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Between Urban Topographies and Political Spaces: Threshold Experiences

by Mauro Ponzi, Alexis Nuselovici, Fabio Vighi & Elettra Stimilli et al. Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

The term “threshold” captures the overlapping of inside and outside—well beyond the logic of inclusion and exclusion that still prevails in Western civilization—that can be decisive for the way we understand...

Food and Everyday Life

by Thomas M. Conroy, David Livert, Hui-tun Chuang & Matthew Day et al. Lexington Books (February 18, 2014)

This book is a qualitative, interpretive, phenomenological, and interdisciplinary, examination of food and food practices and their meanings in the modern world. Each chapter thematically focuses upon a particular...

Cultural Studies, Education, and Youth: Beyond Schools

by Matthew Carlin, John Broughton, Benjamin Frymer & Nikolina Nedeljkov et al. Lexington Books (July 01, 2011)

Cultural Studies, Education, and Youth: Beyond Schools, edited by Benjamin Frymer, Matthew Carlin, and John Broughton, brings interdisciplinary lenses to the study of education beyond the classroom in order...

Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon: A Philosophical Analysis of Fang Tales, Myths, and Legends

by Bonaventure Mvé Ondo & James F. Barnes Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

In Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon, Bonaventure Mvé Ondo argues that Fang tales, myths, and legends are components of the foundation of a worldview that sustains and protects a unique, historical Fang identity....

Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means

by Murali Balaji Lexington Books (September 26, 2013)

Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means, edited by Murali Balaji, examines various aspects of the zombie apocalypse scenario from the perspective of a variety of theoretical frameworks. Essays in the...

Creating Global Music in Turkey

by Koray Degirmenci Lexington Books (January 04, 2013)

Creating Global Music in Turkey mainly analyzes how the local and global interact in the very place that is defined as the “local” by the global cultural system. It examines the different music traditions...

Bollywood Weddings: Dating, Engagement, and Marriage in Hindu America

by Kavita Ramdya Lexington Books (December 03, 2009)

Bollywood Weddings explores how Indian-American Hindus negotiate two vastly different wedding cultures: those of mainstream America and of Hindu India. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork and drawing on...

Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore “Hon"

by David J. Puglia Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Baltimoreans have garnered a reputation for greeting one another by tagging “hon” to their speech. In the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, this small piece of local dialect took center stage...

Haunted Families and Temporal Normativity in Hispanic Horror Films

by Charles St-Georges Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

This book examines the interactions between ghosts and families in three recent horror films from the Spanish-speaking world that, rather than explicitly referencing recent political violence, speak to the societal...

Strategies for Success among African-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans

by Chrystal Y. Grey & Thomas Janoski Lexington Books (December 15, 2017)

How can African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans from the former British colonies be so different in their approaches toward social mobility? Chrystal Y. Grey and Thomas Janoski state that this is because native...

Analyzing Christmas in Film

by Lauren Rosewarne Lexington Books (December 06, 2017)

Film plays a vital role in the celebration of Christmas. For decades, it has taught audiences about what the celebration of the season looks like – from the decorations to the costumes and to the expected...

Dialectics of the Goddess in Japanese Audiovisual Culture

by Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano, Laura Montero, Dolores P. Martinez & José Montaño et al. Lexington Books (December 01, 2017)

Through provocative essays by specialists in different aspects of Japanese culture, this book provides an historical and analytical survey of the presence of Goddesses in Japanese audiovisual culture from its...

Ombra: Supernatural Music in the Eighteenth Century

by Clive McClelland Lexington Books (March 09, 2012)

Ombra is the musical language employed when a composer wishes to inspire awe and terror in an audience. Clive McClelland's Ombra: Supernatural Music in the Eighteenth Century explores the large repertoire of...

The Trickster Brain: Neuroscience, Evolution, and Narrative

by David Williams Lexington Books (May 29, 2012)

The Trickster Brain: Neuroscience, Evolution, and Nature by David Williams looks at literature from an evolutionary, biological, and neurological perspective. He uses the Trickster character as he/she appears...

Walking the Line

by Roxanne Harde, Thomas Alan Holmes, Laura Pattillo & Douglas Harrison et al. Lexington Books (October 09, 2013)

An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America’s most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation’s...

Organ Donation in Japan: A Medical Anthropological Study

by Maria-Keiko Yasuoka Lexington Books (April 16, 2015)

In this book, Yasuoka reveals insight into Japan as the country with the most severe organ shortages and the lowest numbers of organ donations among medically advanced countries. This is the first book to delve...

Vodou in Haitian Memory: The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination

by Nixon S. Cleophat, Celucien L. Joseph, Crystal Andrea Felima & Asselin Charles et al. Lexington Books (May 12, 2016)

Vodou in Haitian Memory examines the idea and representation of the Haitian Vodou in Haitin history, art, painting, aesthetics, and culture. Vodou is also studied from multiple theoretical approaches including...

Culture Matters in Russia-and Everywhere: Backdrop for the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

by Evgeny Yasin, Lawrence Harrison, Richard Lamm & Valery Chirkov et al. Lexington Books (April 23, 2015)

Culture Matters in Russia—and Everywhere discusses modernization, democratization, and economic and political reforms in Russia and elsewhere, and asserts that these reforms can be accomplished through the...

Japanese Mythology in Film: A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime

by Yoshiko Okuyama Lexington Books (April 09, 2015)

This book introduces film semiotics and demonstrates its use as a theoretical tool for reading Japanese popular movies and anime.

The Collectivity of Life: Spaces of Social Mobility and the Individualism Myth

by Joel Wendland Lexington Books (February 01, 2016)

This book reads twentieth-century autobiography and oral histories spatially to unearth how writers and activists understood social mobility as a collective process. In so doing, they constructed a counter-mythology...