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  • Reel to Realby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 26.95

    Movies matter ? that is the message of  Reel to Real , bell hooks? classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and class. Here bell hooks ? one of America?s most celebrated... more...

  • Connected Placesby Anne Feldhaus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 40.00

    This book examines the words and actions of people who live in regions in the state of Maharashtra in Western India to illustrate the idea that regions are not only created by humans, but given meaning through religious practices. By exploring the people living in the area of Maharashtra, Feldhaus draws some very interesting conclusions about how people... more...

  • Chinese National Cinemaby Yingjin Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 41.95

    This introduction to Chinese national cinema covers three 'Chinas': mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Historical and comparative perspectives bring out the parallel developments in these three Chinas, while critical analysis explores thematic and stylistic changes over time. As well as exploring artistic achievements and ideological debates,... more...

  • Madras, Chennai and the Self: Conversations with the Cityby Tulsi Badrinath

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 6.40

    In a metropolis where customs are paramount, humility essential, the evil-eye feared and showing-off considered distasteful, how do people navigate the streams of tradition and modernity? How does the self form a lasting equation with the city? Some do it with ease, some with effort, but they all have a special love for the city - for a tradition... more...

  • 50 Great Myths of Human Sexualityby Pepper Schwartz; Martha Kempner

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95

    50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality seeks to dispelcommonly accepted myths and misunderstandings surrounding humansexuality, providing an enlightening, fascinating and challengingbook that covers the fifty areas the author?s believeindividuals must understand to have a safe, pleasurable and healthysex life. Dispels/Explores commonly accepted myths... more...

  • Dealing in Desireby Kimberly Kay Hoang

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This captivating ethnography explores Vietnam?s sex industry as the country ascends the global and regional stage. Over the course of five years, author Kimberly Kay Hoang worked at four exclusive Saigon hostess bars catering to diverse clientele: wealthy local Vietnamese and Asian businessmen, Viet Kieus (ethnic Vietnamese living abroad), Western... more...

  • The Cinema of Urban Crisisby Lawrence Webb

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 61.99

    The Cinema of Urban Crisis explores the relationships between cinema and urban crises in the United States and Europe in the 1970s. Discussing films by Robert Altman, Stanley Kubrick, and Jean-Luc Godard, among others, Lawrence Webb reflects on processes of globalization and urban change that were beginning to transform cities like New York, London,... more...

  • Dictionary of American Folkloreby Marjorie Tallman

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Discover the delightful tales, characters, and themes of classic American storytelling in this comprehensive Dictionary of American Folklore . Ever wonder the origins of the fairy tales, myths, and legends passed down from generation to generation throughout America?s long history? From Paul Bunyan to Johnny Appleseed, Marjorie Tallman covers it... more...

  • 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...