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  • Understanding Stuart Hallby Helen Davis

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 56.00

    Tracing the development of one of the most influential and respected figures within cultural studies, Helen Davis focuses on Stuart Hall's writings over a period of nearly 50 years, offering students and academics a cogent and exploratory route through complex and overlapping areas of analysis. more...

  • The Aftermath of Feminismby Angela McRobbie

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 61.00

    Drawing on a wealth of material from film, television, art and popular culture, Angela McRobbie tackles the so-called 'end' of feminism. more...

  • Nothing To Be Frightened Ofby Julian Barnes

    Random House 2008; US$ 13.07

    'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his philosopher brother, a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography',... more...

  • Japanby Patrick Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Japanese are in the process of re-creating themselves--an endeavor they have undertaken at intervals throughout history, always prompted by a combination of domestic and global forces. In this landmark book, Patrick Smith asserts that a variety of forces--the achievement of material affluence, the Cold War's end, and the death of Emperor Hirohito--are... more...

  • Translating Museumsby Shaila Bhatti

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 37.95

    Shaila Bhatti's immersive study of the Lahore Museum in Pakistan is one of the first books to offer an in-depth historical and ethnographic analysis of a South Asian museum. Bhatti thus presents an alternative example of visitor experience and museum practice to that of the West, which has been the dominant museological model to date. This examination... more...

  • Colonising Myths – Maori Realitiesby Ani Mikaere

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28

    This book brings together a series of papers by Ani Mikaere that reflect on the effect of Pakeha law, legal processes and teaching on Maori legal thought and practice. She discusses issues such as the ability of Maori to achieve justice when Maori law is marginalised; the need to confront racism in thinking, processes and structures; the impact of... more...

  • Philosophical Tools for Technological Cultureby Larry A. Hickman

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    "Hickman['s]... style of pragmatism provides us with flexible, philosophical 'tools' which can be used to analyze and penetrate various technology and technological cultural problems of the present. He, himself, uses this toolkit to make his analyses and succeeds very well indeed."... more...

  • Lifestylesby David Chaney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyles offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. more...

  • Paradise in Ashesby BEATRIZ MANZ

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • Bad Womenby Janet Staiger

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 97.50

    Bad Women takes us back to this time of massive social, cultural, and economic change to show us how American cinema gave women and women?s sexuality images useful to the new consumer culture of the early 1900s and its exploitation of sexual pleasure. Rich in historical detail and theoretical insight, this book offers an original depiction of a culture... more...