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  • Why Is Sex Fun?by Jared Diamond

    Basic Books 1998; US$ 15.00

    Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the month or year?including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years, or between her fertile cycles? Why are human females the only mammals to go through menopause? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? Why do we differ so radically... more...

  • Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Soundby Martin W Bauer; George D. Gaskell

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 77.00

    `This excellent text will introduce advanced students - and remind senior researchers - of the availability of a broad range of techniques available for the systematic analysis of social data that is not numeric. It makes the key point that neither quantitative nor qualitative methods are interpretive and at the same time demonstrates once and for... more...

  • The Cultural Industriesby David Hesmondhalgh

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 51.00

    "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...

  • Vaginaby Naomi Wolf

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    An astonishing work of cutting?edge science and cultural history from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers, Naomi Wolf, author of the modern classic The Beauty Myth When an unexpected medical crisis sends Naomi Wolf on a journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers?much to her own astonishment?an... more...

  • Tikanga Maoriby Hirini Moko Mead

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28

    Professor Hirini Moko Mead?s comprehensive survey of tikanga Maori (Maori custom) is the most substantial of its kind every published. Ranging over topics from the everyday to the esoteric, it provides a breadth of perspectives and authoritative commentary on the principles and practice of tikanga Maori past and present. more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    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... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egyptby Toby Wilkinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal... more...

  • Baliby Phil Jarratt

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    For a century now, Bali has been the subject of a beautiful mythology created by movies and music, but there are few factual accounts of its transformation from besieged peasant colony to booming tourist mecca. Bali: Heaven and Hell is a tale begging to be told - a story of survival in the face of genocide, natural disaster, terrorism, cultural imperialism... more...

  • Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updatedby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    In this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller WATCHING THE ENGLISH, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. Now with new survey data to add weight to her original fieldwork findings, and more extensive field-research and experiments to back up earlier... more...

  • Around the Tuscan Tableby Carole M. Counihan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing... more...