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- University of California Press 2009; US$ 33.95
This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary,... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2012; US$ 21.86
Never in modern history have more eyes been focused on the Middle East. As the Arab Spring unfolds across countries and continents, governments are being overturned in unprecedented abundance, with far-reaching ramifications for the rest of the globe. At no time has a solid understanding of Arab culture, history, and practices been more important.UNDERSTANDING... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 74.00
'...an often engaging and often insightful book... Among the best pieces in the 29 chapter collection are those by Australian academics Graeme Turner, whose clear and concise chapter "The Economy of Celebrity" illustrates the industrial imperatives of stardom, and Catherine Lumby, who brings the experience of contemporary teen girl fandom to life in... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
Koreans have a unique character and personality that sets them apart from all other Asians. And although Korean attitudes and behavior may be influenced by the modern world, the Korean mindset is still very much shaped by ancient culture and traditions. In The Korean Mind, Boye Lafayette De Mente explores the meanings and cultural context of the most... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 44.00
The Islamic Republic of Iran has entered its fourth decade, and the values and legacy of the Revolution it was founded upon continue to have profound and contradictory consequences for Iranian life. Despite the repressive power of the current regime the immense creativity of popular cultural practices, that negotiate and resist a repressive system,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 39.00
In this latest work, Selfe and Hawisher explore the complexly rendered relationship between computer gaming environments and literacy development by focusing on the stories of computer gamers in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Using the words and observations of individual gamers, this book offers historical and cultural... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 35.00
The book describes the impact of cultural perceptions on rulers' behaviors in the United Arab Emirates, once the Trucial States. Despite differences in size, economic resources, and external political pressures, the seven emirates' rulers utilized very similar cultural expectations to gain the support of others. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
?A strange, wondrous, challenging, enriching book?.Beautiful and powerful?you will not encounter another book like it.? ? National Review online In Digital Barbarism, bestselling novelist Mark Helprin ( Winter?s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War ) offers a ringing Jeffersonian defense of private property in the age of digital... more...