Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain
Marketing Literature examines the conditions of, contexts for, and some key instances of, the publishing of contemporary writing in Britain. It considers the changing social, economic and cultural environment of the publishing industry in the 1990s-2000s, and investigates its impact on genre, format, packaging, authorship and reading. This innovative study of recent publishing history includes case studies of novels including Trainspotting, Bridget Jones's Diary, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The God of Small Things and the His Dark Materials trilogy.
Critics of contemporary culture have argued that critical theory must keep pace with technological change and, in the process, have instituted a theoretical model that restricts consideration of technology's impact on human experience to those dimensions that can be captured in language. In this wide-ranging critical study of poststructuralism's legacy to contemporary cultural studies, Mark Hansen challenges the hegemony of this model, contending that technologies fundamentally alter our sensory experience and drastically affect what it means to live as embodied human agents.
Added by: avro | Karma: 865.69 | Other | 26 November 2014
Culture/Metaculture is a stimulating introduction to the meanings of 'culture' in contemporary Western society. Francis Mulhern's interdisciplinary approach allows him to draw out the fascinating links between key political issues and the changing definitions of culture. The result is an unrivalled introduction to a concept at the heart of contemporary critical thought.
TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science.
Added by: decabristka | Karma: 42910.63 | Coursebooks, KET | 22 November 2014
KET for Schools prepares students for University of ESOL Examinations' KET for Schools exam. It provides essential exam practice, tips and strategies combined with fun, communicative activities, ensuring lessons are varied and engaging - and that students are ready for the exam. With its contemporary design and up-to-date material, Key for Schools Result is the complete preparation pack for the exam.
This unique study explores how Quebec's landscapes have been represented in both literature and visual art throughout the centuries, from the writing of early explorers such as Cartier and Champlain to work by prominent contemporary authors and artists from the province.
Philosophy and the Precautionary Principle: Science, Evidence, and Environmental Policy
Added by: avro | Karma: 865.69 | Other | 28 September 2014
Scholars in philosophy, law, economics and other fields have widely debated how science, environmental precaution, and economic interests should be balanced in urgent contemporary problems, such as climate change.