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  • Cooking, Cuisine and Classby Jack Goody

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    The preparation, serving and eating of food are common features of all human societies, and have been the focus of study for numerous anthropologists - from Sir James Frazer onwards - from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives. It is in the context of this previous anthropological work that Jack Goody sets his own observations on cooking... more...

  • Rising Tideby Ronald Inglehart; Pippa Norris

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Analyzes the political consequences of how modernization has changed cultural attitudes towards gender equality. more...

  • Consider the Forkby Bee Wilson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27

    Bee Wilson is the food writer and historian who writes as the 'Kitchen Thinker' in the Sunday Telegraph , and is the author of Swindled! . Her charming and original new book, Consider the Fork , explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. A wooden spoon - most trusty and loveable of kitchen implements... more...

  • Baliby Phil Jarratt

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    For a century now, Bali has been the subject of a beautiful mythology created by movies and music, but there are few factual accounts of its transformation from besieged peasant colony to booming tourist mecca. Bali: Heaven and Hell is a tale begging to be told - a story of survival in the face of genocide, natural disaster, terrorism, cultural imperialism... more...

  • Nothing to Envyby Barbara Demick

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick?s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years?a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged... more...

  • Why We Buyby Paco Underhill

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 17.00

    Revolutionary retail guru Paco Underhill is back with a completely revised edition of his classic, witty bestselling book on our ever-evolving consumer culture?full of fresh observations and important lessons from the cutting edge of retail such as Internet behemoths Amazon and iTunes as well as the globalization of retail in the world?s emerging markets. more...

  • Made In Americaby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 12.68

    Bill Bryson turns away from the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent , for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America , Bryson de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor... more...

  • Deep Economyby Bill McKibben

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 16.99

    The bestselling author of The End of Nature issues an impassioned call to arms for an economy that creates community and ennobles our lives In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes, "more" is... more...

  • Day of the Deadby Shawn D. Haley; Curt Fukuda

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 27.95

    The Day of the Dead is the most important annual celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico. Skillfully combining textual information and photographic imagery, this book begins with a discussion of the people of Oaxaca, their way of life, and their way of looking at the world. It then takes the reader through the celebration from the preparations that can begin... more...

  • African Civilizationsby Graham Connah

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 34.00 US$ 27.88

    This new revised edition offers expanded coverage, new illustrations and an extended new list of references. more...