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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 35 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Secret Public: How LGBTQ Performers Shaped Popular Culture (1955–1979) by Jon Savage
    The Secret Public: How LGBTQ Performers Shaped Popular Culture (1955–1979) - by Jon Savage

    £22.00   hardback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9780571358373 | ISBN 10: 0571358373

    A monumental history of the LGBTQ influence on popular culture, from the award-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling author.  An electrifying look at key moments in music and entertainment history between 1955 and 1979, which helped move gay cult ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth by John Robb
    The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth - by John Robb

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781526176769 | ISBN 10: 1526176769

    This is the first comprehensive history of goth music and culture. John Robb explores the origins and legacy of this enduring scene, which has its roots in the post-punk era.  Drawing on his own experience as a musician and journalist, Robb c ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Freedom by Maggie Nelson
    On Freedom - by Maggie Nelson

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529113341 | ISBN 10: 1529113342

    'One of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation' OLIVIA LAING   What can freedom really mean? In this invigorating, essential book, Maggie Nelson explores how we mig ... more

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  • Cover image of book At Day
    At Day's Close: A History of Nighttime - by Professor A. Roger Ekirch

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781474624916 | ISBN 10: 147462491x

    A fascinating and colourful social history of the nighttime.  ‘A wonderful revelation of a vanished age of darkness’ SPECTATOR   ‘Fascinating’ SUNDAY TIMES  ‘A splendid book … great entertainment’ Sir Patrick Moore  ‘A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tribes: A Search for Belonging in a Divided Society by David Lammy
    Tribes: A Search for Belonging in a Divided Society - by David Lammy

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781472128720 | ISBN 10: 1472128729

    David was the first black Briton to study at Harvard Law School and practised as a barrister before entering politics. He has served as the Member of Parliament for Tottenham since 2000.   Today, David is one of Parliament's most prominent and su ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Modernism Without Lesbians by Diana Souhami
    No Modernism Without Lesbians - by Diana Souhami

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781786694874 | ISBN 10: 1786694875

    The extraordinary story of how a singular group of women in a pivotal time and place - Paris, Between the Wars - fostered the birth of the Modernist movement.  Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, and Gertrude Stein. A trailblazing publisher; a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Crying Book by Heather Christle
    The Crying Book - by Heather Christle

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781472154712 | ISBN 10: 1472154711

    In this symphonic work of non-fiction, Heather Christle explores the most human of behaviours: crying. What are tears made of? Why do people cry? And why is this common, crucial act so rarely discussed? Christle unpacks the biological reasons for tea ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind by James O
    How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind - by James O'Brien

    £14.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780753557709 | ISBN 10: 0753557703

    There's no point having a mind if you're not willing to change it.  James O'Brien has built well over a million loyal listeners to his radio show by dissecting the opinions of callers live on air, every day. But winning the argument doesn't necessar ... more

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  • Cover image of book What Time Is It? by John Berger and Selçuk Demirel
    What Time Is It? - by John Berger and Selçuk Demirel

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912559145 | ISBN 10: 1912559145

    Visionary thinker John Berger and Turkish artist Selçuk Demirel came together came together for the last time to create this precious little volume about time.  What Time Is It? is a playful meditation on the illusory nature of time. Our per ... more

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  • Cover image of book k-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (2004-2016) by Mark Fisher, edited by Darren Ambrose
    k-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (2004-2016) - by Mark Fisher, edited by Darren Ambrose

    £25.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912248285 | ISBN 10: 191224828x

    Edited by Darren Ambrose and with a foreword by Simon Reynolds, this comprehensive collection brings together the very best work of acclaimed blogger, writer, publisher, political activist and lecturer Mark Fisher (aka k-punk) who died in 2017.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life by Nato Thompson
    Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life - by Nato Thompson

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781612196800 | ISBN 10: 1612196802

    "Culture As Weapon is a brilliant and scathing take no prisoners critique of contemporary culture. Spanning military occupation, capitalism masquerading as charity, and personal computing, Nato Thompson shows us the dark side of how culture is deploy ... more

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  • Cover image of book Culture by Terry Eagleton
    Culture - by Terry Eagleton

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780300228731 | ISBN 10: 0300228732

    One of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture’s value.   Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters by Aph Ko and Syl Ko
    Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters - by Aph Ko and Syl Ko

    £17.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781590565551 | ISBN 10: 159056555x

    In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism.   Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sister ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London
    Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London's Great Forest - by Will Ashon

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783783458 | ISBN 10: 1783783451

    In litter-strewn Epping Forest on the edge of London, might a writer find that magical moment of transcendence? He will certainly discover filthy graffiti and frightening dogs, as well as world-renowned artists and fading celebrities, robbers, lovers ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right by Angela Nagle
    Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right - by Angela Nagle

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785355431 | ISBN 10: 1785355430

    Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battle ground is the internet.  On one side the "alt right" ranges from the once obscure neo-reactionary and white separatist movements, to geeky subcult ... more

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  • Cover image of book Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin
    Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London - by Lauren Elkin

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099593379 | ISBN 10: 0099593378

    'Flâneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flâneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.'   If the word flâneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boule ... more

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  • Cover image of book Confabulations by John Berger
    Confabulations - by John Berger

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141984957 | ISBN 10: 0141984953

    'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'.   John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itsel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class by Scott Timberg
    Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class - by Scott Timberg

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780300216936 | ISBN 10: 0300216939

    Change is no stranger to us in the twenty-first century. We must constantly adjust to an evolving world, to transformation and innovation. But for many thousands of creative artists, a torrent of recent changes has made it all but impossible to earn ... more

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  • Cover image of book Counterculture UK - A Celebration by Ed Rebecca Gillieron and Cheryl Robson (Editors)
    Counterculture UK - A Celebration - by Ed Rebecca Gillieron and Cheryl Robson (Editors)

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780956632968 | ISBN 10: 0956632963

    The first comprehensive exploration of counterculture in the UK from Asian arts to alternative comedy, from Gay Lib to eco-warriors, from punk to Feminism and much much more... What is Counterculture?   Its an alternative lifestyle... T ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer
    The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help - by Amanda Palmer

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780349408095 | ISBN 10: 0349408092

    "When we really see each other, we want to help each other"~ Amanda Palmer Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask people for money. Or touring Europe in a punk ca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century by Eric Hobsbawm
    Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century - by Eric Hobsbawm

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780349139098 | ISBN 10: 0349139091

    An engaging and provocative look at culture, from one of our best-known historians. Born at the turn of the 20th century and raised in Vienna, Eric Hobsbawm, who was to become one of the most brilliant and original historians of our age, was unique ... more

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  • Cover image of book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
    David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants - by Malcolm Gladwell

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241959596 | ISBN 10: 0241959594

    What if everything we thought about power was wrong? What if, in the ancient story of the shepherd boy who topples a giant, David actually had the advantage? This thought sets Malcolm Gladwell on an extraordinary journey that takes him from art to ba ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radio Benjamin by Walter Benjamin, edited by Lecia Rosenthal
    Radio Benjamin - by Walter Benjamin, edited by Lecia Rosenthal

    £20.00   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781685754 | ISBN 10: 1781685754

    This collection of the legendary thinkers radio broadcasts brings together some of his most accessible and fascinating thinking. Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renown ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World by Kembrew McLeod
    Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World - by Kembrew McLeod

    £23.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780814796290 | ISBN 10: 081479629x

    From Benjamin Franklin's newspaper hoax that faked the death of his rival to Abbie Hoffmans attempt to levitate the Pentagon, pranksters, hoaxers, and con artists have caused confusion, disorder, and laughter in Western society for centuries. Profil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Free Ride: How the Internet is Destroying the Culture Business and How it Can Fight Back by Robert Levine
    Free Ride: How the Internet is Destroying the Culture Business and How it Can Fight Back - by Robert Levine

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099549284 | ISBN 10: 009954928x

    Do you read newspapers online? Own a kindle? Download television programmes so you can skip the adverts? Free Ride explores the implications for modern culture of all these activities and asks how businesses can fight back against the expectation tha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide by Christopher Horrocks, illustrated by Zoran Jevtic
    Introducing Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide - by Christopher Horrocks, illustrated by Zoran Jevtic

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312074 | ISBN 10: 1848312075

    An illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudrillard has been hailed as one of France ... more

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  • Cover image of book The South Bank Show: Final Cut by Melvyn Bragg
    The South Bank Show: Final Cut - by Melvyn Bragg

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781444705539 | ISBN 10: 1444705539

    What drives a musician to write extraordinary songs? How do writers create their worlds? How does an actor achieve greatness?  For over thirty years of The South Bank Show, Melvyn Bragg has interviewed many of the greatest cultural icons ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader (Second edition) by Edited by Amelia Jones
    The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader (Second edition) - by Edited by Amelia Jones

    £34.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780415543705 | ISBN 10: 0415543703

    Feminism is one of the most important perspectives from which visual culture has been theorized and historicized over the past forty years. Challenging the notion of feminism as a unified discourse, this second edition of The Feminism and Visual Cult ... more

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  • Cover image of book Violence by Slavoj Zizek
    Violence - by Slavoj Zizek

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846680274 | ISBN 10: 1846680271

    Does the advent of capitalism and, indeed, civilisation cause more violence than it prevents? Is there violence in the simple idea of 'the neighbour'? And could the appropriate form of action against violence today simply be to contemplate, to think? ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives by Nick Turse
    The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives - by Nick Turse

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780571228201 | ISBN 10: 0571228208

    Once upon a time there was the military-industrial complex, which even an American president feared was too powerful. That was in the fifties. Now there is a network so pervasive that it involves society at every level - technology, science, the m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Real England: The Battle Against the Bland by Paul Kingsnorth
    Real England: The Battle Against the Bland - by Paul Kingsnorth

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846270420 | ISBN 10: 1846270421

    We see the signs around us every day: the chain cafes and mobile phone outlets that dominate our high streets; the decline of small farms and the loss of our rural post-offices; the headlines about yet another traditional industry going to the wall. ... more

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  • Cover image of book China Everyday! by Zhang Yao and Bu Yi
    China Everyday! - by Zhang Yao and Bu Yi

    £19.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904915263 | ISBN 10: 1904915264

    China Everyday! provides a fascinating and revealing insight into a culture and a history that still remains enigmatic to audiences the world over.China Everyday! documents the commonplace, everyday items of contemporary Chinese culture through stun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain by Adam Sinfield
    Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain - by Adam Sinfield

    £15.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780826494757 | ISBN 10: 0826494757

    Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain is a landmark work in contemporary literary and cultural analysis. It offers a provocative and brilliant account of political change since 1945 and how such change shaped the cultural output of our ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Decadent Handbook: For the Modern Libertine by Edited by Rowan Pelling
    The Decadent Handbook: For the Modern Libertine - by Edited by Rowan Pelling

    £15.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781903517307 | ISBN 10: 1903517303

    The ultimate lifestyle guide for those who want to transform the spirit of the age, or failing that, ignore it altogether. This bible for the modern decadent offers select guidance on extreme cuisine, gutter beverages, tawdry travel, seedy films ... more

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  • Cover image of book Van Gogh
    Van Gogh's Ear Vol.4: Best World Poetry and Prose - by various

    £11.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9782914853033 | ISBN 10: 2914853033

    Volume four of Van Gogh's Ear: Best World Poetry and Prose is now to be experienced! A powerful poem for peace by one of the great voices of contemporary literature, Maya Angelou, seizes the soul; Margaret Atwood's insightful, often amusing essay on ... more

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