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  • Struggles for Subjectivityby Kevin McDonald

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book, first published in 2000, examines the urgent social and cultural questions faced by young people. more...

  • People of the Rainbowby Michael I. Niman

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Since 1972 the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a loosely organized and anarchistic nomadic community, has been holding large gatherings in remote forests to pray for world peace and create a model of a functioning utopian society. Michael I. Niman?s People of the Rainbow , originally published in 1997, was the first comprehensive study of this countercultural... more...

  • In Search of Civilizationby John Armstrong

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09

    In Arthur Ransome's charming tale of childhood adventure, Secret Water , four children are pretending to be savages approaching an outpost of the civilized world. 'What is civilization?' asks Bridget, the youngest. 'Ices,' explains her brother, 'and all that sort of thing.' It is probably the briefest definition of the term on record in English,... more...

  • The Trustafarian Handbookby Brian Griffin

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 11.95 US$ 9.80

    For years, a moldy slice of the upper crust has been slumming it in disguise. Sitting on stoops, smoking up, and trying to blend in with the common broke folk by wearing worn-out jeans (though really stylishly distressed), drinking PBR (even though the family owns a vineyard), and not paying rent (that?s what parents are for). Meet the Trustafarian... more...

  • Recasting Anthropological Knowledgeby Jeanette Edwards; Maja Petrovic-?teger

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    This collection provides an innovative and multifaceted reflection on the impact and inspiration Marilyn Strathern's scholarship has for contemporary anthropology. more...

  • An Introduction to Childhoodby Heather Montgomery

    Wiley 2011; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    In An Introduction to Childhood , Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociologyby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Ronald Jacobs; Philip Smith

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    A collection of essays on various topics from the perspective of cultural sociology, based on the premise that ideas and beliefs retain autonomy from the social structures to which they refer and illuminate. more...

  • Partner to the Poorby Paul Farmer; Haun Saussy

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 60.00 US$ 48.00

    For nearly thirty years, anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has traveled to some of the most impoverished places on earth to bring comfort and the best possible medical care to the poorest of the poor. Driven by his stated intent to "make human rights substantial," Farmer has treated patients?and worked to address the root causes of their disease?in... more...

  • Idle Threatsby Andrew Lyndon Knighton

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 23.80

    The 19th century witnessed an explosion of writing about unproductivity, with the exploits of various idlers, loafers, and ?gentlemen of refinement? capturing the imagination o fa country that was deeply ambivalent about its work ethic. Idle Threats documents this American obsession with unproductivity and its potentials, while offering an... more...

  • The Explanation For Everythingby Paul Morrison

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 22.95

    "The claim 'I'm straight' is the psychosexual analogue of 'The check is in the mail': if you need to say it, your credit or creditability is already in doubt." So begins Paul Morrison's dazzling polemic, which takes as its point of departure Foucault's famous remark that sex is "the explanation for everything." Combining psychoanalytic, literary,... more...