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- Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 25.45
The Art of Belonging advances the argument put forward in Mackay's bestselling The Good Life : a 'good life' is not lived in isolation or in the pursuit of independent goals; a good life is lived at the heart of a thriving community, among people we trust, and within an environment of mutual respect. Drawing on 50 years' experience as a social... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In this ethnographic examination of Mexican-American and white girls coming of age in California?s Central Valley, Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head, asking what cultural gestures are involved in the performance of class, and how class subjectivity is constructed in relationship to color, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. A new introduction... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 29.95
Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed, the stories we told ourselves about the universe and our place in it developed as well. In The Night Sky, Richard Grossinger traces those... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99
From the New York Times ?bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You , a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
The Cold War was fought between "state socialism" and "the free market." That fluctuating relationship between public power and private money continues today, unfolding in new and unforeseen ways during the economic crisis. Nine case studies -- from Southern Africa, South Asia, Brazil, and Atlantic Africa ? examine economic life from the perspective... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Secrets from the Greek Kitchen explores how cooking skills, practices, and knowledge on the island of Kalymnos are reinforced or transformed by contemporary events. Based on more than twenty years of research and the author?s videos of everyday cooking techniques, this rich ethnography treats the kitchen as an environment in which people pursue tasks,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory offers a wide ranging fusion of queer theory with anthropological theory, shifting away from the discussion of gender categories and identities that have often constituted a central concern of queer theory and instead exploring the queer elements of contexts in which they are not normally apparent. Engaging... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
This postmodern study of the Chinese Cultural Revolution examines the inner mechanism of the mass movement. Utilizing methodologies of cultural anthropology, linguistics, acting theory, and literary criticism, it reveals how people?s performances of their everyday lives functioned as mechanisms of social control. more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
This book presents the reception of Hallyu ("the Korean Wave") and the real and imaginary ?maps? of the export of South Korean cultural products around the world. It is an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to the impact of Hallyu, including chapters on the effects of South Korean culture on countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99
An A-to-Z encyclopedia devoted to the penis, offering refreshing, thoughtful, and wide-ranging insight into how we have thought about this malleable, meaningful body part over the centuries and across cultures. more...