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  • The Sociolinguistics of Globalizationby Jan Blommaert

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    In this book Jan Blommaert discusses the changes in human language in an age of globalization. more...

  • One Riverby Wade Davis

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.00

    The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America?Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis?an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers... more...

  • China's New Confucianismby Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    What is it like to be a Westerner teaching political philosophy in an officially Marxist state? Why do Chinese sex workers sing karaoke with their customers? And why do some Communist Party cadres get promoted if they care for their elderly parents? In this entertaining and illuminating book, one of the few Westerners to teach at a Chinese university... more...

  • How Music Worksby David Byrne

    McSweeney's 2012; US$ 15.99

    How Music Works is David Byrne?s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to... more...

  • Santa Fe Hispanic Cultureby Andrew Leo Lovato

    University of New Mexico Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    A native resident of Santa Fe discusses the impact of tourism on the City Different and the cultural identity of its Hispanic citizens. more...

  • Language Conflict in Algeriaby Mohamed Benrabah

    Channel View Publications 2013; US$ 40.00

    This is a book about the use of languages as a proxy for conflict. It traces the history of Algeria from colonization by the French in 1830 to the celebration of 50 years of independence in 2012, and examines the linguistic issues that have accompanied this turbulent period. The book begins with an examination of 'language conflict' and related concepts,... more...

  • Music and Protest in 1968by Beate Kutschke; Barley Norton

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00 US$ 21.32

    In fifteen case studies from around the world, contributors explore the relationship between music and socio-political protest in 1968. more...

  • Handbook on the Experience Economyby J. Sundbo; F. Sørensen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    This illuminating Handbook presents the state-of-the-art in the scientific field of experience economy studies. It offers a rich and varied collection of contributions that discuss different issues of crucial importance for our understanding of the experience economy. Each chapter reflects diverse scientific viewpoints from disciplines including management,... more...

  • Negotiating Identity in the Ancient Mediterraneanby Denise Demetriou

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Explores the creation of identities through cross-cultural interactions in multiethnic commercial settlements in the Archaic and Classical Mediterranean. more...

  • Earthly Bodies, Magical Selvesby Sarah M. Pike

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Recent decades have seen a revival of paganism, and every summer people gather across the United States to celebrate this increasingly popular religion. Sarah Pike's engrossing ethnography is the outcome of five years attending neo-pagan festivals, interviewing participants, and sometimes taking part in their ceremonies. Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves... more...