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  • Inhuman Natureby Nigel Clark

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 26.95

    A timely exploration of the social context of environmental change and it's effect on mankind. A unique mix of both social and environmental science approaches. more...

  • The Cultural Industriesby David Hesmondhalgh

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 42.00

    "At once brilliant and accessible, it is without peer when it comes to detailing the big picture and complex nuances of how cultural industries work. Every student of the media should have this book on their shelf" - Jennifer Holt, University of California more...

  • Doing Science + Cultureby Roddey Reid; Sharon Traweek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Doing Science + Culture is a groundbreaking book on the cultural study of science, technology and medicine. Outstanding contributors including life and physical scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, literature/communication scholars and historians of science who focus on the analysis of science and scientific discourses within culture: what... more...

  • Times of Securityby Martin Holbraad; Morten Axel Pedersen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.99

    In the current world disorder, security is on everyone?s lips. But what is security from a cross-cultural perspective? How is it imagined and experienced by people on the ground? Crucially, what visions of the future are at stake in people?s potentially divergent concerns with security: what, and when, is the time of security ? Exploring diverse... more...

  • American Education in Popular Mediaby Sevan G. Terzian; Patrick A. Ryan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    American Education in Popular Media explores how popular media has represented schooling in the United States over the course of the twentieth century. Terzian and Ryan examine prevalent portrayals of students and professional educators while addressing contested purposes of schooling in American society. more...

  • Elephants and Kingsby Thomas R. Trautmann

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In early civilizations?such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, and China?kings used elephants for royal sacrifice, spectacular hunts, public display of live captives, or the conspicuous consumption of ivory?all of them tending... more...

  • The Incasby Gordon F. McEwan

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 75.00

    Lacking a written language, hard metals, the wheel, or draught animals, the Incas forged one of the greatest imperial states in history. This is a portrait of the ancient Andean empire from the earliest stages of its development to its final capitulation to Pizzarro in the mid-16th century. more...

  • Being Lakotaby Larissa Petrillo

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    Being Lakota explores contemporary Lakota identity and tradition through the life-story narratives of Melda and Lupe Trejo. Melda Trejo, née Red Bear (1939?), is an Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Reservation, while Lupe Trejo (1938?99) is Mexican and a long-time resident at Pine Ridge. more...

  • Born to Runby Christopher Mcdougall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?   Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their... more...

  • Greek Laughterby Stephen Halliwell

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 56.00

    This book shows how the theme of laughter can shed light on ancient Greek ethical values and attitudes to life. more...