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- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
Dialogic Nation is a study of language use and ideology in Cape Verde. It weaves together historical, linguistic, and ethnographic research on the Cape Verdean Kriolu and its relation to Portuguese, showing how the legacies of slavery structure contemporary language practices, which in turn inform the imagining of a sovereign, creole nation. more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99
In this book, Yasuoka reveals insight into Japan as the country with the most severe organ shortages and the lowest numbers of organ donations among medically advanced countries. This is the first book to delve into the challenging and taboo Japanese concepts of life and death surrounding organ transplantation. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00
The term "sheng nu" ("leftover women") has been recently coined in China to describe the increasing number of women, especially highly educated professional women in their late twenties and over who have not married. This book explores this phenomenon, reporting on extensive research among "leftover women", research which reveals that the majority... more...
- Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00
Over the last two decades, Eastern European countries have experienced extensive changes in geo-political relocations and relations leading to everyday uncertainty. Based on ethnographic cases, this anthology explores how grey zones of governance, borders, relations and invisibilities affect everyday life in contemporary Eastern Europe. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
Debt is often thought of as a mere economic variable governed by a simplistic mechanical logic, ignoring its other facets. Whose debt, and debt of what exactly? This volume analyzes debt as a political and social construct, with a multiplicity of purposes and agents. All of these are vectors of meanings that are highly diverse, and of subtle distinctions;... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 66.95
Mixed race studies is one of the fastest growing, as well as one of the most important and controversial areas in the field of race and ethnic relations. Bringing together pioneering and controversial scholarship from both the social and the biological sciences, as well as the humanities, this reader charts the evolution of debates on 'race' and 'mixed... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her In the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with América. So when América is offered the... more...