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    • Sociology
      April 2019

      Pop Culture Matters

      Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association

      by Editor(s): Martin F. Norden, Robert E. Weir

      We immerse ourselves daily in expressions of popular culture—YouTube videos, hip hop music, movies, adverts, greeting cards, videogames, and comics, to name just a few possibilities—and far too often we pay only scant critical attention to them. The essays in this collection redress this situation by probing a wide range of topics within the field of popular culture studies. Written in engaging and jargon-free prose, contributions critically examine various offerings in film, television, social media, music, literature, sports, and related areas. Moreover, they often pay special attention to the ways in which these pop culture artefacts intersect with issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. Providing a rich mixture of broad perspectives and intriguing case studies, the essays form a compelling mosaic of findings and viewpoints on popular culture. Exploring everything from toxic masculinity in twenty-first century television programmes to gendered greeting cards and adult colouring books, this provocative volume is essential reading for anyone interested in that fabricated and all-pervasive environment we call popular culture.

    • Fiction
      July 2015

      We Will Have Bread

      by Miao Wei

      “We will have bread, and we will have everything.” This is a motto that helps David Young survive hardship. As his food import company develops, he is wealthy, contented, and has plenty of time to try the best cuisine around the world. During a gourmet travel, he entered into relationship with Helen, a relationship built on shared passion for wining and dining and full of fascinating tasting trips. However, a sudden illness deprived David of his appetite and also his lover. Relying on an utterly healthy diet, David experiences changes not only in his daily routines, but also in his life desires.

    • Political control & freedoms
      November 2014

      Foucault and Politics

      A Critical Introduction

      by Mark G. E. Kelly

      This book surveys Michel Foucault’s thought in the context of his life and times, utilising the latest primary and secondary materials to explain the political implications of each phase of his work and the relationships between each phase. It also illustrates how his thought has been used in the political sphere and examines the importance of his work for politics today. ; Critically explains Michel Foucault’s thought: the political implications of each phase of his work, how his thought has been used in the political sphere and the importance of his work for politics today.

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

      The Small Things that End the World

      by Jeanette Lynes

      From the Giller-longlisted author of The Factory Voice comes a new novel. Beginning in 1954, as Sadie Wilder gets her big break babysitting for the posh Bannister family in Toronto on the eve of Hurricane Hazel—to this day one of Canada’s worst natural disasters—The Small Things that End the World tells the story of the strength and resilience of three women on the margins who must come face-to-face with calamities outside their control. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/2wXmOrQ

    • Coping with stress
      March 2019

      Time Management Ninja

      21 Rules for More Time and Less Stress in Your Life

      by Craig Jarrow

      Time management made simple and easy Fans of The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy, and 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington will love Time Management Ninja. More time, stress relief, and relaxation: You want more time in your life. Time to spend with family, to achieve big goals, and to simply enjoy life. Yet, the world we live in is busier and changing faster than ever before. More things competing for your time, and more distractions interrupting your day. Simple and practical time management: You have tried to manage your time better but have found that most time management systems and tools are too complex. Or they are too unwieldy to be effective or sustainable. Time management shouldn’t be difficult, and it shouldn’t take up more of your precious time than it gives back! Easy tools, rules, and tactics: Craig Jarrow has been there, too. However, after spending many years testing time management tactics, tools, and systems and having written hundreds of articles on productivity, goals, and organization, Jarrow discovered a simple truth. Time management should be easy. More productivity and less stress: It is only when you simplify your approach that you can rise above the busyness and chaos of our fast-paced society. Time Management Ninja offers "21 Rules" that will show you an easier and more effective way to take control of your time and manage your busy life. If you follow these simple principles, you will get more done with less effort. You will have less stress and more time to do the things you want to do. No-stress, uncomplicated time management that works

    • Management & management techniques
      August 2017

      Leadership Matters

      7 Skills of Very Successful Leaders

      by David Pich and Ann Messenger

      Leadership Matters is packed with ideas, research and practical advice for aspiring leaders in Australia and worldwide. It will keep you thinking long after you have finished reading. Authors David Pich and Ann Messenger, together with a team of experts, believe that you need to master 7 skills to become a successful leader in today’s complex and challenging organisations. They researched locally and globally to find out why and how these 7 skills are so important. As part of this research, David Pich interviewed several inspiring global leaders – including human rights activist and Nobel Prize recipient, Kailash Satyarthi; Qantas CEO Alan Joyce AC; and Gloria Ai, China’s leading independent business host, whose daily talk show attracts an astonishing 8 million listeners and watchers. Their invaluable insights and much, much more are shared in this book, which concludes that leadership really does matter!

    • Children's & YA
      September 2019


      by Raina Telgemeier

      A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face -- and conquer -- her fears.

    • Dogs as pets
      October 2016

      Jungle Dogs. City Life with a Dog.

      by Nick Oehme & Susanne Wille

      Big city life has its own rules, joys and problems. That also applies to owning a dog. Which breeds are suitable and which not, how to socialize a young puppy to an urban environment, how much space do you need, how to deal with typical problems like salted roads in winter or hot asphalt in summer, how to safely ride in train or bus with your dog and how to manage close dog encounters on the sidewalk – these and much more questions are answered in this up-to date book.

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