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  • Thiefing a Chanceby Rebecca Prentice

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 36.00

    When an IMF-backed program of liberalization opened Trinidad?s borders to foreign ready-made apparel, global competition damaged the local industry and unraveled worker entitlements and expectations but also presented new economic opportunities for engaging the ?global? market. This fascinating ethnography explores contemporary life in the Signature... more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle Eastby Soraya Altorki

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East presents a comprehensive overview of current trends and future directions in anthropological research and activism in the modern Middle East. Offers critical perspectives on the theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical goals of anthropology in the Middle East Analyzes the conditions of... more...

  • Beyond the Battlefieldby Sam C. Sarkesian

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Beyond the Battlefield: The New Military Professionalism presents the nature and character of military professionalism. This book describes the increasing tendency for the military to view professionalism mainly in terms of military skills. Organized into five parts encompassing 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the various concepts... more...

  • The Spectacular Favelaby Erika Mary Robb Larkins

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In Rio de Janeiro?s favelas, traffickers assert power through conspicuous displays of wealth and force, brandishing high-powered guns, gold jewelry, and piles of cash and narcotics. Police, for their part, conduct raids reminiscent of action films or video games, wearing masks and riding in enormous armored cars called "big skulls." Images of these... more...

  • All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Goby Malcolm Bradbury

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Malcolm Bradbury (1932?2000) was a well-known novelist, critic, and academic, as well as founder of the creative writing department at the University of East Anglia. His seven novels include  The History Man  and  Rates of Exchange , which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Bradbury was knighted in 2000 for services to literature and died the... more...

  • The Ville: Cops and Kids in Urban America, Updatedby Greg Donaldson; Mark D. Naison

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    In Brownsville's twenty-one housing projects, the young cops and the teenagers who stand solemnly on the street corners are bitter and familiar enemies. The Ville, as the Brownsville-East New York section of Brooklyn is called by the locals, is one of the most dangerous places on earth-a place where homicide is a daily occurence. Now, Greg Donaldson,... more...

  • Industrial Heritage Tourismby Philip Feifan Xie

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 25.00

    This book examines the complex interplay between industrial heritage and tourism. It serves to stimulate meaningful dialogue about the socioeconomic values of industrial sites and the use of tourism for the growth of the creative economy, and to better understand how the collective social memory and local identity connected to these sites have been... more...

  • Looking behind the Labelby Tim Bartley; Sebastian Koos; Hiram Samel; Gustavo Setrini; Nik Summers

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    What does it mean when consumers "shop with a conscience" and choose products labeled as fair or sustainable? Does this translate into meaningful changes in global production processes? To what extent are voluntary standards implemented and enforced, and can they really govern global industries? Looking behind the Label presents an informative introduction... more...

  • In the Eventby Lotte Meinert; Bruce Kapferer

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    Events are "generative moments" in at least three senses: events are created by and condense larger-scale social structures; as moments, they spark and give rise to new social processes; in themselves, events may also serve to analyze social situations and relationships. Based on ethnographic studies from around the world-varying from rituals and... more...

  • The Sociology Of Tasteby Jukka Gronow

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The modern society of consumption is a society of fashion. Fashion has extended its influence over various fields of social life and, together with taste, become central to our understanding of the inner dynamics of any modern society. The Sociology of Taste looks at the role of taste - or the aesthetic reflection - in society at large and in modern... more...