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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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Dartmoor's Alluring Uplands


A striking and famous feature of the English landscape, Dartmoor is a beautiful place, with a sense of wildness and mystery. This book provides a new perspective on an important aspect of Dartmoor’s past. Its focus is transhumance: the seasonal transfer of grazing animals to different pastures.





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9780859898652 | Published: 2012
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9780859898645 | Published: 2012
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9780859899109 | Published: 2015
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The Gift Of A Child


This book is an easy to read book which gives clear and non-technical information about childlessness caused by male infertility, and about how this childlessness can be resolved by the use of donor insemination (DI). The book is written in a question and answer form and covers the issues raised by those seeking or undergoing DI treatment.





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9780859894074 | Published: 1993
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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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Henry Francis Lyte


Henry Francis Lyte was an Anglican minister, hymn-writer and poet. His best-known hymn, Abide With Me, has been sung at FA Cup Finals since 1927 and at Rugby League Challenge Cup Finals since 1929.  It is also said to have been have been on the lips of the British nurse Edith Cavell as she faced the firing squad in 1915.





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9780900771927 | Published: 1974
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Italian Cityscapes


This book examines the transformation of the Italian city from the 1950s to the present with particular attention to questions of identity, migration and changes in urban culture. It shows how major demographic movements and cultural shifts threw into relief new conceptions of the city in which old boundaries had become problematic.

 

 




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9780859897372 | Published: 2004
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9780859897365 | Published: 2004
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9780859899222 | Published: 2015
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Miners, Mariners & Masons

This book is the first sustained and dispassionate study of the role of Freemasonry in everyday social and economic life: why men joined, what it did for them and their families, and how it affected the development of communities and local economies.




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9781905816248 | Published: 2020
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9781905816163 | Published: 2020
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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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