Books in category Social Science – Popular Culture

  • Social Exclusion Power and Video Game Play

    Social Exclusion, Power, and Video Game Play
    David G. Embrick, Talmadge J. Wright, Andras Lukacs

    The articles presented by the contributors in this volume represent cutting-edge research in the area of critical game play with the hope to draw attention to the need for more studies that are both sociological and critical.

  • Media Matters

    Media Matters
    John Fiske, Black Hawk Hancock

    Now, more than 20 years since its initial release, John Fiske’s classic text Media Matters remains both timely and insightful as an empirically rich examination of how the fierce battle over cultural meaning is negotiated in American …

  • Cultura Mainstream Cà mo nacen los fenà menos de masas

    Cultura Mainstream. Cómo nacen los fenómenos de masas
    Martel, Frédéric

    Cultura Mainstreames, en verdad, un ambicioso reportaje, hecho en buena parte del mundo, con centenares de entrevistas, sobre lo que, gracias a la globalización y a la revolución audiovisual, es hoy día un denominador común, pese a la …

  • One Letter Words a Dictionary

    One-Letter Words, a Dictionary
    Craig Conley

    This book is the essential desk companion, gift, or reference volume for a vast array of readers: wordsmiths, puzzle lovers, teachers, students, librarians, and armchair linguists will all find One-Letter Words, a Dictionary a must-have.

  • The Rules to Break

    The Rules to Break
    Richard Templar

    In this brand new book, international bestselling author Richard Templar exposes the most common imposter rules, and offers a refreshing perspective and a new way of thinking.

  • The Fall of the Asante Empire

    The Fall of the Asante Empire
    Robert B. Edgerton

    For the first time, anthropologist Robert Edgerton tells the story of the Hundred-Year War—from 1807 to 1900, between the British Empire and the Asante Kingdom—from the Asante point of view.

  • English Humour for Beginners

    English Humour for Beginners
    George Mikes

    Drawing on a trove of examples from our rich comic canon, from Orwell ("Every joke is a tiny revolution") to Oscar Wilde, this is the essential handbook for natives and foreigners alike.

  • Popular Crime

    Popular Crime
    Bill James

    Now, with Popular Crime, James takes readers on an epic journey from Lizzie Borden to the Lindbergh baby, from the Black Dahlia to O. J. Simpson, explaining how crimes have been committed, investigated, prosecuted and written about, and how …

  • Heathers

    Heathers
    John Bowie

    An analysis of the themes in Michael Lehman's 1989 black comedy traces the rebel-teen mythology as reflected in such examples as the Columbine shootings, heavy-metal music and Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, offering insight into why …

  • Identity and Pleasure

    Identity and Pleasure
    Ariel Heryanto

    While in-depth analyses of identity and political contestation within the nation are the focus of the book, trans-national engagements and global dimensions are a significant part of the story in each chapter.

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