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American Cultural Critics


This collection of essays assesses the work of a number of American intellectuals, including Susan Sontag, F.O. Mathieson, Daniel Bell and Hannah Arendt, who have addressed issues of culture and its multifaceted relations to politics, history, sociology and literary criticism.





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9780859894043 | Published: 1995
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Approaches To The American Musical


Most books on the American musical are little more than exercises in nostalgia. The specially commissioned essays that make up Approaches to the American Musical take a different view of the form, going beyond the common assertion that musicals are simply escapist.





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9780859894050 | Published: 1996
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The Artifacts of Pecos


'The Artifacts of Pecos has been widely recognized as a groundbreaking volume by one of the most influential figures in modern American Archaeology.' So writes Fred Wendorf in his new foreword to this classic work published in 1932 by Yale University Press.





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9780971958777 | Published: 2003
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Colin J. McRae: Confederate Financial Agent


Including archival documents, correspondence and accounting records that illustrate how this man was instrumental in the financial management of the Southern States during the Civil War, more insight is added into how McRae used blockade running along the Mississippi River to shore up financial strength in order to fight the war.





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9780979587412 | Published: 2008
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'Film Europe' And 'Film America'


A volume of specially-commissioned essays dealing with the attempts to create a pan-European film production movement in the 1920s and 1930s, and the reactions of the American film industry to these plans to rival its hegemony.





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9780859895460 | Published: 1999
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9780859895453 | Published: 1999
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Going to the Movies


This book analyses the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. It looks at cinema audiences ranging from Manhattan nickelodeons to the modern suburban megaplex, and from provincial, small-town or rural America to the shanty towns of South Africa.





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9780859898126 | Published: 2007
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9780859898119 | Published: 2007
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9780859899161 | Published: 2015
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Green Screen


This book combines film studies with environmental history and politics, aiming to establish a cultural criticism informed by 'green' thought. David Ingram argues that Hollywood cinema has largely perpetuated romantic attitudes to nature and has played an important ideological role in the 'greenwashing' of ecological discourses.





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9780859896092 | Published: 2004
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9780859896085 | Published: 2000
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9780859899192 | Published: 2015
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Hollywood, Westerns And The 1930S


For the first time, this book tells the 'lost' story of the 1930s Western. Written from a concern to understand Western films primarily as products of Hollywood's studio system, it recovers the context in which Westerns were produced, exhibited and viewed in the 1930s.




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9780859896948 | Published: 2001
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9780859896931 | Published: 2001
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Method and Theory in Historical Archeology


Described by Lewis Binford in his new foreword as a 'solid foundation on which to build a vital and growing historical archaeology,' Stanley South's famous book on historical archaeology includes a new introduction by the author that discusses how the book came to be written and the evolution of the field.





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9780971242739 | Published: 2002
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Narratives And Spaces


This book examines how photography, the railroad, electricity, space flight and the computer became central, yet often contradictory, parts of the way Americans construct and narrate their culture. This is a significant contribution to American cultural history, and like David Nye's previous books, is written to be accessible to a wide audience.




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9780859895569 | Published: 1997
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9780859895552 | Published: 1997
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