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  • Citizenship and Identity in the Age of Surveillanceby Pramod K. Nayar

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 72.00

    A study of cultures of surveillance, from CCTV to genetic data-gathering and the new forms of subjectivities and citizenships that are thus forged. more...

  • Love's Uncertaintyby Teresa Kuan

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Love?s Uncertainty explores the hopes and anxieties of urban, middle-class parents in contemporary China. Combining long-term ethnographic research with analyses of popular child-rearing manuals, television dramas, and government documents, Teresa Kuan bears witness to the dilemmas of ordinary Chinese parents, who struggle to reconcile new definitions... more...

  • Recapitulationsby Vincent Crapanzano

    Other Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Publishers Weekly "A book of memories about the act of remembering.In this memoir, anthropologist [Vincent] Crapanzano...uses all the tools of his trade, approaching his memories skeptically and psychoanalytically, as a set of data where the truth is wrapped in self-protective layers. Crapanzano's self-conscious, self-analytical style makes this... more...

  • The Futureby Marc Auge; John Howe

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    For Marc Augé, best-selling author of Non-Places , the prevailing idea of ?the Future? rests on our present fears of the contemporary world. It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways... more...

  • Deja Vu and the End of Historyby Paolo Virno; David Broder

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    Déjà vu, which doubles and confuses our experience of time, is a psychological phenomenon with peculiar relevance to our contemporary historical circumstances. From this starting point, the acclaimed Italian philosopher Paolo Virno examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the ?end of history.? Through thinkers such as Bergson, Kojève... more...

  • The Pharmaceutical Studies Readerby Sergio Sismondo; Jeremy A. Greene

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader is an engaging survey of the field that brings together provocative, multi-disciplinary scholarship examining the interplay of medical science, clinical practice, consumerism, and the healthcare marketplace. Draws on anthropological, historical, and sociological approaches to explore the social life of pharmaceuticals... more...

  • The City Of London Volume 3by David Kynaston

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Illusions of Gold , the third volume of David Kynaston's magnificent quartet, The City of London , sweeps us from 1914 to 1945, through years of fluctuating fortunes that began with the City at an all-time high, and ended with the 'Square Mile' ravaged by bombs, at its lowest ebb ever. With unerring judgement and story-telling verve,... more...

  • The Politics of Heritage in Africaby Derek Peterson; Kodzo Gavua; Ciraj Rassool

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book shows African heritage to be a mode of political organisation - where heritage work has a uniquely wide currency. more...

  • Biltong Hunting as a Performance of Belonging in Post-Apartheid South Africaby Andre Goodrich

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Chapter 2 The Specter?s Space: Imperialism, Nationalism and the Spatiality of Capitalist Nature Chapter 5 At Play in the Veld of Belonging: Symbolic Labor and the Enfolding of Nationalist Belonging into the Hunting Nature Object-World Chapter 6 Escaping Modernity by Telling to Tell: The Narrative Education of Play and Retrospection... more...

  • America's Dreamby Esmeralda Santiago

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her In the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with América. So when América is offered the... more...