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  • Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing Worldby Kam Louie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood ? the " wen " (cultural attainment) and " wu " (martial prowess) dyad ? has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are having a profound impact; showing how increased... more...

  • The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Editionby Richard Grossinger; Bernadette Mayer

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed, the stories we told ourselves about the universe and our place in it developed as well. In The Night Sky, Richard Grossinger traces those... more...

  • People, Money and Power in the Economic Crisisby Keith Hart; John Sharp

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Cold War was fought between "state socialism" and "the free market." That fluctuating relationship between public power and private money continues today, unfolding in new and unforeseen ways during the economic crisis. Nine case studies -- from Southern Africa, South Asia, Brazil, and Atlantic Africa ? examine economic life from the perspective... more...

  • Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theoryby Mark Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory offers a wide ranging fusion of queer theory with anthropological theory, shifting away from the discussion of gender categories and identities that have often constituted a central concern of queer theory and instead exploring the queer elements of contexts in which they are not normally apparent. Engaging... more...

  • Feminist Theoryby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    When Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center was first published in 1984, it was welcomed and praised by feminist thinkers who wanted a new vision. Even so, individual readers frequently found the theory "unsettling" or "provocative." Today, the blueprint for feminist movement presented in the book remains as provocative and relevant as ever. Written... more...

  • Feminism Is for Everybodyby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives?to see that feminism is for everybody. more...

  • Contesting International Society in East Asiaby Barry Buzan; Yongjin Zhang

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Asks whether a regional international society exists in East Asia and why its existence matters to both regional and global orders. more...

  • Technology as Human Social Traditionby Peter Jordan

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Technology as Human Social Tradition outlines a novel approach to studying variability and cumulative change in human technology?prominent research themes in both archaeology and anthropology. Peter Jordan argues that human material culture is best understood as an expression of social tradition. In this approach, each artifact stands as an output... more...

  • Money from Nothingby Deborah James

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Money from Nothing explores the dynamics surrounding South Africa's national project of financial inclusion?dubbed "banking the unbanked"?which aimed to extend credit to black South Africans as a critical aspect of broad-based economic enfranchisement. Through rich and captivating accounts, Deborah James reveals the varied ways in which middle-... more...

  • Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminismby Imelda Whelehan; Joel Gwynne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    How has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration. more...