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  • Handbook of Religion and the Asian Cityby Peter van der Veer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 150.00

    Handbook of Religion and the Asian City highlights the creative and innovative role of urban aspirations in Asian world cities. It does not assume that religion is of the past and that the urban is secular, but instead points out that urban politics and governance often manifest religious boundaries and sensibilities?in short, that public religion... more...

  • All in Your Headby Mara Buchbinder

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Although pain is a universal human experience, many view the pain of others as private, resistant to language, and, therefore, essentially unknowable. And, yet, despite the obvious limits to comprehending another?s internal state, language is all that we have to translate pain from the solitary and unknowable to a phenomenon richly described in literature,... more...

  • Primates of Park Avenueby Wednesday Martin

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing... more...

  • Primates of Park Avenueby Wednesday Martin

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing... more...

  • Primates of Park Avenueby Wednesday Martin

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 26.00

    Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing... more...

  • Spaces and Identities in Border Regionsby Christian Wille; Rachel Reckinger; Sonja Kmec; Markus Hesse

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 38.00

    Spatial and identity research operates with differentiations and relations. These are particularly useful heuristic tools when examining border regions where social and geopolitical demarcations diverge. Applying this approach, the authors of this volume investigate spatial and identity constructions in cross-border contexts as they appear in everyday,... more...

  • Hunting Caribouby Karyn Sharp; Henry S. Sharp

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 43.50

    DenÚsulinÚ hunters range from deep in the Boreal Forest far into the tundra of northern Canada. Henry S. Sharp, a social anthropologist and ethnographer, spent several decades participating in fieldwork and observing hunts by this extended kin group. His daughter, Karyn Sharp, who is an archaeologist specializing in First Nations Studies and is DenÚsulinÚ,... more...

  • Travels with Frances Densmoreby Joan M. Jensen; Michelle Wick Patterson

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 75.00

    Over the first half of the twentieth century, scientist and scholar Frances Densmore (1867?1957) visited thirty-five Native American tribes, recorded more than twenty-five hundred songs, amassed hundreds of artifacts and Native-crafted objects, and transcribed information about Native cultures. Her visits to indigenous groups included meetings with... more...

  • Monster Huntersby Tea Krulos

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    Do ghosts exist? What about Bigfoot or Skinwalkers? And how will we ever know? Journalist Tea Krulos spent more than a year traveling nationwide to meet individuals who have made it their life?s passion to hunt down evidence of entities that they believe exist but that others might shrug off as nothing more than myths, fairy tales, or the products... more...

  • Bamako Soundsby Ryan Thomas Skinner

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Bamako Sounds tells the story of an African city, its people, their values, and their music. Centered on the music and musicians of Bamako, Mali?s booming capital city, this book reveals a community of artists whose lives and works evince a complex world shaped by urban culture, postcolonialism, musical expression, religious identity, and intellectual... more...