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  • The History of Human Rightsby Micheline Ishay

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Micheline Ishay recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages in a book that brilliantly synthesizes historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today's era of globalization. As she chronicles the clash of social movements, ideas, and armies that have played a part in this struggle, Ishay illustrates... more...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • The Defiant Imaginationby Max Wyman

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 13.99

    From the late '60s to the late '90s, Max Wyman was by turns the Vancouver Sun's dance critic, music critic, drama critic, arts columnist, and book-review editor. Since retiring, he has represented Canada on a UNESCO cultural-policy commission. The Defiant Imagination is his impassioned plea to keep culture at the heart of the Canadian experiment.... more...

  • Ritual: A Very Short Introductionby Barry Stephenson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this Very Short Introduction , Barry Stephenson approaches ritual from theoretical and historical perspectives, detailing the efforts to understand the nature and function of ritual, and developing a narrative of ritual's place in social and cultural life. more...

  • The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Centuryby Maarten Prak; Diane Webb

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This 2005 book charts the political, social, economic and cultural history of the Dutch Golden Age. more...

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Psychologyby Michael I. Norton; Derek D. Rucker; Cait Lamberton

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 120.00 US$ 98.40

    This handbook analyzes cutting-edge consumer psychology research through individual, interpersonal, and societal lenses and considers future directions for the field. more...

  • How Modernity Forgetsby Paul Connerton

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book provides an insight into how modern society and contemporary living affects our ability to remember things. more...

  • The Japanese Mindby Roger J. Davies; Osamu Ikeno

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    In The Japanese Mind , Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's... more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    With American cinema facing intense technological and financial challenges both at home and abroad, and with Indian media looking to globalize, there have been numerous high-profile institutional connections between Hollywood and Bombay cinema in the past few years. Many accounts have proclaimed India?s transformation in a relatively short period... more...

  • The Renaissance Bazaarby Jerry Brotton

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 42.99 US$ 36.97

    This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to its advancements in the fields of science, trade and travel. more...