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  • Struggling Timesby Louis Simpson

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2016; US$ 9.99

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's new collection reflects sixty years as a leading figure in American letters. more...

  • Awaywardby Jennifer Kronovet

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2016; US$ 9.99

    Selected by Jean Valentine as the winner of the 2008 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. more...

  • Anthropologists in the Stock Exchangeby Marc Flandreau

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Uncovering strange plots by early British anthropologists to use scientific status to manipulate the stock market, Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange tells a provocative story that marries the birth of the social sciences with the exploits of global finance. Marc Flandreau tracks a group of Victorian gentleman-swindlers as they shuffled between... more...

  • The 9/11 Generationby Sunaina Marr Maira

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 22.40

    Since the attacks of 9/11, the banner of national security has led to intense monitoring of the politics of Muslim and Arab Americans. Young people from these communities have come of age in a time when the question of political engagement is both urgent and fraught. In The 9/11 Generation , Sunaina Marr Maira uses extensive ethnography to understand the... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Stateless Nations 2nd Editionby James Minahan

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 100.00

    In the last 15 years, globalization, religious radicalization, economic changes, endangered cultures and languages, cultural suppression, racial tensions, and many other factors have stimulated the emergence of autonomy and independence movements in every corner of the world?even in areas formerly considered immune to self-government demands such... more...

  • Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest Chinaby Yi Wu

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China offers the first comprehensive analysis of how China?s current system of land ownership has evolved over the past six decades. Based on extended fieldwork in Yunnan Province, the author explores how the three major rural actors?local governments, village communities, and rural households?have contested... more...

  • The Social Archaeology of Foodby Christine A. Hastorf

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book offers a global perspective on the role food has played in shaping human societies and identities. more...

  • The Expression of Emotionby Catharine Abell; Joel Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    The Expression of Emotion contains cutting-edge essays on emotional expression written by leading philosophers, psychologists, and legal theorists. more...

  • Staying at Homeby Rita Sanders

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    Despite economic growth in Kazakhstan, more than 80 per cent of Kazakhstan's ethnic Germans have emigrated to Germany to date. Disappointing experiences of the migrants, along with other aspects of life in Germany, have been transmitted through transnational networks to ethnic Germans still living in Kazakhstan. Consequently, Germans in Kazakhstan... more...

  • Egotopiaby John R. Miller

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Egotopia explains why individual political and economic interests have eclipsed aesthetic considerations in the rampant billboards, malls, and urban sprawl of the New American Landscape. Egotopia begins where other critiques of the American landscape end: identifying the physical ugliness that defines and homogenizes America's cities, suburbs,... more...