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  • Television Characters

    Television Characters
    av Vincent Terrace

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786466313

    Alice Kramden's (The Honeymooners) first job was as a jelly donut stuffer before she was promoted to donut taster. John Robinson (Lost in Space) was a professor at the University of Stellar Dynamics and his daughter Penny had an IQ of 147. Sam Malon…

  • The Mysteries of Consciousness

    The Mysteries of Consciousness

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786477685

    We are made up of 100 trillion cells all of which communicate with each other via chemical and electrical systems. We truly are masterpieces and consciousness is a miracle, something that is shown in Essays on Consciousness: Towards a New paradigm i…

  • Hip Hop Dance

    Hip Hop Dance
    av Carla Stalling Huntington

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786429912

    "This book covers a social history germane not only to the African American experience, but also to the global experience of laborers. Examining hip hop dance as text, as commentary, and as a function of identity construction, the book draws on popu…

  • Before They Were Belly Dancers

    Before They Were Belly Dancers
    av Kathleen W. Fraser

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786494330

    Focusing on Egypt during the period 1760 to 1870, this book fills in the historical blanks for a dance form known today in the Middle East as raqs sharki or raqs baladi, and in Western countries as "belly dance." Eyewitness accounts written by Europ…

  • Placenames of the World

    Placenames of the World
    av Adrian Room

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786475254

    A placename is often much more than just a label. A name may bespeak the history of a nation, the culture of a people, or the hopes of an individual. Such connections are revealed in this very large reference work on placenames of the world, which o…

  • The Films of John Carpenter

    The Films of John Carpenter
    av John Kenneth Muir

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786422692

    The films of John Carpenter cover a tremendous range and yet all bear his clear personal stamp. From the horrifying (Halloween) to the touching (Starman) to the controversial (The Thing) to the comic (Big Trouble in Little China), his films reflect…

  • Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

    Harry Potter and Convergence Culture

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476672076

    Since the 1997 publication of the first Harry Potter novel, the “Potterverse” has seen the addition of eight feature films (with a ninth in production), the creation of the fan-interactive Pottermore© website, the release of myriad video…

  • Understanding Nazi Ideology

    Understanding Nazi Ideology
    av Carl Muller Froland

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476678306

    Nazism was deeply rooted in German culture. From the fertile soil of German Romanticism sprang ideas of great significance for the genesis of the Third Reich ideology - notions of the individual as a mere part of the national collective, and of life…

  • The Medieval Mediterranean City

    The Medieval Mediterranean City
    av Felicity Ratte

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476678115

    This book is a study of architecture and urban design across the Mediterranean Sea from the 12th to the 14th Century, a time when there was no single, hegemonic power dominating the area. The focus of the study, four cities on the Italian peninsula,…

  • Parapsychology

    Parapsychology

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786479160

    Many people have experienced unusual or intriguing phenomena, such as dreams that later seem to correspond with unforeseeable events, thinking of a long-lost friend just before he or she unexpectedly calls, or the ability to ""feel"" the presence of…

  • The Psychology of Genocide and Violent Oppression

    The Psychology of Genocide and Violent Oppression

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786447763

    The twentieth century was one of the most violent periods in all of human history, with over 100 million people killed in acts of war and persecution ranging from the Herero and Namaqua Genocide in present-day Namibia during the early 1900s to the o…

  • The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki

    The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki
    av Dani Cavallaro

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786423699

    "This work considers the visual conventions of Japanese comic books and animated films, Miyazaki's early foray into comic books and animation, the Studio Ghibli era, and the company's development. It analyzes all of Miyazaki's productions between 19…

  • Women in Game of Thrones

    Women in Game of Thrones
    av Valerie Estelle Frankel

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786494163

    Game of Thrones is one of the hottest series on television. However, hundreds of critics are divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly, the female characters, strong and weak, embody a spectrum of archetypes - widow queens, warrior wom…

  • The Composition of Video Games

    The Composition of Video Games
    av Johansen Quijano

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476673936

    Video games are a complex, compelling medium in which established art forms intersect with technology to create an interactive text. Visual arts, architectural design, music, narrative and rules of play all find a place within, and are constrained b…

  • Lynchings of Women in the United States

    Lynchings of Women in the United States
    av Kerry Segrave

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786458981

    Between 1850 and 1950, at least 115 women were lynched by mobs in the United States. The majority of these women were black. This book examines the phenomenon of the lynching of women, which was a much more rare experience than the lynching of men.…

  • Rerolling Boardgames

    Rerolling Boardgames

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476670799

    Despite the advent and explosion of video games, boardgames--from fast-paced party games to intensely strategic titles--have in recent years become more numerous and more diverse in terms of genre, ethos and content. The growth of gaming events and…

  • Dance Pedagogy for a Diverse World

    Dance Pedagogy for a Diverse World
    av Nyama McCarthy-Brown

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786497027

    Issues of race, class, gender and religion permeate the study of contemporary dance, resulting in cultural clashes in classrooms and studios. The first of its kind, this book provides dance educators with tools to refocus teaching methods to celebra…

  • Straight Writ Queer

    Straight Writ Queer

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786426386

    "This book examines literature previously viewed as "straight" in a search for alternative manifestations of desire and performance, relationships that contain an apparent disconnect between gender and desire. With broad coverage of many periods, au…

  • Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen, 1950-1970

    Crime and Spy Jazz on Screen, 1950-1970
    av Derrick Bang

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476667478

    Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn theme. Lalo Schifrin's Mission: Impossible theme. John Barry's arrangement of the James Bond theme. These iconic melodies have remained a part of the pop culture landscape since their debuts in the late 1950s and early '60…

  • Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

    Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476677385

    Despite the growing importance of economics in our lives, literary scholars have long been reluctant to consider economic issues as they examine key texts. This volume seeks to fill one of these conspicuous gaps in the critical literature by focusin…

  • The Enduring Fantastic

    The Enduring Fantastic

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476680125

    Fantastic fiction is traditionally understood as Western genre literature such as fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Expanding on this understanding, these essays explore how the fantastic has been used in Western societies since the Middle Ages…

  • Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946-1962

    Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946-1962

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786449811

    Conventional wisdom holds that comic books of the post-World War II era are poorly drawn and poorly written publications, notable only for the furor they raised. Contributors to this thoughtful collection, however, demonstrate that these comics cons…

  • The Nurse in Popular Media

    The Nurse in Popular Media

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476684185

    The image of the nurse is ubiquitous, both in life and in popular media. One of the earliest instances of nursing and media intersecting is the Edison phonographic recording of Florence Nightingale's voice in 1890. Since then, a parade of nurses, go…

  • Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

    Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures
    av Theresa Bane

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786463602

    This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Chris…

  • Encyclopedia of Television Miniseries, 1936-2020

    Encyclopedia of Television Miniseries, 1936-2020

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476687353

    In 1936, as television networks CBS, DuMont, and NBC experimented with new ways to provide entertainment, NBC deviated from the traditional method of single experimental programs to broadcast the first multi-part program, Love Nest, over a three-epi…

  • Elio Petri

    Elio Petri
    av Roberto Curti

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476680347

    Elio Petri (1929-1982) was one of the most commercially successful and critically revered Italian directors ever. A cultured intellectual and a politically committed filmmaker, Petri made award-winning movies that touched controversial social, relig…

  • Living with Bipolar Disorder

    Living with Bipolar Disorder
    av Karen R. Brock

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786458653

    Bipolar is more than mood swings and chemical imbalances. It is a genetic brain dysregulation malfunction causing not only mood but behavioural symptoms. Severity and symptoms vary along a spectrum of disease presentations, from a happy, positive pe…

  • The Ascendance of Harley Quinn

    The Ascendance of Harley Quinn

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476665238

    With the incredibly long history of Batman and associated comics, it is unusual for something new to come along and grab a new generation’s attention. That is exactly what happened in 1992 when young fans were introduced to Harley Quinn, a str…

  • Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980

    Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980
    av Roberto Curti

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786469765

    In 1970s Italy, after the decline of the Spaghetti Western, crime films were the most popular, profitable and controversial genre. The product of a country plagued with violence, political tensions and armed struggle, these films managed to capture…

  • Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine

    Encyclopedia of Islamic Herbal Medicine
    av John Andrew Morrow

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786447077

    An authoritative reference work for anyone interested in herbal medicine, this book provides unprecedented insight into Prophetic phytotherapy, a branch of herbal medicine which relies exclusively on the herbal prescriptions of the prophet Muhammad…

  • The Nosferatu Story

    The Nosferatu Story
    av Rolf Giesen

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476672984

    Director F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, made in 1921, right after the devastating Spanish Flu pandemic, has become the ultimate cult classic among horror film buffs around the world. For years there was much speculation about t…

  • Hollywood's Hard-Luck Ladies

    Hollywood's Hard-Luck Ladies
    av Laura Wagner

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476678436

    In the flourishing era of Hollywood now considered its Golden Age, there was no shortage of hard-luck stories—movie stars succumbed to mental illness, addiction, accidents, suicide, early death and more. This book profiles 23 actresses who ach…

  • The Lonely Hearts Killers

    The Lonely Hearts Killers
    av Tobin T. Buhk

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476679112

    The shocking series of crimes committed by lovers Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez dominated the front pages in 1949. Caught for the double homicide of a widow and her young daughter in Michigan, the first couple of crime became the focus of an int…

  • Elizabeth Stride and Jack the Ripper

    Elizabeth Stride and Jack the Ripper
    av Dave Yost

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786433186

    As soon as the newspapers hit the streets on October 1st, 1888, Elizabeth Stride became world renowned as the third victim of Jack the Ripper. Reportedly, Stride was killed only an hour before fellow victim Catherine Eddowes, becoming a key player i…

  • Understanding Sabermetrics

    Understanding Sabermetrics
    av Gabriel B. Costa

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476667669

    Interest in Sabermetrics has increased dramatically in recent years as the need to better compare baseball players has intensified among managers, agents and fans, and even other players. The authors explain how traditional measures—such as Ea…

  • Children Who Remember Previous Lives

    Children Who Remember Previous Lives
    av Ian Stevenson

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786409136

    This is the revised edition of Dr. Stevenson’s 1987 book, summarising for general readers almost forty years of experience in the study of children who claim to remember previous lives. For many Westerners the idea of reincarnation seems remot…

  • The Neurology of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex in Chiropractic

    The Neurology of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex in Chiropractic
    av Sheldon T. Sharpe

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476679174

    The foundation of chiropractic care has always been the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. The understanding of this relationship has become more and more sophisticated to such an extent that we now realize that…

  • The Army of Northern Virginia

    The Army of Northern Virginia
    av Darrell L. Collins

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786499977

    This first-of-its-kind reference book presents detailed information on the structure, composition and casualties of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during its entire four year history, 1861-1865. Readers will know at a glance who commanded…

  • At the Intersection of Disability and Drama

    At the Intersection of Disability and Drama

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476678474

    Cripples ain't supposed to be happy" sings Anita Hollander, balancing on her single leg and grinning broadly. This moment--from her multi-award-winning one-woman show, Still Standing-captures the essence of this theatre anthology. Hollander and nine…

  • Prejudices and Antipathies

    Prejudices and Antipathies

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786493524

    First published in 1971 (by Scarecrow Press), Prejudices and Antipathies marked the opening salvo in the fight to rid the Library of Congress Subject Headings of bias. In the ensuing 22 years, many of its recommendations have been embraced. Still, C…

  • The Cossack Struggle Against Communism, 1917-1945

    The Cossack Struggle Against Communism, 1917-1945
    av Brent Mueggenberg

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476679488

    The downfall of tsarism in 1917 left the peoples of Russia facing an uncertain future. Nowhere were those anxieties felt more than among the Cossacks. The steppe horsemen had famously guarded the empire's frontiers, stampeded demonstrators in its ci…

  • Radical Cataloging

    Radical Cataloging
    av K.R. Roberto

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786435432

    This collection of critical and scholarly essays addresses the state of cataloging in the world of librarianship. The contributors, including Sanford Berman, Thomas Mann, and numerous front-line library workers, address topics ranging from criticism…

  • Smyslov, Bronstein, Geller, Taimanov and Averbakh

    Smyslov, Bronstein, Geller, Taimanov and Averbakh
    av Andrew Soltis

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476677934

    A crucial decision spared chess Grandmaster David Bronstein almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis--one fateful move cost him the world championship. Russian champion Mark Taimanov was a touted as a hero of the Soviet state until his loss to…

  • Outlander's Sassenachs

    Outlander's Sassenachs

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476664248

    Outlander, an epic time travel adventure with plenty of history and romance, has hit cable television. And unlike many other shows, this one seems designed particularly for the women. There's a spectacle of scantily dressed men (or rather one kilted…

  • Ghosts and Shadows

    Ghosts and Shadows
    av Phil Ball

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786472772

    On November 8, 1967, the author arrived at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, ill-prepared for the training and abuse that awaited him in boot camp. At the time, he would have done anything to escape; only upon reflection years later did h…

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Dance Education

    Ethical Dilemmas in Dance Education

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476667171

    The first of its kind, this volume presents case studies from experts in the field of dance education, examining theory and practice developed from real-world scenarios that call for ethical decision-making. Dilemmas faced by dance instructors in th…

  • Telling an American Horror Story

    Telling an American Horror Story

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476680613

    Telling an American Horror Story collects essays from new and established critics looking at the many ways the horror anthology series intersects with and comments on contemporary American social, political and popular culture. Divided into three se…

  • Classics Illustrated

    Classics Illustrated
    av William B. Jones Jr.

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476672311

    A significant expansion of the critically acclaimed first edition, Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, Second Edition, carries the story of the Kanter family’s series of comics-style adaptations of literary masterpieces from 1941 into th…

  • Karloff and the East

    Karloff and the East
    av Scott Allen Nollen

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476680637

    Among Golden Age Hollywood film stars of European heritage known for playing characters from the East—Chinese, Southeast Asians, Indians and Middle Easterners—Anglo-Indian actor Boris Karloff had deep roots there. Based on extensive new…

  • Tonino Valerii

    Tonino Valerii
    av Roberto Curti

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476664682

    Tonino Valerii is one of Italy's best genre directors. He started his career as Sergio Leone's assistant on For a Few Dollars More before moving on to directing. He specialized in Spaghetti Western, and his films stand out among the most accomplishe…