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  • Narrative Criminologyby Lois Presser; Sveinung Sandberg

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    Stories are much more than a means of communication?stories help us shape our identities, make sense of the world, and mobilize others to action. In  Narrative Criminology , prominent scholars from across the academy and around the world examine stories that animate offending. From an examination of how criminals understand certain types of crime... more...

  • Rethinking Narcissismby Dr. Craig Malkin

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    Harvard Medical School psychologist and Huffington Post blogger Craig Malkin addresses the ?narcissism epidemic,? by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing. ?What is narcissism?? is one of the fastest rising searches on Google, and articles on the topic... more...

  • Rethinking Narcissismby Dr. Craig Malkin

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Harvard Medical School psychologist and Huffington Post blogger Craig Malkin addresses the ?narcissism epidemic,? by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining how too little of it may be a bad thing. ?What is narcissism?? is one of the fastest rising searches on Google, and articles on the topic... more...

  • The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasusby Adam T. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    The Political Machine investigates the essential role that material culture plays in the practices and maintenance of political sovereignty. Through an archaeological exploration of the Bronze Age Caucasus, Adam Smith demonstrates that beyond assemblies of people, polities are just as importantly assemblages of things?from ballots and bullets to... more...

  • Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africaby Nicky Falkof

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book discusses two moral panics that appeared in the media in late apartheid South Africa: the Satanism scare and the so-called epidemic of white family murder. The analysis of these symptoms of social and political change reveals important truths about whiteness, gender, violence, history, nationalism and injustice in South Africa and beyond.... more...

  • Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activismby Dr Caroline Walters; Dr Helen Hester; Dr Meredith Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    While fat sexual bodies are highly visible as vehicles for stigma, there has been a lack of scholarly research addressing this facet of contemporary body politics. Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism seeks to rectify this, bringing debates about fat sex into the academic arena and providing a much-needed critical space for voices from across... more...

  • Kinship in Actionby Andrew Strathern; Pamela J Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    For courses in Social Organization, Kinship, and Cultural Ecology. Kinship has made a come-back in Anthropology.  Not only is there a line of noted, general, introductory works and readers in the topic, but theoretical discussions have been stimulated both by technological changes in mechanisms of reproduction and by reconsiderations of how to define... more...

  • Before Boasby Han F. Vermeulen

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 75.00

    The history of anthropology has been written from multiple viewpoints, often from perspectives of gender, nationality, theory, or politics. Before Boas delves deeper into issues concerning anthropology?s academic origins to present a groundbreaking study that reveals how ethnology and ethnography originated during the eighteenth rather than the... more...

  • Performing al-Andalusby Jonathan Holt Shannon

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon shows that the idea of a shared Andalusian heritage animates performers and aficionados in modern-day... more...

  • Becoming Salmonby Marianne Elisabeth Lien

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Becoming Salmon is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. In this careful and nuanced study, Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings,... more...