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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0385094027
Parallels the roles assumed by people in their daily interactions with the performance of actresses and actors on a stage
Maps of Meaning: An Introduction to Cultural Geography
Maps of Meaning
An Introduction to Cultural Geography
Paperback      ISBN: 0415090881
Reprint of a work published in 1989 by Unwin Hyman Ltd. Instead of reiterating the field's conventional emphasis on the evolution of cultural landscapes and the interpretation of past environments, this introduction reflects the current transformation of cultural geography and its new orientation with regard to social geography and cultural theory. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States
Crabgrass Frontier
The Suburbanization of the United States
Paperback      ISBN: 0195049837
Traces the development of American suburbs, suggests reasons for their growth, compares American residential patterns with those of Europe and Japan, and looks at future trends
Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics
Yearning
Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics
Paperback      ISBN: 0896083853
Crosses disciplinary boundaries in major debates on postmodern theory, cultural criticism, and the politics of race and gender. hooks values postmodernism's insights while warning that the fashionable infatuation with "discourse" about "difference" is dangerously detachable from the struggle we must all wage against racism, sexism, and cultural imperialism.
Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life
Habits of the Heart
Individualism and Commitment in American Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520053885
Based on conversations with hundreds of Americans, this volume reveals the self-understanding of Americans as a people and as a nation
Do or Die
Do or Die
Paperback      ISBN: 0060922915
An experienced reporter who has gained the trust of both sides of L.A.'s notorious gang wars offers an inside look at how children become murderers and why gangs replace families
In Their Own Words: Letters from Norwegian Immigrants
In Their Own Words
Letters from Norwegian Immigrants
Paperback      ISBN: 0816618593
These translations of letters home by nine Norwegian immigrants detail their perception of America and their adjustment to its lifestyle between 1870 and 1945
Orientalism
Orientalism
Paperback      ISBN: 039474067x
A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control the East from the 1700s to the present.
With His Pistol in His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero
With His Pistol in His Hand
A Border Ballad and Its Hero
Paperback      ISBN: 0292701284
Traces the life of Gregorio Cortez Lira, a Mexican ranchhand who became the hero of a popular ballad after a shootout with a Texas sheriff, and describes various versions of the ballad
Stigma: Notes on the Management of a Spoiled Identity
Stigma
Notes on the Management of a Spoiled Identity
Paperback      ISBN: 0671622447
Analyzes the feelings of the physically deformed and other social outcasts toward themselves and others