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  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.38

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    New York Times Bestseller From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity?s creation and evolution?a #1 international bestseller?that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ?human.? One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species... more...

  • 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...

  • Life in Crisisby Peter Redfield

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Life in Crisis tells the story of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders or MSF) and its effort to "save lives" on a global scale. Begun in 1971 as a French alternative to the Red Cross, the MSF has grown into an international institution with a reputation for outspoken protest as well as technical efficiency. It has also expanded beyond... more...

  • Neanderthalby Paul Jordan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Paul Jordan takes us on a vivid journey through the history of our most famous cousin in search of the origins of all mankind more...

  • Modernism and Fascismby Roger Griffin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. more...

  • Women without Classby Julie Bettie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this ethnographic examination of Mexican-American and white girls coming of age in California?s Central Valley, Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head, asking what cultural gestures are involved in the performance of class, and how class subjectivity is constructed in relationship to color, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. A new introduction... more...

  • An Anthropology of the Subjectby Roy Wagner

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    An Anthropology of the Subject rounds out the theoretical-philosophical cosmos of one of the twentieth century's most intellectually adventurous anthropologists. Roy Wagner, having turned "culture" and "symbols" inside out (in The Invention of Culture and Symbols That Stand for Themselves, respectively), now does the same for the "subject" and... more...

  • Rising Tideby Ronald Inglehart; Pippa Norris

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    Analyzes the political consequences of how modernization has changed cultural attitudes towards gender equality. more...

  • On Saudi Arabiaby Karen Elliott House

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    ?Tina Brown, The Daily Beast , "Favorite Books of 2012" ?A deeply reported look at an increasingly complicated and fragile society.? ? The Kansas City Star ?Very few books about Saudi Arabia will chill the reader as artfully as Karen Elliott House?s smart and eloquent On Saudi Arabia . . . straightforward and utterly trenchant . . . Provocative,... more...