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Product Description: How have actual spaceships influenced the design of fictional ones like the Millenium Falcon and the Starship Enterprise? Did a fiction series in Collier's magazine really inspire us to create real-life space stations like Mir and the ISS? How have our depictions of space travel developed as the reality of space travel changed? In his new book Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined, Ron Miller shows that when it comes to manned spacecraft, art actually does imitate life and, even more bizarrely, life imitates art...read more

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9781588345776 | Smithsonian Inst Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: How have actual spaceships influenced the design of fictional ones like the Millenium Falcon and the Starship Enterprise?

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Product Description: Social Media Abyss plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency. There is a heightened, post-Snowden awareness; we know we are under surveillance but we click, share, rank and remix with a perverse indifference to technologies of capture and cultures of fear...read more

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9781509507757 | Polity Pr, June 27, 2016, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Social Media Abyss plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency.

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9781509507764 | Polity Pr, June 27, 2016, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Social Media Abyss plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency.

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Product Description: The integration of popular culture into education is a pervasive theme at all educational levels and in all subject areas. Popular Culture, Pedagogy and Teacher Education explores how ‘popular culture’ and ‘education’ come together and interact in research and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective...read more
By Alice Chik (editor)

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9780415822077 | Routledge, January 22, 2014, cover price $160.00

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9781138696440 | Reprint edition (Routledge, June 6, 2016), cover price $53.95 | About this edition: The integration of popular culture into education is a pervasive theme at all educational levels and in all subject areas.

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Product Description: Digital Photography and Everyday Life: Empirical studies on material visual practices explores the role that digital photography plays within everyday life. With contributors from ten different countries and backgrounds in a range of academic disciplines - including anthropology, media studies and visual culture - this collection takes a uniquely broad perspective on photography by situating the image-making process in wider discussions on the materiality and visuality of photographic practices and explores these through empirical case studies...read more
By Asko Lehmuskallio (editor)

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9781138899803 | Routledge, June 1, 2016, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: Digital Photography and Everyday Life: Empirical studies on material visual practices explores the role that digital photography plays within everyday life.

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9781138899810 | Reprint edition (Routledge, June 1, 2016), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Digital Photography and Everyday Life: Empirical studies on material visual practices explores the role that digital photography plays within everyday life.

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Product Description: Can a bout of laziness or a digressive spell actually open up paths to creativity and unexpected insights? In Obstruction Nick Salvato suggests that for those engaged in scholarly pursuits laziness, digressiveness, and related experiences can be paradoxically generative...read more

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9780822360841 | Duke Univ Pr, March 23, 2016, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: Can a bout of laziness or a digressive spell actually open up paths to creativity and unexpected insights?

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9780822360988 | Duke Univ Pr, March 22, 2016, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: A sweeping and masterful cultural history, “Here’s to My Sweet Satan” tells how the Occult conquered the American imagination, weaving together topics as diverse as the birth of heavy metal, 1970s horror films, the New Age movement, Count Chocula cereal, the serial killer Son of Sam, and more...read more

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9781610352659, titled "Here's to My Sweet Satan: How the Occult Haunted Music, Movies and Pop Culture, 1966-1980" | Quill Driver Books, March 18, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A sweeping and masterful cultural history, “Here’s to My Sweet Satan” tells how the Occult conquered the American imagination, weaving together topics as diverse as the birth of heavy metal, 1970s horror films, the New Age movement, Count Chocula cereal, the serial killer Son of Sam, and more.

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Product Description: Elaborating on themes of resilience, memory, critique and metal beyond metal, this volume highlights how the development and future of metal music scholarship is predicated on the engagement with other forms of popular culture such as comics, documentaries, and popular music...read more
By Bryan Bardine (editor)

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9781137456670 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 13, 2016, cover price $121.00 | About this edition: Elaborating on themes of resilience, memory, critique and metal beyond metal, this volume highlights how the development and future of metal music scholarship is predicated on the engagement with other forms of popular culture such as comics, documentaries, and popular music.

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Product Description: Theories help to troubleshoot gaps in our understanding, and to make sense of a world that is constantly changing. What this book tries to do, in part, is blur the lines between the differences between today’s college students – the millennial generation – and their professors, many of whom hail from the Boom Generation and Generation X...read more

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9781433126437 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, January 11, 2016, cover price $159.95 | About this edition: Theories help to troubleshoot gaps in our understanding, and to make sense of a world that is constantly changing.

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9781433126420 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 23, 2015, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: Theories help to troubleshoot gaps in our understanding, and to make sense of a world that is constantly changing.

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Product Description: In this book, originally published in 1985, British and North American geographers present original and challenging viewpoints on the media. The essays deal with a diverse content, ranging from the presentation of news to the nature of television programming and from rock music lyrics to film visions of the city...read more
By Jacquelin Burgess (editor)

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9781138962569, titled "Geography, the Media and Popular Culture" | Routledge, November 11, 2015, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: In this book, originally published in 1985, British and North American geographers present original and challenging viewpoints on the media.
9780312321697 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 1, 1985, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: In this book, originally published in 1985, British and North American geographers present original and challenging viewpoints on the media.

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Product Description: From the author of The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs comes his “Basement Tapes”: the complete “Real Life Rock Top 10” columns For nearly thirty years, Greil Marcus has written a remarkable column called “Real Life Rock Top Ten...read more

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9780300196641, titled "Real Life Rock: The Complete Top Ten Columns, 1986-2014" | Yale Univ Pr, October 20, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: From the author of The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs comes his “Basement Tapes”: the complete “Real Life Rock Top 10” columns For nearly thirty years, Greil Marcus has written a remarkable column called “Real Life Rock Top Ten.

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9780300223606 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, November 22, 2016), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: From the author of The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs comes his “Basement Tapes”: the complete “Real Life Rock Top 10” columns For nearly thirty years, Greil Marcus has written a remarkable column called “Real Life Rock Top Ten.

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Product Description: “Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.” —Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn’t need further analysis...read more

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9780147517579 | Plume, November 24, 2015, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “Ryan Britt is .

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9780606378185, titled "Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths" | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, November 24, 2015), cover price $28.20 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Hal Rubenstein, fashion authority, consultant, and author of the bestselling 100 Unforgettable Dresses, presents fifty of the most influential romantic moments in style from the 1930s to today, in this full-color collection that reveals each item's indelible place in the pantheons of fashion and popular culture...read more

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9780062279699 | Harper Design Intl, October 27, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Hal Rubenstein, fashion authority, consultant, and author of the bestselling 100 Unforgettable Dresses, presents fifty of the most influential romantic moments in style from the 1930s to today, in this full-color collection that reveals each item's indelible place in the pantheons of fashion and popular culture.

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Product Description: Who would have guessed that the first sports bra was made out of two jockstraps sewn together or that it succeeded because of federal anti-discrimination laws? What do simple decisions about where to build a road or whether to buy into the carbon economy have to do with Hurricane Katrina or the Fukushima nuclear disaster? How did massive flood control projects on the Mississippi River and New Deal dams on the Columbia River lead to the ubiquity of high fructose corn syrup? And what explains the creation―and continued popularity―of the humble fish stick? In Fish Sticks, Sports Bras, and Aluminum Cans, historian Paul R...read more

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9781421417837 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 29, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Who would have guessed that the first sports bra was made out of two jockstraps sewn together or that it succeeded because of federal anti-discrimination laws?

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Product Description: Media expansion into the digital realm and the continuing segregation of users into niches has led to a proliferation of cultural products targeted to and consumed by women. Though often dismissed as frivolous or excessively emotional, feminized culture in reality offers compelling insights into the American experience of the early twenty-first century...read more
By Elana Levine (editor)

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9780252039577 | Univ of Illinois Pr, September 30, 2015, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Media expansion into the digital realm and the continuing segregation of users into niches has led to a proliferation of cultural products targeted to and consumed by women.

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9780252081088 | Univ of Illinois Pr, September 3, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Media expansion into the digital realm and the continuing segregation of users into niches has led to a proliferation of cultural products targeted to and consumed by women.

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Product Description: This book will help students and researchers to clarify a complex concept that is often over simplified in media and cultural studies, the sociology of culture and cultural policy. It updates established theoretical and methodological debates in the study of taste and provides an original perspective on a distinct and rich research field...read more

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9781137447067 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 27, 2015, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This book will help students and researchers to clarify a complex concept that is often over simplified in media and cultural studies, the sociology of culture and cultural policy.

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Product Description: "Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--
By Noah Berlatsky (editor)

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9780737772470 | Greenhaven Pr, May 18, 2015, cover price $33.80 | About this edition: "Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials.

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9780737772463 | Greenhaven Pr, May 18, 2015, cover price $48.80 | About this edition: "Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials.

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Product Description: Danesi employs the lens of history to explore the relationship between popular culture's content and the means by which it is delivered. The third edition features new chapters on the commercial context of pop culture and explicitly focused on digital culture, as well as exercises and discussion prompts to deepen understanding...read more

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9781442242166 | 3 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 16, 2015), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Pop culture surrounds us.
9781442217829 | 2 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 17, 2012), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Pop culture surrounds us.
9780742555464 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 1, 2007, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: What is pop culture?
9780405101540, titled "Women in Industry: Their Health and Efficiency" | Ayer Co Pub, November 1, 1977, cover price $32.00 | also contains Women in Industry: Their Health and Efficiency
9780405101557, titled "Displacement of Men by Machines: Effects of Technological Change in Commerce Printing" | Reprint edition (Ayer Co Pub, June 1, 1977), cover price $25.95 | also contains Displacement of Men by Machines: Effects of Technological Change in Commerce Printing

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9781442242173 | 3 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 16, 2015), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Danesi employs the lens of history to explore the relationship between popular culture's content and the means by which it is delivered.
9781442217836 | 2 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 17, 2012), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Pop culture surrounds us.
9780742555471 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 1, 2007, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: What is pop culture?

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Product Description: The practices of world politics are now scrutinised in a way that is unprecedented, with even those previously – or conventionally assumed to be – disengaged from international affairs being drawn into world politics by social media...read more
By Caitlin Hamilton (editor)

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9781138940284 | Routledge, June 15, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: The practices of world politics are now scrutinised in a way that is unprecedented, with even those previously – or conventionally assumed to be – disengaged from international affairs being drawn into world politics by social media.

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Product Description: Authored by scholars from a variety of disciplines, including English, Theology, Philosophy, Communications, Sociology, Humanities and Peace Studies, this edited volume provides detailed descriptions of the many ways popular culture can be used to teach peace...read more
By Barbara Wien (editor)

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9781623969776 | Information Age Pub Inc, March 1, 2015, cover price $85.99 | About this edition: Edited by Laura Finley, Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, Joanie Connors, Western New Mexico University and Barbara Wien, American University A volume in Peace Education Series Editors Jing Lin, University of Maryland, Edward Brantmeier, James Madison University, and Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Authored by scholars from a variety of disciplines, including English, Theology, Philosophy, Communications, Sociology, Humanities and Peace Studies, this edited volume provides detailed descriptions of the many ways popular culture can be used to teach peace.

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9781623969769 | Information Age Pub Inc, March 1, 2015, cover price $45.99 | About this edition: Authored by scholars from a variety of disciplines, including English, Theology, Philosophy, Communications, Sociology, Humanities and Peace Studies, this edited volume provides detailed descriptions of the many ways popular culture can be used to teach peace.

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Product Description: As a response to real or imagined subordination, popular culture reflects the everyday experience of ordinary people and has the capacity to subvert the hegemonic order. Drawing on central theoretical approaches in the field of critical disability studies, this book examines disability across a number of internationally recognised texts and objects from popular culture, including film, television, magazines and advertising campaigns, children’s toys, music videos, sport and online spaces, to attend to the social and cultural construction of disability...read more

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9781472411785 | Ashgate Pub Co, January 28, 2015, cover price $109.95 | About this edition: As a response to real or imagined subordination, popular culture reflects the everyday experience of ordinary people and has the capacity to subvert the hegemonic order.

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Product Description: What does it mean to be a woman in the 21st century? The feminist movement has a long and rich history, but is its time now passed? This edited collection is driven by the question, why is feminism viewed by some (we would add a majority) as outdated, no longer necessary and having achieved its goals, and what role have the media played in this...read more
By Helen Warner (editor)

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9781137384652 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 15, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: What does it mean to be a woman in the 21st century?

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Product Description: Research on popular culture is a dynamic, fast-growing domain. In scholarly terms, it cuts across many areas, including communication studies, sociology, history, American studies, anthropology, literature, journalism, folklore, economics, and media and cultural studies...read more
By Toby Miller (editor)

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9780415641470 | Routledge, December 16, 2014, cover price $240.00 | About this edition: Research on popular culture is a dynamic, fast-growing domain.

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Product Description: Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga also encompassed countercultural beliefs and practices...read more

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9780199390236 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 8, 2014, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure.

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9780199390243 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 8, 2014, cover price $20.95

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Product Description: Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO)...read more
By Mark J. P. Wolf (editor)

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9780415722872 | Routledge, November 28, 2014, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No.

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9780415722919 | Routledge, November 28, 2014, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No.

The darling of the fashion world and co-host of the music TV show Fuse News shares her inspirations, musings, and her own very personal and eclectic styleWith influences that range from the sultry beauty of Jane Birkin to the rocker chic of Mick Jagger, it’s no wonder that everything worn by Alexa Chung instantly becomes the latest trend. Already a hugely popular television personality and a muse for Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld, Chung is now a co-anchor of the nightly music show Fuse News, covering today’s hottest acts and entertainment news. Chung’s first book, It, provides her legion of fans with a long-awaited inside look at her fascinating world.A wholly unique collection of Chung’s personal writings, drawings, and photographs, It covers everything from her candid thoughts on life, love, and music to her favorite ensembles and how to decide what to wear in the morning. With Chung’s characteristic wit, charm, and refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, this full-color compendium is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, music, and just about everything Alexa Chung.

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9780143124832 | Penguin USA, October 29, 2013, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The darling of the fashion world and co-host of the music TV show Fuse News shares her inspirations, musings, and her own very personal and eclectic styleWith influences that range from the sultry beauty of Jane Birkin to the rocker chic of Mick Jagger, it’s no wonder that everything worn by Alexa Chung instantly becomes the latest trend.

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9780143126768 | Penguin USA, October 28, 2014, cover price $18.00

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