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Product Description: If the Middle Ages form the present-day backdrop to the continents of Westeros and Essos, then antiquity is their resonant past. The Known World is haunted by the remnants of distant and powerful civilizations, without whose presence the novels of George R...read more

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9781784536992 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, July 30, 2017, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: If the Middle Ages form the present-day backdrop to the continents of Westeros and Essos, then antiquity is their resonant past.

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Product Description: Twenty-first century Cuba is a cultural stew. Tommy Hilfiger and socialism. Nike products and poverty in Africa. The New York Yankees and the meaning of "blackness." The quest for American consumer goods and the struggle in Africa for political and cultural independence inform the daily life of Cubans at every cultural level, as anthropologist Paul Ryer argues in Beyond Cuban Waters...read more

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9780826521187 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, July 15, 2016, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Twenty-first century Cuba is a cultural stew.

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9780826521194 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, July 15, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Twenty-first century Cuba is a cultural stew.

Product Description: Through a geographically expansive series of case studies, tracking film performers from the United States, the Americas, Europe and parts of the Pacific Rim, this book explores the varieties and meanings of contemporary Hollywood stardom as it has become increasingly deterritorialized...read more

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9781138020849 | Routledge, April 1, 2017, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Through a geographically expansive series of case studies, tracking film performers from the United States, the Americas, Europe and parts of the Pacific Rim, this book explores the varieties and meanings of contemporary Hollywood stardom as it has become increasingly deterritorialized.

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Product Description: A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as: · The history and rise of autobiographical comics · Cultural contexts · Key texts – including Maus, Robert Crumb, Persepolis, Fun Home, and American Splendor · Important theoretical and critical approaches to autobiographical comics Autobiographical Comics includes a glossary of crucial critical terms, annotated guides to further reading and online resources and discussion questions to help students and readers develop their understanding of the genre and pursue independent study...read more
By Derek Parker Royal (editor)

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9781474227858 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing.

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9781474227841 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing.

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Product Description: In both revealing and concealing the body, fashionable clothing is an excellent communicator of a person's identity, which in turn can assume social and moral significance in coding someone as "respectable" or as an outsider; as deviant...read more

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9781780766980 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, March 18, 2017, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: In both revealing and concealing the body, fashionable clothing is an excellent communicator of a person's identity, which in turn can assume social and moral significance in coding someone as "respectable" or as an outsider; as deviant.

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9781780766997 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, March 18, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In both revealing and concealing the body, fashionable clothing is an excellent communicator of a person's identity, which in turn can assume social and moral significance in coding someone as "respectable" or as an outsider; as deviant.

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Product Description: A must-have guide for bargain-hunting fashionistas looking to make a statement without sabotaging their budgets.With this easy-to-use resource, savvy shoppers can cultivate upscale, upcycled wardrobes at thrift and consignment store prices...read more

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9781623545024 | Imagine Pub Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: A must-have guide for bargain-hunting fashionistas looking to make a statement without sabotaging their budgets.

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Product Description: The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCHAs the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams...read more

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9780812993189 | Random House Inc, May 31, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ST.

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9780812983265 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ST.

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Product Description: Literary scholar Michael A. Chaney examines graphic novels to illustrate that in form and function they inform readers on how they ought to be read. His arguments result in an innovative analysis of the various knowledges that comics produce and the methods artists and writers employ to convey them...read more

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9781496810250 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Literary scholar Michael A.

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Product Description: Chris Murray reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet Murray demonstrates that there were a great many in Britain and that they were often used as a way to comment on the relationship between Britain and America...read more

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9781496807373 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Chris Murray reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero.

Product Description: Exploring the reciprocal relevance of critical border studies and popular detective fiction, this book asks how and why representations of cross-border crime have taken such a central place in the North American and Western European popular imagination...read more

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9781138839960 | Routledge, February 1, 2017, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Exploring the reciprocal relevance of critical border studies and popular detective fiction, this book asks how and why representations of cross-border crime have taken such a central place in the North American and Western European popular imagination.

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Product Description: A rising star in philosophy examines the cultural, social, and scientific interpretations of love to answer one of our most enduring questionsWhat is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life's perennial questions...read more

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9780465098859 | Basic Books, January 24, 2017, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: A rising star in philosophy examines the cultural, social, and scientific interpretations of love to answer one of our most enduring questionsWhat is love?

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Product Description: How political realities are formed when the government ceases to be a guarantor of rights and democracy Neocitizenship explores how the constellation of political and economic forces of neoliberalism have assailed and arguably dismantled the institutions of modern democratic governance in the U...read more

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9781479880911 | New York Univ Pr, January 17, 2017, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: How political realities are formed when the government ceases to be a guarantor of rights and democracy Neocitizenship explores how the constellation of political and economic forces of neoliberalism have assailed and arguably dismantled the institutions of modern democratic governance in the U.

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9781479893577 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, January 17, 2017), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: How political realities are formed when the government ceases to be a guarantor of rights and democracy Neocitizenship explores how the constellation of political and economic forces of neoliberalism have assailed and arguably dismantled the institutions of modern democratic governance in the U.

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Product Description: How is performativity shaped by digital media – and how do performance practices themselves reflect and alter techno-social configurations? Performing the Digital inquires into the technological terms and conditions of performance and performance studies and maps and theorizes the registers of performance at work in digital cultures...read more
By Imanuel Schipper (editor)

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9783837633559 | Transcript Verlag, January 15, 2017, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: How is performativity shaped by digital media – and how do performance practices themselves reflect and alter techno-social configurations?

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Product Description: In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, American memoirists have wrestled with a wide range of anxieties in their books. They cope with financial crises, encounter difference, or confront norms of identity...read more

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9780299310301 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, American memoirists have wrestled with a wide range of anxieties in their books.

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Product Description: “There is no better, smarter examination of the relationship between comics and film.”―Mark Waid, Eisner Award-winning writer of Kingdom Come and DaredevilIn the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office expectations and ushered in an era of unprecedented production of comic book film adaptations...read more

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9781628462036 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 31, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: “There is no better, smarter examination of the relationship between comics and film.

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9781496809704 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 1, 2017), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: “There is no better, smarter examination of the relationship between comics and film.

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Product Description: Virtuoso Chris Ware (b. 1967) has achieved some noteworthy firsts for comics. The Guardian First Book Award for Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth was the first major UK literary prize awarded for a graphic novel. In 2002 Ware was the first cartoonist included in the Whitney Biennial...read more
By Jean Braithwaite (editor)

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9781496809292 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 1, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Virtuoso Chris Ware (b.

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Product Description: The Allied victory in World War II relied on far more than courageous soldiers. Americans on the home front constantly supported the war effort in the form of factory work, war bond purchases, salvage drives, and morale-rallying efforts...read more
By James J. Kimble (editor)

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9781496810304 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 1, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The Allied victory in World War II relied on far more than courageous soldiers.

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Product Description: As the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love floods the media with debates over morals, music, and political movements; celebrations of “flower power,” “acid rock,” and “hippies;” The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties...read more

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9781629632315 | Pm Pr, January 1, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: As the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love floods the media with debates over morals, music, and political movements; celebrations of “flower power,” “acid rock,” and “hippies;” The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties.

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Product Description: Ideal for students and general readers, this single-volume work serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in countries in North Africa and the Middle East, covering subjects ranging from the latest young adult book craze in Egypt to the hottest movies in Saudi Arabia...read more

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9781440833830 | Abc-Clio Inc, December 31, 2016, cover price $97.00 | About this edition: Ideal for students and general readers, this single-volume work serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in countries in North Africa and the Middle East, covering subjects ranging from the latest young adult book craze in Egypt to the hottest movies in Saudi Arabia.

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Product Description: This book is a study of the Irish popular mind between the late-seventeenth and the early-nineteenth century. It examines the collective assumptions, aspirations, fears, resentments and prejudices of the common people as they are revealed in the vernacular literature of the period...read more

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9781782052081 | Cork Univ Pr, December 31, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This book is a study of the Irish popular mind between the late-seventeenth and the early-nineteenth century.

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Product Description: Although the motion picture industry initially disparaged and feared television, by the late 1950s, studios saw the medium as a convenient dumping ground for thousands of films that had long been gathering dust in their vaults. As these films found their way to local TV stations, enterprising distributors grouped the titles by genre so programmers could showcase them accordingly...read more

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9780809335381 | Reissue edition (Southern Illinois Univ Pr, February 9, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Although the motion picture industry initially disparaged and feared television, by the late 1950s, studios saw the medium as a convenient dumping ground for thousands of films that had long been gathering dust in their vaults.
9781893121133 | 1 edition (Everything Goes Media Llc, December 4, 2007), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first comprehensive look at the horror movie programs that found their way to local TV stations in the 1950s, this book discusses how the motion picture industry initially disparaged and feared television but eventually began to embrace it, and it focuses on films grouped into the horror genre.

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Product Description: At one time every station in Chicago—a maximum of five, until 1964–produced or aired some programming for children. From the late 1940’s through the early 1970’s, local television stations created a golden age of children’s television unique in American broadcasting...read more

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9780809335367 | Reprint edition (Southern Illinois Univ Pr, February 9, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: At one time every station in Chicago—a maximum of five, until 1964–produced or aired some programming for children.
9781893121171 | Everything Goes Media Llc, May 1, 2004, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: A guide to the benefits and challenges of the use of cannabis in spiritual practice • Includes chapters by 18 authoritative and influential voices of the modern cannabis movement, including Kathleen Harrison, Joan Bello, Hamilton Souther, Steven Hager, Chris Bennett, Dee Dussault, Jeremy Wolff, and Roger Christie • Explores the use of marijuana in a wide range of spiritual practices, including meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, group ceremonies, work with other entheogens, and as a creative aid Truly a medicine for body and soul, one of cannabis’s greatest gifts is its remarkable potential for spiritual healing and awakening...read more
By Julie Holland (foreword by)

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9781620555835, titled "Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally" | Park Street Pr, December 24, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A guide to the benefits and challenges of the use of cannabis in spiritual practice • Includes chapters by 18 authoritative and influential voices of the modern cannabis movement, including Kathleen Harrison, Joan Bello, Hamilton Souther, Steven Hager, Chris Bennett, Dee Dussault, Jeremy Wolff, and Roger Christie • Explores the use of marijuana in a wide range of spiritual practices, including meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, group ceremonies, work with other entheogens, and as a creative aid Truly a medicine for body and soul, one of cannabis’s greatest gifts is its remarkable potential for spiritual healing and awakening.

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