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The Star Wars EncyclopediaIts vast history and environs have been explored, studied, and chronicled extensively for more than twenty years. Now, this landmark volume–a definitive reference devoted exclusively to the Star Wars milieu–draws together data from films, radio dramas, novels, short stories, computer games, and more, running the full gamut of this extraordinary galaxy. From science and technology to history and geography; from culture and biography to ecology and cosmology; from “abo” and “Abrax” to “zwil” and…

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 4: Myth, Manners, and Memory (v. 4)This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture addresses the cultural, social, and intellectual terrain of myth, manners, and historical memory in the American South. Evaluating how a distinct southern identity has been created, recreated, and performed through memories that blur the line between fact and fiction, this volume paints a broad, multihued picture of the region seen through the lenses of belief and cultural practice. The 95 entries here represent a substantial revision and e…

Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints and VoicesThe term “culture wars” refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced …

Ultimate Star WarsThis comprehensive and wonderfully-detailed encyclopedia explores the characters, creatures, locations, vehicles, technology, and more found throughout the entire Star Wars™ galaxy.Ultimate Star Wars is an in-depth visual guide that details storylines and players from the complete Star Wars galaxy, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ and Star Wars Rebels™.Paste Magazine says, “You’ll want to own this masterpiece.” It’s packed full of information about key characters from Luke Skywalker to…

From Culture Wars to Common Ground, Second Edition: Religion and the American Family Debate (Family, Religion, and Culture)What is the status of the American family? How is it changing? Are these changes making anything better? What is the future of the family? Does religion offer a positive answer? Not since Habits of the Heart has one book confronted these important issues with such personal and societal impact. This groundbreaking study argues for the creation of a new family ethic that must be central to the agendas of both contemporary society and the church.The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers infor…

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 9: LiteratureOffering a comprehensive view of the South’s literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region’s ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures–a development thoughtfully explored i…

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 3: HistoryProviding a chronological and interpretive spine to the twenty-four volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, this volume broadly surveys history in the American South from the Paleoindian period (approximately 8000 B.C.E.) to the present. In 118 essays, contributors cover the turbulent past of the region that has witnessed frequent racial conflict, a bloody Civil War fought and lost on its soil, massive in- and out-migration, major economic transformations, and a civil rights movemen…