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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. This book unravels the complex textual histories of The Years (1937), Three Guineas (1938) and Between the Acts (1941) to expose the genesis and evolution of Virginia Woolf’s late cultural criticism. Fusing a feminist-historicist approach with the practices and principles of genetic criticism, this innovative study scrutinizes a range of holograph, typescript and proof documents within their historical context to uncover the writing and thinking processes that produced Woolf’s cultural analysis during 1931-1941. By demonstrating that Woolf’s late cultural criticism developed through her literary experimentalism as well as in response to contemporary social, political and economic upheavals, this book offers a fresh perspective on her emergence as a cultural commentator in her final decade and paves the way for further genetic enquiries in the field.
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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'" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 26, 2015, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: Widely admired as the definitive cultural history of the 1960s, this “vivacious, highly original work” (Newsweek) 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 | Reprint edition (Liveright Pub Corp, February 9, 2015), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Widely admired as the definitive cultural history of the 1960s, this “vivacious, highly original work” (Newsweek) 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 vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How 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 correspondent How can a nation that spawned the Renaissance have produced the Mafia?

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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, January 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: 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: 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, December 1, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: How old are you?

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

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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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9780719095740 | Reprint edition (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 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: This book discusses how public cultural policies can relate to the principle political issue of democracy. Here, democratic cultural policies include ideas and ideologies, institutional structures, agents and interests, power, access and participation and distribution of economic resources...read more
By Geir Vestheim (editor)
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9781138018518 | Routledge, July 17, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This book discusses how public cultural policies can relate to the principle political issue of democracy.

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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 | Reprint edition (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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Product Description: Without overlooking the role of coercive force in the maintenance (or overthrow) of social structures, Lincoln argues his thesis with rich illustrations drawn from such diverse areas as Platonic philosophy, the Upanishads of India, ancient Celtic banquets, professional wrestling, and the Spanish Civil War...read more
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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 2, 2014), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Without overlooking the role of coercive force in the maintenance (or overthrow) of social structures, Lincoln argues his thesis with rich illustrations drawn from such diverse areas as Platonic philosophy, the Upanishads of India, ancient Celtic banquets, professional wrestling, and the Spanish Civil War.
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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Since the global financial crisis the unprecedented role independent central banks have come to play in our societies has been increasingly disputed. This, in turn, has drawn greater attention to the link between their legitimacy, public support and their independence. Over the past thirty years, academics and central bankers have tried to systematically pin down the sources of central bank independence. One of them, however - culture - has continuously eluded their grip. By engaging in an ethnography of the social text of German, European and US monetary affairs, this book introduces a new analytical framework that will enable practitioners and academics, particularly within sociology, economics, political economy, and political science, to gain a clear understanding of the role of culture in central banking. Also, it will show why for an independent central bank meeting its own monetary goals may not be enough to secure public support for itself and its currency.
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9781137268822 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 13, 2012, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Since the global financial crisis the unprecedented role independent central banks have come to play in our societies has been increasingly disputed.

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9781137310163 | Reprint edition (Palgrave Macmillan, June 5, 2014), cover price $30.00

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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 | Reprint edition (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: In Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche, Samuel Kimbles explores collective shadow processes, intergenerational transmission of group traumas, and social suffering as examples of how culture contributes to the formation of unseen, or phantom, narratives...read more
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9781442231894 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, July 2, 2014, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: In Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche, Samuel Kimbles explores collective shadow processes, intergenerational transmission of group traumas, and social suffering as examples of how culture contributes to the formation of unseen, or phantom, narratives.

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Product Description: In this fascinating work of cultural theory and philosophy, Robert Pfaller explores the hidden cost of our contemporary approach to pleasure, belief and illusion.Sports, design, eroticism, social intercourse and games – indeed, all those aspects of our culture commonly deemed ‘pleasurable’–seem to require beliefs that many regard as illusory...read more
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9781781681756 | Italian edition edition (Verso Books, July 22, 2014), cover price $95.00 | About this edition: In this fascinating work of cultural theory and philosophy, Robert Pfaller explores the hidden cost of our contemporary approach to pleasure, belief and illusion.

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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 9, 2014, cover price $150.00 | 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 | About this edition: A Cultural History of The Human Body presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present.

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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 | 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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9781610484121 | Reprint edition (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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