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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...

  • The Invention of Traditionby Eric Hobsbawm; Terence Ranger

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history. more...

  • Cubedby Nikil Saval

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history ? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work?our work?gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office , from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a fascinating, often funny, and sometimes disturbing anatomy... more...

  • Doing Ethnographyby Giampietro Gobo

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 66.00

    Doing Ethnography systematically describes the various phases of an ethnographic inquiry, provides numerous examples, and offers suggestions and advice for the novice ethnographer. Ethnography seeks to understand, describe, and explain the symbolic world lying beneath the social action of groups, organizations, and communities. This book clearly... more...

  • Embodying Cultureby Tsipy Ivry

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Embodying Culture is an ethnographically grounded exploration of pregnancy in two different culturesųJapan and Israelųboth of which medicalize pregnancy. Tsipy Ivryfocuses on "low-risk" or "normal" pregnancies, using cultural comparison to explorethe complex relations among ethnic ideas about procreation, local reproductive politics,medical... more...

  • Memory in Cultureby Prof Astrid Erll

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    This book questions the sociocultural dimensions of remembering. It offers an overview of the history and theory of memory studies through the lens of sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology, literature, art and media studies; documenting current international and interdisciplinary memory research in an unprecedented way. more...

  • Lost World of the Kimberleyby Ian Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 25.45

    Explores one of the world's least known mysteries: who were the first-ever human beings to find their way to Australia, where did they come from and how and when did they arrive? more...

  • Gift of Stories, The: Practical and Spiritual Applications of Autobiography, Life Stories, and Personal Mythmakingby Robert Atkinson

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 27.95

    The stories we tell about ourselves are guided by cultural patterns and enduring elements. The current interest in mythology has made evident how the classic hero's journey represents a theme not only common to all the world's myths, but also our own lives today. The Gift of Stories offers a clear concise basis for understanding the nature and potential... more...

  • African Indigenous Knowledge and the Disciplinesby Gloria Emeagwali; George J Sefa Dei

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    This text explores the multidisciplinary context of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems from scholars and scholar activists committed to the interrogation, production, articulation, dissemination and general development of endogenous and indigenous modes of intellectual activity and praxis. The work reinforces the demand for the decolonization of... more...

  • Analysis of Cultural Differences in Dubaiby Danina Reiser

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 19.86

    Hauptbeschreibung Over the years Dubai has become a cultural melting pot as people go there pursuing career and prosperity. To work and live in such an inhomogeneous environment can be very challenging due to different cultural expectations and values. Only if these differences are acknowledged for what they are, people will coexist harmoniously.... more...

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