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  • Primates of Park Avenueby Wednesday Martin

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 26.00

    Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! The book that has outraged the social elite! ?Eye-popping? ?People ?Amusing, perceptive and?deliciously evil? ?The New York Times Book Review ?Juicy, sexy, bawdy stuff? ?New York Daily News ?Think Gossip Girl , but with a sociological study of the parents.? ?InStyle.com Like an... more...

  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century?s hidden worlds?and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.   Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy... 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...

  • Born to Runby Christopher Mcdougall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    "A tale so mind-blowing as to be the stuff of legend." ? The Denver Post "McDougall's book reminded me of why I love to run." ?Bill Rodgers, San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating. . . . Thrilling. . . . An operatic ode to the joys of running." ? The Washington Post   ?It?s a great book. . . . A really gripping read. . . .Unbelievable story .... more...

  • Cultural Anthropologyby John H. Bodley

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 74.99

    This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. It uniquely challenges students to consider the big questions about the nature of cultural systems. more...

  • The Subject of Virtueby James Laidlaw

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    A clearly written, sophisticated summary of and prospectus for a flourishing current field of anthropological research. more...

  • Everything Bad is Good for Youby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    "Revelatory...Daring...Finally, an intellectual who doesn?t think we?re headed down the toilet!" ? Washington Post Book World "Persuasive...The old dogs won?t be able to rest as easily once they?ve read Everything Bad is Good for You , Steven Johnson?s elegant polemic.... It?s almost impossible not to agree with him."? Walter Kirn , The New York... more...

  • Social Logic Of Politicsby Alan Zuckerman

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Using classic theories and methodologies, this collection maintains that individuals make political choices by taking into account the views, preferences, evaluations, and actions of other people who comprise their social networks. These include family members, friends, neighbors, and workmates, among others. The volume re-establishes the research... more...

  • The Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel; Bret Witter

    Center Street 2009; US$ 12.99

    At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed,... more...

  • The Cultural Industriesby David Hesmondhalgh

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 42.00

    "At once brilliant and accessible, it is without peer when it comes to detailing the big picture and complex nuances of how cultural industries work. Every student of the media should have this book on their shelf" - Jennifer Holt, University of California more...