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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 27.95
Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 24.00
Hilda Muir was born on the very frontier of modern Australia, near the outback town of Borroloola in the Northern Territory in about 1920. Her early life was spent roaming the Gulf Country on foot, hunting and gathering with her family. Her mother was a Yanyuwa person, and so was Hilda. Known to the clan as ?Jarman?, it mattered little that her father... more...
- Granta Publications 2011; US$ 12.51
Produced behind closed doors, disposed of discreetly, hidden by euphemism, shit is rarely out in the open in 'civilized' society, but the world of waste ? and the people who deal with it, work with it and in it ? is a rich one.This book takes us underground to the sewers of New York and London and overground to meet the heroes of India?s sanitation... more...
- SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 77.00
Hall offers a wide-ranging exploration of the issues surrounding cultural identity. He outlines the reasons why the question of identity is so compelling and yet so problematic. Outstanding contributors then interrogate different dimensions of the crisis of identity providing both theoretical and substantive insights into different approaches to understanding... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 24.95
Since 1972 the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a loosely organized and anarchistic nomadic community, has been holding large gatherings in remote forests to pray for world peace and create a model of a functioning utopian society. Michael I. Niman’s People of the Rainbow , originally published in 1997, was the first comprehensive study... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.00
Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century?s hidden worlds?and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. Winner of The National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
From the Pulitzer Prize?winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia?as diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor, and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal ?an important and timely book that explores all facets of life in this shrouded Kingdom: its tribal past, its complicated present, its precarious future.... more...