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  • Unmanageable Careby Jessica M. Mulligan

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In Unmanageable Care , anthropologist Jessica M. Mulligan goes to work at an HMO and records what it’s really like to manage care. Set at a health insurance company dubbed Acme, this book chronicles how the privatization of the health care system in Puerto Rico transformed the experience of accessing and providing care on the island. Through... more...

  • The Political Bubbleby Mark Latham

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 20.90

    Australians once trusted the democratic process. While we got on with our lives, we assumed our politicians had our best interests at heart. Not anymore. That trust has collapsed. Mark Latham joined the Labor Party in the late 1970s hoping to improve people's lives through parliamentary service. Twenty-five years later, the Opposition Leader... more...

  • Mothers Who Murderby Xanthe Mallett

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 29.56

    All of these women are notorious, but are all of them deadly? Child murder: A social taboo and one of the most abhorrent acts most of us can imagine. Meet the women found guilty of murdering their own children. They represent some of the most hated women in Australia. The infamous list includes psychologically damaged, sometimes deranged, women... more...

  • Straightsby James Joseph Dean

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the politics of sexual identity in America have drastically transformed. It’s almost old news that recent generations of Americans have grown up in a culture more accepting of out lesbians and gay men, seen the proliferation of LGBTQ media representation, and witnessed the attainment of a range of legal rights... more...

  • Illegality, Inc.by Ruben Andersson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this groundbreaking ethnography, Ruben Andersson, a gifted anthropologist and journalist, travels along the clandestine migration trail from Senegal and Mali to the Spanish North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Through the voices of his informants, Andersson explores, viscerally and emphatically, how Europe?s increasingly powerful border... more...

  • Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economicsby R. Towse

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Ruth Towse presents a fabulous, broad ranging overview of cultural economics. The book is up to the state of knowledge, is easy to read and reveals sound judgment. I highly recommend the book to anyone concerned about the relationship of culture to society - as everyone should!’- Bruno S. Frey, University of Zurich, Switzerland and Zeppelin... more...

  • Books That Cookby Jennifer Cognard-Black; Melissa Goldthwaite; Marion Nestle

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Organized like a cookbook, Books that Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal is a collection of American literature written on the theme of food: from an invocation to a final toast, from starters to desserts. All food literatures are indebted to the form and purpose of cookbooks, and each section begins with an excerpt from an influential American cookbook,... more...

  • Travel and Transformationby Garth Lean; Russell Staiff; Emma Waterton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Bringing together geographers, sociologists, cultural researchers, philosophers, anthropologists, visual researchers, literary scholars and heritage researchers, this volume explores what it means to transform through travel in a modern, mobile world. In doing so, it draws upon a wide variety of traveller perspectives - including tourists, backpackers,... more...

  • Global Gangsby Jennifer M. Hazen; Dennis Rodgers

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    Gangs, often associated with brutality and senseless destructive violence, have not always been viewed as inherently antagonistic. The first studies of gangs depicted them as alternative sources of order in urban slums where the state?s authority was lacking, and they have subsequently been shown to be important elements in some youth life cycles.... more...

  • The Rani of Jhansiby Harleen Singh

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book engages a theory of power which remains attentive to gender as its main category of articulation. more...