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- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 14.99
Take the Cannoli is a moving and wickedly funny collection of personal stories stretching across the immense landscape of the American scene. Hailed by Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00
This collection of new studies explores the diverse ways in which music -- and ideas about it -- have been disseminated in print and other media from the sixteenth century onward. The chapters look afresh at the circulation of manuscript and printed music in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and reach forward to the present by considering how... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available
Ever wondered why primroses have three sorts of flowers; or about pesticide resistance in rats and mice, mosquitoes and green-fly; antibiotic resistance in disease organisms ? all are examples of genetical adjustment, explained in this book. more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
During the course of her fieldwork in Paris, anthropologist Kimberly Arkin heard what she thought was a surprising admission. A French-born, North African Jewish (Sephardi) teenage girl laughingly told Arkin she was a racist. When asked what she meant by that, the girl responded, "It means I hate Arabs." This girl was not unique. She and other Sephardi... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles’ eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and big cities alike. Many see the problem with gangs as related to urban marginality—for a Latino immigrant population struggling with poverty... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99
An astonishing work of cutting?edge science and cultural history from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers, Naomi Wolf, author of the modern classic The Beauty Myth When an unexpected medical crisis sends Naomi Wolf on a journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers?much to her own astonishment?an... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 56.00
The Neo-Indians is a rich ethnographic study of the emergence of the neo-Indian movement?a new form of Indian identity based on largely reinvented pre-colonial cultures and comprising a diverse group of people attempting to re-create purified pre-colonial indigenous beliefs and ritual practices without the contaminating influences of modern society.... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
For six months in 2004, controversy raged in Hamtramck, Michigan, as residents debated a proposed amendment that would exempt the adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, from the citys anti-noise ordinance. The call to prayer functioned as a flashpoint in disputes about the integration of Muslims into this historically Polish-Catholic community. No... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
Fan CULTure explores how present-day fans interact with the films, television shows, books, and pop culture artifacts they love. From creating original works of fanfiction to influencing the content of major primetime series through social media, fans are no longer passive consumers. They have evolved into active participants in creating and shaping... more...