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  • Tradition and Modernity in the Mediterraneanby Vassos Argyrou

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 43.00

    Argyrou examines modernisation, reflected in the changing nature of wedding celebrations in Cyprus over two generations. more...

  • History Through the Eyes of Faithby Ronald A. Wells

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.99

    Integrating faith with introductory Western history, this text provides a Christian perspective on the major epochs, issues, and events of Western Civilization. It details the role of the Greeks and Hebrews, Jesus in history, the Renaissance, and more. more...

  • Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, and the Aesthetics of Traumaby Patricia Moran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This is a study of modernism, sexuality, and subjectivity in the work of two leading women modernists. Each confronted the aspects of her culture and personal history that resulted in a degraded sense of female sexuality and explored how traumatic childhood sexual experiences informed their relationship to female corporeality and fiction-writing. more...

  • The Measure of America, 2010-2011by Kristen Lewis; Sarah Burd-Sharps; Jeffrey Sachs

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    The Measure of America, 2010-2011 , is the definitive report on the overall well-being of all Americans. How are Americans doing?compared to one another and compared to the rest of the world? This important, easy-to-understand guide will provide all of the essential information on the current state of America. This fully illustrated report, with... more...

  • A Most Masculine Stateby Madawi Al-Rasheed

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Goes beyond conventional tropes describing women in Saudi Arabia to probe the historical, political and religious forces thwarting their emancipation. more...

  • Stat-Spottingby Joel Best

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bombard our daily lives, appearing in the news, on the Web, seemingly everywhere. But all too often, even... more...

  • Archaeology and the Sensesby Yannis Hamilakis

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    An exciting new look at how archaeology has dealt with the bodily senses and how it can offer a richer glimpse into the human sensory experience. more...

  • Homo Sapiens, A Problematic Speciesby Mia Gosselin

    UPA 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book evaluates the Western conception of man. After having examined primitive thought in which Nature comprises everything that exists, including man, the author explains why in Western thought man is usually not only different from Nature, but opposed to it, which may have grave consequences to Nature?s fate. more...

  • Sky Burialby Xinran

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    As a young girl in China Xinran heard a rumour about a soldier in Tibet who had been brutally fed to the vultures in a ritual known as a sky burial: the tale frightened and fascinated her. Several decades later Xinran met Shu Wan, a Chinese woman who had spent years searching for her missing husband who had been serving as a doctor in Tibet; her extraordinary... 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...