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Brit-Myth Who Do the British Think They Are?
ISBN: PB: 9781861893369, Reaktion Books, August 2007
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 6 illus.
Is Britain really perceived as a nation of poorly dressed, roast-beef-eating, snaggle-toothed xenophobes? Or do the British perhaps all live in stately homes, and lead supercilious, emotionally repressed, tea-drinking lives? In "Brit-Myth", well-know...
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£16,95
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Contemporary Gothic
ISBN: PB: 9781861893017, Reaktion Books, November 2006
176 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 30 illus.
Gothic images pervade contemporary culture, from popular interior decorating programmes to news stories of vampire-obsessed killers. Darkness and unease have never been more fashionable, as the media repeatedly proclaims that "Gothic is back", herald...
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£12,95
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Retro The Culture of Revival
ISBN: PB: 9781861892904, Reaktion Books, September 2006
192 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 45 illus.
Flares are in. Flares are out. Flares are back again. Fads constantly cycle and recycle through popular culture, each time in a slightly new incarnation. The term "retro" has become the buzz word for describing such trends, but what does it mean? Eli...
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First Peoples Indigenous Cultures and Their Futures
ISBN: PB: 9781861892416, Reaktion Books, March 2005
176 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 6 illus.
"First Peoples" argues, controversially, that far from disappearing in the face of global capitalism, indigenous cultures today are as diverse as they ever were. Rather than being absorbed into a uniform modernity, indigenous peoples are anticipating...
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£19,95
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Happiness Paradox
ISBN: PB: 9781861891822, Reaktion Books, August 2003
208 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 8 illus.
The dream of a happy life has preoccupied thinkers since Plato, and in modern times it has become one of the signature tunes of our age – the rise of therapists, gurus, New Age cults and the use of Prozac are familiar indicators of how ubiquitous the...
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£15,95
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Animal
ISBN: PB: 9781861891341, Reaktion Books, September 2002
184 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 6 illus.
From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives. "Animal" is a timely overview of the many ways in...
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£16,95
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Celebrity
ISBN: PB: 9781861891044, Reaktion Books, September 2001
208 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 6 illus.
In contemporary society, the cult of celebrity is inescapable. Anyone can be turned into a celebrity, and anything can be made into a celebrity event. Celebrity has become a part of everyday life, a common reference point. But how have people like El...
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£19,95
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Chromophobia
ISBN: PB: 9781861890740, Reaktion Books, September 2001
128 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 6 colour illus.
The central argument of "Chromophobia" is that a chromophobic impulse – a fear of corruption or contamination through colour – lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought. This is apparent in the many and varied attempts to purge colo...
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£14,95
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Cool Rules Anatomy of an Attitude
ISBN: PB: 9781861890719, Reaktion Books, August 2000
188 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 50 illus.
"Cool Rules" introduces the reader to a new cultural category. While the authors do not claim to have discovered Cool, they believe they are the first to attempt a serious, systematic analysis of Cool's history, psychology, and importance. The cont...
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