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  • Wannabes, Goths, and Christiansby Amy C. Wilkins

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    On college campuses and in high school halls, being white means being boring. Since whiteness is the mainstream, white kids lack a cultural identity that?s exotic or worth flaunting. To remedy this, countless white youths across the country are now joining more outré subcultures like the Black- and Puerto Rican?dominated hip-hop scene, the glamorously... more...

  • North American Indiansby Theda Perdue; Michael D. Green

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today? Eminent historians Theda Perdue and Michael Green begin by... 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...

  • The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odysseyby Egbert J. Bakker

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    A literary study of the Odyssey based on the central economic and symbolic importance of the eating of meat. more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Affluenzaby John de Graaf; David Wann; Thomas H. Naylor

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 22.95

    Previous editions of Affluenza described the early symptoms of the disease that led to a nearly fatal shutdown of all our financial systems in 2008. This new edition puts more focus on the behavior changes we need to make to be certain that the Great Recession does not become a prelude to something worse. more...

  • Toxic Communitiesby Dorceta Taylor

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    From St. Louis to New Orleans, from Baltimore to Oklahoma City, there are poor and minority neighborhoods so beset by pollution that just living in them can be hazardous to your health. Due to entrenched segregation, zoning ordinances that privilege wealthier communities, or because businesses have found the ‘paths of least resistance,’ there... more...

  • Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political Historyby Thomas Barfield

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as... more...

  • Fast Livesby Claire Sterk

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Providing insight into drug use from the point of view of female users, this book tells of the complex lives, challenges, and choices of women who use crack cocaine. While popular images of these women present them simply as unreliable individuals, unfit mothers, and women who will do almost anything for crack, Claire Sterk's years of ethnographic... more...

  • Settler Colonialismby Lorenzo Veracini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 33.00

    A vivid exploration of the history of a very powerful and long lasting idea: building European worlds outside of Europe. Veracini outlines how the founding of new societies was envisaged and practiced and explores the specific ways in which settler colonial projects tried to establish ideal and regenerated political bodies. more...