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  • The Forest Peopleby Colin Turnbull

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling, classic text on one anthropologist?s incredible experience living among the African Mbuti Pygmies, and what he learned from their culture, customs, and love of life. In this bestselling book, Colin Turnbull, a British cultural anthropologist, details the incredible Mbuti pygmy people and their love of the forest, and each other. Turnbull... more...

  • How Music Worksby David Byrne

    McSweeney's 2012; US$ 15.99

    How Music Works is David Byrne?s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to... more...

  • Signs of the Timesby Elizabeth Abel

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Signs of the Times traces the career of Jim Crow signs?simplified in cultural memory to the "colored/white" labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South?from their intellectual and political origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and ?70s. In this beautifully... more...

  • What about Me?by Paul Verhaeghe; Jane Hedley-Prole

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 20.99

    According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy toll, resulting in a warped view of the self, disorientation, and despair. People are lonelier than ever before. Today?s pay-for-performance mentality is turning institutions such as schools, universities,... more...

  • Culture and Agencyby Margaret S. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00

    Revised edition of 1988 book, highly influential in debates about role of culture in social theory. more...

  • Struggles for Subjectivityby Kevin McDonald

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2000, examines the urgent social and cultural questions faced by young people. more...

  • The Antidoteby Oliver Burkeman

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 13.29

    Is our search for happiness futile? Or are we just going about it the wrong way? In this fascinating new book, Oliver Burkeman argues that 'positive thinking' and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem. And that there is, in fact, an alternative path to contentment and success that involves embracing... more...

  • The Anthropology of Childhoodby David F. Lancy

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    This new edition presents a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present. more...

  • Who Counts as an American?by Elizabeth Theiss-Morse

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book develops a social theory of national identity and uses methods to examine the importance of identity in the American context. more...

  • Understanding Judith Butlerby Anita Brady; Tony Schirato

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 32.00

    Understanding Judith Butler is not an easy task, but this perfectly judged exploration of all Butler's works succeeds where many competing texts fail. more...