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  • Bridging Southern Culturesby John Lowe

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    A panorama of past and contemporary southern society are captured in Bridging Southern Cultures by some of the South?s leading historians, anthropologists, literary critics, musicologists, and folklorists. Crossing the chasms of demographics, academic disciplines, art forms, and culture, this exciting collection reaches aspects of southern heritage... more...

  • Reading the Popularby John Fiske

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 35.95

    Designed as a companion to Understanding Popular Culture , Reading the Popular gives the lie to theories that portray a mass audience that mindlessly consumes every product it is offered. more...

  • America's Game(s)by Benjamin Eastman; Michael Ralph; Sean Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This insightful volume considers how to locate America in the sporting world: in the traditions and rituals of a national pastime or in the baseball academies run by American professional teams in the Dominican Republic? With the athletes that carry a flag in Olympic ceremonies or among the executives in the boardrooms of Nike? The contributors argue... more...

  • State Frontiersby Inga Brandell

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 32.00

    Do borders still define the limits of states? How do communities change when a border is put between them? Is the physical border more important than the conceptual boundary? In recent times, the question of borders in the Middle East has assumed an importance unknown since the collapse of the Ottoman empire. In this fresh examination of the issue,... more...

  • Draperyby Gen Doy

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 26.95

    In this fascinating and accessible book, Gen Doy investigates the hitherto neglected meanings of drapery and the draped body in visual culture. The baroque and the classical are her subjects, as are Freud?s Gradiva, Clerambault?s writings and photographs of draped figures, the fetishistic play between veiling and revealing and the meanings of drapery... more...

  • As Normal As Possibleby Ching Yau

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    Drawing from the fields of ethnographic and sociological studies, cultural activism, public health and film studies, this volume poses new and exciting challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines.--Issues related to sexuality have acquired a new visibility... more...

  • Photography and the USAby Mick Gidley

    Reaktion Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    From Ansel Adams to Carleton Watkins, Diane Arbus to Weegee, Richard Avedon to James VanDerZee, American photographers have recorded their vast, multicultural nation in images that, for more than a hundred years, have come to define the USA. In Photography and the USA , Mick Gidley explores not only the medium of photography and the efforts to... more...

  • A Companion to Medical Anthropologyby Merrill Singer; Pamela I. Erickson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95

    A Companion to Medical Anthropology examines the current issues, controversies, and state of the field in medical anthropology today. Provides an expert view of the major topics and themes to concern the discipline since its founding in the 1960s Written by leading international scholars in medical anthropology Covers environmental health, global... more...

  • The Hogmanay Companionby Hugh Douglas; Keith Horrox

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through the more recent developments in the 18th and 19th centuries right up to the millennium. There are many surprises in store for the unwary... more...

  • Future of Memory, Theby Richard Crownshaw; Jane Kilby; Antony Rowland

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Memory studies has become a rapidly growing area of scholarly as well as public interest. This volume brings together world experts to explore the current critical trends in this new academic field. It embraces work on diverse but interconnected phenomena, such as twenty-first century museums, shocking memorials in present-day Rwanda and the firsthand... more...