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Forces of Evil

The Forces of Evil In this volume of essays, the authors delve into how evil forces within our culture subjugate us into shame and degradation. Within the following essays, we discover that in many ways evil and violence are incorporated into our cultural institutions as a means of conveying a […]

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Forces of the Erotic

Forces of the Erotic From ancient Greece to contemporary cultures, people have strived to make visible ¬ either explicitly or implicitly – their constructions of the erotic. The papers in this volume explore the myriad ways in which individuals and societies have created a notion of what constitutes the erotic. […]

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Football and its Communities 2012

Football and its Communities 2012 From club-sponsored outreach initiatives to organisations that bring together a team’s supporters, football clubs play a vital role in building and sustaining communities. This volume explores the significance and value of such activities, as well as the critical issues they raise. Essays examine the dynamic […]

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Femininities and Masculinities in Action

Femininities and Masculinities in Action The chapters in this interdisciplinary anthology study the construction of gender in different historical, textual, economic and political contexts. This wide ranging body of scholarly work thereby contributes to the study of the considerable variations in the way in which gender constructions are and have […]

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Female of the Species

The Female of the Species: Cultural Constructions of Evil, Women From Alien Queens to prostitutes, ‘phallic’ mothers to child-murderers, evil women proliferate across cultural productions that span millennia. This collection explores the perennial question of ‘evil’ and its relationship to women and femininity. Taking as their starting points material as […]

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Fashioning Identities

Fashioning Identities: Cultures of Exchange The relationship between fashion and identity has always fascinated. How far do we fashion ourselves through clothing, or, how far does fashion give us our sense of identity. The questions and debates surrounding the fashioning of identities are becoming increasingly pressing in the cultural exchanges […]

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Fashions: Exploring Fashion through Cultures

Fashions: Exploring Fashion through Cultures From the style statements of Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Jimi Hendrix, Gothic Lolitas and Hussein Chalayan; to those created by internet gamers, ‘foodies,’ supermodel ‘corpses,’ Jamaican designers, and spandex-wearing disco divas; to those worn by Congo immigrants in Italy, Russians nostalgic for the Soviet empire, Chinese […]

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Fashion Capital This book provides an interdisciplinary perspective to consider ‘fashion capital’ as a point of connection between culture and commerce. It brings together contributors from the UK, North America, Australia and Europe to examine how fashion is produced, consumed and mediated. In devoting critical attention to the concept of […]

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Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Virtual worlds are computer-generated three-dimensional worlds in which participants adopt digital personae, called avatars, to interact with others. One of the strengths of virtual worlds as platforms is that they can provide engaging and authentic experiences for participants, enabling simulations of different environments, opportunities to […]

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