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I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
by Chuck Klosterman
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One-of-a-kind cultural critic and New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman “offers up great facts, interesting cultural insights, and thought-provoking moral calculations in this look at our love affair with the anti-hero” (New York... (read more)

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Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class
Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class
by Scott Timberg
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Change is no stranger to us in the twenty-first century. We must constantly adjust to an evolving world, to transformation and innovation. But for many thousands of creative artists, a torrent of recent changes has made it all but impossible to earn... (read more)

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Somewhere along the way to guru-dom, Malcolm Gladwell got tagged as a business writer. Fair enough — The Tipping Point speaks more powerfully to the principles of succesful marketing than any pedestrian semester in the classroom. But while raves from... (read more)

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
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Somewhere along the way to guru-dom, Malcolm Gladwell got tagged as a business writer. Fair enough — The Tipping Point speaks more powerfully to the principles of succesful marketing than any pedestrian semester in the classroom. But while raves from... (read more)

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Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
by Tony Horwitz
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When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire... (read more)

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No Future for You: Salvos from "The Baffler"
No Future for You: Salvos from "The Baffler"
by John Summers and Chris Lehmann and Thomas Frank
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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... (read more)

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Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New Accents)
Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New Accents)
by Dick Hebdige
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'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: complex and remarkably lucid, it's the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige ...] is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class... (read more)

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Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters (08 Edition)
Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters (08 Edition)
by Tricia Rose
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Hip-hop is in crisis. For the past dozen years, the most commercially successful hip-hop has become increasingly saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and hos. The controversy surrounding hip-hop is worth attending to and examining... (read more)

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Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture
Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture
by Marita Sturken
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Ideal for students studying visual culture for the first time, Practices of Looking explores the ways we use and understand images. Truly interdisciplinary, this comprehensive and engaging introduction can be used in courses across a range of disciplines... (read more)

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Philosophy of Punk : More Than Noise! ((2ND)99 Edition)
Philosophy of Punk : More Than Noise! ((2ND)99 Edition)
by Craig O'hara
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Contents Introduction by Marc Bayard Preface by the author Why Punk: Background comparisons with previous art movements; some defining characteristics of punk. Media Misrepresentations: How television, glossy magazines, and mindless mass media have done... (read more)

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
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"What we eat has changed more in the last forty years than in the last forty thousand," Schlosser observes, yet most Americans know very little about how that food is made, where, by whom, and at what cost. Fast Food Nation traces the industry's... (read more)

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Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
by Steven Johnson
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Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good For You, New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnsons Future Perfect makes the case that a new model of political change is on... (read more)

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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
by Chuck Klosterman
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Klosterman understands your life. Intimately. Through this seemingly meandering and always hilarious critique of modern pop culture, he exposes how unlikely cultural minutiae make our society tick and dictate how we live our lives.... (read more)

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No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
by Naomi Klein
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With a new Afterword to the 2002 edition. No Logo employs journalistic savvy and personal testament to detail the insidious practices and far-reaching effects of corporate marketing—and the powerful potential of a growing activist sect that... (read more)

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Reinventing Comics
Reinventing Comics
by Scott McCloud
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We are living in a golden age of cartoon art. Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work in... (read more)

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The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need
The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need
by Juliet B Schor
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The Overspent American explores why so many of us feel materially dissatisfied, why we work staggeringly long hours and yet walk around with ever-present mental "wish lists" of things to buy or get, and why Americans save less than virtually anyone in... (read more)

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The Secret Parts of Fortune: Three Decades of Intense Investigations and Edgy Enthusiasms
The Secret Parts of Fortune: Three Decades of Intense Investigations and Edgy Enthusiasms
by Ron Rosenbaum
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One part intellectual and one part private eye, Ron Rosenbaum takes readers into "the secret parts" of the great mysteries, controversies, and enigmas of our time, including:the occult rituals of Skull and Bones, the legendary Yale secret society that... (read more)

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Fast Food Nation (12 Edition)
Fast Food Nation (12 Edition)
by Eric Schlosser
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In Reefer Madness, the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation investigates America's black market and its far-reaching influence on our society through three of its mainstays -- pot, porn, and illegal immigrants. The underground economy is vast; it... (read more)

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Permitted and Prohibited Desires
Permitted and Prohibited Desires
by Anne Allison
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A fascinating exploration of the varied culture of sex and sexuality, power and gender dynamics, in contemporary Japan.... (read more)

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Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. (06 Edition)
Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. (06 Edition)
by Roland Kelts
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Japanamerica is the first book that directly addresses the American experience with the Japanese pop culture craze--including anime from Hayao Miyazaki's epics to the burgeoning world of hentai, or violent pornographic anime to Haruki Murakami's fiction.&... (read more)

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