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  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    **From the author of the global phenomenon Sapiens ** ?Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before.? Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and Slow Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind , envisions a not-too-distant... more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 11.25

    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...

  • A Plague of Sheepby Elinor G. K. Melville

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Taking as a case study the sixteenth-century history of a region of highland central Mexico, this book is about the biological conquest of the New World. more...

  • The Crisis of Presence in Contemporary Cultureby Vincent Miller

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 18.00

    A cutting edge exploration of how the digital revolution is challenging our notion of 'self' and 'presence'. Miller illustrates how ubiquitous communication technologies have created a disjuncture between how we think we exist in the world, and how we actually do exist through our use of mobile media and the Internet in constructing our online selves.... more...

  • They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fieldsby Sarah Bronwen Horton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields  takes the reader on an ethnographic tour of the melon and corn harvesting fields of California?s Central Valley to understand why farmworkers suffer heatstroke and chronic illness at rates higher than workers in any other industry. Through captivating accounts of the daily lives of a core group of farmworkers... more...

  • Vitaby Joćo Biehl

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Zones of social abandonment are emerging everywhere in Brazil?s big cities?places like Vita, where the unwanted, the mentally ill, the sick, and the homeless are left to die. This haunting, unforgettable story centers on a young woman named Catarina, increasingly paralyzed and said to be mad, living out her time at Vita. Anthropologist Joćo Biehl leads... more...

  • The Hollow Crownby Nicholas B. Dirks

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    The Hollow Crown reconstructs the sociocultural history of a warrior polity in south India between the fourteenth and the twentieth centuries. more...

  • Translated Womanby Ruth Behar

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernįndez, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza's extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their "subjects." From... more...

  • Coming Apartby Charles Murray

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    From the bestselling author of Lo sing Ground and The Bell Curve , this startling long-lens view shows how America is coming apart at the seams that historically have joined our classes. In Coming Apart , Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites... more...

  • Watching the Englishby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2005; US$ 12.99

    In "Watching The English" anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour. The rules of weather-speak.... more...