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  • 'Illegal' Travellerby Dr Shahram Khosravi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00

    Based on fieldwork among undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers Illegal Traveller offers a narrative of the polysemic nature of borders, border politics, and rituals and performances of border-crossing. Interjecting personal experiences into ethnographic writing it is 'a form of self-narrative that places the self within a social context'. more...

  • Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Developmentby Gillette H. Hall; Harry Anthony Patrinos

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This book documents poverty systematically for the world's indigenous peoples in developing regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. more...

  • Capitalism and Citizenshipby Kathryn Dean

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 74.95

    Can capitalism and citizenship co-exist? In recent years advocates of the Third Way have championed the idea of public-spirited capitalism as the antidote to the many problems confronting the modern world. This book develops a multi-disciplinary theory of citizenship, exploring the human abilities needed for its practice. It then argues that capitalism... more...

  • Comedyby Matthew Bevis

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a joke, indulge in bathos, talk nonsense, or encourage irony? This Very Short Introduction explores... more...

  • Research Practice for Cultural Studiesby Ann Gray

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 70.00

    Students embarking upon empirical research will find this to be an indispensable resource, enabling them to focus on the correct issues and ask the right questions for effective research. The book develops a set of research practices that are appropriate to a critical understanding of culture, power and everyday life. more...

  • Winds of Changeby Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    Winds of Change: Hurricanes and the Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Cuba more...

  • Intercultural Interactionby Dr Helen Spencer-Oatey; Professor Peter Franklin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 40.00

    Written in a highly accessible style and in four parts, this book provides rapid and authoritative access to current ideas and practice in intercultural communication. It draws on concepts and findings from a range of different disciplines and uses authentic examples of intercultural interaction to illustrate points. more...

  • Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South Americaby Michael Taussig

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    In this classic book, Michael Taussig explores the social significance of the devil in the folklore of contemporary plantation workers and miners in South America. Grounding his analysis in Marxist theory, Taussig finds that the fetishization of evil, in the image of the devil, mediates the conflict between precapitalist and capitalist modes of objectifying... more...

  • Cultural Criminologyby Jeff Ferrell; Keith J. Hayward; Jock Young

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 61.00

    The first and only book to offer comprehensive coverage of the fast-growing field of cultural criminology more...

  • The Celtsby Barry Cunliffe; Nora Chadwick

    Penguin Books Ltd 1997; US$ 20.78

    The Celtic period was one of tremendous expansion, the last phase of European material and intellectual development before the Mediterranean world spread northwards over the Continent and linked it to modern times. Nora Chadwick's classic survey traces the rise and spread of the Celts, from their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century... more...