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  • Language in Late Capitalismby Alexandre DuchÍne; Monica Heller

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the ways in which our ideas about language and identity which used to be framed in national and political terms as a matter of rights and citizenship are increasingly recast in economic terms as a matter of added value. It argues that this discursive shift is connected to specific characteristics of the globalized new economy in... more...

  • Modalities of Changeby James Wilkerson; Robert Parkin

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with... more...

  • Confucius Lives Next Doorby T.R. Reid

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    Those who've heard T. R. Reid's weekly commentary on National Public Radio or read his far-flung reporting in National Geographic or†† The Washington Post know him to be trenchant, funny, and cutting-edge, but also erudite and deeply grounded in whatever subject he's discussing. In Confucius Lives Next Door he brings all these attributes to... more...

  • Yoruba Art and Languageby Rowland Abiodun

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 97.00

    Rowland Abiodun draws on his fluency and prodigious knowledge of Yoruba culture and language to dramatically enrich our understanding of Yoruba civilization and its arts. more...

  • Civilizationsby Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Free Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    In Civilizations, Felipe FernŠndez-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To FernŠndez-Armesto, a civilization is "civilized... more...

  • Understanding the Global TV Formatby Albert Moran

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    This volume presents a series of papers concerned with the interrelations between the postmodern and the present state of art and design education. Spanning a range of thematic concerns, the book reflects upon existing practice and articulates revolutionary prospects potentially viable through a shift in educative thinking. more...

  • Cross-Cultural Psychologyby John W. Berry; Ype H. Poortinga; Seger M. Breugelmans; Athanasios Chasiotis; David L. Sam

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    Third edition of leading textbook offering an advanced overview of all major perspectives of research in cross-cultural psychology. more...

  • The Basque History Of The Worldby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.91

    The Basques are Europe's oldest people, their origins a mystery, their language related to no other on Earth, and even though few in population and from a remote and rugged corner of Spain and France, they have had a profound impact on the world. Whilst inward-looking, preserving their ancient language and customs, the Basques also struck out for... more...

  • Kidsby Meredith Small

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    To what extent do our parenting practices help or hinder our children? As parents, how much influence do we have over what kind of people our children will grow up to be? In the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Our Babies, Ourselves , Cornell anthropologist Meredith Small now takes on these and other crucial questions about the development of... more...

  • The Generation of Postmemoryby Marianne Hirsch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Can we remember other people?s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories?multiply mediated... more...