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  • Being Blackby Ian Keen

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50

    This volume brings together results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people who used to be labelled 'part-Aborigines' or 'urban Aborigines'. Issues discussed include bases of identity, ties of family, structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about country, and attitudes to the past. more...

  • Black Hungerby Doris Witt

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and... 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...

  • Beyond Warby Douglas P. Fry

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    The classic opening scene of 2001, A Space Odyssey shows an ape-man wreaking havoc with humanity's first invention--a bone used as a weapon to kill a rival. It's an image that fits well with popular notions of our species as inherently violent, with the idea that humans are--and always have been--warlike by nature. But as Douglas P. Fry convincingly... more...

  • The Power of Mythby Joseph Campbell; Bill Moyers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Finally available in a popularly priced,  non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal  for the college market and general reader alike,  this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant  evocation of the noted scholar's teachings on mythology. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Researching Hospitality and Tourismby Bob Brotherton

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 64.00

    Takes the reader through the stages of the research process within both tourism and hospitality in a clear, sympathetic and systematic manner. more...

  • Love & Eroticismby Mike Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 57.00

    This major collection explores the nature of love and eroticism, examining the ways in which erotic bodily pleasures have become central to contemporary consumer culture. Drawing on the work of feminists, sociologists and cultural theorists, it contains wide-ranging and accessible contributions to contemporary debates on sexuality, love and eroticism. more...

  • Stardom and Celebrityby Sean Redmond; Su Holmes

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 74.00

    "Acts as a concise introduction to the study of both contemporary and historical stardom and celebrity. Collecting together in one source companion an easily accessible range of readings surrounding stardom and celebrity culture, this book is a worthwhile addition to any library." - Kerry Gough , Birmingham City University "Absolutely... more...

  • No Logoby Naomi Klein

    Picador 2009; US$ 17.99

    NO LOGO was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" ( The New York Times ).  Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine , was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies in print worldwide.   In the last decade, No Logo has become an international phenomenon and a cultural manifesto for the critics... more...

  • European Perspectives on Men and Masculinitiesby Professor Jeff Hearn; Professor Keith Pringle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 41.00

    This book compares the state of knowledge on men and masculinities in 14 countries across Europe, examining the effects of social change, Europeanization, globalization and new post-socialist configurations of Europe for men. Special attention is given to home and work, social exclusion, violence, and health. more...