Books published by Intellect Books

Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowski

Intellect Books | March 1, 2014 | 164 pages
?Look, let me explain something to you. I'm not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude” Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowski takes a close look at the films phenomenal impact over the past century, and looks at the reasons behind the creation of Dudeism, with the ?Church of the Latter-Day... More Info

Mediation and Protest Movements

Intellect Books | May 15, 2013 | 196 pages
Over the past year, international and national media have been full of stories about protest movements and tumultuous social upheaval from Tunisia to California. But scholars have not yet fully addressed the connection between these movements and the media and communication channels through which... More Info

Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks

Intellect Books | June 28, 2013 | 164 pages
David Lynch and Mark Frost’s television series Twin Peaks debuted in April 1990 and by June of 1991 had been cancelled. Yet the impact of this surreal, unsettling show—ostensibly about the search for homecoming queen Laura Palmer’s killer—is far larger than its short run might indicate. A... More Info

Fan Phenomena: Star Trek

Intellect Books | July 1, 2013 | 132 pages
From a decidedly inauspicious start as a low-rated television series in the 1960s that was cancelled after three seasons, Star Trek has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry of spin-off series, feature films, and merchandise. Fueling the ever-expanding franchise are some of the most rabid and... More Info

Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Intellect Books | July 1, 2013 | 164 pages
Few could have predicted the enduring affection inspired by Joss Whedon's television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With its origins in a script Whedon wrote for a 1992 feature film of the same name, the series far outpaced its source material, gathering a devoted audience that remains loyal to... More Info

Why I Buy

Intellect Books | March 15, 2013 | 166 pages
Why do we buy? How do our acts of—and ideas about—consumption impact our selves, our institutions, and our societies? An incisive response to these questions, Why I Buy explains how consumption came to give meaning and value to social and personal life. Balancing psychological, conceptual, and... More Info