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  • Homo ludensby J. Huizinga

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 41.25

    Huizinga examines the role of play in law, war, science, poetry, philosophy and art more...

  • A to Z World Sportsby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    A to Z World Sports is an encyclopedia offering a comprehensive look at professional and recreational athletics in 175 countries worldwide. Extensive information on individual sports participation, private clubs, school sports, professional sports, specta more...

  • Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studiesby Howard S. Becker; Michal M. McCall

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Symbolic interactionism, resolutely empirical in practice, shares theoretical concerns with cultural studies and humanistic discourse. Recognizing that the humanities have engaged many of the important intellectual currents of the last twenty-five years in ways that sociology has not, the contributors to this volume fully acknowledge that the boundary... more...

  • The Politics of Religious Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movementsby David Bromley

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 138.00

    The current controversy surrounding new religions has brought to the forefront the role of apostates. These individuals leave highly controversial movements and assume roles in other organizations as public opponents against their former movements. This volume examines the motivations of the apostates, how they are recruited and play out their roles,... more...

  • The City's Outbackby Gillian Cowlishaw

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This honest and compelling book follows the fraught, exciting and painful process of getting to know ‘others’, in this case Australian Aborigines in the suburbs who are already ‘known’ through shocking images and worrying statistics. Gillian Cowlishaw has written a book about the intimacy of the encounter, the practical and ethical... more...

  • Sex and Real Estateby Marjorie Garber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Cultural historian Marjorie Garber offers incisive and witty commentary on what men and women today really want in her enlightening study of what may be the most meaningful relationship any of us will ever have. Real estate has become a form of “yuppie pornography.” Hopes of summer romance have given way to hopes of summer homes, and fantasies of... more...

  • The State against Societyby Grzegorz Ekiert

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 62.50 US$ 56.88

    Classical images of state-socialism developed in contemporary social sciences were founded on simple presuppositions. State-socialist regimes were considered to be politically stable due to their pervasive institutional and ideological control over the everyday lives of their citizens, impervious to reform and change, and representative of extreme... more...

  • The Political Organization of Unyamweziby R. G. Abrahams

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00

    This is a detailed study of the political organization in Unyamwezi, an important area of Tanzania shortly before Independence. more...

  • Succession in the Muslim Familyby N. J. Coulson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 37.00

    Muslim law and rules for dealing with the distribution of a dead person's property differ greatly from western law. more...

  • Elite Politics in Rural Indiaby Anthony T. Carter

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    This is a study of the system of political stratification and the pattern of political alliances in rural Western Maharashtra. more...