Media/Cultural Studies

Advertising & Media
Can’t Buy My Love, Jean Kilbourne
Reality Bites Back, Jennifer L. Pozner

Capitalism & Consumerism
Culture Jam: How to Reverse America’s Suicidal Consumer Binge–And Why We Must, Kalle Lasn
Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and Interpreting Dark Places (Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility), Leanne White & Elspeth Frew (Eds)

American Studies
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert D. Putnam
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War, Tony Horwitz
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Jeff Chang
The Death Class: A True Story About Life, Erika Hayasaki

Violence
The Better Angels of Our Nature, Stephen Pinker

Wedding Industrial-Complex
White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture, Chrys Ingraham
One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding, Rebecca Mead
The Meaning of Wife, Anne Kingston
Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding, Cele Otnes
Brides, Inc.: American Weddings and the Business of Tradition, Vicki Howard

This list is by no means exhaustive. Please leave suggestions in the comments section!

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