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Triumph Of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Epic On Page And Screen

All zombies are created equal. All zombie stories are not. From its humble beginnings as an indie comic book, The Walking Dead has become a pop culture juggernaut boasting New York Times–bestselling trade paperbacks, a hit television series, and enough fans to successfully take on any zombie uprising. Triumph of The Walking Dead explores the intriguing characters, stunning plot twists, and spectacular violence that make Robert Kirkma...

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Smart Casual: The Transformation Of Gourmet Restaurant Style In America

America’s restaurants have undergone virtual revolution in the past several decades. Thanks in no small part to the ubiquity of food television, patrons have grown ever more knowledgeable and demanding about what they are served. They also want excitement and drama, just like what they see on the tube, and a restaurant’s “vibe” or lack of one profoundly influences its success. At the same time, strict rules of etiquette for dining in...

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Cultural Anthropology – Appreciating Cultural Diversity, 16 Edition

A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the cultural anthropology course. Cultural Anthropology offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. Focu...

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Mainstreaming Sex: The Sexualisation Of Western Culture

This book uncovers the significant impact that striptease culture is having on our media, relationships, educational and working lives. It is a welcome and much needed book. Western culture is exhibiting its fascination with sex in new, often surprising ways. Pole dancing is a form of keep fit, porn stars find work as agony aunts, pornography itself is just ""a mouse click away,"" and phone sex, email affairs and cybersex are now par...

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Material Moments In Book Cultures: Essays In Honour Of Gabriele Müller-oberhäuser

This Festschrift honours the dedicated book historian and medievalist Gabriele Müller-Oberhäuser. Her wide-ranging scholarly expertise has encouraged and influenced many adepts of the book. The essays in this volume reflect the variety of her interests: The contributions range from Chaucer’s Fürstenspiegel to the value of books in comedy, from the material book to the magical book in religious and literary cultures, from collaborativ...

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China A To Z: Everything You Need To Know To Understand Chinese Customs And Culture

A practical and accessible guide to an ancient but rapidly changing culture—now revised and updated Perfect for business, pleasure, or armchair travelers, China A to Z explains the customs, culture, and etiquette essential for any trip or for anyone wanting to understand this complex country. In one hundred brief, reader-friendly essays alphabetized by subject, this  fully revised and updated edition provides a crash course in the et...

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Afrofuturism: The World Of Black Sci-fi And Fantasy Culture

In this hip, accessible primer to the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism, author Ytasha Womack introduces readers to the burgeoning community of artists creating Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and N. K. Jemisin to the musical cosmos of Sun Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am, to the v...

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It’s Been Said Before: A Guide To The Use And Abuse Of Cliches

Careful writers and speakers agree that clichés are generally to be avoided. However, nearly all of us continue to use them. Why do they persist in our language? In It's Been Said Before, lexicographer Orin Hargraves examines the peculiar idea and power of the cliché. He helps readers understand why certain phrases became clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them. Indeed, clichés can be useful...

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Opposition In Discourse: The Construction Of Oppositional Meaning

In this important book, Lesley Jeffries introduces a phenomenon which has not been given the attention it deserves - the contextual construction of oppositional meaning. These are opposites not recognisable as such out of context but that are clearly set up this way in the text concerned. The significance of oppositional meaning is well-known, and has been discussed by scholars for millennia, from Philosophy to Politics. But the main...

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The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, The Brontës, And The Importance Of Handbags

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Daphne Merkin brings her signature combination of wit, candor, and penetrating intelligence to subjects that touch on every aspect of contemporary culture, from the high calling of the literary life to the poignant underside of celebrity and our collective fixation on fame. Merkin's elegant, widely admired profiles go beneath the glossy facades to consider their vulnerabilities and demons, as...