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  • Biracial in Americaby Nikki Khanna

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Members of the Tribeby Ze'ev Chafets

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    An irreverent and startling portrait of Jewish America   After two decades in Israel, Ze?ev Chafets returned to his native land to embark upon an extraordinary odyssey: a six-month, thirty-state search for America?s Jews. From side streets to mean streets, from the small-town serenity of the country to the hustle and bustle of the big city, he... more...

  • That Used To Be Usby Thomas Friedman; Michael Mandelbaum

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In What's Wrong with America?, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption -... more...

  • Struggles for Subjectivityby Kevin McDonald

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00

    This book, first published in 2000, examines the urgent social and cultural questions faced by young people. more...

  • In Search of Civilizationby John Armstrong

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09

    In Arthur Ransome's charming tale of childhood adventure, Secret Water , four children are pretending to be savages approaching an outpost of the civilized world. 'What is civilization?' asks Bridget, the youngest. 'Ices,' explains her brother, 'and all that sort of thing.' It is probably the briefest definition of the term on record in English,... more...

  • People of the Rainbowby Michael I. Niman

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Since 1972 the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a loosely organized and anarchistic nomadic community, has been holding large gatherings in remote forests to pray for world peace and create a model of a functioning utopian society. Michael I. Niman?s People of the Rainbow , originally published in 1997, was the first comprehensive study of this countercultural... more...

  • Recasting Anthropological Knowledgeby Jeanette Edwards; Maja Petrovic-?teger

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00

    This collection provides an innovative and multifaceted reflection on the impact and inspiration Marilyn Strathern's scholarship has for contemporary anthropology. more...

  • An Introduction to Childhoodby Heather Montgomery

    Wiley 2011; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    In An Introduction to Childhood , Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociologyby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Ronald Jacobs; Philip Smith

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 57.99

    A collection of essays on various topics from the perspective of cultural sociology, based on the premise that ideas and beliefs retain autonomy from the social structures to which they refer and illuminate. more...

  • Partner to the Poorby Paul Farmer; Haun Saussy

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    For nearly thirty years, anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has traveled to some of the most impoverished places on earth to bring comfort and the best possible medical care to the poorest of the poor. Driven by his stated intent to "make human rights substantial," Farmer has treated patients?and worked to address the root causes of their disease?in... more...