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  • Walesby Jan Morris

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Jan Morris's magnificent book celebrates Wales and all things Welsh. Written as a deeply personal study, it reflects the rich bilingual literature and folklore of Wales, the buildings and wonderfully varied landscapes, the national character and humour, the historical predicaments and the political condition of this small but extraordinary country.... more...

  • Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updatedby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 31.00

    Kate Fox reveals the hidden rules of English behavior in this completely revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. more...

  • Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updatedby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Kate Fox reveals the hidden rules of English behavior in this completely revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. more...

  • How Do You Know?by Russell Hardin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    How do ordinary people come to know or believe what they do? We need an account of this process to help explain why people act as they do. You might think I am acting irrationally--against my interest or my purpose--until you realize that what you know and what I know differ significantly. My actions, given my knowledge, might make eminently good... more...

  • Sing the Rageby Sonali Chakravarti

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    What is the relationship between anger and justice, especially when so much of our moral education has taught us to value the impartial spectator, the cold distance of reason? In  Sing the Rage , Sonali Chakravarti wrestles with this question through a careful look at the emotionally charged South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which... more...

  • Time and the Otherby Johannes Fabian; Matti Bunzl

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Time and the Other is a classic work that upended the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind. Johannes Fabian challenges the assumption that anthropologists live in the “here and now,? that their objects live in the “there and... more...

  • Exhibiting Europe In Museumsby Wolfram Kaiser; Stefan Krankenhagen; Kerstin Poehls

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Museums of history and contemporary culture face many challenges in the modern age. One is how to react to processes of Europeanization and globalization, which require more cross-border cooperation and different ways of telling stories for visitors. This book investigates how museums exhibit Europe. Based on research in nearly 100 museums across... more...

  • Narrating Victimhoodby Michaela Sch

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Mythologies and narratives of victimization pervade contemporary Croatia, set against the backdrop of militarized notions of masculinity and the political mobilization of religion and nationhood. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in the Croatian-Bosnian border region, this book provides a unique account of the politics... more...

  • Wrapped In The Flag Of Israelby Smadar Lavie

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    What is the relationship between social protest movements in the State of Israel, violence in Gaza, and the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran? Why did the mass social protests in the State of Israel of summer 2011 ultimately fail? Wrapped in the Flag of Israel discusses social protest movements from the 2003 Single Mothers? March led by... more...

  • Practical Ethnographyby Sam Ladner

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Ethnography is an increasingly important research method in the private sector, yet ethnographic literature continues to focus on an academic audience. Sam Ladner fills the gap by advancing rigorous ethnographic practice that is tailored to corporate settings where colleagues are not steeped in social theory, research time lines may be days rather... more...