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- Orion Publishing Group 2014; US$ 10.99
Eighteen-year-old Twist, one of the most daring street artists in London, doesn't have much. No money, no home and no family. When he finds himself on the run from the police, Twist knows he's about to lose the one thing he has left - his freedom. That's when he's saved by the mysterious Dodge who introduces him to charismatic art 'collector' Cornelius... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Secrets from the Greek Kitchen explores how cooking skills, practices, and knowledge on the island of Kalymnos are reinforced or transformed by contemporary events. Based on more than twenty years of research and the author?s videos of everyday cooking techniques, this rich ethnography treats the kitchen as an environment in which people pursue tasks,... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In this examination of white and Mexican-American girls coming of age in California's Central Valley?now with a new introduction?Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head, offering new tools for understanding the ways in which identity is constructed in relationship to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Documenting the categories of subculture... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00
Indigenous peoples have passed down vital knowledge for generations from which local plants help cure common ailments, to which parts of the land are unsuitable for buildings because of earthquakes. Here, Hendry examines science through these indigenous roots, problematizing the idea that Western science is the only type that deserves that name. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life. more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
Ethnographic case studies explore what it means to "belong" in Oceania, as contributors consider ongoing formations of place, self and community in connection with travelling, internal and international migration. The chapters apply the multi-dimensional concepts of movement, place-making and cultural identifications to explain contemporary life... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 85.00
Within little more than ten years in the early nineteenth century, inhabitants of Tahiti, Hawaii and fifteen other closely related societies destroyed or desecrated all of their temples and most of their god-images. In the aftermath of the explosive event, which Sissons terms the Polynesian Iconoclasm, hundreds of architecturally innovative churches... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95
In recent years there has been growing debate among sociologists about the concept of class and its relevance to the highly industrialised world of the late twentieth century. This book makes available in a single volume all of the key contributions to this debate and takes it a step further with a number of specially commissioned pieces. An editorial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95
There has been an increasing interest in the meaning and importance of friendship in recent years, particularly in the West. However, the history of friendship, and the ways in which it has changed over time, have rarely been examined. Friendship: A History traces the development of friendship in Europe from the Hellenistic period to today. The... more...