized biography, cultural historian and prolific biographer Bob Batchelor examines one of the most important yet elusive figures in modern history. Rather than taking an exhaustive and cumbersome chronological ...

ISBN: 9780313381034

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Books of the Dead

Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

by Tim Lanzendörfer

<p>The zombie has cropped up in many forms--in film, in television, and as a cultural phenomenon in zombie walks and zombie awareness months--but few books have looked at what the zombie means in fiction.</p> <p>Tim Lanzendörfer fills this gap ...

ISBN: 9781496819079

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Bosom Buddies

A Celebration of Female Friendships throughout History

by Violet Zhang

<p>Featuring 25 remarkable and inspiring female friendships throughout history, <em>Bosom Buddies</em> is an illustrated celebration of these empowering relationships between women. From the formidable Trung Sisters and friendly rivals Katherine

ISBN: 9781452168456

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Brand Islam

The Marketing and Commodification of Piety

by Faegheh Shirazi

From food products to fashions and cosmetics to children's toys, a wide range of commodities today are being marketed as "halal" (permitted, lawful) or "Islamic" to Muslim consumers both in the West and in Muslim-majority nations. However, many ...

ISBN: 9781477309278

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Brave Punk World

The International Rock Underground from Alerta Roja to Z-Off

by James Greene Jr.

<p>Punk rock may have started in the United Kingdom and United States but it certainly didn’t stay in either country. The genre flew around the globe like a contagion, touching off simultaneous movements in nearly every market imaginable: Japan,

ISBN: 9781442269859

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Breaking Bad

A Cultural History

by Lara C. Stache

<p>As one of the most critically acclaimed shows of all time, <em>Breaking Bad</em> explored the life and crimes of a high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin of the American Southwest. As Walter White and his former student Jesse ...

ISBN: 9781442278271

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Brian De Palma's Split-Screen

A Life in Film

by Douglas Keesey

<p>Over the last five decades, the films of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) have been among the biggest successes (<em>The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible</em>) and the most high-profile failures (<em>The Bonfire of the Vanities</em>) in ...

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Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

by Keesey, Douglas

<p>A biographical approach to the films of a controversial and provocative director</p> ...

ISBN: 9781628467017

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Bring the Noise

by Simon Reynolds

<p>An anthology of writings spanning Simon Reynolds's extraordinary career as a music writer, <em>Bring the Noise</em> weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop ...

ISBN: 9780571252282

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Britain - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Paul Norbury & Culture Smart!

<p>&quot;Cool Britannia&quot; is alive and well today. British culture is at the top of its game—in fashion, popular music, art and entertainment, science and technology, new inventions, and in the rediscovered skills and excellence in ...

ISBN: 9781787029453

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Celebrity, Memory, and Popular History

by Joy S. Kasson

<p><strong>A fascinating analysis of the first famous American to erase the boundary between real history and entertainment</strong></p> <p>Canada, and Europe. Crowds cheered as cowboys and Indians--and Annie Oakley!--galloped past on spirited ...

ISBN: 9781466895379

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Bulgaria - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Juliana Tzvetkova & Culture Smart!

<p>Bulgaria, situated in southeastern Europe on the Black Sea, is one of Europe's best-hidden secrets. A haven for nature and history buffs, this beautiful sunny country welcomes the traveler with bread and salt, a red rose, and ? wooden vessel ...

ISBN: 9781857337143

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