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  • Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphonesby Marsha Berry; Max Schleser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life. more...

  • Secrets from the Greek Kitchenby David E. Sutton

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Secrets from the Greek Kitchen explores how cooking skills, practices, and knowledge on the island of Kalymnos are reinforced or transformed by contemporary events. Based on more than twenty years of research and the author?s videos of everyday cooking techniques, this rich ethnography treats the kitchen as an environment in which people pursue tasks,... more...

  • Conflicts About Classby David J. Lee; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    In recent years there has been growing debate among sociologists about the concept of class and its relevance to the highly industrialised world of the late twentieth century. This book makes available in a single volume all of the key contributions to this debate and takes it a step further with a number of specially commissioned pieces. An editorial... more...

  • Origins of Possessionby Philippe Rochat

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Studies the psychology surrounding the development of owning and sharing in humans across different cultures. more...

  • Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theoryby Mark Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory offers a wide ranging fusion of queer theory with anthropological theory, shifting away from the discussion of gender categories and identities that have often constituted a central concern of queer theory and instead exploring the queer elements of contexts in which they are not normally apparent. Engaging... more...

  • The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Editionby Richard Grossinger; Bernadette Mayer

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed, the stories we told ourselves about the universe and our place in it developed as well. In The Night Sky, Richard Grossinger traces those... more...

  • People, Money and Power in the Economic Crisisby Keith Hart; John Sharp

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Cold War was fought between ?state socialism? and ?the free market.? That fluctuating relationship between public power and private money continues today, unfolding in new and unforeseen ways during the economic crisis. Nine case studies -- from Southern Africa, South Asia, Brazil, and Atlantic Africa ? examine economic life from the perspective... 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...