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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change is a collection of 21 expert essays on the institutions that transmit cultural values from generation to generation. The essays are an outgrowth of a research project begun by Samuel Huntington and Larry Harrison in their widely discussed book Culture Matters the goal of which is guidelines for cultural... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
What can elephant seals tell us about Homer?s Iliad ? How do gorillas illuminate the works of Shakespeare? What do bloodsucking bats have to do with John Steinbeck? MADAME BOVARY?S OVARIES A Darwinian Look at Literature According to evolutionary psychologist David Barash and his daughter Nanelle, the answers lie in the most important word in... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
Published in 1909, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Crime of the Congo took him eight days to finish. Doyle's horror at the crimes being perpetuated against humanity in the Belgian Congo during the reign of King Leopold II is evident throughout. With illustrations of mutilated bodies, the work seems to echo Doyle's opinion that There are... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00
BONUS: This edition contains a new Afterword and a reading group guide. Utopia, Texas: It?s either the best place on earth, or it?s no place at all. In the twenty-first century, it?s difficult to imagine any element of American life that remains untouched by popular culture, let alone an entire community existing outside the empire of pop. But Karen... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 20.00
Intersectionality, or the consideration of race, class, and gender, is one of the prominent contemporary theoretical contributions made by scholars in the field of women's studies that now broadly extends across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Taking stock of this transformative paradigm, The Intersectional Approach guides... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00
O ne of the most gifted and entertaining journalists writing today, Matt Labash can extract comic humanity from even the most wary politicians, con artists, and rogues?while shedding wisdom about the rich corners of our American experience. Fly Fishing with Darth Vader pulls together the best of Labash?s feature writing and includes his masterful... more...
- Threshold Editions 2010; US$ 15.00
David Kupelian, veteran journalist and bestselling author of The Marketing of Evil, probes the millennia-old questions of evil?what it is, how it works, and why it so routinely and effortlessly ruins our lives?once again demonstrating his uncanny knack for demystifying complex, elusive, and intimidating subjects with fresh insights into the hidden... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
In this fascinating book about religion in America, one of this country's most probing yet sympathetic journalists puts forth stories not only of real grace but of despair, sexual scandal, and attempted murder. Lawrence Wright's Saints and Sinners are Jimmy Swaggart, who preached a hellfire gospel with rock 'n' roll abandon before he was caught with... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 16.95
A New York Review Books Original An uncompromising contrarian, a passionate polemicist, a man of quick wit and wide learning, an anarchist, a pacifist, and a virtuoso of the slashing phrase, Dwight Macdonald was an indefatigable and indomitable critic of America?s susceptibility to well-meaning cultural fakery: all those estimable, eminent, prizewinning... more...