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  • The Stuff of Family Lifeby Michelle Janning

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.99

    Does putting your phone on the dinner table impact your relationships? How does the TV placement in your home affect your family? The Stuff of Family Life looks at the changing world of families through a unique examination of their stuff. The book takes readers through phases of family life, examining our choices about spaces and objects. more...

  • The Strange Death of Europeby Douglas Murray

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book... more...

  • The Divideby Jason Hickel

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    For decades we have been told a story about the divide between rich countries and poor countries. We have been told that development is working: that the global South is catching up to the North, that poverty has been cut in half over the past thirty years, and will be eradicated by 2030. It?s a comforting tale, and one that is endorsed by the... more...

  • Yearning to Laborby John P. Murphy

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 45.00

    In the first decade of the twenty-first century, France underwent a particularly turbulent period during which urban riots in 2005 and labor protests in 2006 galvanized people across the country and brought the question of youth unemployment among its poorer, multiethnic outer cities into the national spotlight. Drawing on more than a year of ethnographic... more...

  • The Pleasures of Leisureby Robert Dessaix

    Penguin Random House Australia 2017; US$ 20.61

    In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work-life balance further; increasingly, people feel that only work gives existence meaning. In a world where time is money, what... more...

  • Governing Affectby Roberto E. Barrios

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    Roberto E. Barrios presents an ethnographic study of the aftermaths of four natural disasters: southern Honduras after Hurricane Mitch; New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina; Chiapas, Mexico, after the Grijalva River landslide; and southern Illinois following the Mississippi River flood. Focusing on the role of affect, Barrios examines the ways... more...

  • China - Culture Smart!by Kathy Flower

    Kuperard 2017; US$ 11.99

    Culture Smart! China puts the latest dramatic changes into a historical context, explains deep-seated cultural attitudes, and guides the visitor through a maze of unfamiliar social situations. It will enable you to discover for yourself the warmth, intelligence, humor, and humanity of this extraordinary people. The spectacular Beijing Olympics of 2008... more...

  • Romania - Culture Smart!by Debbie Stowe

    Kuperard 2017; US$ 11.99

    A land of mountains, hills, and fertile plains, Romania is a tourist destination waiting to be discovered. It is a rich and complex country: a place whose cities are home to beautiful parks and vibrant cultural scenes; whose people welcome guests warmly into their homes, sharing the best of whatever they have, and party into the night, suffused by... more...

  • Portugal - Culture Smart!by Sandy Guedes de Queiroz

    Kuperard 2017; US$ 11.99

    Culture Smart! Portugal will help you to navigate this multifaceted society. It gives insights into different aspects of life, from sleepy seaside towns to modern, trendy cities, so that you can experience firsthand how this society, which protects family and privacy so fiercely, is eager and proud to show visitors everything the country has to offer.... more...

  • Redescribing Relationsby Ashley Lebner

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Marilyn Strathern is among the most creative and celebrated contemporary anthropologists, and her work draws interest from across the humanities and social sciences. Redescribing Relations brings some of Strathern's most committed and renowned readers into conversation in her honour ? especially on themes she has rarely engaged. The volume not only... more...