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  • The Political Bubbleby Mark Latham

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 20.90

    Australians once trusted the democratic process. While we got on with our lives, we assumed our politicians had our best interests at heart. Not anymore. That trust has collapsed. Mark Latham joined the Labor Party in the late 1970s hoping to improve people's lives through parliamentary service. Twenty-five years later, the Opposition Leader... 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...

  • Argentina Since the 2001 Crisisby Cara Levey; Daniel Ozarow; Christopher Wylde

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This timely and interdisciplinary volume analyzes the many impacts of and contrasting responses to the Argentine political, economic, and social crises of 2001-02. Chapters offer original theoretical models and examine the relationship between political, cultural, economic, and societal spheres. more...

  • Working Skinby Joseph D. Hankins

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since the 1980s, arguments for a multicultural Japan have gained considerable currency against an entrenched myth of national homogeneity. Working Skin enters this conversation with an ethnography of Japan?s "Buraku" people. Touted as Japan?s largest minority, the Buraku are stigmatized because of associations with labor considered unclean, such... more...

  • A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legendby Ralph Maud

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 19.95

    The luminaries of field research in British Columbia – Boas, Teit, Hill-Tout, Barbeau, and others – are discussed, their work evaluated. more...

  • The Sociology Of Tasteby Jukka Gronow

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The Sociology of Taste looks at the role of taste, or the aesthetic relfection, in society at large and in modern society in particular. It illustrates the role of fashion in the formation of collective taste. more...

  • Sociology and Developmentby Tony Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Out of Itby Stuart Walton

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    ?Who will ever relate the whole history of narcotica? It is almost the history of ?culture,? of our so-called higher culture.? ?Friedrich Nietzsche, 1882 With Nietzsche?s question as his objective, Stuart Walton begins Out of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication?a heterodox and throughly engaging examination of intoxicants, from the more everyday... more...