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Product Description: Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.

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9781438461458 | State Univ of New York Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.

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9781438461465 | Reprint edition (State Univ of New York Pr, August 1, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.

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Product Description: What becomes of life, experience, and truth in the hyperconsumeristic culture of the twenty-first century? What happens to the phenomenological call to go “back to the things themselves” when these things, to an ever greater degree, involve a televised life that is not ours to live, celebrities who are utterly like us yet infinitely untouchable, and uncannily pluripotent electronic gadgets? Combining sustained philosophical inquiry with fragmentary and experimental theoretical interventions, Anthony Curtis Adler rethinks Marxist materialism and the Heideggerian project in terms of the singular experiences of late capitalism...read more

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9780823270798 | Fordham Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: What becomes of life, experience, and truth in the hyperconsumeristic culture of the twenty-first century?

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9780823270804 | Fordham Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: What becomes of life, experience, and truth in the hyperconsumeristic culture of the twenty-first century?

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2017 EISNER AWARD NOMINEE for Best Academic/Scholarly Work In the late 1970s and early 1980s, writer-artist Frank Miller turned Daredevil from a tepid-selling comic into an industry-wide success story, doubling its sales within three years. Lawyer by day and costumed vigilante by night, the character of Daredevil was the perfect vehicle for the explorations of heroic ideals and violence that would come to define Miller’s work.    Frank Miller’s Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism is both a rigorous study of Miller’s artistic influences and innovations and a reflection on how his visionary work on Daredevil impacted generations of comics publishers, creators, and fans. Paul Young explores the accomplishments of Miller the writer, who fused hardboiled crime stories with superhero comics, while reimagining Kingpin (a classic Spider-Man nemesis), recuperating the half-baked villain Bullseye, and inventing a completely new kind of Daredevil villain in Elektra. Yet, he also offers a vivid appreciation of the indelible panels drawn by Miller the artist, taking a fresh look at his distinctive page layouts and lines.   A childhood fan of Miller’s Daredevil, Young takes readers on a personal journey as he seeks to reconcile his love for the comic with his distaste for the fascistic overtones of Miller’s controversial later work. What he finds will resonate not only with Daredevil fans, but with anyone who has contemplated what it means to be a hero in a heartless world.    Other titles in the Comics Culture series include Twelve-Cent Archie, Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948, and Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics. 

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9780813563824 | Rutgers Univ Pr, July 27, 2016, cover price $90.00

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9780813563817 | Rutgers Univ Pr, July 27, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: 2017 EISNER AWARD NOMINEE for Best Academic/Scholarly Work In the late 1970s and early 1980s, writer-artist Frank Miller turned Daredevil from a tepid-selling comic into an industry-wide success story, doubling its sales within three years.

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Product Description: Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, “feminist” has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, fashion designers, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé. It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what's long been a movement for social justice as just another consumer choice in a vast market...read more

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9781610395892, titled "We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to Covergirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement" | Public Affairs, May 3, 2016, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Feminism has hit the big time.

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Product Description: On any given day in America’s news cycle, stories and images of disgraced politicians and celebrities solicit our moral indignation, their misdeeds fueling a lucrative economy of shame and scandal. Shame is one of the most coercive, painful, and intriguing of human emotions...read more
By Myra Mendible (editor)

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9780253019790 | Indiana Univ Pr, March 29, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: On any given day in America’s news cycle, stories and images of disgraced politicians and celebrities solicit our moral indignation, their misdeeds fueling a lucrative economy of shame and scandal.

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9780253019820 | Indiana Univ Pr, March 29, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: On any given day in America’s news cycle, stories and images of disgraced politicians and celebrities solicit our moral indignation, their misdeeds fueling a lucrative economy of shame and scandal.

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Product Description: Contemporary popular culture has created a slew of stereotypical roles for girls and women to (willingly or not) play throughout their lives: The Princess, the Nymphette, the Diva, the Single Girl, the Bridezilla, the Tiger Mother, the M...read more

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9781137566171, titled "How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman's Life: From Toddlers-in-Tiaras to Cougars-on-the-Prowl" | Palgrave Macmillan, March 16, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Contemporary popular culture has created a slew of stereotypical roles for girls and women to (willingly or not) play throughout their lives: The Princess, the Nymphette, the Diva, the Single Girl, the Bridezilla, the Tiger Mother, the M.

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9781138888197, titled "Media Matters: Race and Gender in U.S. Politics" | 2 edition (Routledge, February 4, 2016), cover price $140.00

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9781138888203, titled "Media Matters: Race and Gender in U.S. Politics" | 2 edition (Routledge, February 9, 2016), cover price $39.95

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9781501307362 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 28, 2016, cover price $16.95

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Product Description: Reading Pop Culture A Portable Anthology

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9781319006624 | 2 edition (Bedford/st Martins, November 7, 2015), cover price $39.05 | About this edition: Reading Pop Culture A Portable Anthology
9781457606021 | Bedford/st Martins, August 24, 2012, cover price $39.05 | About this edition: Reading Pop Culture: A Portable Anthology is a current, compact, inexpensive collection that taps into students' passionate engagement with popular culture in order to help them to become better writers.

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Product Description: The perfect book for anyone with a Netflix account and a library card."A real live cultural argument. Fun and funny, yes, but also surprising, moving, and thoughtful." - NPR"Smart, sharp, and hilarious, Slaughterhouse 90210 is the perfect pick-me-up and never-put-me-down book...read more

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9781250061102 | Flatiron Books, October 6, 2015, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The perfect book for anyone with a Netflix account and a library card.

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Product Description: How did a thirteenth-century Italian friar become one of the best-loved saints in America? Around the nation today, St. Francis of Assisi is embraced as the patron saint of animals, beneficently presiding over hundreds of Blessing of the Animals services on October 4, St...read more

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9781469623740 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, October 4, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: How did a thirteenth-century Italian friar become one of the best-loved saints in America?

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9780515100327, titled "Desert Death Raid" | Jove Pubns, May 1, 1989, cover price $3.50 | also contains Desert Death Raid

The study of prisons brought Tocqueville to America. For Rob Kroes, one of Europe’s most distinguished authorities on contemporary American culture, it was rather the other way around. For Kroes, it was deep knowledge of American culture that brought him back to America and face to face with a couple of highway signs, Tocquevillian in their portent, that invited motorists to exit from Interstate 80 in Nevada toward a place called Independence Valley and to keep their eyes open for a “Prison Area.” In this collection of essays, Kroes invites us to take these two signs seriously for their capacity to deepen our insights into America’s cultural contradictions, especially how, after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the US government’s response altered the meaning of America for Americans and Europeans alike. The author’s fascination with the myriad ways in which America changes face, from hard power to soft, from uses of force to the power of entertainment, but always holding the attention of publics across the globe, is what ties his work together. The essays here touch on diverse topics such as photography (“Falling Man” and Holocaust imagery), music (in Broadway and Hollywood musicals), film (Django Unchained), American exceptionalism (in an interesting counter to dog-eared dogma), and the difficulties of the first “white president of color.” Like his predecessors, Tocqueville and Johan Huizinga, Kroes offers a clear-eyed assessment of America on the ground, love it or hate it. This readable and sharp-penned critique of America and American culture and power will appeal to Americanists across a broad swath of disciplines.Hardcover is un-jacketed.

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9781611687293 | Dartmouth College, May 5, 2015, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The study of prisons brought Tocqueville to America.

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9781611687309 | Dartmouth College, May 5, 2015, cover price $40.00

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Examines the Batman phenomenon and discusses different manifestations of the character in comic books, television, and film

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9780415903479, titled "The Many Lives of the Batman: Critical Approaches to a Superhero and His Media" | Routledge, March 1, 1991, cover price $32.95 | also contains The Many Lives of the Batman: Critical Approaches to a Superhero and His Media | About this edition: Examines the Batman phenomenon and discusses different manifestations of the character in comic books, television, and film

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9781483368498 | 4th edition (Cq Pr, January 7, 2015), cover price $91.00
9781452218229, titled "A Novel Approach to Politics: Introducing Political Science Through Books, Movies and Popular Culture" | 3 edition (Cq Pr, November 15, 2012), cover price $82.00
9780872899995 | 2 edition (Cq Pr, December 15, 2009), cover price $75.00
9781568028293 | Cq Pr, October 30, 2006, cover price $55.95

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Product Description: Considers the misappropriation of African American popular culture through various genres, largely Hip Hop, to argue that while such cultural creations have the potential to be healing agents, they are still exploited -often with the complicity of African Americans- for commercial purposes and to maintain white ruling class hegemony...read more

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9780230108912 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 17, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Considers the misappropriation of African American popular culture through various genres, largely Hip Hop, to argue that while such cultural creations have the potential to be healing agents, they are still exploited -often with the complicity of African Americans- for commercial purposes and to maintain white ruling class hegemony.

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9780230108974 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 17, 2014, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture is a timely and engaging multidisciplinary collection of essays that examines both historically and contemporary manifestations of appropriated and commodified forms of African American popular culture.

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9780762454754 | Running Pr Book Pub, December 9, 2014, cover price $13.95

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Moral panics reveal much about a society’s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "sociological imagination" to undergraduates. Sternheimer creates a critical lens through which to view current and future attempts of modern-day moral crusaders, who try to convince us that simple solutions―like regulating popular culture―are the answer to complex social problems. Pop Culture Panics is ideal for use in undergraduate social problems, social deviance, and popular culture courses.

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9780415748056 | Routledge, December 4, 2014, cover price $140.00

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9780415748063 | Routledge, December 2, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Moral panics reveal much about a society’s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life.

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9781442241244, titled "Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society" | 5th edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, January 30, 2015), cover price $90.00
9781442206687, titled "Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society" | 4th edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 16, 2011), cover price $94.00
9780742554436, titled "Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society" | 3 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 1, 2007), cover price $81.00
9780742527232, titled "Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society" | 2 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 1, 2003), cover price $72.00
9780742500303, titled "Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society" | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, August 1, 2000, cover price $74.00

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9781442241251, titled "Ads, Fads, & Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society" | 5th edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, January 22, 2015), cover price $28.00
9781442206694, titled "Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society" | 4th edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, April 16, 2011), cover price $30.00
9780742554443, titled "Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society" | 3 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 1, 2007), cover price $25.95
9780742527249, titled "Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society" | 2 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 1, 2003), cover price $26.95

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Product Description: From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America’s addiction to imaginary histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation...read more

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9780813936253 | Univ of Virginia Pr, December 2, 2014, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America’s addiction to imaginary histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation.

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9780813936260 | Univ of Virginia Pr, December 2, 2014, cover price $29.50 | About this edition: From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America’s addiction to imaginary histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation.

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By Garry Apgar (editor)

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9781628461039 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 30, 2014), cover price $35.00

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Product Description: "All stars are celebrities, but not all celebrities are stars," states David Shumway in the introduction to Rock Star, an informal history of rock stardom. This deceptively simple statement belies the complex definition and meaning of stardom and more specifically of rock icons...read more

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9781421413921 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, August 7, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: "All stars are celebrities, but not all celebrities are stars," states David Shumway in the introduction to Rock Star, an informal history of rock stardom.

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Product Description: A new collection on carnival hokum and magical thinking in post-apocalypse America―brought to you by The Baffler.There's never been a better time to be outside the consensus―and if you don't believe it, then peer into these genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the magazine that's been blunting the cutting edge of American culture and politics for a quarter of a century...read more
By Thomas Frank (editor)

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9780262028332, titled "No Future for You: Salvos from the Baffler" | Mit Pr, August 29, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A new collection on carnival hokum and magical thinking in post-apocalypse America―brought to you by The Baffler.

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