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  • Ambient Mediaby Paul Roquet

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Ambient Media examines music, video art, film, and literature as tools of atmospheric design in contemporary Japan, and what it means to use media as a resource for personal mood regulation. Paul Roquet traces the emergence of ambient styles from the environmental music and Erik Satie boom of the 1960s and 1970s to the more recent therapeutic emphasis... more...

  • Catching a Waveby Rory Dicker; Alison Piepmeier; Katha Pollitt; Jennifer Baumgardner

    Northeastern University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    A collection of original essays that calls for new voices to redefine feminism. more...

  • Coming of Age in Chicagoby Curtis M. Hinsley; David R. Wilcox; Ira Jacknis; James Snead; Donald McVicker

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 65.00

    Coming of Age in Chicago explores a watershed moment in American anthropology, when an unprecedented number of historians and anthropologists of all subfields gathered on the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition fairgrounds, drawn together by the fair?s focus on indigenous peoples. Participants included people making a living with their research, sporadic... more...

  • Craftwork as Problem Solvingby Professor Trevor H J Marchand; Professor Tim Ingold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    This volume brings together a cross-disciplinary group of anthropologists, researchers of craft, and designer-makers to enumerate and explore the diversity and complexity of problem-solving tactics and strategies employed by craftspeople, together with the key social, cultural, and environmental factors that give rise to particular ways of problem... more...

  • A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disordersby E. Deidre Pribram

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorders" continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural and historical study of mental illness flourishes. The author ties this phenomenon to a tension between two fundamentally... more...

  • Cultural Policy and Democracyby Geir Vestheim

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This book discusses how public cultural policies can relate to the principle political issue of democracy. Here, democratic cultural policies include ideas and ideologies, institutional structures, agents and interests, power, access and participation and distribution of economic resources. Contributors focus on analysing the relationship between... more...

  • Cultural Politics in Modern Indiaby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    India?s global proximities derive in good measure from its struggle against British imperialism. In its efforts to become a nation, India turned modern in its own unusual way. At the heart of this metamorphosis was a "colourful cosmopolitanism," the unique manner in which India made the world its neighbourhood. The most creative thinkers and leaders... more...

  • Dining with the Famous and Infamousby Fiona Ross

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    From Salvador Dali to Joan Crawford, Liz Taylor to Bob Dylan, the dining habits and preferences of celebrities, artists, movie stars, and the famous for being famous are revealed in this vivid and entertaining romp through the favored meals and snacks of famous, or infamous, figures throughout history. more...

  • Dwelling in Conflictby Emily McKee

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Land disputes in Israel are most commonly described as stand-offs between distinct groups of Arabs and Jews. In Israel's southern region, the Negev, Jewish and Bedouin Arab citizens and governmental bodies contest access to land for farming, homes, and industry and struggle over the status of unrecognized Bedouin villages. "Natural," immutable divisions,... more...

  • Dynamo Islandby David Scott

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    At the crossroads of fiction and social theory, the book confronts fundamental issues facing Western civilization in the 21st century. more...