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Tuesday, April 8 2014

Who’s Tapping Into the Dream Market?

They don't make gay laundry detergent, lesbian deodorant, bisexual tomato paste, or transsexual wine coolers, but the effort to appeal to the LGBT demographic is on the rise.


Monday, August 24 2009

Black Gay Marriage

Listening to ‘A Spirited Debate on Gay Marriage’ from the Michael Eric Dyson Show


Sunday, July 19 2009

To Serve God and Wal-Mart by Bethany Moreton

As conservative Christianity focused more intently on reaffirming that a woman's real work was domestic and reproductive, Wal-Mart became an ideological ally.


Tuesday, March 4 2008

Brand New China by Jing Wang

Written like a college textbook and packaged like a novel, this book blurs the line between storytelling and statistical analysis, making for an interesting, complex read.


Sunday, February 17 2008

Tourists of History by Marita Sturken

The idea of education as liberation is a poor one; education might allow a critical perspective on cultural practices, but asserting that ironic frame helps an individual grieve, or mourn, or live a richer and fuller life, is a mistake.


Wednesday, August 22 2007

Dont Panic by Cassandra Wilkinson

Wilkinson gives an interesting and challenging look at what's good about capitalism.


A reflection of consumerism


Sunday, July 22 2007

The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille

The Culture Code is American to its core.


Tuesday, June 26 2007

Getting Loose by Sam Binkley

Binkley does more than simply mark the transition from Yippy to yuppie.


Love and shopping (Marginal Utility) [8.Aug.05]
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