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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
A Savannah Story
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679429220
In charming, beautiful, and wealthy old-South Savannah, Georgia, the local bad boy is shot dead inside of the opulent mansion of a gay antiques dealer, and a gripping trial follows
Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Dictionary of Symbolism
Cultural Icons and the Meanings Behind Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0452011183
Explains the meanings for more than two thousand symbols from mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology
Landscapes of Power: From Detroit to Disney World
Landscapes of Power
From Detroit to Disney World
Paperback      ISBN: 0520082885
Examines locations ranging from industrial complexes to theme parks in Florida and California to examine how the creative destruction of landscape reflects changes in American economic and social life
Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life
Centuries of Childhood
A Social History of Family Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0394702867
The modern concept of family life is traced through the paintings and diaries of the last four centuries
Culture and Society, 1780-1950
Culture and Society, 1780-1950
Paperback      ISBN: 0231057016
Acknowledged as perhaps the masterpiece of materialist criticism in the English language, this omnibus ranges over British literary history from George Eliot to George Orwell to inquire about the complex ways economic reality shapes the imagination.
Chippewa Customs
Chippewa Customs
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511425
Chippewa Customs, first published in 1929, remains an authoritative source for the tribal history, customs, legends, traditions, art, music, economy, and leisure activities of the Chippewa (Ojibway) Indians of the United States and Canada. Praise for Chippewa Customs "Densmore . . . has done a valuable piece of work for posterity by collecting this material."—Minnesota History
The End of Nature
The End of Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 0385416040
Addressing the moral and practical aspects of dealing with environmental issues, this study spells out the tragic consequences of the greenhouse effect and discusses options for avoiding ecological calamity
Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays
Sex, Art, and American Culture
Essays
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0679741011
In a new collection of essays, the anti-feminist and author of Sexual Personae shares her observations on date rape, sexual harassment, the decline of education, culture, and other key issues. Original. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Technopoly
The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Paperback      ISBN: 0679745408
A social critic argues that the United States has become a "technopoly"--a system that sacrifices social institutions for self-perpetuating technological advancement--and suggests ways to use technical skills to enhance our democracy
The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion
The Sacred Canopy
Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion
Paperback      ISBN: 0385073054
Uses sociological theory as a means of examining the erosion of religion by secular influences and ways of making traditional religious beliefs plausible