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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    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...

  • Life in Crisisby Peter Redfield

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Life in Crisis tells the story of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders or MSF) and its effort to "save lives" on a global scale. Begun in 1971 as a French alternative to the Red Cross, the MSF has grown into an international institution with a reputation for outspoken protest as well as technical efficiency. It has also expanded beyond... more...

  • Modernism and Fascismby Roger Griffin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. more...

  • Women without Classby Julie Bettie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this ethnographic examination of Mexican-American and white girls coming of age in California?s Central Valley, Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head, asking what cultural gestures are involved in the performance of class, and how class subjectivity is constructed in relationship to color, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. A new introduction... more...

  • Rising Tideby Ronald Inglehart; Pippa Norris

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    Analyzes the political consequences of how modernization has changed cultural attitudes towards gender equality. more...

  • On Saudi Arabiaby Karen Elliott House

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    ?Tina Brown, The Daily Beast , "Favorite Books of 2012" ?A deeply reported look at an increasingly complicated and fragile society.? ? The Kansas City Star ?Very few books about Saudi Arabia will chill the reader as artfully as Karen Elliott House?s smart and eloquent On Saudi Arabia . . . straightforward and utterly trenchant . . . Provocative,... more...

  • Inventive Methodsby Celia Lury; Nina Wakeford

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Social and cultural research has changed dramatically in the last few years in response to changing conceptions of the empirical, an intensification of interest in interdisciplinary work, and the growing need to communicate with diverse users and audiences. Methods texts, however, have not kept pace with these changes. This volume provides a set... more...

  • The Central Liberal Truthby Lawrence E. Harrison

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99

    Which cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes best promote democracy, social justice, and prosperity? How can we use the forces that shape cultural change, such as religion, child-rearing practices, education, and political leadership, to promote these values in the Third World? This book offers answers to these questions. more...

  • Social Logic Of Politicsby Alan Zuckerman

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Using classic theories and methodologies, this collection maintains that individuals make political choices by taking into account the views, preferences, evaluations, and actions of other people who comprise their social networks. These include family members, friends, neighbors, and workmates, among others. The volume re-establishes the research... more...

  • The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methodsby Victor Jupp

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 50.00

    Bringing together the work of over eighty leading academics and researchers worldwide to produce the definitive reference and research tool for the social sciences, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods contains more than 230 entries providing the widest coverage of the all the main terms in the research process. more...