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  • How Chinese Are You?by Andrea Louie

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.80

    Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China and Chinese culture, as many adoptive families today try to honor what they view as their children?s ?birth culture.? However, transnational, transracial... more...

  • Walking with Abelby Anna Badkhen

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    An intrepid journalist joins the planet?s largest group of nomads on an annual migration that, like them, has endured for centuries.   Anna Badkhen has forged a career chronicling life in extremis around the world, from war-torn Afghanistan to the border regions of the American Southwest. In Walking with Abel , she embeds herself with a family of... more...

  • Puberty in Crisisby Celia Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Combines feminist and social theories on the body, biology and sex to examine the sociological and cultural issues surrounding puberty. more...

  • Lebenswirklichkeiten und politische Konstruktionen in Grenzregionenby Christian Wille

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Wie entstehen grenzüberschreitende Regionen und was charakterisiert sie? Am Beispiel der Großregion SaarLorLux untersuchen die aus Deutschland, Frankreich und Luxemburg stammenden Beiträger dieses Bandes die gesellschaftliche Praxis an EU-Binnengrenzen. Sie diskutieren die Praktiken von institutionellen Akteuren und von Grenzraumbewohnern in den Bereichen... more...

  • Not Gayby Jane Ward

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 21.25

    A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight?her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay?  Not Gay  thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth but a reality: there?s... more...

  • The Dialectic of Tasteby David Michalski

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; Not Available

    The Dialectic of Taste examines the aesthetic economy in the context of economic crises. It explains how a new concern for aesthetics, seen in artisan markets, was born out of the ashes of McDonaldization to become a potent force today, capable of both regulating social identity and sparking social change. more...

  • Re-Visioning Psychiatryby Laurence J. Kirmayer; Robert Lemelson; Constance A. Cummings

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 120.00

    Re-Visioning Psychiatry brings together new perspectives on the causes and treatment of mental health problems. more...

  • Raceby Peter Wade

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    An introduction to race that compares diverse historical and regional contexts, illustrated with numerous examples from daily life. more...

  • Jaffa Shared and Shatteredby Daniel Monterescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Binational cities play a pivotal role in situations of long-term conflict, and few places have been more marked by the tension between intimate proximity and visceral hostility than Jaffa, one of the "mixed towns" of Israel/Palestine. In this nuanced ethnographic and historical study, Daniel Monterescu argues that such places challenge our assumptions... more...

  • Phenomenology in Anthropologyby Kalpana Ram; Christopher Houston; Michael Jackson

    Indiana University Press 2015; Not Available

    This volume explores what phenomenology adds to the enterprise of anthropology, drawing on and contributing to a burgeoning field of social science research inspired by the phenomenological tradition in philosophy. Essays by leading scholars ground their discussions of theory and method in richly detailed ethnographic case studies. The contributors... more...