SOCIETY

The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. Present Shock

    Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

    $26.95

    "If the end of the twentieth century can be characterized by futurism, the twenty-first can be defined by presentism." Learn More
  2. Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm

    Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm

    $26.00

    BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND TELEVISION STAR ROSEANNE BARR IS BACK—WITH A VENGEANCE—AND THE RESULT IS ROSEANNEARCHY. Learn More
  3. Sincerity

    Sincerity: How a moral ideal born five hundred years ago inspired religious wars, modern art, hipster chic, and the curious notion that we all have something to say (no matter how dull)

    $25.95

    A cultural and intellectual history of sincerity, from its emergence during the Protestant Reformation to its present incarnations and adversaries. Learn More
  4. Supergods (hardcover)

    Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human (Signed HC)

    $28.00

    From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind’s great modern myth: the superhero Learn More
  5. The Birth (And Death) of the Cool

    The Birth (And Death) of the Cool

    $25.00

    It’s hard to imagine that “the cool” could ever go out of style. After all, cool is style. Isn’t it? And it may be harder to imagine a world where people no longer aspire to coolness. Learn More
  6. The Ecstasy of Influence

    The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.

    $27.95

    What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers. Learn More
  7. The Electric Information Age Book

    The Electric Information Age Book

    $22.95

    The Electric Information Age Book explores the nine-year window of mass-market publishing in the sixties and seventies when formerly backstage players designers, graphic artists, editors stepped into the spotlight to produce a series of exceptional books. Learn More
  8. Unfinished Projects

    Unfinished Projects: Decolonization and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

    $24.95

    The philosophical roots of Sartre’s anti-colonial stance. Learn More
  9. Universal Exception

    Universal Exception

    $25.95

    Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high profile thinkers of our time. Learn More
  10. Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

    $24.95

    A student's introduction to the historical context, key themes and current debates in Utilitarianism. Learn More

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