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  • The Best of Anthropology Todayby Jonathan Benthall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    The articles in this influential journal placed it in the thick of a turbulent period for anthropology. Reacting to current research interests and launching what were often heated debates, it set the agenda for disciplinary change and new research. Once described the American Anthropological Association as creating 'a strong voice for anthropology... more...

  • Between Ideology and Utopiaby A. Liebich

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Nineteenth-century European intellectual history has given rise to such varied and abundant research that one is surprised to find certain important problems long identified and yet still relatively unexplored. Such is the case for certain aspects of the crucial transition from Hegel to Marx, for minority tendencies among French socialists and for... more...

  • Between Tradition and Modernityby Li Zonggui

    Chartridge Books Oxford 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book discusses contemporary Chinese philosophy from an historical perspective. more...

  • Bewitching Women, Pious Menby Aihwa Ong; Michael G Peletz

    University of California Press 1995; US$ 33.95

    This impressive array of essays considers the contingent and shifting meanings of gender and the body in contemporary Southeast Asia. By analyzing femininity and masculinity as fluid processes rather than social or biological givens, the authors provide new ways of understanding how gender intersects with local, national, and transnational forms of... more...

  • Big Babiesby Michael Bywater

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 10.65

    Have you ever had the feeling that, in some hard to define way, we are throwing away two and a half millennia of Western civilization, bit by bit, as our culture becomes more and more infantile? That day by day we grow more and more focused on the quick fix, the ticking-off, the expedient lie, the jingle, the spin, the catchy slogan, the obsession... more...

  • The Big Necessityby Rose George

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 12.51

    Produced behind closed doors, disposed of discreetly, hidden by euphemism, shit is rarely out in the open in 'civilized' society, but the world of waste ? and the people who deal with it, work with it and in it ? is a rich one.This book takes us underground to the sewers of New York and London and overground to meet the heroes of India?s sanitation... more...

  • Biracial in Americaby Nikki Khanna

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 37.99

    Biracial in America: Forming and Performing Racial Identity looks at how and why biracial Americans identify the way they do, and the ways in which they perform race in their day-to-day lives. Noting that identity is multifaceted, this book also explores multiple dimensions of identity and finds that identity is more complex than often treated in... more...

  • Black Women against the Land Grabby Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    Focusing on the Gamboa de Baixo neighborhood in Salvador, Brazil?s city center, Black Women against the Land Grab explores how black women?s views on development have radicalized local communities to demand justice and social change. Keisha-Khan Y. Perry describes the key role of local women activists in the citywide movement for land and housing... more...

  • The Bohemian Ethosby Judith R. Halasz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The iconoclastic ingenuity of bohemians, from Gerard de Nerval to Allen Ginsberg, continually captivates the popular imagination; the worlds of fashion, advertising, and even real estate all capitalize on the alternative appeal of bohemian style. Persistently overlooked, however, is bohemians' distinctive relationship to work. In this book, sociologist... more...

  • The Book of Answersby Ptolemy Tompkins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Having absorbed many books of wisdom such as the "Tao Te Ching" and "Secrets of the Great Pyramids", the author set out to turn the genre on its head with this title. Rather than presenting the same world-wise instructions on life, the author filters this material through his own experiences. more...