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  • Understanding the Global TV Formatby Albert Moran

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    This volume presents a series of papers concerned with the interrelations between the postmodern and the present state of art and design education. Spanning a range of thematic concerns, the book reflects upon existing practice and articulates revolutionary prospects potentially viable through a shift in educative thinking. 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...

  • 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...

  • Mythby Robert Segal

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Where do myths come from? What is their function and what do they mean? In this Very Short Introduction Robert Segal introduces the array of approaches used to understand the study of myth. These approaches hail from disciplines as varied as anthropology, sociology, psychology, literary criticism, philosophy, science, and religious studies. Including... more...

  • Language, Culture, and Societyby Zdenek Salzmann; James Stanlaw; Nobuko Adachi

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    This introduction to linguistic anthropology includes basic concepts and methods, cognition, sociolinguistics, and expanded coverage of gender, race, and class. more...

  • Childhood in a Sri Lankan Villageby Bambi L. Chapin

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Like toddlers all over the world, Sri Lankan children go through a period that in the U.S. is referred to as the ?terrible twos.? Yet once they reach elementary school age, they appear uncannily passive, compliant, and undemanding compared to their Western counterparts. Clearly, these children have undergone some process of socialization, but what?... more...

  • Photography and the USAby Mick Gidley

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    From Ansel Adams to Carleton Watkins, Diane Arbus to Weegee, Richard Avedon to James VanDerZee, American photographers have recorded their vast, multicultural nation in images that, for more than a hundred years, have come to define the USA. In Photography and the USA , Mick Gidley explores not only the medium of photography and the efforts to capture... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Cultureby Kam Louie

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    A wide-ranging and accessibly written guide to the key aspects of elite and popular culture in contemporary China. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rockby Simon Frith; Will Straw; John Street

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 32.00

    Maps the world of pop and rock: its history, its stars and its controversies. more...

  • Exploring Medical Anthropologyby Donald Joralemon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    This widely adopted text is a concise and engaging introduction to the field that presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Written in an accessible, jargon-free language, Exploring Medical Anthropology?s concise length leaves room for instructors to supplement it with... more...