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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Cultural Anthropologyby John H. Bodley

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 74.99

    This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. It uniquely challenges students to consider the big questions about the nature of cultural systems. more...

  • Mutton Fishby Beryl Cruse; Liddy Stewart; Sue Norman

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 22.00

    This is the story of the Aboriginal people of the south coast of New South Wales as told through the metaphor of Haliotis (mutton fish or abalone). Haliotis is a subsistence food ? easy to find and harvest, rich in energy and accessible when the beaches are freely open to all. At times, the abalone story seems almost secondary to the fascinating picture... more...

  • Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary Chinaby Tiantian Zheng

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00

    Based on three years of extensive fieldwork, this ethnographic study of prostitution in the metropolitan city of Dalian, China, explores the lives of rural migrant women working as karaoke bar hostesses, delving into the interplay of gender politics, nationalism, and power relationships that inhere in practices of birth control, disease control, and... more...

  • Selected Papers from the First Annual Canadian Quality Congressby Madhav Sinha

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00

    The papers in this e-book have been selected from presentations made at the “first” annual Canadian Quality Congress held August 2009 in Vancouver, Canada, under the theme, Quality, Innovation and Social Responsibility. The papers in this e-book are from authors considered to be the “out of the box” thinkers. The papers cover topics... more...

  • Ethnographies of the Videogameby Dr Helen Thornham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    Ethnographies of the Videogame uses the medium of the videogame to explore wider significant sociological issues around new media, interaction, identity, performance, memory and mediation. The book is particularly concerned with issues of agency and power, identifying strong correlations between perceptions of gaming and actual gaming practices, as... more...

  • Transcultural Turbulencesby Christiane Brosius; Roland Wenzlhuemer

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    Today, hardly anything moves as fast across the globe as images and media. This fact opens new avenues to explore social and cultural change, but also poses new theoretical challenges of how to grasp and better understand these changes and flows. Moreover, such movements across geophysical and cultural borders have a historical depth that enables us... more...

  • Über Schüchternheitby Margarete Eisner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 23.65

    Schüchternheit ist ein Begriff aus dem Kontext der alltäglichen Menschenkenntnis und lässt sich wissenschaftlich schwer einordnen. Nach Ansicht des amerikanischen Sozialpsychologen Zimbardo ist jemand schüchtern, wenn er glaubt, es zu sein. Im Zentrum dieses Buches stehen Fragen nach der innerseelischen Dynamik von Schüchternheit sowie ihrer Verankerung... more...

  • Die Frau im grünen Mantelby Andrea Rottloff

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 22.87

    Die englische Pilgerin Margret von Beverley gerät kurz nach ihrer Ankunft im Heiligen Land mitten hinein in den Strudel kriegerischer Ereignisse, als Jerusalem im Herbst 1187 von Saladin belagert wird. Auf die Eroberung der Stadt durch die Muslime folgt für Margret die schwere Zeit der Gefangenschaft. Zusammen mit einigen Einheimischen kann sie sich... more...