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  • Lost World of the Kimberleyby Ian Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 25.45

    Explores one of the world's least known mysteries: who were the first-ever human beings to find their way to Australia, where did they come from and how and when did they arrive? more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 10.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Student Loan Messby Joel Best; Eric Best

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    This illuminating investigation uncovers the full dimensions of the student loan disaster. A father and son team?one a best-selling sociologist, the other a former banker and current quantitative researcher?probes how we?ve reached the point at which student loan debt?now exceeding $1 trillion and predicted to reach $2 trillion by 2020?threatens to... more...

  • On Paradise Driveby David Brooks

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 16.00

    The author of the acclaimed bestseller Bobos in Paradise, which hilariously described the upscale American culture, takes a witty look at how being American shapes us, and how America's suburban civilization will shape the world's future. Take a look at Americans in their natural habitat. You see suburban guys at Home Depot doing that special manly,... more...

  • Music and Social Movementsby Ron Eyerman; Andrew Jamison

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 41.00

    Social movements literature meets cultural theory in study of music and song of activism. more...

  • Civilizationsby Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Free Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    In Civilizations, Felipe Fernández-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To Fernández-Armesto, a civilization is "civilized... more...

  • Talkin that Talkby Geneva Smitherman

    Routledge 1999; US$ 47.95

    A highly readable collection of key articles and essays by a leading scholar on African-American language and politics. Smitherman discusses the inter-relationship between African-American language, culture and education. more...

  • 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...

  • The Ayatollah Begs to Differby Hooman Majd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Including a new preface that discusses the Iranian mood during and after the June 2009 presidential election and subsequent protests, this is an intimate look at a paradoxical country from a uniquely qualified journalist.   The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Hooman Majd offers perspective on Iran's complex and... more...