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Product Description: On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan...read more
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9781619024496 | Counterpoint, October 14, 2014, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties.

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9781619025813 | Counterpoint, October 13, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties.

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An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan. Part memoir, part cultural perception, Between the Eagle and the Sun records a journey, echoing the "wanderers of eternity." The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island, but rather a book about the author himself, living among others, living and seeing himself sometimes as another, assaying always to read the hieroglyphs of his past in the scripts of Japan.  Lucid as it is intensely felt, at once lyrical and critical, the work offers a beguiling vision of Japan and, by tacit contrast, of America. For writing, the author says, is more than praise or blame, it is also knowledge, empathy, and delight. These attributes are evident in Hassan's treatment of Japanese culture, its people and scenes. Indeed, the people, rendered in vibrant portraits throughout the book, abide when all the shadows of romance and exasperation have fled.  True to its moment, the work also reinvests the forms of memoir, travel, and quest. Cultural essays, travel anecdotes, autobiographical meditations, portraits of Japanese friends, a section titled "Entries, A to Z," fit into a tight frame, with clear transitions from one section to another. The style, however, alters subtly to suit topic, occasion, and mood.Japan may not hold the key to this planet's future; no single nation does. Yet the continuing interest in its history, society, and people and the incresed awareness of its recent trends and growing global impact engage an expanding audience. Avoiding cliches, sympathetic to its subject yet analytical, unflinching in judgment, and withal highly personal, Between the Eagle and the Sun offers a unique image of its subject by a distinguished and well-traveled critic, at home in several cultures.
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9780817308193 | Univ of Alabama Pr, March 1, 1996, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan.

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9780817358358 | Univ of Alabama Pr, May 15, 2015, cover price $34.95

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9781849532471 | Summersdale Pub Ltd, May 1, 2015, cover price $15.95

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9781626194762 | History Pr, April 13, 2015, cover price $21.99

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Product Description: Focusing on three secular, institutional building types: libraries, museums and cinemas, this book explores the intricate interplay between culture and architecture. It explores the cultural imperatives which have seen to the formation of these institutions, the development of their architecture, and their transformations over time...read more
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9781472433183 | Ashgate Pub Co, February 28, 2015, cover price $109.95 | About this edition: Focusing on three secular, institutional building types: libraries, museums and cinemas, this book explores the intricate interplay between culture and architecture.

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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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9781474222921, titled "Virginia Woolf's Late Cultural Criticism: The Genesis of 'The Years', 'Three Guineas' and 'Between the Acts'" | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 26, 2015), cover price $29.95 | 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: Widely admired as the definitive cultural history of the 1960s, this groundbreaking work finally reappears in a new edition.The turbulent 1960s, almost from its outset, produced a dizzying display of cultural images and ideas that were as colorful as the psychedelic T-shirts that became part of its iconography...read more
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9780465026319 | Basic Books, February 1, 1977, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Recreates and reassesses the key events, developments, cultural and political dilemmas, and various movements and achievements of a turbulent decade

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9780871404329 | Reissue edition (Liveright Pub Corp, February 23, 2015), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Widely admired as the definitive cultural history of the 1960s, this groundbreaking work finally reappears in a new edition.
9780674341555 | Harvard Univ Pr, October 1, 1997, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: During the sixties, says Morris Dickstein, America seemed to be at the gates of Eden--verging on a new way of experiencing life, art, and culture.
9780140116175 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, January 1, 1989), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Recreates and reassesses the key events, developments, cultural and political dilemmas, and various movements and achievements of a turbulent decade

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Product Description: A war-torn country only 60 years ago, South Korea has since achieved prodigious growth and global integration, experiencing rapid industrialization and seeing its cultural exports gain international popularity. Because of this rapid transformation, an investigation of the Korean ethos--the shared self-concept woven through the divergent social contexts of both South and North Korea--is challenging...read more
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9780786496822 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, January 31, 2015, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: A war-torn country only 60 years ago, South Korea has since achieved prodigious growth and global integration, experiencing rapid industrialization and seeing its cultural exports gain international popularity.

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Product Description: A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondentHow can a nation that spawned the Renaissance have produced the Mafia? How could people concerned with bella figura (keeping up appearances) have elected Silvio Berlusconi as their leader—not once, but three times? Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of seemingly unsolvable riddles...read more
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9780525428077 | Viking Pr, January 29, 2015, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondentHow can a nation that spawned the Renaissance have produced the Mafia?

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Product Description: China's renowned art objects, furnishings, and handicrafts have long been sought by collectors and inspired designers. Through 60 emblematically Chinese antiques and items, Things Chinese opens up the world of Chinese culture.The history, cultural significance and customs surrounding these exemplars of Chinese art and material culture come into dazzling focus through detailed descriptions and full-color photographs...read more
By Michael Freeman (photographer) and Ronald G. Knapp
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9780804844192 | Tuttle Pub, February 10, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: China's renowned art objects, furnishings, and handicrafts have long been sought by collectors and inspired designers.

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Product Description: The devil is a defiant, nefarious figure, the emblem of evil, and harbinger of the damned. However, the festive devil—the devil that dances—turns the most hideous acts into playful transgressions. Festive Devils of the Americas is the first volume to present a transnational and performance-centered approach to this fascinating, feared, and revered character of fiestas, street festivals, and carnivals in North, Central, and South America...read more
By Angela Marino (editor), Milla Cozart Riggio (editor) and Paolo Vignolo (editor)
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9780857421791 | Univ of Chicago Pr, April 15, 2015, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The devil is a defiant, nefarious figure, the emblem of evil, and harbinger of the damned.

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Product Description: Seen in modern perspective, the concept of national character poses fundamental problems for social science theory and research: To what extent do conditions of life in a particular society give rise to certain patterns in the personalities of its members? What are the consequences? Alex Inkeles surveys various definitions of national character, tracing developments through the twentieth century...read more
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9781412854962 | Reprint edition (Transaction Pub, December 3, 2014), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Seen in modern perspective, the concept of national character poses fundamental problems for social science theory and research: To what extent do conditions of life in a particular society give rise to certain patterns in the personalities of its members?

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Product Description: Is it not interesting that at a time when the idea of a global “clash of civilizations” is reverberating so mightily and so ominously, how India puts up with the challenge of forging national unity amidst its intricate diversity? What is the key to her comparative success as an integrated state? The question has assumed added significance after the disintegration of the former multiethnic Soviet Union in the early 1990s...read more
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9789351500339 | Sage Pubns, December 31, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Is it not interesting that at a time when the idea of a global “clash of civilizations” is reverberating so mightily and so ominously, how India puts up with the challenge of forging national unity amidst its intricate diversity?

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Product Description: This book develops “emotional state theory” as a new contribution to international relations theory (IR). The text addresses the State of Israel vis-à-vis the rest of the world. The rationale for this research perspective stems from the trajectory of Israeli state-building since its foundation in May 1948 to the present date...read more
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9781498505840 | Lexington Books, December 11, 2014, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: This book develops “emotional state theory” as a new contribution to international relations theory (IR).

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Product Description: During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was more distressed by the loss of cultural treasures than by the leveling of homes. Remarkably, his propagandists broadcast this fact, convinced that it would reveal not his callousness but his sensitivity: the destruction had failed to crush his artist's spirit...read more
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9780691121314 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 6, 2006, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was more distressed by the loss of cultural treasures than by the leveling of homes.

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9780691164618 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 23, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was more distressed by the loss of cultural treasures than by the leveling of homes.

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9781400827039 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Britain began the twenty-first century convinced of its creativity. Throughout the New Labour era, the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, were ceaselessly promoted as a stimulus to national economic revival, a post-industrial revolution where spending on culture would solve everything, from national decline to crime...read more
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9781781685914 | Verso Books, November 11, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Britain began the twenty-first century convinced of its creativity.

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Product Description: This book examines the political use of China's traditions by the party-state in contemporary China. It argues that the party-state has taken an official Marxist stance in terms of the political use of tradition. Besides looking at the official Marxist stance, this book also looks at critiques of the party-state's use of traditions by the Liberalists and Neo-traditionalists...read more
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9789814596756 | 1 edition (World Scientific Pub Co Inc, November 5, 2014), cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This book examines the political use of China's traditions by the party-state in contemporary China.

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Product Description: How old are you?  The more thought you bring to bear on the question, the harder it is to answer.  For we age simultaneously in different ways: biologically, psychologically, socially. And we age within the larger framework of a culture, in the midst of a history that predates us and will outlast us...read more
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9780226171999 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: How old are you?

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Product Description: Rhetoric in European and World Culture traces the position of rhetoric in cultural and educational systems from ancient times to the present. Here, Jirí Kraus examines rhetoric’s decline in importance in a period of rationalism and enlightenment, presents the causes of negative connotations of rhetoric, and explains why rhetoric in the twentieth century regained its prestige...read more
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9788024622156 | Karolinum, April 15, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Rhetoric in European and World Culture traces the position of rhetoric in cultural and educational systems from ancient times to the present.

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Product Description: China's renowned art objects, furnishings, and handicrafts have long been sought by collectors and inspired designers. Through 60 emblematically Chinese antiques and items, Things Chinese opens up the world of Chinese culture.The history, cultural significance and customs surrounding these exemplars of Chinese art and material culture come into dazzling focus through detailed descriptions and full-color photographs...read more
By Michael Freeman (photographer)
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9780804841870 | Periplus Editions, October 10, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: China's renowned art objects, furnishings, and handicrafts have long been sought by collectors and inspired designers.

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Product Description: Grassroots Post-modernism resolutely attacks the three sacred cows of modernity - the idea that there is only one, universally valid way of understanding social reality; the exclusive and general validity of Western-defined notions of 'human'; and the notion of the self-sufficient individual, as opposed to people-in-community - that have so grotesquely warped hour view of the human condition...read more
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9781856495455 | Zed Books, August 1, 1998, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: This remarkable book draws its inspiration from what its authors describe as the post-modern epic now unfolding at the grassroots.

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9781783601820 | Reprint edition (Zed Books, September 2, 2014), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Grassroots Post-modernism resolutely attacks the three sacred cows of modernity - the idea that there is only one, universally valid way of understanding social reality; the exclusive and general validity of Western-defined notions of 'human'; and the notion of the self-sufficient individual, as opposed to people-in-community - that have so grotesquely warped hour view of the human condition.
9781856495462 | Zed Books, December 1, 1997, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: This remarkable book draws its inspiration from what its authors describe as the post-modern epic now unfolding at the grassroots.

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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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Product Description: This book investigates the legal rules of acquisition and loss of citizenship in Europe. Challenging mainstream arguments about the de-ethnicization of citizenship in Europe, Dumbrava identifies and analyses citizenship regulations that differentiate people on ethno-cultural grounds...read more
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9781137382078 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 13, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This book investigates the legal rules of acquisition and loss of citizenship in Europe.

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Product Description: The richness of Japan's history is renowned worldwide. The heritage of culture that its society has produced and passed on to future generations is one of Japan's greatest accomplishments. In Introduction to Japanese Culture, you'll read an overview, through sixty-eight original and informative essays, of Japan's most notable cultural achievements, including:Religion, Zen Buddhism, arranged marriages and BushidoDrama and Art—from pottery, painting and calligraphy to haiku, kabuki and karateCuisine—everything from rice to raw fishHome and Recreation, from board games such as Go to origami, kimonos and Japanese gardensThe Japan of today is a fully modern, Westernized society in nearly every regard...read more
By Narumi Yasuda (photographer)
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9784805313138 | Tuttle Pub, August 5, 2014, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The richness of Japan's history is renowned worldwide.

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Product Description: Using stories and quotes pulled from interviews, vintage photos, and images of the art and other works he left behind, this book chronicles Von Dutch's life from pinstriping beatnik to bus-dwelling hermit.
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9781613251584 | Reprint edition (Cartech Inc, July 24, 2014), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Using stories and quotes pulled from interviews, vintage photos, and images of the art and other works he left behind, this book chronicles Von Dutch's life from pinstriping beatnik to bus-dwelling hermit.

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