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  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16

    Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our time. In Pathologies of Power Farmer uses harrowing stories of life - and death - in extreme situations to link... more...

  • Trade of the Tricksby Graham Jones

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    From risqué cabaret performances to engrossing after-hours shop talk, Trade of the Tricks offers an unprecedented look inside the secretive subculture of modern magicians. Entering the flourishing Paris magic scene as an apprentice, Graham M. Jones gives a firsthand account of how magicians learn to perform their astonishing deceptions. He follows... more...

  • Primate Communicationby Katja Liebal; Bridget M. Waller; Anne M. Burrows; Katie E. Slocombe

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Multimodal approach to primate communication with focus on its cognitive foundations and how this relates to theories of language evolution. more...

  • Aboriginal Suicide is Differentby Colin Tatz

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 31.00

    This is a study of youth who have, or feel they have, no purpose in life?or who may be seeking freedom in death. It is a portrait of life, and of self-destruction, by young Australian Aboriginal men and women. To comprehend this phenomenon occurring more often outside custody, one has to appreciate Australian Aboriginal history? it contributes more... more...

  • Language and Emotionby James M. Wilce

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 34.00

    This book, first published in 2009, analyses the signals people use to express emotion, looking at the social, cultural and political functions of emotional language. more...

  • The Politics of Food: The Global Conflict between Food Security and Food Sovereigntyby William D. Schanbacher

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 35.00

    A description of the current global food system, this book challenges our ethical responsibility to the global poor and implicates us all for failing to curb global hunger and malnutrition. more...

  • Community without Community in Digital Cultureby Charlie Gere

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00

    Community Without Community in Digital Culture presents the view that our digital culture is determined not by greater connection, but by the separation and gap that is a necessary concomitant of our fundamental technicity. more...

  • Echoes from Dharamsalaby Keila Diehl

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    In Echoes from Dharamsala, Keila Diehl uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than forty years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile. The Dalai Lama's presence lends Dharamsala's Tibetans a feeling of being "in place," but at the same time they have physically... more...

  • Textual Analysisby Alan McKee

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 74.00

    Providing a straightforward introduction to textual analysis, starting from the most basic philosophical foundations that underlie the practice Alan McKee works through the core issues step by step, drawing on examples from advertising, films, novels, comic books, television and videos. more...

  • Against the Lawby Ching Kwan Lee

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    This study opens a critical perspective on the slow death of socialism and the rebirth of capitalism in the world's most dynamic and populous country. Based on remarkable fieldwork and extensive interviews in Chinese textile, apparel, machinery, and household appliance factories, Against the Law finds a rising tide of labor unrest mostly hidden from... more...