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  • Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourningby Jay Winter

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    This 'collective remembrance' of the Great War reassesses one of the critical episodes in twentieth-century cultural history. more...

  • Personal Media and Everyday Lifeby Terje Rasmussen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book addresses the widespread use of digital personal media in daily life. With a sociological and historical perspective, it explores the media-enhanced individualization and rationalization of the lifeworld, discussing the dramatic mediatization of daily life and calling on theorists such as McLuhan, Habermas and Goffman. more...

  • Love and Liberationby Sarah H. Jacoby

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé Dorjé, 18921940) was extraordinary not only for achieving religious mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics,... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Researchby Emma Waterton; Steve Watson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 210.00

    This book explores heritage from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines and in doing so provides a distinctive and deeply relevant survey of the field as it is currently researched, understood and practiced around the world. more...

  • Race and Religion Among the Chosen People of Crown Heightsby Henry Goldschmidt

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 26.95

              In the first major scholarly work to look beyond the sensationalized violence of August 1991, Henry Goldschmidt explores the everyday realities of Black-Jewish difference in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork, he argues that collective identities like Blackness and Jewishness are... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cultural Revolution in Iranby Annabelle Sreberny; Massoumeh Torfeh

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is several decades into its existence and the values and legacy of the Revolution upon which it was founded continue to have profound and contradictory consequences for everyday Iranian life. Despite a powerful system of surveillance and control, an extremely lively cultural milieu exists in the country, utilising many... 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...