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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...

  • What about Me?by Paul Verhaeghe; Jane Hedley-Prole

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 20.99

    According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy toll, resulting in a warped view of the self, disorientation, and despair. People are lonelier than ever before. Today?s pay-for-performance mentality is turning institutions such as schools, universities,... more...

  • Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introductionby David Hopkins

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    Dada and Surrealism are two of the most important movements of modern art. This book provides a succinct, digestible account of them in historical terms, but also explains why they are important in wider cultural terms. The author's perspective is very much a contemporary one, looking at how these great movements have relevance for us today. Themes... more...

  • The Comparative Methodby Charles C. Ragin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Charles C. Ragin?s The Comparative Method proposes a synthetic strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that combines the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology. Elegantly accessible and germane to the work of all the social sciences, and now updated with a new introduction, this book will continue to garner interest,... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Remix Studiesby Eduardo Navas; Owen Gallagher; xtine burrough

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies comprises contemporary texts by key authors and artists who are active in the emerging field of remix studies. As an organic international movement, remix culture originated in the popular music culture of the 1970s, and has since grown into a rich cultural activity encompassing numerous forms of media. ... more...

  • Handbuch Anthropologieby Eike Bohlken; Christian Thies

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 45.48

    Was ist der Mensch? Wie ist sein Verhältnis zum Kosmos, zu den Mitmenschen und zu sich selbst? Gibt es eine Sonderstellung des Menschen? Das Handbuch erörtert diese Fragen aus dem Blickwinkel zentraler Disziplinen. Darunter: Hirnforschung, Kognitivismus, Philosophische Anthropologie, Soziobiologie, Tiefenpsychologie und Transhumanismus. Es stellt mit... more...

  • Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle Eastby III Edmund Burke; David Yaghoubian

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history?depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four... more...

  • Human Evolutionary Biologyby Michael P. Muehlenbein

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    A wide-ranging and inclusive text focusing on topics in human evolution and the understanding of modern human variation and adaptability. more...

  • Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early Chinaby Roel Sterckx

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This book explores how religious culture influenced the ways in which the early Chinese explained the workings of the human senses. more...

  • The Story of the Human Bodyby Daniel Lieberman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman?chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field?gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age... more...