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  • 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...

  • Bridging Southern Culturesby John Lowe

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    A panorama of past and contemporary southern society are captured in Bridging Southern Cultures by some of the South?s leading historians, anthropologists, literary critics, musicologists, and folklorists. Crossing the chasms of demographics, academic disciplines, art forms, and culture, this exciting collection reaches aspects of southern heritage... more...

  • As Normal As Possibleby Ching Yau

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    Drawing from the fields of ethnographic and sociological studies, cultural activism, public health and film studies, this volume poses new and exciting challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines.--Issues related to sexuality have acquired a new visibility... more...

  • Photography and the USAby Mick Gidley

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    From Ansel Adams to Carleton Watkins, Diane Arbus to Weegee, Richard Avedon to James VanDerZee, American photographers have recorded their vast, multicultural nation in images that, for more than a hundred years, have come to define the USA. In Photography and the USA , Mick Gidley explores not only the medium of photography and the efforts to capture... more...

  • A Companion to Medical Anthropologyby Merrill Singer; Pamela I. Erickson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95

    A Companion to Medical Anthropology examines the current issues, controversies, and state of the field in medical anthropology today. Provides an expert view of the major topics and themes to concern the discipline since its founding in the 1960s Written by leading international scholars in medical anthropology Covers environmental health, global... more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of Educationby Bradley A. U. Levinson; Mica Pollock

    Wiley 2011; US$ 214.95

    A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents acomprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploringthe social and cultural dimension of educational processes in bothformal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to culturalpractice in a diverse range of educational settings around theworld, in... more...

  • Pakistan and Its Diasporaby Marta Bolognani; Stephen M. Lyon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Contributors offer an in-depth look at the dynamics of cultural and political change in Pakistan and the Pakistani Diaspora. Moving past static viewpoints, this volume demonstrates the multidirectional nature of the flow of ideas and people that create the social landscape experienced by Pakistanis globally. more...

  • The Hogmanay Companionby Hugh Douglas; Keith Horrox

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through the more recent developments in the 18th and 19th centuries right up to the millennium. There are many surprises in store for the unwary... more...

  • The Future of Memoryby Richard Crownshaw; Jane Kilby; Antony Rowland

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Memory studies has become a rapidly growing area of scholarly as well as public interest. This volume brings together world experts to explore the current critical trends in this new academic field. It embraces work on diverse but interconnected phenomena, such as twenty-first century museums, shocking memorials in present-day Rwanda and the firsthand... more...