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- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 40.00
At a critical time of democratic reform across many parts of Southeast Asia, Subang Jaya is regarded as Malaysias electronic governance laboratory. The focus of the study is Subang Jayas field of residential affairs, a digitally mediated social field in which residents, civil servants, politicians, online journalists and other social agents... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Visionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse . Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday , Diamond reveals how... more...
- Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95
"Hickman['s]... style of pragmatism provides us with flexible, philosophical 'tools' which can be used to analyze and penetrate various technology and technological cultural problems of the present. He, himself, uses this toolkit to make his analyses and succeeds very well indeed."... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 42.00
This textbook provides a comprehensive survey of current language issues in the USA, exploring the nature of language variation and its social, historical and political significance. It is divided into three sections: Part I, American English; Part II, Other Language Varieties; and Part III, The Sociolinguistic Situation in the USA. more...
- Profile 2009; US$ 20.41
In this stunningly original book, Richard Wrangham argues that it was cooking that caused the extraordinary transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. At the heart of Catching Fire lies an explosive new idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow,... more...
- Hong Kong University Press 2009; US$ 50.00
The book seeks to address how movements across cultures shape the different ways in which China and Chineseness have been imagined and represented since the beginning of the last century. In so doing, it aims to offer an overview of the debate about Chineseness as it has emerged in different global locations. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95
Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West--two of Du Bois's most prominent intellectual descendants--reassess that relationship... more...