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- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 28.95
Diane E. King has written about everyday life in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which covers much of the area long known as Iraqi Kurdistan. One of the few scholars who has done research during the Saddam Hussein regime, King offers a sensitive interpretation of the contradiction resulting from the intersection of tradition with modernity, exploring... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99
Racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. This Very Short Introduction demystifies the subject and explores its history, science, and culture. Shedding light on how racism has evolved since its earliest beginnings, and examining the notion of race from a modern genetic viewpoint, Ali Rattansi considers the numerous embodiments... more...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 30.95
The history of footbinding is full of contradictions and unexpected turns. The practice originated in the dance culture of China's medieval court and spread to gentry families, brothels, maid's quarters, and peasant households. Conventional views of footbinding as patriarchal oppression often neglect its complex history and the incentives of the women... more...
- SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 75.00
This lucid introduction to the sociology of consumerism examines the relationship between production and consumption in late capitalist societies. The historical and theoretical discussion provides the student with the tools to examine key themes in the sociology of consumption. After a detailed historical overview of the advent of consumer society,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 15.99
This “Bible of the Beatles? captures the iconic band?s magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final “reunion? recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95
Fine tea leaves and resplendent utensils are only two elements of what is a dynamic process to fully enjoy tea. However, without skill in steeping tea, without a suitable environment to drink tea, without good spring water, without proper fire to boil water, without an understanding of tasting tea, such exquisiteness of tea leaves and utensils effectively... more...
- NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00
Honorable Mention for the 2008 Robert Park Outstanding Book Award given by the ASAs Community and Urban Sociology Section. Mardi Gras, jazz, voodoo, gumbo, Bourbon Street, the French Quarter—all evoke that place that is unlike any other: New Orleans. In Authentic New Orleans , Kevin Fox Gotham explains how New Orleans became a tourist town,... more...