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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A to Z World Sportsby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    A to Z World Sports is an encyclopedia offering a comprehensive look at professional and recreational athletics in 175 countries worldwide. Extensive information on individual sports participation, private clubs, school sports, professional sports, specta more...

  • African Landscapesby Olaf Bubenzer; Michael Bollig

    Springer 2009; US$ 199.00

    Landscape studies provide a crucial perspective into the interaction between humans and their environment. This book presents the research that explores the way that natural processes have affected the development of culture and society, as well as the ways that natural landscapes themselves are the product of historical and cultural processes. more...

  • Sociologyby Georg Simmel; Anthony J. Blasi; Anton K. Jacobs; Mathew J. Kanjirathinkal

    BRILL 2009; US$ 318.00

    Takes insights from dialectical thought and Kantian epistemology to develop a 'form sociology' method that remains implicit in the field of sociology. This title features forms that include such patterns of interaction as inequality, secrecy, membership in multiple groups, organization size, and coalition formation. more...

  • The Politics of Religious Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movementsby David G. Bromley

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 125.00

    The current controversy surrounding new religions has brought to the forefront the role of apostates. These individuals leave highly controversial movements and assume roles in other organizations as public opponents against their former movements. This volume examines the motivations of the apostates, how they are recruited and play out their roles,... more...

  • The City's Outbackby Gillian Cowlishaw

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This honest and compelling book follows the fraught, exciting and painful process of getting to know ‘others’, in this case Australian Aborigines in the suburbs who are already ‘known’ through shocking images and worrying statistics. Gillian Cowlishaw has written a book about the intimacy of the encounter, the practical and ethical... more...

  • Re-crafting Rationalizationby Simon Locke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Re-Crafting Rationalization contributes to debates relating to the public understanding of science, regarding the conceptualisation of the relationship between 'science' and 'the public'. With profound implications for the ways in which we make sense of these developments, this book will be of interest not only to sociologists and social... more...

  • Inequality Among Brothersby Rubie S. Watson

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 42.00

    Provides a social history of the 600-year-old Chinese lineage village of Ha Tsuen in the New Territories of Hong Kong. more...