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  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Buddhism in Iranby Mostafa Vaziri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Exploring the interactions of the Buddhist world with the dominant cultures of Iran in pre- and post-Islamic times, Vaziri demonstrates that the traces and cross-influences of Buddhism have brought the material and spiritual culture of Iran to its present state even after the term was eradicated from the literary and popular language of the region. more...

  • The Very Nature of Godby Brian Larkin

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Using wills and other testaments of faith, Larkin examines the complex efforts by secular and religious authorities to reform religious practice during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. more...

  • Dude, You're a Fagby C. J. Pascoe

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox... more...

  • Beauty Upby Laura Miller

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon?aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language?to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements,... more...

  • Drugs on the Dark Netby James Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This study explores the rapidly expanding world of online illicit drug trading. Since the fall of the infamous Silk Road, a new generation of cryptomarkets can be found thriving on the dark net. Martin explores how these websites defy powerful law enforcement agencies and represent the new digital front in the 'war on drugs'. more...

  • Ancient Central Chinaby Rowan K. Flad; Pochan Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    An up-to-date synthesis of archaeological discoveries in the upper and middle Yangzi River region of China, including the Three Gorges Dam reservoir zone. more...

  • Acts of Activismby D. Soyini Madison

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    A story of activists in South Saharan Africa using performance as a tactic of resistance and intervention in their struggles for human rights. more...