On Intersectionality: The Essential Writings of Kimberlé Crenshaw

Over the past twenty years, the concept of intersectionality has emerged as an influential approach to understanding the complex facets of discrimination and exclusion in a society whose members with often complex racial, gender, or sexual identities can experience bias in multiple ways.In this in

I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

From The New Yorker s fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch From her creation of the first Approval Matrix in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize winning columns for T

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

In her groundbreaking history of the class system in America, extending from colonial times to the present, Nancy Isenberg takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever present, always embarrassing if occasionally entertaining poor white trash The wretc

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today s members of iGen the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid 1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.With g

The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's "1984"

The author has written a study that places George Orwell s 1984 in a variety of contexts the author s life and times, the book s precursors in the science fiction genre, and its subsequent place in popular culture Lynskey delves into how Orwell s harrowing Spanish Civil War experiences shaped his

Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carr , Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others

Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life

Music critic Steven Hyden explores nineteen music rivalries and what they say about life in this highly entertaining book Rolling Stone that is essential reading for all music fans Beatles vs Stones Biggie vs Tupac Kanye vs Taylor Who do you choose And what does that say about you Actua

Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can t Stop Won t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post 9 11 decline of the old guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands In the second half of the t

Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century

New York Times bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman compiles and contextualizes the best of his articles and essays from the past decade.Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web His writing spans the realms of cultu

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century Free love, common law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer relatio