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  • Boys Adriftby Leonard Sax

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.00

    Family physician, psychologist, and acclaimed author of Why Gender Matters reveals the truth about what?s driving the decline of American boys—and what we can do about it. more...

  • Global Outlawsby Carolyn Nordstrom

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    Carolyn Nordstrom explores the pathways of global crime in this stunning work of anthropology that has the power to change the way we think about the world. To write this book, she spent three years traveling to hot spots in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States investigating the dynamics of illegal trade around the world?from blood diamonds... 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...

  • 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...

  • Politics and Parentela in Paraibaby Linda Lewin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    This richly documented work focuses on the parentela (extended family), including Epitacio's, to illustrate the role bonds of blood, marriage, and friendship played in formal politics at local, state, and national levels throughout the Old Republic (1889-1930). Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Iuzovka and Revolution, Volume Iby Theodore H. Friedgut

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    In 1870 the Welsh ironmaster John James Hughes left his successful career in England and settled in the barren and underpopulated Donbass region of the Ukrainian steppe to found the town of Iuzovka and build a large steel plant and coal mine. Theodore Friedgut tells the remarkable story of the subsequent economic and social development of the Donbass,... more...

  • Women and Sex Work in Cambodiaby Larissa Sandy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period, with its filles malades, considers the contemporary... more...