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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
This book brings into focus the technologically augmented nature of global online communities, advancing research methods that reveal the imprint of emergent social forms and characterise digital frontiers of social engagement. Drawing on insights from across the social sciences, it presents a case study of people with passions for reptiles and amphibians... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99
Marching against Gender Practice asks why the majority of people in the Basque town of Hondarribia do not accept women?s broader participation in the Alarde parade which represents locality, regionalism, and nationalism. It is centered on two opposing gender worldviews between the betikoak traditionalists and Women of Mugarrietakoa feminists. ... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95
Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training seminars. In Rebranding Islam James B. Hoesterey draws on two years' study of this charismatic leader and his message of Sufi ideas blended with Western pop... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99
This book describes, from a psychoanalytical point of view, the desires and anxieties of contemporary Chinese nationalism as it evolved after the 1989 student protests and crackdown. The author also unwraps China?s convoluted relationship with its Occidental Other, describing how the Western gaze plays an essential part in forming China?s self-image.... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
U.S. involvement in the Middle East has brought the region into the media spotlight and made it a hot topic in American college classrooms. At the same time, anthropology?a discipline committed to on-the-ground research about everyday lives and social worlds?has increasingly been criticized as "useless" or "biased" by right-wing forces. What happens... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
This book is a sociological exploration of the process of returning to the ordinary world after extraordinary experiences. It provides many lively examples, both contemporary and historical, of the commonalities among extraordinary experiences, the challenges faced by returnees, strategies returnees follow in dealing with these challenges, and public... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00
This book provides a semiotic analysis of 'scenes', powerful vehicles for introducing new ideas, perspectives and behaviours, as a concept. In particular, it examines the types of scene that exist; explores their effectiveness in spreading new ideas; and considers their vital role in introducing originality and difference in modern society. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
Focusing on aesthetic figuration diverse home spaces, modes of domestic life, and family histories, this book argues that depicting democracy as it unfolds literally at home presents a compelling portrait of the intimate and everyday aspects of change that can be overlooked by a focus on structural concerns in South Africa. more...