While there has been a great deal of debate about addiction utilizing the discourse of individual and often competing disciplines such as biology and psychology, little attention has been paid to the cultural aspects of addiction. The innovative approach taken by this book is to offer insights into this complex area through a contemporary methodology that covers diverse interrelated areas. This comprehensive analysis traverses cultures across the globe, including Asia, Central America, as well as Europe and America, and opens up the debate in addiction studies and cultural studies.
In this first critical study of Murray Bail, author Michael Ackland maps out the coordinates and sheds invaluable light on the intellectual labyrinth afforded by his novels. He outlines deftly the literary and artistic heritages that influenced Bail’s early thought, then traces key preoccupations in his fiction and non-fiction, as well as provides authoritative interpretations of individual works.
Exploiting Hip Hop and Using Racial Stereotypes to Entertain America
Within the rapidly growing literature on hip hop and gangster rap, Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost stands out from the rest because it provides a number of unique contributions, including how it asserts that gangster rap has empowered white racists and how it provides a serious distinction between gangster rap and hip hop. Given how influential rap music and its gangster rap variant are today in American life, this is an essential book for all libraries.
The Documentation of Women’s Expectations and Experiences
“A very organized and readable book ... Healthcare providers from various disciplines would likely benefit from reading Elizabeth Soliday’s compassionate book in which she advocates for mothers by emphasizing the many factors, most important of which is patient autonomy, that contribute to maternal satisfaction in the labor and delivery process.” – Archives of Women's Mental Health