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Culture

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  • What is Wrong with Us?

    Essays in Cultural Pathology
    Eric Coombes

    The pieces collected in this volume are not presented as amounting to an overall account or theory of our cultural condition. They are offered merely as examples of serious criticism, of what we need if we are to begin to think more profitably about our condition.

  • Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth

    From Steubenville to Ched Evans
    Luke Gittos

    This book argues that the belief in a 'rape culture' is seriously distorting our discussion of sexual violence.

  • The Decision Trap

    Genetic Education and Its Social Consequences
    Silja Samerski

    The Decision Trap questions a dogma of our time: the assumption that genetic education empowers citizens and increases their autonomy.

  • Church-going, Going, Gone!

    A Movement of the Human Spirit Begins
    Michael Horan

    Church-going, Going, Gone! is concerned less with teaching than with learning. It provides atheists, agnostics and believers-in-exile, as well as those who have given little thought to belief, with a framework for collaborating as learners, working toward equality, peace and reconciliation, and dedicated to unselfish and imaginative social action.

  • That's Racist!

    How the Regulation of Speech and Thought Divides Us All
    Adrian Hart

    This book suggests that modern day anti-racism can be argued as having taken over from old-fashioned racism as the dominant racialising force in British society.

  • Being Cultured

    in defence of discrimination
    Angus Kennedy

    Today culture is everywhere as maybe never before. We read culture reviews, watch culture shows, live in Cities of Culture, and witness the Cultural Olympiad. Government, museums and arts councils worry that we are not getting enough culture and shape...

  • Michael Oakeshott: Notebooks, 1922-86

    Michael Oakeshott

    The sixth volume in the series Michael Oakeshott Selected...

  • Global Modernity

    And Other Essays
    Tom Rubens

    This group of essays follows a similar eclectic pattern to that found in Tom Rubens' previous essay-collections published by Imprint Academic. The author’s aim is, as before, to appeal widely but also succinctly: in a way that will stimulate readers...

  • The Economic Imperative

    Leisure and Imagination in the 21st Century
    John Zerilli

    The book explores the role of leisure in modern life. It was written in the belief that leisure sets us apart as a species, that what is "useless" by commercial standards is probably the best thing we have going for us, and that leisure is under...

  • Situated Aesthetics

    Art Beyond the Skin
    Riccardo Manzotti

    This book focuses on externalist approaches to art. It is the first fruit of a workshop held in Milan in September 2009, where leading scholars in the emerging field of psychology of art compared their different approaches using a neutral language and discussing freely their goals.

  • Economic Reform and a Liberal Culture

    And Other Essays on Social and Cultural Topics
    Tom Rubens

    This second collection of essays for the Societas series by Tom Rubens continues the author’s discussion of contemporary issues contained in "Progressive Secular Society" (Imprint Academic 2008). The present book is divided into three main sections...

  • Practical Philosophy

    Ethics, Society and Culture
    John Haldane

    In this wide ranging volume of philosophical essays John Haldane explores some central areas of social life and issues of intense academic and public debate.

  • Nelson, Hitler and Diana

    Studies in Trauma and Celebrity
    Richard D. Ryder

    Clinical psychologist Richard Ryder approaches three iconic celebrities -- Horatio Nelson, Adolph Hitler, and Diana Princess of Wales -- as though they were his patients and presents a short psycho-biography of each. Beneath their obvious differences...

  • Self and Society

    Studies in the Evolution of Culture
    William Irwin Thompson

    A series of essays on the evolution of culture, dealing with topics including the city and consciousness, evolution of the afterlife, literary and mathematical archetypes, machine consciousness and the implications of 9/11, and the invasion of Iraq.

  • Political Art of Bob Dylan

    David Boucher

    Bob Dylan is one of the most significant figures in popular culture. In this book, the authors provide a multi-faceted analysis of his political art.

  • The Landscape of Humanity

    Art, Culture and Society
    Anthony O'Hear

    The fourteen essays in this book develop a conception of human culture, which is humane and traditionalist. Focusing particularly on notions of beauty and the aesthetic, it sees within our culture intimations of the transcendent, and in two essays the...

  • Enemies of Progress

    Dangers of Sustainability
    Austin Williams

    This polemical book examines the concept of sustainability and presents a critical exploration of its all-pervasive influence on society, arguing that sustainability, manifested in several guises, represents a pernicious and corrosive doctrine that...

  • In Bed with Madness

    Trying to make sense in a world that doesn't
    Yannis Androcopoulos

    Globalism endowed us with McDonald's, 'the world’s local bank’, English football teams without English players and an irrepressible desire for more as enough is never good enough – the blanket is always too short. Our personal world as much as our...

  • The Greek Inheritance

    Ancient Greek wisdom for the digital era
    Yannis Androcopoulos

    The culture of ancient Greece, a culture of joy, was replaced by the Judaeo-Christian culture of faith and then by the capitalist culture of profit. Yet it is the only culture worth fighting for if we want a world run by humans rather than...

  • The Future of the Past

    From the culture of profit to the culture of joy
    Yannis Androcopoulos

    Universalism in its old forms has, just like door-to-door milkmen, gone for good. But the search for some universally accepted ethical standards cannot be abandoned – values are not colourless as the wind and odourless as thoughts. Looking into our...

  • Joseph Conrad Today

    Kieron O'Hara

    This book argues that the novelist Joseph Conrad's work speaks directly to us in a way that none of his contemporaries can. Conrad’s scepticism, pessimism, emphasis on the importance and fragility of community, and the difficulties of escaping our...

  • Histories and Discourses

    Rewriting Constructivism
    Siegfried J. Schmidt

    Siegfried J. Schmidt is closely associated in Germany with the cross-disciplinary research programme of Radical Constructivism. In Histories & Discourses he carries out a change of perspective from media and communication studies to studies of culture...

  • John Grote, Cambridge University and the Development of Victorian Thought

    John R. Gibbins

    John Grote struggled to construct an intelligible account of philosophy at a time when radical change and sectarian conflict made understanding and clarity a rarity. This book answers three questions: * How did John Grote develop and contribute...

  • Jesus and the Trojan War

    Myth and Meaning for Today
    Michael Horan

    Looks at ways in which stories are presented and understood; and how story-tellers - and their listeners - may wittingly or unwittingly confuse fact with fiction.

  • Gypsy Debate

    Can Discourse Control?
    Joanna Richardson

    Jo Richardson explores the extent to which modes of discourse reflect antipathy towards gypsies and travellers, and control and shape the treatment of this minority group by the rest of society. The focus is housing policy, but her discussion has a...

  • Rescuing the Past

    The Cultural Heritage Crusade
    Jonathan Tokeley

    Jonathan Tokeley was contentiously convicted of 'smuggling' Egyptian antiquities in a landmark trial - one of a series which had devastating consequences for the antiquities market.

  • Psychedelic Horizons

    Thomas B. Roberts

    This is a different kind of book about psychedelics. Rather than describing psychedelic experiences, it presents four future-oriented ideas 'coming over the psychedelic horizon', which illustrate the potential benefits of psychedelics for humanity.

  • Managing Britannia

    Culture and Management in Modern Britain
    Robert Protherough

    For more than thirty years the solution to all Britain’s problems has been better management. As a result management schools dominate higher education and managers are at work everywhere developing ‘strategies’ and ‘systems’ and quantifying...

  • Dumbing Down

    Culture, Politics and the Mass Media
    Ivo Mosley

    This text is a compilation of essays on changes in culture and the media and the dangers of their...

  • Holding Up a Mirror

    How Civilizations Decline
    Anne Glyn-Jones

    The good news is: that faith in material goods really does bring prosperity to society. The bad news is: that self-same commitment to material things leads inexorably to the destruction of the civilizations it builds. Using theatre as a measure...