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Popular Culture

by Marcel Danesi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 13, 2018)

For courses in popular culture, media and society, and sociology of the media.

Pop culture surrounds us. Its products are the movies we watch, the music we listen to, and the books we read; they are on our televisions,...


Revolt Against the Modern World

by Julius Evola Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 13, 2018)

With unflinching gaze and uncompromising intensity Julius Evola analyzes the spiritual and cultural malaise at the heart of Western civilization and all that passes for progress in the modern world. As a gadfly,...


Eros and the Mysteries of Love

by Julius Evola Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 13, 2018)

A comprehensive work on the metaphysical aspects of sexuality. Julius Evola sheds new light on the mystical and spiritual expression of sexual love. This in-depth study explores the sexual rites of sacred traditions,...


The Moral Psychology of Disgust

by Nina Strohminger & Victor Kumar Rowman & Littlefield International (June 13, 2018)

Does disgust guide moral behavior, or does it hamper it? Does disgust play a critical role in ordinary moral judgments, or almost no role at all? In this volume, experts in the field come together to explore...


The Influence of Polls on Television News Coverage of Presidential Campaigns

by Vincent M. Fitzgerald Lexington Books (June 12, 2018)

Since the election of Richard Nixon in 1968 to Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, both presidential campaigns and television news have undergone significant changes, perhaps most noticeably in the use of public...


In His Own Words

by Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan & Bill Clinton Little, Brown and Company (June 12, 2018)

"There is no easy way to walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires." -Nelson Mandela,...


Lost in Math

by Sabine Hossenfelder Basic Books (June 12, 2018)

Most physicists think of beauty as the royal road to discovery; a leading critic shows it is instead the road to nowhere

Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries CERN, physicists believe the best...


The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos

by Louisa Ha, Claire Youngnyo Joa, Alyssa Fisher & Nicky Chang Bi et al. Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos is a thorough analysis of YouTube audiences and creators of online videos that considers how the coexistence of user-generated and professional media content...


Five Stars

by Carmine Gallo St. Martin's Press (June 05, 2018)

“As technology threatens to displace countless jobs and skills, the ability to communicate is becoming more important than ever. This book is full of examples to help you get better at transporting your thoughts...


Changemakers

by Fay Weller & Mary Wilson New Society Publishers (June 05, 2018)

With every news report, the world seems to be careening off the rails. It's all too easy to slip into despair waiting for co-opted, self-serving governments to act.

Hope and action is the antidote. We each...


Introduction to Zen Koans

by James Ishmael Ford Wisdom Publications (June 05, 2018)

An indispensible guide to koans, teaching the reader about the importance of lineage, the practice of “just sitting,” and koan practice as paths to awakening.

This marvelous book opens the treasure house...


Style Guide

by The Economist PublicAffairs (June 05, 2018)

This expanded twelfth edition of the bestselling guide to style is based on The Economist's own updated house style manual, and is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity,...


Eating My Heroes

by Rick Bass Little, Brown and Company (June 05, 2018)

On the Road meets Tuesdays with Morrie in this pilgrimage by "an American classic" (Newsweek) to thank his most important mentors through memorable meals and conversations

"Some years later, George Plimpton offered...


In Our Own Voices, Redux

by Jorge R. López-McKnight, Teresa Y. Neely & Camila A. Alire Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 01, 2018)

In the 20-year reboot of Neely and Abif’s 1996 In Our Own Voices, fifteen of the original contributors revisit their stories alongside the fifteen new voices that have been added. This Collective represents...


Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism

by Prudence Geerts Mango (May 31, 2018)

#1 Amazon New Release ? Relationships ? expectations vs. reality

Planet Prudence comics: A top online illustrator, Prudence ""Planet Prudence"" Geerts, presents her take on the struggles of adulting and finding...


The Mountains and Waters Sutra

by Shohaku Okumura, Shodo Spring, Carl Bielefeldt & Gary Snyder et al. Wisdom Publications (May 28, 2018)

An indispensable map of a classic Zen text.

“Mountains and waters are the expression of old buddhas.”

So begins “Sansuikyo,” or “Mountains and Waters Sutra,” a masterpiece of poetry and insight from...


Being Gay in Ireland

by Gerard Rodgers Lexington Books (May 26, 2018)

In Being Gay in Ireland: Resisting Stigma in the Evolving Present, Gerard Rodgers argues that existing theory and research on the lives of gay men often exhibits a social weightlessness such that self-beliefs...


Post-Truth

by Steve Fuller Anthem Press (May 25, 2018)

‘Post-Truth’ was Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 word of the year. While the term was coined by its disparagers, especially in light of the Brexit and US Presidential campaigns, the roots of post-truth lie deep...


Psychoanalytic Trends in Theory and Practice

by Mary Davis, Inga Blom, M. Hossein Etezady & Theodore Fallon Jr. et al. Lexington Books (May 24, 2018)

Psychoanalytic Trends in Theory and Practice serves as a guide for the novice, and a refresher for the expert, into the history and current status of major psychoanalytic concepts. Each chapter author, reviews...


Natural Disasters and Risk Communication

by C. Vail Fletcher, Jennette Lovejoy, Do Kyun Kim & Robert F. Butler et al. Lexington Books (May 23, 2018)

Natural Disasters and Risk Communication: Implications of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Megaquake asks and addresses how we communicate about natural disasters and what effect our communication has on natural...


Productive Imagination

by Saulius Geniusas & Dmitri Nikulin Rowman & Littlefield International (May 18, 2018)

Although the concept of productive imagination plays a fundamental role in Kant, German Idealism, Romanticism, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, the meaning of this central concept remains largely undetermined....


Communication, Digital Media, and Popular Culture in Korea

by Nojin Kwak, Dal Yong Jin, Yeuseung Kim & Ji-Hyun Ahn et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2018)

In recent decades, Korean communication and media have substantially grown to become some of the most significant segments of Korean society. Since the early 1990s, Korea has experienced several distinctive...


When Einstein Walked with Gödel

by Jim Holt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2018)

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When...


In Praise of Wasting Time

by Alan Lightman Simon & Schuster/ TED (May 15, 2018)

In this timely and essential book that offers a fresh take on the qualms of modern day life, Professor Alan Lightman investigates the creativity born from allowing our minds to freely roam, without attempting...


The Stuff

by Marcus Brotherton, Sharlee Jeter, Sampson Davis & Derek Jeter Gallery/Jeter Publishing (May 15, 2018)

“Sampson and Sharlee’s message of the power of positivity, hard work, and resilience is one that we need to hear right now.” —Chris Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling The Pursuit of Happyness

Everyone...


Art of the Ordinary

by Richard Deming Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Cutting across literature, film, art, and philosophy, Art of the Ordinary is a trailblazing, cross-disciplinary engagement with the ordinary and the everyday. Because, writes Richard Deming, the ordinary is...


The Shorter Writings

by Xenophon & Gregory A. McBrayer Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

This book contains new, annotated, and literal yet accessible translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings, accompanied by interpretive essays that reveal these works to be masterful achievements by a...


Inventing Ourselves

by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore PublicAffairs (May 15, 2018)

Award-winning neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explains the developmental journey our brains take during adolescence and how the experience of these years determines the adults we become.

Risk taking, intense...


Infidelity

by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg Da Capo Press (May 15, 2018)

What the latest science tells us about fidelity, infidelity, memory, the brain's reward systems, love, and sex

In both genders and across age groups, infidelity is on the rise. People often cheat in a haze of...


Learning English at School

by Dr. Kelleen Toohey Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2018)

This fully revised edition provides a comprehensive discussion of how insights and concepts from new materialism and posthumanism might be used in investigating second language learning and teaching in classrooms....


Learning Pragmatics from Native and Nonnative Language Teachers

by Prof. Andrew D. Cohen Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2018)

This book deals with intercultural pragmatics and how both nonnative teachers (NNTs) and native teachers (NTs) may enhance their classroom instruction regarding target language (TL) pragmatics. It focuses primarily...


Portraits of Second Language Learners

by Chie Muramatsu Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2018)

Using second language (L2) socialization theory as a theoretical framework, this book investigates the ways in which four advanced learners of Japanese on an immersion program in the USA exercise their agency...


Critique as Social Practice

by Robin Celikates & Naomi van Steenbergen Rowman & Littlefield International (May 08, 2018)

Can critical theory diagnose ideological delusion and false consciousness from above, or does it have to follow the practices of critique ordinary agents engage in? This book argues that we have to move beyond...


Cracking the Boy Code

by Adam Cox New Society Publishers (May 08, 2018)

All too quickly, talkative, affectionate young boys seem to slip away. Adolescents may be transformed overnight into reclusive, seemingly impenetrable young people who open up only to their friends and spend...


Why Honor Matters

by Tamler Sommers Basic Books (May 08, 2018)

A controversial call to put honor at the center of morality

To the modern mind, the idea of honor is outdated, sexist, and barbaric. It evokes Hamilton and Burr and pistols at dawn, not visions of a well-organized...


Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times

by Ethan Alexander-Davey, Richard Avramenko, Ian Crowe & Jerry Salyer et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

Great statesmen and gentlemen, men of honor and rank, seem to be phenomena of a bygone Aristocratic era. Aristocracies, which emphasize rank, and value difference, quality, beauty, rootedness, continuity, stand...


Navigating Everyday Life

by Peter J. Adams Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

Navigating Everyday Life explores the special moments, big and small, that rupture the surface of everyday life and that can help readers adjust to the disrupting effects of major life crises. Peter Adams delves...


Adulthood, Morality, and the Fully Human

by John J. Shea Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

In Adulthood, Morality, and the Fully Human, John J. Shea describes an adult, moral, and fully human self in terms of integrity and mutuality. Those who are fully human are caring and just. Violence is the absence...


There Are No Two Marrows

by R. J. Unger Grosvenor House Publishing (May 04, 2018)

“There Are No Two Marrows” explores, with great humour, a real modern-day dilemma. Archie, a somewhat eccentric retired coal miner with traditional northern passions and pastimes, informs his family, out...


Rhetoric at the Non-Substantialistic Turn

by Therese Boos Dykeman Lexington Books (May 04, 2018)

Rhetoric at the Non-Substantialistic Turn: The East-West Coin presents a unique theory of rhetoric that encompasses both Eastern and Western approaches. Based on the Field-Being philosophy founded by Lik Kuen...


From Enlightenment to Rebellion

by James G. Buickerood, Kurt Edward Milberger, Carole Fabricant & Declan Kiberd et al. Bucknell University Press (May 04, 2018)

This book is a collection of essays and a short story written to honor Christopher Fox of Notre Dame, arguably the most influential figure in Irish Studies for the past quarter century. The essays address topics...


I'm Just Happy to Be Here

by Janelle Hanchett Hachette Books (May 01, 2018)

From the creator of the blog "Renegade Mothering," Janelle Hanchett's forthright, darkly funny, and ultimately empowering memoir chronicling her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction...


Stretching the Limits of Productive Imagination

by Saulius Geniusas Rowman & Littlefield International (April 30, 2018)

How has the concept of productive imagination been developed in post-Kantian philosophy? This important and innovative volume explores this question, with particular focus on hermeneutics, phenomenology and...


Ecologies of Participation

by Zayin Cabot Lexington Books (April 30, 2018)

In this daring debut, Zayin Cabot challenges the wise homebodies of academia. A profoundly interdisciplinary approach to comparative scholarship, Ecologies of Participation offers a methodology whereby we can...


Politics, Propaganda, and Public Health

by Laura Crosswell & Lance Porter Lexington Books (April 30, 2018)

Politics, Propaganda, and Public Health: A Case Study in Health Communication and Public Trust takes an in-depth look at Merck Pharmaceutical's groundbreaking launch of the Gardasil vaccination and ways in which...


Practicing Psychotherapy in Constructed Reality

by Stephen Bacon Lexington Books (April 26, 2018)

In Practicing Psychotherapy in Constructed Reality: Ritual, Charisma, and Enhanced Client Outcomes, Stephen Bacon charts a radical and provocative new direction forward for psychotherapy. Based on the research...


The Existentialist's Survival Guide

by Gordon Marino HarperOne (April 24, 2018)

“When it comes to living, there’s no getting out alive. But books can help us survive, so to speak, by passing on what is most important about being human before we perish. In The Existentialist’s Survival...


Existential Medicine

by Kevin Aho Rowman & Littlefield International (April 23, 2018)

Existential Medicine explores the recent impact that the philosophies of existentialism, phenomenology, and hermeneutics have had on the health care professions. A growing body of scholarship drawing primarily...


Political Conversion

by Don Waisanen Lexington Books (April 20, 2018)

Stories of religious conversion have been told for millennia. Yet many prominent figures such as Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton, and Rick Perry have also used stories of their change from one political worldview...


Games Girls Play

by Carolyn M. Cunningham Lexington Books (April 20, 2018)

Games Girls Play examines the role that video games play in girls’ lives, including how games structure girls’ leisure time, how playing video games constitutes different performances of femininity, and...