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- Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 14.99
Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine , a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of... more...
- 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 2003; US$ 15.95
Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. 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...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00
After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior?eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions?made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do... 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...