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By Michael Freeman (photographer)
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9780804841870 | Tuttle Pub, October 10, 2011, cover price $24.95

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9780804844192 | Tuttle Pub, September 23, 2014, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: The British Film Institute (BFI) is one of the UK's oldest and most important government-supported cultural institutions. From a modest start in the 1930s it grew rapidly after the war to encompass every kind of film-related activity from production to archiving to exhibition to education...read more
By Christophe Dupin (editor)
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9780719079085, titled "The British Film Institute, the Government, and Film Culture, 1933-2000" | Manchester Univ Pr, June 15, 2012, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The British Film Institute (BFI) is one of the UK's oldest and most important government-supported cultural institutions.

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9780719095740 | Manchester Univ Pr, August 27, 2014, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: The British Film Institute (BFI) is one of the UK's oldest and most important government-supported cultural institutions.

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Product Description: This study explores France's preoccupation with memories of the Second World War through an examination of popular culture and one of its more enduring forms: crime fiction. It examines what such popular narratives have to tell us about past and present perceptions of the war years in France and how they relate to post-war debates over memory, culture and national identity...read more
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9780719082658 | Manchester Univ Pr, December 11, 2012, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This study explores France's preoccupation with memories of the Second World War through an examination of popular culture and one of its more enduring forms, crime fiction.

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9780719095498 | Manchester Univ Pr, July 2, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: This study explores France's preoccupation with memories of the Second World War through an examination of popular culture and one of its more enduring forms: crime fiction.

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In this bold theoretical work, Bruce Lincoln explores the ways in which myth, ritual, and classification hold human societies together--and how, in times of crisis, they can be used to take a society apart and reconstruct it. Without overlooking the role of coercive force in the maintenance (or overthrow) of social structures, Lincoln argues his thesis with compelling illustrations drawn from such diverse areas as Platonic philosophy, the Upanishads of India, African rituals of kingship, ancient Celtic banquets, English gentlemen's clubs, the Iranian Revolution, the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, professional wrestling, and the Spanish Civil War. Professional wrestling, Lincoln shows, can be viewed as a drama of classification in which the American dream of opportunity is set forth, challenged, and finally firmly reestablished in good-versus-evil encounters between wrestlers categorized by their relative "Americanness." The exhumation of nuns' mummified corpses by leftist forces and their sympathizers during the Spanish Civil War, often dismissed by liberal historians as an embarrassing aberration, is more readily understandable as a ritual in which the Spanish Catholic Church, which had long played the role of "the religion of the status quo," was symbolically exposed as corrupt in both a moral and concretely physiological sense. Discourse and the Construction of Society draws on work in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, classics, indology, and semiotics to demonstrate the multiple uses of myth, ritual, and symbolic classification in effecting ideological persuasion and evoking the sentiments that bind people to one another within distinct social groupings while separating them from others, who are thereby defined as outsiders. This wide-ranging interdisciplinary study provides challenging new insights into the complex dynamics of social cohesion and change.
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9780195057577 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 27, 1989, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In this bold theoretical work, Bruce Lincoln explores the ways in which myth, ritual, and classification hold human societies together--and how, in times of crisis, they can be used to take a society apart and reconstruct it.

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9780199372362 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2014), cover price $35.00
9780195079098 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 24, 1992, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: In this bold theoretical work, Bruce Lincoln explores the ways in which myth, ritual, and classification hold human societies together--and how, in times of crisis, they can be used to take a society apart and reconstruct it.

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Product Description: Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet...read more
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9780553807301 | Random House Inc, October 22, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet.

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9780553385663 | Random House Inc, June 3, 2014, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet.

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Product Description: What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. We try to avoid them, but assholes are everywhere—at work, at home, on the road, in the public sphere—and we struggle to comprehend why exactly someone should be acting like that...read more
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9780385535656 | Doubleday, October 30, 2012, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

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9780804171359 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, April 22, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: What does it mean for someone to be an asshole?

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Product Description: For many illusions it is easy to find owners—people who proudly declare their belief in things such as life after death, human reason, or the self-regulation of financial markets. Yet there are also different kinds of illusions, too, for example, in art: trompe l'oeil painting pleases its observers with "anonymous illusions"—illusions where it is not entirely clear who should be deceived...read more
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9781781681756 | Verso Books, July 15, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: For many illusions it is easy to find owners—people who proudly declare their belief in things such as life after death, human reason, or the self-regulation of financial markets.

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9781781681749 | Verso Books, July 15, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: For many illusions it is easy to find owners—people who proudly declare their belief in things such as life after death, human reason, or the self-regulation of financial markets.

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Product Description: Circumcision is one of the oldest and most common surgical processes, being practised, for a range of medical, social and religious reasons, on up to 30% of males worldwide. It is currently being promoted by a range of health bodies as a means of tackling HIV in developing countries...read more
By Megan O'branski (editor)
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9780415735445 | Routledge, April 18, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Circumcision is one of the oldest and most common surgical processes, being practised, for a range of medical, social and religious reasons, on up to 30% of males worldwide.

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Product Description: A Cultural History of The Human Body presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers 2800 years of the human body as a physical, social, spiritual and cultural object. Volume 1: A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity (1300 BCE - 500 CE) Edited by Daniel Garrison, Northwestern University...read more
By William Bynum (editor)
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9781845204952 | Box edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 15, 2010), cover price $550.00 | About this edition: A Cultural History of The Human Body presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present.

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9781472554680 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 14, 2014), cover price $172.00 | About this edition: A Cultural History of The Human Body presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present.

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Product Description: The Renaissance was a time of immense change in the social, political, economic, intellectual, and artistic arenas of the Western world.The cultural construction of the human body occupied a pivotal role in those transformations. The social and cultural meanings of embodiment revolutionized the intellectual, political, and emotional ideologies of the period...read more
By William Bynum (editor)
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9781847887900 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 8, 2012, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: A Cultural History of The Human Body presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present.

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9781472554642 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 13, 2014, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: The Renaissance was a time of immense change in the social, political, economic, intellectual, and artistic arenas of the Western world.

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Product Description: The Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities of medieval western Europe conceived of the human body in manifold ways. The body was not a fixed or unmalleable mass of flesh, but an entity that changed its character depending on its age, its interactions with its environment, and its diet...read more
By Linda Kalof (editor)
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9781847887894 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 8, 2012, cover price $99.95

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9781472554635 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 13, 2014, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: The Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities of medieval western Europe conceived of the human body in manifold ways.

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Product Description: In Republic of Noise, Diana Senechal confronts a culture that has come to depend on instant updates and communication at the expense of solitude. Where once it was common wisdom that the chatter of the present, about the present, could not always grasp the present, today we treat 'real time' as though it were the only real time...read more
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9781610484114 | 1 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 17, 2011), cover price $24.95

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9781610484121 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 12, 2014, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In Republic of Noise, Diana Senechal confronts a culture that has come to depend on instant updates and communication at the expense of solitude.

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Product Description: "The most important Marxist cultural theorist after Gramsci, Williams' contributions go well beyond the critical tradition, supplying insights of great significance for cultural sociology today... I have never read Williams without finding something worthwhile, something subtle, some idea of great importance" - Jeffrey C...read more
By Jim McGuigan (editor)
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9781849207706, titled "Raymond Williams on Culture & Society: Essential Writings" | Sage Pubns Ltd, February 6, 2014, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: "The most important Marxist cultural theorist after Gramsci, Williams' contributions go well beyond the critical tradition, supplying insights of great significance for cultural sociology today.

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9781849207713, titled "Raymond Williams on Culture & Society: Essential Writings" | Sage Pubns Ltd, February 6, 2014, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: "The most important Marxist cultural theorist after Gramsci, Williams' contributions go well beyond the critical tradition, supplying insights of great significance for cultural sociology today.

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Product Description: This book is about our appreciation for order and meaningfulness. It offers a new theory of that feeling inspired by Durkheim and Marx, then derives other theories to answer a range of questions: why we like to make ourselves orderly (in Chapter Three’s theory of identity and commitment), why create shared orders of meaning (in Chapter Four’s theory of culture); how we create those orders collaboratively through conversation (Chapter Five), and also through narrative, symbolic, and ritualistic formats (Chapter Six), and how orders of meaning are created in response to social structural position (Chapter Seven)...read more
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9780739116388 | Lexington Books, May 10, 2012, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: This book is about our appreciation for order and meaningfulness.

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9780739190562 | Lexington Books, December 10, 2013, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: This book is about our appreciation for order and meaningfulness.

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Book by Baran, Stanley
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9780077520618 | 7 lslf edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, April 4, 2011), cover price $122.50 | About this edition: Book by Baran, Stanley

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9780077507985 | 8 updated edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, January 13, 2014), cover price $163.30

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Product Description: Food Around the World: A Cultural Perspective, 3e, examines the geographic, historical, cultural, religious, and economic influences that shape food availability and food consumption. Appropriate for students in food science, dietetics, and nutrition, it examines cultural food patterns and fosters an appreciation for various regions, nations and cuisines...read more
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9780135073353 | 3 edition (Prentice Hall, January 7, 2010), cover price $143.40 | About this edition: Food Around the World: A Cultural Perspective, 3e, examines the geographic, historical, cultural, religious, and economic influences that shape food availability and food consumption.
9780130944566 | Prentice Hall, July 1, 2002, cover price $97.20 | About this edition: For courses in cultural foods for dietetics / general education.

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9780131936393 | 2 edition (Prentice Hall, July 26, 2006), cover price $123.60 | About this edition:  Provides readers with a sound fundamental knowledge of the world's nations and the uniqueness of today's rich cultural patterns.

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Product Description: ‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9781859846605 | Verso Books, September 1, 2002, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: ‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation.

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9781859843857 | Verso Books, July 1, 2002, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: ‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation.

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Product Description: Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day...read more
By Stella Bruzzi (editor) and Pamela Church Gibson (editor)
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9780415680059 | Routledge, November 20, 2013, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day.

Paperback:

9780415680066 | 2 edition (Routledge, November 19, 2013), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day.

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Product Description: There has been an "ethical turn" in the literature, culture, and theory of recent years. Questions of morality are urgent at a time of increasing global insecurities. Yet it is becoming ever more difficult to make ethical judgments in multicultural, relativist societies...read more
By Emily Jeremiah (editor) and Frauke Matthes (editor)
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9781571135506 | Camden House, November 1, 2013, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: There has been an "ethical turn" in the literature, culture, and theory of recent years.

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Product Description: “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History, John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact because of the sea, from navigation to colonization to trade...read more
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9781861898098 | Reaktion Books, May 15, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad.

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9781780231846 | Reprint edition (Reaktion Books, September 15, 2013), cover price $29.00 | About this edition: “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,” wrote Joseph Conrad.

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Product Description: Just a few kilometers from the glittering skylines of Shanghai and Beijing, we encounter a vast countryside, an often forgotten and seemingly limitless landscape stretching far beyond the outskirts of the cities. Following traces of old trade routes, once-flourishing marketplaces, abandoned country estates, decrepit model villages, and the sites of mystic rituals, the authors of this book spent seven years exploring, photographing, and observing the vast interior of China, where the majority of Chinese people live in ways virtually unchanged for centuries...read more
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9780262019866 | Mit Pr, October 25, 2013, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Just a few kilometers from the glittering skylines of Shanghai and Beijing, we encounter a vast countryside, an often forgotten and seemingly limitless landscape stretching far beyond the outskirts of the cities.

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Product Description: The art of the tattoo has emerged from the garage to the parlor, from the local bar to the boardroom. With interest in tattoos at a high point, the time is right for a detailed look at the art, and the artists, who create the elaborate designs...read more
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9781935828822 | Revised edition (Wolfgang Productions, August 15, 2013), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The art of the tattoo has emerged from the garage to the parlor, from the local bar to the boardroom.

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Product Description: After the Modernist literary experiments of her earlier work, Virginia Woolf became increasingly concerned with overt social and political commentary in her later writings, which are preoccupied with dissecting the links between patriarchy, patriotism, imperialism and war...read more
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9781441102850, titled "Virginia Woolf's Late Cultural Criticism: The Genesis of 'The Years', 'Three Guineas' and 'Between the Acts'" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 3, 2013, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: After the Modernist literary experiments of her earlier work, Virginia Woolf became increasingly concerned with overt social and political commentary in her later writings, which are preoccupied with dissecting the links between patriarchy, patriotism, imperialism and war.

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Product Description: Poor education, bad parenting, a sense of entitlement, the "wasteland" of television, and more. These are the symptoms of a culture in decline. While it's easy to recite a litany of our problems, identifying their root causes requires more than the facile commentary offered by media pundits...read more
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9781616147495 | Prometheus Books, June 4, 2013, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Poor education, bad parenting, a sense of entitlement, the "wasteland" of television, and more.

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In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays. The contributors look at advertising, film, painting and fine art, journalism, photography, television and propaganda. They argue that there is only a social, not a formal relation between vision and truth.
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9780415106221 | Routledge, March 1, 1995, cover price $235.00 | About this edition: In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays.

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9780415867788 | Routledge, May 22, 2013, cover price $44.95
9780415106238 | Routledge, March 1, 1995, cover price $60.95 | About this edition: In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays.

Miscellaneous:

9780203426449 | Routledge, November 1, 2002, cover price $53.95

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