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Consumer Republic
Consumer Republic
Written by Bruce Philp
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ISBN: 9780771070068
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Consumer Republic
Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World
Written by Bruce Philp


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

Consumer Republic dares you to consider this: The power to save the world lies with the consumer. The foundation of Bruce Philp's message is this single, inarguable truth: Brands make corporations accountable. They are the only leverage the average consumer has with which to make a company behave itself. Expensive to... Read more >
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Comments on the Society of the Spectacle
Comments on the Society of the Spectacle
Written by Guy Debord
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ISBN: 9781844676729
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Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

Written by Guy Debord


Format: Trade Paperback, 94 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2011
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First published in 1967, Guy Debord’s stinging revolutionary critique ofcontemporary society, The Society of the Spectacle has since acquired acult status. Credited by many as being the inspiration for the ideasgenerated by the events of May 1968 in France, Debord’s pitiless attackon commodity fetishism and its incrustation in the practices of... Read more >
Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes)
Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes)
Written by Hal Foster
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ISBN: 9781844676705
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Design and Crime (And Other Diatribes)

Written by Hal Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2011
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In these diatribes on the marketing of culture and the branding of identity, the development of spectacle—architecture and the rise of global cities, Hal Foster surveys our new political economy of design. Written in a lively style, Design and Crime explores the historical relations of modern art and modern museum, the... Read more >
Passwords
Passwords
Written by Jean Baudrillard
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ISBN: 9781844676767
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Passwords

Written by Jean Baudrillard


Format: Trade Paperback, 92 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2011
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In his analysis of the deep social trends rooted in production, consumption, and the symbolic, Jean Baudrillard touches the very heart of the concerns of the generation currently rebelling against the framework of the consumer society. With the ever-greater mediatization of society, Baudrillard argues that we are witnessing the virtualization of... Read more >
The Cultural Front
The Cultural Front
Written by Michael Denning
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ISBN: 9781844674640
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The Cultural Front
The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century
Written by Michael Denning


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $29.95

The Cultural Front charts the extraordinary upsurge of cultural activity and theory in America that began during the Great Depression and embraced Disney animators and proletarian novelists alike, alongside Orson Welles, Duke Ellington, John Dos Passos, C. L. R James and Billie Holiday. Spawned by the Popular Front of the Communist... Read more >
How Reading Changed My Life
How Reading Changed My Life
Written by Anna Quindlen
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ISBN: 9780307763525
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How Reading Changed My Life

Written by Anna Quindlen


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $7.99

THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT is a groundbreaking series where America's finest writers and most brilliant minds tackle today's most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues. Striking and daring, creative and important, these original voices on matters political, social, economic, and cultural, will enlighten, comfort, entertain, enrage, and ignite healthy debate across... Read more >
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Media Virus!
Media Virus!
Written by Douglas Rushkoff
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ISBN: 9780307775573
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Media Virus!

Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 1, 2010
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The most virulent viruses today are composed of information. In this information-driven age, the easiest way to manipulate the culture is through the media. A hip and caustically humorous McLuhan for the '90s, culture watcher Douglas Rushkoff now offers a fascinating expose of media manipulation in today's age of instant information.


From... Read more >
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My Ears Are Bent
My Ears Are Bent
Written by Joseph Mitchell
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ISBN: 9780307758118
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My Ears Are Bent

Written by Joseph Mitchell


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $9.99

As a young newspaper reporter in 1930s New York, Joseph Mitchell interviewed fan dancers, street evangelists, voodoo conjurers, not to mention a lady boxer who also happened to be a countess. Mitchell haunted parts of the city now vanished: the fish market, burlesque houses, tenement neighborhoods, and storefront churches. Whether he... Read more >
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Whiter Shades of Pale
Whiter Shades of Pale
Written by Christian Lander
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ISBN: 9780812982060
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Whiter Shades of Pale
The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, from Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews
Written by Christian Lander


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $15.00

HOW WHITE YOU ARE!
 
If you thought you had white people pegged as Oscar-party-throwing, Prius-driving, Sunday New York Times–reading, self-satisfied latte lovers—you were right. But if you thought diversity was just for other races, then hang on to your eco-friendly tote bags. Veteran white person Christian Lander is back with... Read more >
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Whiter Shades of Pale
Whiter Shades of Pale
Written by Christian Lander
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ISBN: 9780679604655
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Whiter Shades of Pale
The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, from Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews
Written by Christian Lander


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $11.99

HOW WHITE YOU ARE!
 
If you thought you had white people pegged as Oscar-party-throwing, Prius-driving, Sunday New York Times–reading, self-satisfied latte lovers—you were right. But if you thought diversity was just for other races, then hang on to your eco-friendly tote bags. Veteran white person Christian Lander is back with... Read more >
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No Idle Hands
No Idle Hands
Written by Anne Macdonald
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ISBN: 9780307775443
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No Idle Hands
The Social History of American Knitting
Written by Anne Macdonald


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $12.99

Examines the history of the nation from the perspective of women and knitting, tracing the changes in day-to-day life and in women's roles in society from colonial times to the present. Read more >
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Baked!
Baked!
Written by Chris Stone and Gordon Lewis
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ISBN: 9781580084772
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Baked!
35 Marijuana Munchies to Make and Bake
Written by Chris Stone and Gordon Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $12.99

For potheads who’d rather eat their weed than smoke it, this tasty bakin’ bible serves up thirty-five easy-to-make, craving-busting recipes packed with every stoner’s favorite ingredient. Guaranteed to produce cannabilicious results every time, all of the recipes in Baked! have been written (and thoroughly tested) by an established food writer and... Read more >
The Price of a Bargain
The Price of a Bargain
Written by Gordon Laird
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ISBN: 9780771046070
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The Price of a Bargain
The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization
Written by Gordon Laird


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $21.00

A brilliant investigation into the true cost of our bargain economy — and the end of consumerism as we know it

Ours is the age of discount: we want more, cheaper, better. But the result is low wages, urban blight, environmental damage, labour abuses, a cookie-cutter model of progress, and now an... Read more >
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Sleepers
Sleepers
Written by Lorenzo Carcaterra
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ISBN: 9780307756657
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Sleepers

Written by Lorenzo Carcaterra


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $7.99

"Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story."
--The Washington Post Book World
"A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley."
--The Atlanta Journal & Constitution
"In his controversial memoir SLEEPERS, Carcaterra remembers harrowing months in the Wilkinson Home for Boys and the elaborate vengeance... Read more >
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How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack
Written by Chuck Sambuchino
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580084635
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How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack
Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (And They Will)
Written by Chuck Sambuchino


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $14.99

Move over zombies and adolescent vampires.
 
There’s a new threat in town—and it’s only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought... Read more >
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Take Ivy
Take Ivy
Text by Shosuke Ishizu, Toshiyuki Kurosu and Hajime Hasegawa, Photographed by Teruyoshi Hayashida
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875506
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Take Ivy

Text by Shosuke Ishizu, Toshiyuki Kurosu and Hajime Hasegawa
Photographed by Teruyoshi Hayashida


Format: Hardcover, 142 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $24.95

Described by The New York Times as, “a treasure of fashion insiders,” Take Ivy was originally published in Japan in 1965, setting off an explosion of American-influenced “Ivy Style” fashion among students in the trendy Ginza shopping district of Tokyo. The product of four sartorial style enthusiasts, Take Ivy is a... Read more >
Tales of Woe
Tales of Woe
Written by John Reed
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ISBN: 9781576875407
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Tales of Woe

Written by John Reed


Format: Hardcover, 204 pages
On Sale: August 17, 2010
Price: $20.00

True stories of totally undeserved suffering. Spectacularly depressing. Nobody gets their just deserts. Crushing defeats. No happy endings. Abject misery. Pointless, endless grief.

No lessons of temperance or moderation. No saving grace. No divine intervention. No salvation.
 
Sin, suffering, redemption. That’s the movie, that’s the front page news, that’s the story... Read more >
Enter the Babylon System
Enter the Babylon System
Written by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce
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ISBN: 9780307368461
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Enter the Babylon System
Unpacking Gun Culture from Samuel Colt to 50 Cent
Written by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 18, 2010
Price: $9.99

A docu-style investigation of our fascination with the gun, from the perspective of the hip-hop generation.

The 2003 shooting death of Toronto community-centre worker Kempton Howard put the spotlight on hip hop’s fixation with guns. Media and police soon blamed rap music and its tales of gang life on bullet-ridden US streets... Read more >
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The Ultimate History of Video Games
The Ultimate History of Video Games
Written by Steven Kent
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ISBN: 9780307560872
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The Ultimate History of Video Games
from Pong to Pokemon and beyond...the story behind the craze that touched our li ves and changed the world
Written by Steven Kent


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2010
Price: $13.99

Inside the Games You Grew Up with but Never Forgot
With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade. The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the... Read more >
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Urban Legends
Urban Legends
Written by Ngaire E. Genge
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ISBN: 9780307560933
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Urban Legends
The As-Complete-As-One-Could-Be Guide to Modern Myths
Written by Ngaire E. Genge


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $13.99

Urban Legends is a remarkably complete collection of the modern myths that make the rounds in offices, college dorms, and every other place where people tell the stories that spring from our deepest fears and fascinations.

Every culture has its folktales including ours. Except, instead of involving gods and goddesses or princes... Read more >
Cover Story Volume 2
Cover Story Volume 2
Written by Staff Of Wax Poetics
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ISBN: 9780979811036
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Cover Story Volume 2
Odd, Obscure, and Outrageous Album Art
Written by Staff Of Wax Poetics


Format: Trade Paperback, 268 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $24.95

Cover Story Volume Two: Odd, Obscure, and Outrageous Album Art, the second installment in the Cover Story series from Wax Poetics Books, continues a graphic narration of the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the album cover. This volume focuses specifically on strange and bizarre record covers, selected by the... Read more >
Extra Lives
Extra Lives
Written by Tom Bissell
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ISBN: 9780307379283
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Extra Lives
Why Video Games Matter
Written by Tom Bissell


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally... Read more >
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Extra Lives
Extra Lives
Written by Tom Bissell, Read by Tom Bissell
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307736987
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Extra Lives
Why Video Games Matter
Written by Tom Bissell
Read by Tom Bissell


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 8, 2010
Price: $15.00

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally... Read more >
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Say Everything
Say Everything
Written by Scott Rosenberg
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ISBN: 9780307451378
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Say Everything
How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters
Written by Scott Rosenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00

Blogs are everywhere. They have exposed truths and spread rumors. Made and lost fortunes. Brought couples together and torn them apart. Toppled cabinet members and sparked grassroots movements. Immediate, intimate, and influential, they have put the power of personal publishing into everyone’s hands. Regularly dismissed as trivial and ephemeral, they have... Read more >
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Welcome to Utopia
Welcome to Utopia
Written by Karen Valby
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ISBN: 9781588369680
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Welcome to Utopia
Notes from a Small Town
Written by Karen Valby


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $12.99

BONUS: This edition contains a new Afterword and a reading group guide.

Utopia, Texas: It’s either the best place on earth, or it’s no place at all.
 
In the twenty-first century, it’s difficult to imagine any element of American life that remains untouched by popular culture, let alone an entire community existing outside... Read more >
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