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  • Daughter Of The Gangesby Asha Miro

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 12.95

    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... more...

  • China's Search for Modernityby Professor He Ping

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 165.00

    Twenty years after a return from fundamentalism to economic reality, China has become the world's tenth largest economy and an increasingly important global power. Despite the rise of fundamentalism and post-modernism, the pursuit of modernity was an ongoing historical movement in late twentieth century China. He Ping focuses on China's quest for and... more...

  • Awaiting Apocalypseby Professor Paul Corcoran

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 99.00

    The current obsession with the 'end of the millennium' illustrates the enduring power of the idea of endings. This fascination cannot be simply dismissed as faulty logic, a form of madness, or a primitive survival of childish thinking. Opening a path of understanding between ancient conceptions of meaning and the sceptical predicates of modern science,... 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...

  • Why Europe? Problems of Culture and Identityby Professor Joe Andrew; Professor Malcolm Crook; Professor Diana Holmes; Eva Kolinsky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    This volume, Why Europe? Problems of Culture and Identity: Media, Film, Gender, Youth and Education , addresses a range of issues which underlie the notions of European identity. Among them are: what does it mean to be a European? What ideologies have shaped the political debate over the last two centuries? What place will minorities find in the Europe... more...

  • Dimersions of Japanese Societyby Kenneth Henshall

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00

    Japan remains one of the most intriguing yet least understood nations. In a much needed, balanced and comprehensive analysis, among other remarkable revelations, this book presents for the first time a vital key to understanding the organisation of Japan's society and the behaviour of its people. The Japanese are not driven by a universal morality... more...

  • Development Anthropologyby Riall Nolan; 2 Nolan

    Westview Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Development Anthropology illustrates how anthropology is used in international development work, and focuses on how anthropology can provide the understanding of context essential to effective project design and implementation. more...

  • In Praise of Slowby Carl Honore

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    Across the western world more and more people are slowing down. Slower is better: better work, better productivity, better exercise, better sex, better food. DON'T HURRY, BE HAPPY. Almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. These days, our culture teaches that faster is better. But in the race to keep up, everything... more...

  • Understand Postmodernism: Teach Yourselfby Glenn Ward

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...