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  1. Veils, Turbans, and Islamic Reform in Northern Nigeria
    Veils, Turbans, and Islamic Reform in Northern Nigeria tells the story of Islamic reform from the perspective of dress, textile production and trade, and pilgrimage, over the past 200 years. As Islamic reformers have sought various... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2018
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  2. The Gnawa Lions
    Traditionally gnawa musicians in Morocco played for all-night ceremonies where communities gathered to invite spirits to heal mental, physical, and social ills untreatable by other means. Now gnawa music can be heard on the streets... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2018
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  3. Rebuilding an Enlightened World
    In Folklorizing America, Bill Ivey, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, argues that the world today is being reshaped by the end of the Enlightenment. In the 18th and 19th century, imperialism and colonialism... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2018
    Hardback | £18.99
  4. An Ethnography of Hunger
    For years, the Western media has depicted Africa as a desperate place that is utterly primitive, starving, war torn, or wholly wild and unspoiled. In An Ethnography of Hunger, Kristin Phillips grapples with stereotypical, pervasive... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2018
    Hardback | £58.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  5. Playing to the Crowd
    Explains what happened to music—for both artists and fans—when music went online. Playing to the Crowd explores and explains how the rise of digital communication platforms has transformed artist-fan relationships into... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2018
    Hardback | £68.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  6. The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime
    Published: 1st July 2018
    Hardback | £69.00
  7. The Popular Arts

    The Popular Arts

    Written by Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel, Introduced by Richard Dyer

    Series Stuart Hall: Selected Writings

    Duke University Press Books

    First appearing in 1964, and long since out of print, Stuart Hall and Paddy Whannel’s landmark book The Popular Arts takes seriously the importance of studying popular culture, thereby opening up an almost unprecedented... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2018
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  8. A Rich Brew
    A fascinating glimpse into the world of the coffeehouse and its role in shaping modern Jewish culture      Unlike the synagogue, the house of study, the community center, or the Jewish deli, the café is rarely... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2018
    Hardback | £26.99
  9. Homegrown
    An insightful study of how identity is mobilized in and for war in the face of homegrown terrorism. “You are either with us, or against us” is the refrain that captures the spirit of the global war on terror. Images of... Learn More
    Published: 10th April 2018
    Hardback | £68.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  10. There But for Fortune
    The life and influence of singer Phil Ochs Phil Ochs burst onto the American music scene just as the popularity of folk music was breaking through on the national consciousness. Along with friend and rival Bob Dylan, Ochs wrote... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  11. The Anime Ecology
    A major work destined to change how scholars and students look at television and animation With the release of author Thomas Lamarre\u2019s field-defining study The Anime Machine, critics established Lamarre as a leading voice... Learn More
    Published: 13th March 2018
    Hardback | £83.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. Suffering Scholars
    Suffering Scholars focuses on the medical and literary dimensions of the cult of celebrity that developed around intellectuals during the French Enlightenment. Anne C. Vila shows how the "suffering scholar" syndrome deeply influenced... Learn More
    Published: 9th March 2018
    Hardback | £50.00
  13. Getting a Life
    Comic book superheroes, fantasy kingdoms, and futuristic starships have become inescapable features of today’s pop-culture landscape, and the people we used to deride as “nerds” or “geeks” have ridden... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2018
    Hardback | £20.99
  14. The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
    An avid gamer and sharp media critic explains meritocracy\u2019s negative contribution to video game culture—and what can be done about it Video games have brought entertainment, education, and innovation to millions,... Learn More
    Published: 27th February 2018
    Hardback | £83.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  15. Interpreting Anime

    Interpreting Anime

    By Christopher Bolton

    University Of Minnesota Press

    For students, fans, and scholars alike, this wide-ranging primer on anime employs a panoply of critical approaches Well-known through hit movies like Spirited Away, Akira, and Ghost in the Shell, anime has a long history spanning... Learn More
    Published: 27th February 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  16. The Procrastination Economy
    How mobile devices make our in-between moments valuable to media companies while also providing a sense of control and connection In moments of downtime – waiting for a friend to arrive or commuting to work – we pull... Learn More
    Published: 6th February 2018
    Hardback | £20.99
    PDF | £20.99
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