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Culture, Inc. : the Corporate Takeover of Public Expression (89 Edition)
Culture, Inc. : the Corporate Takeover of Public Expression (89 Edition)
by Herbert I. Schiller
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Most Americans take for granted that they live in an open society with a free market of ideas. But as Herbert Schiller reveals in Culture, Inc., the corporate arm has reached into every corner of daily life, and from the shopping mall to the art gallery,... (read more)

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Bullspotting (12 Edition)
Bullspotting (12 Edition)
by Collins
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At a time when average citizens are bombarded with false information every day, this entertaining book will prove to be not only a great read but also an indispensable resource. Birthers. Truthers. Moon hoaxers. Antivaxxers. Holocaust deniers. Young... (read more)

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Two Bits (08 Edition)
Two Bits (08 Edition)
by Kelty
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In Two Bits, Christopher M. Kelty investigates the history and cultural significance of Free Software, revealing the people and practices that have transformed not only software but also music, film, science, and education. Free Software is a set of... (read more)

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American Culture, American Tastes : Social Change and the 20TH Century (99 Edition)
American Culture, American Tastes : Social Change and the 20TH Century (99 Edition)
by Michael Kammen
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In American Culture, American Tastes, Michael Kammen leads us on an entertaining, thought-provoking tour of America's changing tastes, uses of leisure, and the shifting perceptions that have accompanied them throughout our nation's history. Starting at... (read more)

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Visual Culture Reader (3RD 12 Edition)
Visual Culture Reader (3RD 12 Edition)
by Nicholas Mirzoeff
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Ten years after the last edition, this thoroughly revised and updated third edition of The Visual Culture Reader highlights the transformed and expanded nature of globalized visual cultures. It assembles key new writings, visual essays and specially... (read more)

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Gilligan Unbound : Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization (01 Edition)
Gilligan Unbound : Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization (01 Edition)
by Paul A. Cantor
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In Gilligan Unbound, distinguished Shakespeare scholar and literary critic, Paul A. Cantor, proves once and for all that popular culture can be every bit as complex, meaningful, and provocative as the most celebrated works of literature--and a lot more... (read more)

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Manufacturing Tales : Sex and Money in Contemporary Legends (92 Edition)
Manufacturing Tales : Sex and Money in Contemporary Legends (92 Edition)
by Gary A. Fine
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The mouse in the Coke bottle, the promiscuous cheerleader, the exploding Pop Rocks candy, the Kentucky Fried Rat. If the ballad and the fairy tale were the archetypal folklore forms of an earlier age, such contemporary legends constitute the preferred... (read more)

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Mass Culture and Modernism in Egypt (96 Edition)
Mass Culture and Modernism in Egypt (96 Edition)
by Walter Armbrust
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Study of popular culture and the representation of modern life in Egypt.... (read more)

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Narratives in Popular Culture, Media, and Everyday Life (97 Edition)
Narratives in Popular Culture, Media, and Everyday Life (97 Edition)
by Arthur A. Berger
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Arthur Asa Berger elucidates narrative theory and applies it to readers' everyday experiences with popular forms of mass media. This unique book demonstrates how to interpret narratives while presenting the analysis in an accessible manner.... (read more)

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Life in America (04 Edition)
Life in America (04 Edition)
by Lee D. Baker
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Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experienceis a fascinating collection of readings that explores how people negotiate identity in the United States today. Brings together readings that provide a thoroughly engaging and fascinating look at central... (read more)

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No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture
No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture
by Andrew Ross
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The intellectual and the popular: Irving Howe and John Waters, Susan Sontag and Ethel Rosenberg, Dwight MacDonald and Bill Cosby, Amiri Baraka and Mick Jagger, Andrea Dworkin and Grace Jones, Andy Warhol and Lenny Bruce. All feature in Andrew Ross's... (read more)

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Cigarettes Are Sublime
Cigarettes Are Sublime
by Richard Klein
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Cigarettes are bad for you; that is why they are so good. With its origins in the author’s urgent desire to stop smoking, Cigarettes Are Sublime offers a provocative look at the literary, philosophical, and cultural history of smoking. Richard... (read more)

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Wanted Dead Or Alive (96 Edition)
Wanted Dead Or Alive (96 Edition)
by Richard Aquila
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Wanted Dead or Alive presents the first ever comprehensive look at how the American West has been depicted in popular culture. Following Richard Aquila's introduction, which examines the birth and growth of the pop culture West in the context of American... (read more)

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Fast Good Nation (05 Edition)
Fast Good Nation (05 Edition)
by Schlosser
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Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an... (read more)

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Art of Democracy : a Concise History of Popular Culture (2ND 02 Edition)
Art of Democracy : a Concise History of Popular Culture (2ND 02 Edition)
by Jim Cullen
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"Cullen's strength comes from his understanding of how the different strands of American society intertwine in imaginative, unpredictable ways ... The shape and vitality of pop culture's next era will depend, at least in part, on commentators like Cullen.... (read more)

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Global Goes Local: Popular Culture in Asia (Asian Interactions and Comparisons)
Global Goes Local: Popular Culture in Asia (Asian Interactions and Comparisons)
by Timothy J Craig
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History of Popular Culture (2ND 13 Edition)
History of Popular Culture (2ND 13 Edition)
by Raymond F. Betts
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Religion and Wine : a Cultural History of Wine Drinking in the United States (96 Edition)
Religion and Wine : a Cultural History of Wine Drinking in the United States (96 Edition)
by Robert C. Fuller
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Popular Culture Primer (Rev 09 Edition)
Popular Culture Primer (Rev 09 Edition)
by John A. Weaver
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Populuxe
Populuxe
by Thomas Hine
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