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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 Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Thomas King offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of Indian?White relations in North America since initial contact. Both timeless and timely, The Inconvenient Indian ultimately rejects the pessimism and cynicism with which Natives and Whites regard one another to chart a new and just... more...

  • The Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 21.00

    WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize The Inconvenient Indian is at once a ?history? and the complete subversion of a history?in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be ?Indian? in North America.   Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book... more...

  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 16.99

    This essential volume explores the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. This eagerly awaited second edition includes substantial revisions, with important additions on new indigenous literature and... more...

  • Technologyby Daniel R. Headrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings... more...

  • Worldwide Variation in Human Growthby Phyllis B. Eveleth; James M. Tanner

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 60.00

    The health of a population is most accurately reflected in the rate of growth of its children. more...

  • The Graffiti Subcultureby Nancy Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Migration and Disruptionsby Brenda J. Baker; Takeyuki Tsuda

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    Migration has always been a fundamental human activity, yet little collaboration exists between scientists and social scientists examining how it has shaped past and contemporary societies. This innovative volume brings together sociocultural anthropologists, archaeologists, bioarchaeologists, ethnographers, paleopathologists, and others to develop... more...

  • Tales of the Ex-Apesby Jonathan Marks

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    What do we think about when we think about human evolution? With his characteristic wit and wisdom, anthropologist Jonathan Marks explores our scientific narrative of human origins?the study of evolution?and examines its cultural elements and theoretical foundations. In the process, he situates human evolution within a general anthropological framework... more...