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  • The Bohemian Ethosby Judith R. Halasz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The iconoclastic ingenuity of bohemians, from Gerard de Nerval to Allen Ginsberg, continually captivates the popular imagination; the worlds of fashion, advertising, and even real estate all capitalize on the alternative appeal of bohemian style. Persistently overlooked, however, is bohemians' distinctive relationship to work. In this book, sociologist... more...

  • The Futureby Marc Auge; John Howe

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    For Marc Augé, best-selling author of Non-Places , the prevailing idea of ?the Future? rests on our present fears of the contemporary world. It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways... more...

  • Deja Vu and the End of Historyby Paolo Virno; David Broder

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    Déjà vu, which doubles and confuses our experience of time, is a psychological phenomenon with peculiar relevance to our contemporary historical circumstances. From this starting point, the acclaimed Italian philosopher Paolo Virno examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the ?end of history.? Through thinkers such as Bergson, Kojève... more...

  • Blood of the Liberalsby George Packer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 16.99

    An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active history George Packer's maternal grandfather, George Huddleston, was a populist congressman from Alabama in the early part of the century--an agrarian liberal in the Jacksonian mold who opposed the New... more...

  • An Anthropology of Robots and AIby Kathleen Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in anthropological theorizing regarding the way that robots... more...

  • The City Of London Volume 3by David Kynaston

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Illusions of Gold , the third volume of David Kynaston's magnificent quartet, The City of London , sweeps us from 1914 to 1945, through years of fluctuating fortunes that began with the City at an all-time high, and ended with the 'Square Mile' ravaged by bombs, at its lowest ebb ever. With unerring judgement and story-telling verve,... more...

  • HIV Exceptionalismby Adia Benton

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    In 2002, Sierra Leone emerged from a decadelong civil war. Seeking international attention and development aid, its government faced a dilemma. Though devastated by conflict, Sierra Leone had a low prevalence of HIV. However, like most African countries, it stood to benefit from a large influx of foreign funds specifically targeted at HIV/AIDS prevention... more...

  • America's Dreamby Esmeralda Santiago

    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...

  • Radical Consumptionby Jo Littler

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    Draws on a number of contemporary theories and debates in media and cultural studies, including reflexivity, cultural economies and ethics. This work examines contemporary radical consumption, analyses its possibilities and problems, mobile moralities, methods of mediation and its connections to cultural formations of production and politics. more...

  • Homo ludensby J. Huizinga

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 41.25

    Huizinga examines the role of play in law, war, science, poetry, philosophy and art more...