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  • Think Like a Freakby Stephen J. Dubner; Steven D. Levitt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.38

    From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics , this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret... more...

  • Homo Sapiens, A Problematic Speciesby Mia Gosselin

    UPA 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book evaluates the Western conception of man. After having examined primitive thought in which Nature comprises everything that exists, including man, the author explains why in Western thought man is usually not only different from Nature, but opposed to it, which may have grave consequences to Nature?s fate. more...

  • Sky Burialby Xinran

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    As a young girl in China Xinran heard a rumour about a soldier in Tibet who had been brutally fed to the vultures in a ritual known as a sky burial: the tale frightened and fascinated her. Several decades later Xinran met Shu Wan, a Chinese woman who had spent years searching for her missing husband who had been serving as a doctor in Tibet; her extraordinary... more...

  • Outline of a Theory of Practiceby Pierre Bourdieu; Richard Nice

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 31.00

    Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power. more...

  • Personal Media and Everyday Lifeby Terje Rasmussen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book addresses the widespread use of digital personal media in daily life. With a sociological and historical perspective, it explores the media-enhanced individualization and rationalization of the lifeworld, discussing the dramatic mediatization of daily life and calling on theorists such as McLuhan, Habermas and Goffman. more...

  • The Dawn of Tibetby John Vincent Bellezza

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99

    This groundbreaking book reveals the existence of an advanced civilization where none was known before, presenting an entirely new perspective on the culture and history of Tibet. Following clues in ancient texts most considered myth, John Vincent Bellezza treks to the highest reaches of the Tibetan plateau in search of an enigmatic ancient people... more...

  • Religion and Hopi Life, Second Editionby John D. Loftin

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 12.75

    Religion and Hopi Life tells the story of Hopi religious life in a way that makes sense to both Hopis and outsiders. In his interpretation of Hopi religion, Loftin does not subject religious meaning to secular analysis. While not the Hopi's own story, his account attempts to honor and do justice to the way in which the Hopi embody religious meaning... more...

  • An Introduction to Political Communicationby Brian McNair

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 35.95

    An Introduction to Political Communication explores the relationship between politics, the media and democracy in the UK, the USA and other contemporary societies. Brian McNair examines how politicians, trade unions, pressure groups, non-governmental organizations and terrorist organizations make use of the media. Separate chapters look at political... more...

  • The Persistence of Whitenessby Daniel Bernardi

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 33.95

    The Persistence of Whiteness investigates the representation and narration of race in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Ideologies of class, ethnicity, gender, nation and sexuality are central concerns as are the growth of the business of filmmaking. Focusing on representations of Black, Asian, Jewish, Latina/o and Native Americans identities, this... more...

  • The Graffiti Subcultureby Nancy Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit... more...