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  • Born to Runby Christopher Mcdougall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?   Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their... more...

  • Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor Stateby Andrew Gelman

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    On the night of the 2000 presidential election, Americans watched on television as polling results divided the nation's map into red and blue states. Since then the color divide has become symbolic of a culture war that thrives on stereotypes--pickup-driving red-state Republicans who vote based on God, guns, and gays; and elitist blue-state Democrats... 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...

  • Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, Third Editionby Geert Hofstede; Gert Jan Hofstede; Michael Minkov

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 29.95

    The revolutionary study of how the place where we grew up shapes the way we think, feel, and act-- with new dimensions and perspectives Based on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span, Cultures and Organizations examines what drives people apart?when cooperation is so clearly in everyone?s interest. With major... more...

  • Google and the Culture of Searchby Ken Hillis; Michael Petit; Kylie Jarrett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    What did you do before Google? The rise of Google as the dominant Internet search provider reflects a generationally-inflected notion that everything that matters is now on the Web, and should , in the moral sense of the verb, be accessible through search. In this theoretically nuanced study of search technology?s broader implications for... more...

  • Aristotle in Hollywoodby A. Hiltunen

    Intellect 2002; US$ 10.00

    Throughout the centuries Aristotle's Poetics remained something of a mystery. What was the great philosopher trying to say about the nature of drama and storytelling? What did he mean by pity, fear and catharsis? In this book, Ari Hiltunen explains the mystery of the 'proper pleasure', which, according to Aristotle, is the goal of drama and can be... more...

  • No Logoby Naomi Klein

    Picador 2009; US$ 18.99

    NO LOGO was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" ( The New York Times ). Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine , was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies in print worldwide. In the last decade, No Logo has become an international phenomenon and a cultural manifesto for the critics of... more...

  • Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinemaby Ying Zhu; Stanley Rosen

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 50.00

    Art, politics and commerce are intertwined everywhere, but in China the interplay is explicit, intimate and elemental, and nowhere more so than in the film industry. Understanding this interplay in the era of market reform and globalization is essential to understanding mainland Chinese cinema. This interdisciplinary book provides a comprehensive reappraisal... more...

  • Karaoke Idolsby Kevin Brown; Philip Auslander

    Intellect 2015; US$ 30.00

    Most ethnographers don’t achieve what Kevin Brown did while conducting their research: in his two years spent at a karaoke bar near Denver, Colorado, he wentfrom barely being able to carry a tune to someone whom other karaoke patrons requested to sing. Along the way, he learned everything you might ever want toknow about karaoke and the people... more...

  • Yucatecans in Dallas, Texasby Rachel H. Adler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Through fascinating vignettes and case studies, this unique text illustrates how Yucatecan migrants actively maintain social ties across borders.  It also paints a vivid picture of the people and their lives.  It places them in the context of current U.S. immigration policy and  mesmerizes students by bringing them up to speed on one of the most crucial... more...