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Social Science Books - Popular Culture

Weird Earth: Debunking Strange Ideas about Our Planet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684350612
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Published: Red Lightning Books - September 8th, 2020

Aliens. Ley lines. Water dowsing. Conspiracies and myths captivate imaginations and promise mystery and magic. Whether it's arguing about the moon landing hoax or a Frisbee-like Earth drifting through space, when held up to science and critical thinking, these ideas fall flat.

Off the Walls: Inspired Re-Creations of Iconic Artworks Cover Image
By Sarah Waldorf (Preface by), Annelisa Stephan (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781606066843
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Published: Getty Publications - September 22nd, 2020

When life (in a global pandemic) imitates art . . .

Van Gogh’s Starry Night made out of spaghetti? Cat with a Pearl Earring? Frida Kahlo self-portraits with pets and toilet paper?

Looking for Miss America: A Pageant's 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640092235
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 4th, 2020

From an author praised for writing "delicious social history" (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) comes a lively account of memorable Miss America contestants, protests, and scandals--and how the pageant, nearing its one hundredth anniversary, serves as an unintended indicator of feminist progress

Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316458313
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Published: Hachette Go - August 11th, 2020

*** A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Editor's Choice/Staff Pick *** Publishers Weekly’s Top Nonfiction Books of 2020***

"A thoughtful, comprehensive look at gender performance.... [this book] takes the reader in a fresh direction by illuminating the forces behind the shifting regard in which tomboys have been held."

The New Chardonnay: The Unlikely Story of How Marijuana Went Mainstream Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984826244
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Published: Currency - August 11th, 2020

“The inside scoop on how marijuana landed on Main Street . . . and why it’s coming soon to a city near you.”—Katie Couric

True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593135716
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Published: Crown - February 16th, 2021

The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost
“A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulously honest, deeply damning, and sometimes even heartbreaking.”—Neil Gaiman

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Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735210943
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 21st, 2020


Named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Amazon, and The Washington Post

A Wired Must-Read Book of Summer  

Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634312028
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Published: Pitchstone Publishing - August 25th, 2020

Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!

Times, Sunday Times, and Financial Times Book-of-the-Year Selection!

Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn't practice yoga or cook Chinese food?

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Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143134510
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

"Citizen Kane does Adventureland." —The Washington Post

The outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder's son.

How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580058070
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Published: Hachette Go - June 2nd, 2020

An Invitation to Community and Models for Connection

Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762468911
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - July 21st, 2020

This nostalgic, fully-illustrated history of boy bands -- written by culture critic and boy band stan Maria Sherman -- is a must-have for diehard fans of the genre and beyond.

You Talkin' to Me?: The Unruly History of New York English Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190657215
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 21st, 2020

From paddy wagon to rush hour, New York City has given us a number of our popular words and phrases, along the way fashioning a recognizable dialect all its own. Often imitated and just as often ridiculed, New York English has its own identity, imbued with the rich cultural history of (as New Yorkers tell it) the greatest city in the world.

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