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  • Medicine and Morality in Haitiby Paul Brodwin

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 41.00

    A study of how medicine and morality in rural Haiti are shaped both by local religious traditions and by biomedical and folk medical practices. more...

  • Culture and Agencyby Margaret S. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 52.00

    Revised edition of 1988 book, highly influential in debates about role of culture in social theory. more...

  • Rethinking Comparative Cultural Sociologyby Michèle Lamont; Laurent Thévenot

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    This book provides a powerful theoretical framework for understanding cross-national cultural differences. more...

  • Intellectuals and Cultural Policyby Jeremy Ahearne; Oliver Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Intellectuals and policy analysts might appear to inhabit two different worlds. Intellectuals aspire to articulate issues of universal concern; policy analysts attend to the detail of specific measures and programmes. How far do these common assumptions match up to reality? What happens when intellectuals engage with cultural institutions and the... more...

  • Littlejohn's Britainby Richard Littlejohn

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    Richard Littlejohn's cast of characters ­ including Two Jags, the Wicked Witch, Captain Hook and the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban ­ are now part of the fabric of the nation. He ridicules the country Britain has become over the past ten years - the barmy bureaucracy, the surveillance state, the petty interference in our lives, the suffocating... more...

  • The Post-Truth Eraby Ralph Keyes

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    Ralph Keyes's books include Timelock , The Courage to Write , and the bestselling Is There Life After High School? He has been on Oprah, 20/20,and The Today Show, as well as Fresh Air, and All Things Considered on NPR. His articles have been published in Esquire , GQ , Good Housekeeping , and Harper's . He lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio.... more...

  • They Used to Call Us Witchesby Julie Shayne

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99

    They Used to Call Us Witches is an informative, highly readable account of the role played by Chilean women exiles during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet from 1973-1990. Sociologist Julie Shayne looks at the movement organized by exiled Chileans in Vancouver, British Columbia, to denounce Pinochet's dictatorship and support those who remained... more...

  • The Nature of Collegeby James J. Farrell

    Milkweed Editions 2010; US$ 16.00

    Stately oaks, ivy-covered walls, the opposite sex — these are the things that likely come to mind for most Americans when they think about the "nature" of college. But the real nature of college is hidden in plain sight: it?s flowing out of the keg, it?s woven into the mascots on our T-shirts. Engaging in a deep and richly entertaining study of "campus... more...

  • Reading the Popularby John Fiske

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 35.95

    This revised edition of a now classic text includes a new introduction by Henry Jenkins, explaining ?Why Fiske Still Matters? for today?s students, followed by a discussion between former Fiske students Kevin Glynn, Jonathan Gray, and Pamela Wilson on the theme of ?Reading Fiske and Understanding the Popular?. Both underline the continuing relevance... more...

  • America's Game(s)by Benjamin Eastman; Michael Ralph; Sean Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This insightful volume considers how to locate America in the sporting world: in the traditions and rituals of a national pastime or in the baseball academies run by American professional teams in the Dominican Republic? With the athletes that carry a flag in Olympic ceremonies or among the executives in the boardrooms of Nike? The contributors argue... more...