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  • The Romance of Crossing Bordersby Neriko Musha Doerr; Hannah Davis Taļeb

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    What draws people to study abroad or volunteer in far-off communities? Often the answer is romance ? the romance of landscapes, people, languages, the very sense of border-crossing ? and longing for liberation, attraction to the unknown, yearning to make a difference. This volume explores the complicated and often fraught desires to study and volunteer... more...

  • The Patient Multipleby Jonathan Taee

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    In the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, medical patients engage a variety of healing practices to seek cures for their ailments. Patients use the expanding biomedical network and a growing number of traditional healthcare units, while also seeking alternative practices, such as shamanism and other religious healing, or even more provocative practices.... more...

  • Destruction Ritesby Mona Hadler

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 29.00

    In the early sixties, crowds gathered to watch rites of destruction ? from the demolition derby where makeshift cars crashed into each other for sport, to concerts where musicians destroyed their instruments, to performances of self-destructing machines staged by contemporary artists. Destruction, in both its playful and fearsome aspects, was ubiquitous... more...

  • Forever Stardustby Will Brooker

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 16.99

    Most of the many books about David Bowie track his artistic 'changes' chronologically throughout his career. This book, uniquely, examines Bowie's 'sameness': his recurring themes, images, motifs and concepts as an artist, across all his creative work, from lyrics and music through to costumes, storyboards, films, plays and painting. more...

  • Bound Feet, Young Handsby Laurel Boussen; Hill Gates

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.99

    Footbinding was common in China until the early twentieth century, when most Chinese were family farmers. Why did these families bind young girls' feet? And why did footbinding stop? In this groundbreaking work, Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates upend the popular view of footbinding as a status, or even sexual, symbol by showing that it was an undeniably... more...

  • Coffee Cultureby Catherine M. Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 29.95

    Coffee Culture: Local experiences, Global Connections explores coffee as (1) a major commodity that shapes the lives of millions of people; (2) a product with a dramatic history; (3) a beverage with multiple meanings and uses (energizer, comfort food, addiction, flavouring, and confection); (4) an inspiration for humor and cultural critique; (5)... more...

  • Anthropology of Los Angelesby Jenny Banh; Maryann Aguirre; Beth F. Baker; Jenny Banh; Nathalie Boucher; Charles Joseph; Melissa King; Andrea Lepage; Adonia E. Lugo; Allison Mattheis; Yolanda T. Moses; ChorSwang Ngin; Jocelyn A. Pacleb; Kyeyoung Park; James Diego Vigil; George Villanueva; Natale A. Zappia; Melissa King

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.99

    The Anthropology of Los Angeles: Place and Agency in an Urban Setting questions the production and representations of both the real and imagined L.A. by documenting hidden histories that portray a collision of elements, including race, class, gender, identity, food, and space. more...

  • Strippedby Bernadette Barton

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 22.10

    Whatkind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us insidecountless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those thatspecialize in lap dancing, table dancing, topless only, and peep shows, toreveal the startling lives of exotic dancers.  Originally published in 2006, the product of years of first-hand research... more...

  • The Art of Connectionby Dillon Mahoney

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    The Art of Connection narrates the individual stories of artisans and traders of Kenyan arts and crafts as they overcome the loss of physical access to roadside market space by turning to new digital technologies to make their businesses more mobile and integrated into the global economy. Bringing together the studies of globalization, development,... more...

  • The Nature of the Pathby Marcus Filippello

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    The Nature of the Path reveals how a single road has shaped the collective identity of a community that has existed on the margins of larger societies for centuries. Marcus Filippello shows how a road running through the Lama Valley in Southeastern Benin has become a mnemonic device that has allowed residents to counter prevailing histories.  ... more...