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  • Life After Leavingby Sophie Tamas

    Left Coast Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    After leaving her twelve-year marriage, Sophie Tamas went to the local women's shelter to ask if she had been abused. The result is Life after Leaving, a performative, arts-based journey into the aftermath of spousal abuse and the endless struggle to make sense of loss. We see Sophie's world—the academic lectures, the therapy sessions, the childrearing,... more...

  • Building In Research and Evaluationby Yoland Wadsworth; Michael Quinn Patton

    Left Coast Press 2011; US$ 49.95

    Yoland Wadsworth’s ground-breaking proposition is that the act of inquiry is the way by which every living organism and all collective human life goes about continuously learning, improving and changing. Building in Research and Evaluation explores this new approach, a basic theory of human understanding and action. By deepening our understanding... more...

  • Translating Museumsby Shaila Bhatti

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 37.95

    Shaila Bhatti's immersive study of the Lahore Museum in Pakistan is one of the first books to offer an in-depth historical and ethnographic analysis of a South Asian museum. Bhatti thus presents an alternative example of visitor experience and museum practice to that of the West, which has been the dominant museological model to date. This examination... more...

  • MUDPACKS AND PROZACby Murphy Halliburton

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    People seeking psychiatric healing choose from an almost dizzying array of therapies—from the medicated mud packs of Ayurveda, to the pharmacopeia of Western biomedicine, to the spiritual pathways of the world's religions. How do we choose, what do the treatments offer, and how do they cure? In Mudpacks and Prozac, Murphy Halliburton investigates... more...

  • Kids on YouTubeby Patricia G Lange

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    The mall is so old school?these days kids are hanging out on YouTube, and depending on whom you ask, they're either forging the digital frontier or frittering away their childhoods in anti-intellectual solipsism. Kids on YouTube cuts through the hype, going behind the scenes to understand kids' everyday engagement with new media. Debunking the stereotype... more...

  • Consultation and Cultural Heritageby Claudia Nissley; Thomas F King

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    This pragmatic guide to consultation in cultural heritage and environmental impact management distills decades of experience by two of the leading figures in this area. Claudia Nissley and Tom King reject the idea that consulting with communities and other stakeholders is merely checking off a box on the list of tasks required to implement a project.... more...

  • Landesque Capitalby N Thomas Håkansson; Mats Widgren

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book is the first comprehensive, global treatment of landesque capital, a widespread concept used to understand anthropogenic landscapes that serve important economic, social, and ritual purposes. Spanning the disciplines of anthropology, human ecology, geography, archaeology, and history, chapters combine theoretical rigor with in-depth empirical... more...

  • Pedagogy of Solidarityby Paulo Freire; Ana Maria Araújo Freire; Walter F de Oliveira; Henry A Giroux; Donaldo Macedo

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 84.00

    Famous Brazilian educational and social theorist Paulo Freire presents his ideas on the importance of community solidarity in moving toward social justice in schools and society. In a set of talks and interviews shortly before his death, Freire addresses issues not often highlighted in his work, such as globalization, post-modern fatalism, and the... more...

  • Practical Ethnographyby Sam Ladner

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Ethnography is an increasingly important research method in the private sector, yet ethnographic literature continues to focus on an academic audience. Sam Ladner fills the gap by advancing rigorous ethnographic practice that is tailored to corporate settings where colleagues are not steeped in social theory, research time lines may be days rather... more...

  • Caring for Placeby E N Anderson

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    How can cultural forms motivate people to care about their environment? While important scientific data about ecosystems is mushrooming, E. N. Anderson argues in this powerful new book that putting effective conservation into practice depends primarily on social solidarity and emotional factors. Marshaling decades of research on cultures across several... more...