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  • Fat Gay Menby Jason Whitesel

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    To be fat in a thin-obsessed gay culture can be difficult. Despite affectionate in-group monikers for big gay men-chubs, bears, cubs-the anti-fat stigma that persists in American culture at large still haunts these individuals who often exist at the margins of gay communities. In Fat Gay Men , Jason Whitesel delves into the world of Girth & Mirth,... more...

  • Private Power and Centralization in Franceby Ezra N. Suleiman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    By examining the relationship between the notaires, members of a significant French legal profession with deep roots in French history, and the state, Ezra Suleiman demonstrates that clientelism exists and may be more dangerous in a centralized state than in a decentralized one. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the... more...

  • Frantz Fanon, My Brotherby Daniel Nethery; Joby Fanon

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 69.99

    Frantz Fanon stands as one of the most uncompromising critics of racism and colonialism. Translated into English by Daniel Nethery, this biography by Fanon's brother, Joby, is an intimate, passionate, and very human account of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. more...

  • Profane Cultureby Paul E Willis; Paul E Willis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    A classic of British cultural studies, Profane Culture takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures?the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class motorcyclists who listened to the early rock 'n' roll of the late 1950s. In contrast, the hippies were middle-class drug users with long hair and... more...

  • Networked Anthropologyby Samuel Gerald Collins; Matthew Slover Durington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The advent of social media offers anthropologists exciting opportunities to extend their research to communities in fresh ways. At the same time, these technological developments open up anthropological fieldwork to different hazards. Networked Anthropology explores the increasing appropriation of diverse media platforms and social media into anthropological... more...

  • Domestic Violence Laws in the United States and Indiaby Barbara A. Sims; Sudershan Goel; Ravi Sodhi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Domestic Violence Laws in the United States and India is a comparative study of the domestic violence laws in India and the United States, seeking to illuminate the critical issues of intimate partner violence through the lenses of these two societies. more...

  • Mind Wide Openby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    From the author of Emergence and The Ghost Map , Steven Johnson's Mind Wide Open: Why You Are What You Think takes us on a journey to the frontiers of brain science and reveals exactly how we're hardwired to think and feel. 'You are part reptile, part mammal, part primate. You are a dopamine fiend. You are a walking assembly of patterns... more...

  • The Age of Missing Informationby Bill Mckibben

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    ?Highly personal and original . . . McKibben goes beyond Marshall McLuhan?s theory that the medium is the message.? ?? The New York Times Imagine watching an entire day?s worth of television on every single channel. Acclaimed environmental writer and culture critic Bill McKibben subjected himself to this sensory overload in an experiment to verify... more...

  • Motherloadby Ana Villalobos

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In a time of economic anxiety, fear of terrorism, and marital uncertainty, insecurity has become a big part of life for many American mothers. With bases of security far from guaranteed, mothers are often seeking something they can count on. In this beautifully written and accessible book, Ana Villalobos shows how mothers frequently rely on the one... more...

  • Paradise Transplantedby Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. In Paradise Transplanted , Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo reveals how successive conquests and diverse migrations have made Southern California gardens, and in turn how gardens influence social... more...