Cultural Studies

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  1. Book ImagePolice Brutality: An Anthology

    Jill Nelson

    A landmark work by twelve leading critics and community leaders—essential reading for anyone interested in the history of American race relations.More

  2. Book ImageThe Land I'm Bound To: Photographs

    Jack Leigh

    This retrospective volume places Jack Leigh in the company of other documentary giants such as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lang.More

  3. Book ImageMuses in Arcadia: Cultural Life in the Berkshires

    Mae G. Banner, Timothy Cahill, Richard Nunley, Et Al.

    Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, MASSMoCA, the Norman Rockwell Museum... these are but a few of the Berkshire museums and performance spaces that attract MILLIONS of visitors each year who hail from Philadelphia to Boston and beyond.More

  4. Book ImageThe Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

    Richard Sennett

    A Business Week Best Book of the Year.... "A devastating and wholly necessary book."—Studs Terkel, author of WorkingMore

  5. Book ImageOld and on Their Own

    Robert Coles, Alex Harris, Thomas Roma

    Long recognized for his work with young people, the prominent child psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Coles explores the lives of the elderly in Old and on Their Own.More

  6. Book ImageThe Tender Passion: The Bourgeois Experience from Victoria to Freud

    Peter Gay

    The Tender Passion looks at the Victorian middle classes' ideal and real notions of love.More

  7. Book ImageEducation of the Senses: The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud

    Peter Gay

    Volume(s): 1

    “The most learned, as well as the wittiest survey of human sexuality ever to be published.” —New York TimesMore

  8. Book ImageThe Earth Shall Blossom: Shaker Herbs and Gardening

    Galen Beale, Mary Rose Boswell

    The Shakers endlessly fascinate us; they seem always to offer something new. We are drawn again and again to their philosophy of simple, resourceful living, to their artifacts, and to their architecture, music, furniture, and agriculture.More

  9. Book ImageGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Jared Diamond

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesMore

  10. Book ImagePleasure Wars: The Bourgeois Experience Victoria to Freud

    Peter Gay

    A master historian shows us a new side of the Victorian Era--the role of the Bourgeois as reactionaries, revolutionaries, and middle-of-the-roaders in the passage of high culture toward modernism.More

  11. Book ImageLife's Little Deconstruction Book: Self-Help for the Post-Hip

    Andrew Boyd

    Portable Po-Mo, Disposable Derrida, Foucault-to-Go.More

  12. Book ImageOut of the East: Transition and Tradition in Asia

    Hiroji Kubota

    More than two hundred magnificent, full-color photographs document the enormous productivity of eastern Asia against the background of traditional life and culture.More

  13. Book ImageThe Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society

    Arthur Meier Schlesinger

    Revised and Enlarged Edition

    The bestseller that reminded us what it means to be an American is more timely than ever in this updated and enlarged edition, including "Schlesinger's Syllabus," an annotated reading list of core books on the American experience.More

  14. Book ImageA Young Shaker's Guide to Good Manners

    Lovers of Youth, Flo Morse, Vincent Newton

    "Never be squinting, and scowling, and examining the victuals, to see if you can discover a coal, a speck, or a hair; and if you do find one, take it out decently, and not make a great ado about it. For your honor's sake never make a mountain of a mole-hill." —from the Shakers' Manual of Good MannersMore

  15. Book ImageNew York: An Illustrated History of the People

    Allon Schoener

    The definitive pictorial history of the diverse peoples of the world who have made New York their home.More

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