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  • MUDPACKS AND PROZACby Murphy Halliburton

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    People seeking psychiatric healing choose from an almost dizzying array of therapies—from the medicated mud packs of Ayurveda, to the pharmacopeia of Western biomedicine, to the spiritual pathways of the world's religions. How do we choose, what do the treatments offer, and how do they cure? In Mudpacks and Prozac, Murphy Halliburton investigates... more...

  • Japan Unmaskedby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication, and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan. In Japan Unmasked veteran Japanologist/author Boye Lafayette De Mente... more...

  • The Dynamics of Social Practiceby Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 43.00

    A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...

  • Surrendering to Utopiaby Mark Goodale

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    A broad and ambitious reexamination of anthropology's potential and obligation to transform human rights theory and practice. more...

  • Eye of the Fishby Luis H. Francia

    Kaya Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    The first of Luis H. Francia's books of non-fiction to be published in the United States, The Eye of the Fish paints a vivid and detailed portrait of the terror, beauty and insistent humanity of the Philippines of today. Cross-cutting between Francia's recollections of the Philippines of his youth and accounts of his travels through the archipelago... more...

  • Torchwood Declassifiedby Rebecca Williams

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 28.00

    Torchwood started its life on television as a spin-off from Doctor Who, bringing Captain Jack to join new colleagues in a television series that quickly established itself as fresh and watchable television. It's fourth series, subtitled 'Miracle Day', continued its move from the niche channel of BBC3 to metamorphose into an international production... more...

  • No Shame in My Gameby Katherine S. Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game , Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care... more...

  • Community without Community in Digital Cultureby Charlie Gere

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00

    Community Without Community in Digital Culture presents the view that our digital culture is determined not by greater connection, but by the separation and gap that is a necessary concomitant of our fundamental technicity. more...

  • The Social Life of Opium in Chinaby Zheng Yangwen

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 34.00

    Traces the transformation of opium from medicine to narcotic over a period of five hundred years. more...

  • Textual Analysisby Alan McKee

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 74.00

    Providing a straightforward introduction to textual analysis, starting from the most basic philosophical foundations that underlie the practice Alan McKee works through the core issues step by step, drawing on examples from advertising, films, novels, comic books, television and videos. more...