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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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The Circle
The Circle
by Dave Eggers
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In Dave Eggers's latest page-turning novel, Mae Holland is ecstatic to get a job at the Circle — an Internet company that's like Google, Facebook, and Apple combined and on steroids. Thrilling and sinister, The Circle explores issues of... (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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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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Subculture : the Meaning of Style (79 - Old Edition)
Subculture : the Meaning of Style (79 - Old Edition)
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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Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge-And Why We Must
Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge-And Why We Must
by Kalle Lasn
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America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the way information flows; the way... (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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Cultural Theory and Popular Culture : Reader (3RD 06 Edition)
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture : Reader (3RD 06 Edition)
by John Storey
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Whether used on its own or in conjunction with Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, this reader is a theoretical, analytical, and historical introduction to the study of popular culture within cultural studies. The readings cover the... (read more)

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Father and Son
Father and Son
by Larry Brown
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A classic story of good and evil set in the rural American South of 1968.... (read more)

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Six Myths of Our Time: Little Angels, Little Monsters, Beautiful Beasts, and More
Six Myths of Our Time: Little Angels, Little Monsters, Beautiful Beasts, and More
by Marina Warner
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Writing about as Pop Culture
Writing about as Pop Culture
by John Alberti
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This new text examines how students are communicating and creating culture through blogs, MySpace pages, texting, and other high-tech means of expression. Alberti engages student interest and provides tools for students to more effectively analyze texts... (read more)

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The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk about When We Talk about Hip Hop--And Why It Matters
The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk about When We Talk about Hip Hop--And Why It Matters
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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End of the World As We Know It : Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America (97 Edition)
End of the World As We Know It : Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America (97 Edition)
by Daniel Wojcik
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Collected for the first time, the essays that comprise Embedded With Organized Labor present a unique and informed perspective on the class war at home from a longtime organizer and "participatory labor journalist." Steve Early tackles the most pressing... (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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Mix It Up: Popular Culture, Mass Media, and Society (10 Edition)
Mix It Up: Popular Culture, Mass Media, and Society (10 Edition)
by David Grazian
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What accounts for the rise and fall of popular cultural trends? Why do A-list movie stars make so much money? How do television networks decide what programs to air? Do video games encourage violent behavior among young people, or do they make users... (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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