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  • 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...

  • 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 Ethnographic Self as Resourceby Peter Collins; Anselma Gallinat

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    It is commonly acknowledged that anthropologists use personal experiences to inform their writing. However, it is often assumed that only fieldwork experiences are relevant and that the personal appears only in the form of self-reflexivity. This book takes a step beyond anthropology at home and auto-ethnography and shows how anthropologists can... more...

  • Landscapes of Relations and Belongingby Astrid Anderson

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    Wogeo Island is well-known to anthropologists of Papua New Guinea through the work of Ian Hogbin. Based on substantial fieldwork, the author builds on and expands previous research by showing how Wogeos establish and maintain social relationships and identities connected to place and movement in the physical landscape. This innovative study demonstrates... more...

  • To Break Our Chainsby Jerome Braun

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    These essays are a distillation of Jerome Braun?s work in interdisciplinary social science, and especially sociology. Thus they exemplify pragmatic critical theory by dealing with culture and personality, cohesiveness and nihilism in modern societies, and the relation between community and democracy. more...

  • Researching Violence in Africaby Christopher Cramer; Laura Hammond; Johan Pottier

    BRILL 2011; US$ 78.00

    This book examines the ethical and methodological issues that researchers working in conflict and other insecure environments regularly face. Based on in-depth research carried throughout Africa, the contributors discuss how they adapt to working in volatile and often dangerous fieldsites. more...

  • In Praise Of Slowby Carl Honore

    Orion 2010; US$ 19.37

    Across the western world more and more people are slowing down. Slower is better: better work, better productivity, better exercise, better sex, better food. more...

  • Understand Postmodernism: Teach Yourselfby Glenn Ward

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 17.82

    Understand Postmodernism is an indispensable guide to this sometimes challenging domain. Using contemporary examples to further your understanding, it takes a broad look at theorists in a range of disciplines. Whether you're encountering postmodernism for the first time, or you need a quick reference to support your studies, this guide offers a comprehensive... more...

  • Daughter Of The Gangesby Asha Miro

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.09

    This powerful memoir tracing a young woman's journey into her past is a deeply affecting story about love, fate and the true meaning of belonging.'Your father and I wanted to have the children which nature could not give us, and you were clamouring for the parents you were denied. Now we have come to the end of that page. It is time to turn over and... more...

  • Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feelingby Michael Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 175.00

    Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling defends feeling against customary distrust or condescension by showing that the affective turn of the eighteenth-century cult of sentiment, despite its sometimes surreal manifestations, has led to a positive culture of feeling. The very reaction against sentimentalism has taught us to identity sentimentality.... more...