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  • Ghetto at the Center of the Worldby Gordon Mathews

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    There is nowhere else in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district. A remarkably motley group of people call the building home; Pakistani phone stall operators, Chinese guesthouse workers, Nepalese heroin addicts, Indonesian sex workers,... more...

  • How Hystericalby Erin Runions

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 39.00

    How Hysterical reads scenes from the films Light It Up , Three Kings , Remember the Titans , Paris is Burning , Boys Don't Cry , and Magnolia alongside biblical texts from Numbers , Exodus , Isaiah , Micah , Ezekiel and Revelation . An innovation in studies on Bible and film, How Hysterical is less centred on direct citation of the... more...

  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Kiwisby Christine Cole Catley; Simon Nicholson

    Oval Projects 2008; US$ 4.36

    A guide to understanding the Kiwis which explores their views and values with humour and insight. more...

  • Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territoryby Lucien M. Turner; Stephen Loring

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 49.95

    Lucien Turner arrived at the present-day community of Kuujjuaq on the northern Quebec-Labrador peninsula in 1882. As with his earlier long-term appointments in Alaska, he primarily conducted meteorological, atmospheric, and tidal observations for the U.S. Army's Signal Corps. But he also developed a meaningful rapport with the Innu and Inuit, spending... more...

  • Raramuri Soulsby William L. Merrill

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 37.95

    In his sensitive portrayal of the Raramuri (or Tarahumara) Indians, Merrill examines the ways in which a society, lacking formal educational institutions, produces and transmits its basic knowledge about the world. more...

  • Cultural Studies of Rightsby John Nguyet Erni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking be liberated from its doctrinal approach to ethics and legal justice? This book forges an alliance between cultural studies and human rights... more...

  • Cultural Policy Review of Booksby Oliver Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Cultures are shaped by many institutions and agencies, including governments, corporations, education and the media. In recent years, research into these culture-shaping activities has been increasingly associated with the developing field of cultural policy studies. The Cultural Policy Review of Books offers a fascinating insight into the intellectual... more...

  • Policy and the Popularby David Looseley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the complexities of ?popular? culture as a category of public policy. It approaches the notions of ?cultural policy? and ?popular culture? flexibly, examining what each comes to mean, explicitly or implicitly, in relation to the other. This generates a rich variety of approaches, but also a number of... more...

  • The Comparative Methodby Charles C. Ragin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Charles C. Ragin?s The Comparative Method proposes a synthetic strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that combines the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology. Elegantly accessible and germane to the work of all the social sciences, and now updated with a new introduction, this book will continue to garner interest,... more...

  • Meaning and Power in a Southeast Asian Realmby Shelly Errington

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    The ruler in the Indic States of Southeast Asia was seen not as the "head of state" but as the center or navel of the world. Like polities, persons and houses were and are viewed as centered spaces (locations) where spiritual potency can gather. Shelly Errington explores the politics of constituting and maintaining such centered socio-political spaces... more...