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1 BANTA, MARTHA. Barbaric Intercourse: Caricature And The Culture Of Conduct, 1841-1936.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 2003. 0226036928 / 9780226036922 First Edition (unstated). s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Tells the story of a century of social upheaval and the satiric attacks it inspired in leading publications in both England and America. Explores the politics of caricature and cartoon from 1841 to 1936, devoting special attention to the original Life magazine. Includes an Index. 
Price: 55.41 USD
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2 BROWNE, RAY B.; MADDEN, DAVID. Instructor's Manual To Accompany Popular Culture Explosion: Experiencing Mass Media.
Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, Dubuque: 1972. s Softcover. Good condition. There are stains on the covers. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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3 BROWNE, RAY B.; MADDEN, DAVID. The Popular Culture Explosion: Experiencing Mass Media.
Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers, Dubuque: 1972. s Softcover. Fair condition. Stains on some pages. 

Price: 8.55 USD
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4 BUELL, LAWRENCE. New England Literary Culture: From Revolution Through Renaissance.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1986. s Softcover. Reading copy with ink marks. 
Study of the development of New England literary culture and its institutions during the period from the American Revolution through the late 1800s. Pays particular attention to such major figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Dickinson. 
Price: 50.83 USD
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5 CANTOR, NORMAN F. & WERTHMAN, MICHAEL S. (EDITORS). The History Of Popular Culture To 1815.
Macmillan, London: 1969. Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. Highligting on some pages. Stains on the edges. 
An anthology describing and discussing all elements of popular culture from ancient times to 1815. Includes an Index of authors contained in anthology. 
Price: 3.47 USD
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6 COX, ANNA-LISA. A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story Of Hope And Faith.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2007. A Bison Book. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In the heartland of the United States 150 years ago, where racism and hatred were common, a community decided there could be a different America. Here schools and churches were completely integrated, blacks and whites intermarried, and power and wealth were shared by both races. But for this to happen, the town's citizens had to keep secrets, break the laws of the world outside, and sweep aside fear and embrace hope. In a historical-detective feat, Anna-Lisa Cox uncovers the heartening story of this community that took the road untaken. Beginning in the 1860s, the people of Covert, Michigan, attempted to do what then seemed impossible: love one's neighbor—regardless of skin color—as oneself. Drawing on diaries, oral histories, and contemporary records, Cox gives us intimate glimpses of Covert's people, from William Conner, the Civil War veteran who went on to become Michigan's first black justice of the peace, to Elizabeth Gillard, who, shipwrecked and washed onto Covert's shores, ultimately came to love the unusual community she would call home. In bringing these and other stories of this small town to light, Cox presents a vision of what our nation might have been, and could be. Anna-Lisa Cox is the recipient of numerous awards for her research, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholars Award, a Gilder Lehrman Fellowship, and a Pew Younger Scholars Fellowship. "Readers of A Stronger Kinship will enjoy its prose, admire its characters, and very likely agree with Cox that the history of this small Michigan town teaches us about hope and the possibility for racial reconciliation in our own time."—Frank Towers, Chicago Tribune "An inspirational story of tolerance and decency."—Diane Robert, Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A gladdening, unsentimental chronicle of a Midwestern town that practiced racial equality against all late 19th-century odds."—Kirkus Reviews "A wonderful book. . . . Stories like this need to get around sooner than later. They are what will save this world."—Pete Seeger "This is a revealing look at a small town whose accomplishments have been virtually forgotten."—Booklist "Books about race in America are often disturbing and sometimes downright searing. Still, so many exist that they sometimes tend to blend together, canceling one another out. A Stronger Kinship is such an unusual book about race in America that it is unlikely to blend with anything else."—Steve Weinberg, Dallas Morning News "Cox's optimism is infectious, and her recovery of Covert's nearly lost history admirable."—Publishers Weekly "Most of the book deals with the background of the families who settled in Covert, both black and white, and Cox offers solid details. Their history is even more rare than the wake-robin and needs no embellishment. The story of Covert proves that not all tales of successful race relations in America have to be written as fiction."—Greg Langley, The Advocate 
Price: 18.95 USD
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7 DE MADARIAGA, SALVADOR. Englishmen Frenchman Spaniards.
Hill and Wang, New York: 1969. 0809042630 / 9780809042630 Second Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good reading copy. Library discard. 

Price: 6.41 USD
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8 DOSS, ERIKA. Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, And Image.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
It doesn't matter how you remember him--rockabilly rebel, all-American boy, B-movie idol, patriotic G.I., or Las Vegas superstar. Elvis Presley is the most enduring image in American popular culture. This book explains why. Other authors have explored Elvis's life and music, but Erika Doss now examines his multifaceted image as the key to understanding the adulation that has survived his death. She has talked with fans and joined their clubs, studied their creations and made pilgrimages to Graceland, all to explore what these images mean to those who gaze upon them, make them, and collect them. In researching Elvis Culture, Doss discovered that the visual image of Elvis endures because it was so carefully constructed from the start. Sifting through the visual glut of Elvisiana, she looks at how fans collect, arrange, and display Elvis paraphernalia, make Elvis artwork, and participate in the annual August rituals of Elvis Week. By engaging in these acts, she explains, they continually reinvent Elvis to mesh with their own personal and social preferences and to keep his memory alive. Doss examines Elvis in specific contexts: as a religious icon honored in household shrines, as a focus of sexual fantasy for women and men (both straight and gay), as an inspiration for countless impersonators, and as an emblem of whiteness held in disdain by many blacks--despite his having crossed racial lines with his music. She also looks at how Elvis has become a sanitized, legally protected image controlled by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., which bans the sale of black velvet paintings and licenses his likeness around the world. As engrossing as it is informative, Elvis Culture strikingly demonstrates the power of the visual image in our culture and reveals much about American attitudes toward religion, sex, race, and celebrity-as well as about the construction of American identity in the late twentieth century. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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9 DOSS, ERIKA. Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, And Image.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
It doesn't matter how you remember him--rockabilly rebel, all-American boy, B-movie idol, patriotic G.I., or Las Vegas superstar. Elvis Presley is the most enduring image in American popular culture. This book explains why. Other authors have explored Elvis's life and music, but Erika Doss now examines his multifaceted image as the key to understanding the adulation that has survived his death. She has talked with fans and joined their clubs, studied their creations and made pilgrimages to Graceland, all to explore what these images mean to those who gaze upon them, make them, and collect them. In researching Elvis Culture, Doss discovered that the visual image of Elvis endures because it was so carefully constructed from the start. Sifting through the visual glut of Elvisiana, she looks at how fans collect, arrange, and display Elvis paraphernalia, make Elvis artwork, and participate in the annual August rituals of Elvis Week. By engaging in these acts, she explains, they continually reinvent Elvis to mesh with their own personal and social preferences and to keep his memory alive. Doss examines Elvis in specific contexts: as a religious icon honored in household shrines, as a focus of sexual fantasy for women and men (both straight and gay), as an inspiration for countless impersonators, and as an emblem of whiteness held in disdain by many blacks--despite his having crossed racial lines with his music. She also looks at how Elvis has become a sanitized, legally protected image controlled by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., which bans the sale of black velvet paintings and licenses his likeness around the world. As engrossing as it is informative, Elvis Culture strikingly demonstrates the power of the visual image in our culture and reveals much about American attitudes toward religion, sex, race, and celebrity-as well as about the construction of American identity in the late twentieth century. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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10 DOWD, MAUREEN. Are Men Necessary?
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 2005. 0399153322 / 9780399153327 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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11 DUPRE, LOUIS. The Enlightenment And The Intellectual Foundations Of Modern Culture.
Yale University Press. New Haven and London: 2004. 0300100329 / 9780300100327 Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The prestige of the Enlightenment has decline in recent years. Many consider its thinking abstract, its art and poetry uninspiring, and the assertion that it introduced a new age of freedom and progress after centuries of darkness and superstition presumptuous. In this book, an eminent scholar of modern culture shows that the Enlightenment was a more complex phenomenon than most of its detractors and advocates assume. It included rationalist as well as antirationalist tendencies, a critique of traditional morality and religion as well as an attempt to establish them on new foundations, even the beginning of a moral renewal and a spiritual renewal. includes an Index. 
Price: 56.72 USD
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12 FITZGERALD, FRANCES. Cities On A Hill: A Journey Through Contemporary American Cultures.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1986. 0671552090 / 9780671552091 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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13 FREMANTLE, ANNE. Pilgrimage To People.
David McKay Co., New York: 1968. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition with slight staining and tear to DJ. 
Studies of ten unique men and women and three places that are significant links between differing creeds and cultures. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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14 GATUSKIN, ZELDA LEAH. Ancestral Notes: A Family Dream Journal.
Amador Publishers, Albuquerque: 1994. 0938513176 / 9780938513179 First edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Explores the themes of Jewish spirituality and mysticism, shtetl life in Europe, immigration to the United States, the legacy of anti-Semitism and gender roles, in the search for a contemporary Jewish woman's identity. 
Price: 11.16 USD
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15 GURSTEIN, ROCHELLE. The Repeal Of Reticence: A History Of America's Cultural And Legal Struggles Over Free Speech, Obscenity, Sexual Liberation And Modern Art.
Hill and Wang, New York: 1996. 0809080699 / 9780809080694 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This striking study of America's battles over what we can decently say and do in publlic traces how and why principled debate about the character of our common world has been displaced by a new kind of public noise. Rochelle Gurstein offers a brilliant history of the arguments made for and against the forces - invasive journalism, realist fiction, and sex reform - that altered public discourse between the late nineteenth century, when they first appeared, and the 1960s, when new controversies erupted about mass culture, avant-garde art, and sexual liberation. Now the public sphere is dominated by rights talk, by puritan-baiting, and by knee-jerk liberalism or illiberalism. Is this the best we can do? Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.34 USD
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16 HOLTZMAN, WAYNE H.; DIAZ-GUERRERO, ROGELIO; SWARTZ, JON D. Personality Development In Two Cultures: A Cross-cultural Longitudinal Study Of School Children In Mexico And The United States.
The University of Texas Press, Austin And London: 1975. 0292764251 / 9780292764255 h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Fair condition. Library discard. Notes on some pages. 
The outgrowth of an extensive investigation of the differentt patterns of personality, cognitive, and perceptual development of school children in Mexico and the United States. It presents and analyzes the results of a study in which over eight hundred children in Mexico City and Austin, Texas, were tested repeatedly over a six-year period under the supervision of highly respected and American psychologists. 
Price: 9.98 USD
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17 JELLISON, KATHERINE. It's Our Day: America's Love Affair With The White Wedding, 1945-2005.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
What's white, costs billions of dollars, and embodies the American dream? For years, a white-gowned bride, multi-tiered white cake, and shiny gold rings have been the central icons for a grand American tradition that remains vibrant despite changing times. Now Katherine Jellison gives us a comprehensive cultural history of American weddings since World War II, examining the development of our precise and expensive standards for celebrating weddings and the staying power of this phenomenon in the face of enormous social, political, and economic upheaval. Jellison's book is the first to examine wedding culture in the context of postwar cultural change, analyzing the mechanisms that disseminated, updated, and sustained the specific tradition of the white wedding. Tracing the ritual back to the rise of consumer culture in the postwar boom, it also examines how Americans guaranteed the survival of the white wedding into the twenty-first century by amending the ideology that supported it and reinterpreting the functions it served. Jellison examines the ways the bridal business, the media, and consumers responded to new norms that expanded the notions of who was an appropriate white-wedding bride. She particularly examines the key influences that have sustained this cultural phenomenon for sixty years—the bridal-wear industry, celebrity weddings, movie weddings, and media coverage of the weddings-next-door—to show that the white wedding has become a unifying experience that crosses gender, class, and racial lines. Here are the mystique of the perfect white wedding gown, a cavalcade of iconic brides from Grace Kelly to Carolyn Bessette, and the proliferation of reality weddings in magazines and on television. Jellison draws on pro-wedding writings of contemporary feminist authors, as well as oral histories of bridal couples from diverse backgrounds, and examines contemporary issues such as the legalization of same-sex marriage—and its backlash—and the post-Katrina "Hurricane Brides" project. Engagingly written and lavishly illustrated, It's Our Day tells how a fantasy event survived counterculture movements and organized feminism to become a multi-billion-dollar industry supporting clothiers, caterers, jewelers, and florists. But more than an exposé of commercialism, it is a testament to the flexibility of the dream it represents. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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18 KAPLAN, ALICE. Dreaming In French: The Parie Years Of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag And Angela Davis.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A year in Paris . . . since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision—and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in French tells three stories of that experience, and how it changed the lives of three extraordinary American women. All three women would go on to become icons, key figures in American cultural, intellectual, and political life, but when they embarked for France, they were young, little-known, uncertain about their future, and drawn to the culture, sophistication, and drama that only Paris could offer. Yet their backgrounds and their dreams couldn't have been more different. Jacqueline Bouvier was a twenty-year-old debutante, a Catholic girl from a wealthy East Coast family. Susan Sontag was twenty-four, a precocious Jewish intellectual from a North Hollywood family of modest means, and Paris was a refuge from motherhood, a failing marriage, and graduate work in philosophy at Oxford. Angela Davis, a French major at Brandeis from a prominent African American family in Birmingham, Alabama, found herself the only black student in her year abroad program—in a summer when all the news from Birmingham was of unprecedented racial violence. Kaplan takes readers into the lives, hopes, and ambitions of these young women, tracing their paths to Paris and tracking the discoveries, intellectual adventures, friendships, and loves that they found there. For all three women, France was far from a passing fancy; rather, Kaplan shows, the year abroad continued to influence them, a significant part of their intellectual and cultural makeup, for the rest of their lives. Jackie Kennedy carried her love of France to the White House and to her later career as a book editor, bringing her cultural and linguistic fluency to everything from art anddiplomacy to fashion and historic restoration—to the extent that many, including Jackie herself, worried that she might seem "too French." Sontag found in France a model for the life of the mind that she was determined to lead; the intellectual world she observed from afar during that first year in Paris inspired her most important work and remained a key influence—to be grappled with, explored, and transcended—the rest of her life. Davis, meanwhile, found that her Parisian vantage strengthened her sense of political exile from racism at home and brought a sense of solidaritywith Algerian independence. For her, Paris was a city of political commitment, activism, and militancy, qualities that would deeply inform her own revolutionary agenda and soon make her a hero to the French writers she had once studied. Kaplan, whose own junior year abroad played a prominent role in her classic memoir, French Lessons, spins these three quite different stories into one evocative biography, brimming with the ferment and yearnings of youth and shot through with the knowledge of how a single year—and a magical city—can change a whole life. No one who has ever dreamed of Paris should miss it. 
Price: 24.70 USD
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19 KATZ, ELIHU & GUREVITCH, MICHAEL WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF ADONI, HANNA; BRAND, GILA; COHEN, OVED; HAAS, HADASSAH; AND ISAAC, LEAH. The Secularization Of Leisure: Culture And Communication In Israel.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge: 1976. 0674796722 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Conducted during the peaceful interlude of the early 1970s, this national audit of the consumption of culture and communications raises basic questions for Israel and, more generally, for the making of cultural policy in new and small nations. The study asks whether cultural self-determination is possible in a world dominated by subtitled films and television programs, and by translated theater and books: whether indigenous popular culture, not just elite culture, can be cultivated and subsidized. Includes an Index. 
Price: 20.66 USD
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20 LEE, PATRICK C.; STEWART, ROBERT SUSSMANN (EDITORS) Sex Differences: Cultural And Developmental Dimensions.
Urizen Books, New York: 1976. 0916354229 / 9780916354220 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 5.94 USD
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