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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published books in the subject of American Cultural Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant Children and Families

    Edited by Alan Dettlaff, Rowena Fong

    Children in immigrant families represent nearly one-fourth of all children living in the United States. As this population of children has increased, so has their representation among children involved in child welfare and related systems. Once immigrant families come to the attention of these...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sex and War on the American Stage

    Lysistrata in performance 1930-2012

    By Emily B. Klein

    American adaptations of Aristophanes’ enduring comedy Lysistrata have used laughter to critique sex, war, and feminism for nearly a century. Unlike almost any other play circulating in contemporary theatres, Lysistrata has outlived its classical origins in 411 BCE and continues to shock and delight...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Understanding Society through Popular Music

    2nd Edition

    By Joe Kotarba, J Patrick Williams

    Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Music courses, the second edition of Understanding Society through Popular Music uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Latin American Modern Architectures

    Ambiguous Territories

    Edited by Patricio del Real, Helen Gyger

    Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories has thirteen new essays from a range of distinguished architectural historians to help you understand the region’s rich and varied architecture. It will also introduce you to major projects that have not been written about in English. A...

    Published August 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Handbook of Cultural Sociology

    Edited by John R. Hall, Laura Grindstaff, Ming-cheng Lo

    The Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary scholarship in sociology and related disciplines focused on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With sixty-five essays written by scholars from around the world, the book...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Surviving Dictatorship

    A Work of Visual Sociology

    By Jacqueline Adams

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochet’s Chile. It focuses on...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Heritage, Sport and Tourism

    Sporting Pasts – Tourist Futures

    Edited by Sean Gammon, Gregory Ramshaw

    Sport heritage is increasingly being recognised as a potent instigator of tourism; be it touring a historic stadium, visiting a sports hall of fame, or participating in a sport fantasy camp, tourists now have a vast array of locations and options to experience the sporting past. This book provides...

    Published March 18th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Making of the American Landscape

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael P. Conzen

    The only compact yet comprehensive survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. The book examines the large-scale historical influences that have molded the varied human adaptation of the continent’s...

    Published January 20th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Watching TV Is Not Required

    Thinking About Media and Thinking About Thinking

    By Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    This book uses a social world–today's undergraduate students' ubiquitous everyday experience of television–as a vehicle for helping awaken students to the true possibilities for learning and their responsibilities inherent in achieving those goals. The book also introduces students to the social...

    Published October 20th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Sport and American Society

    Exceptionalism, Insularity, ‘Imperialism’

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    A special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport, this collection of provocative essays explores the many faces of sport in America. Drawing upon insights from anthropology, history, philosophy and sociology and with reference throughout to politics and economics, the...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge