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  • The New Digital Ageby Eric Schmidt; Jared Cohen

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 13.99

    'This is the most important - and fascinating - book yet written about how the digital age will affect our world' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs From two leading thinkers, the widely anticipated book that describes a new, hugely connected world of the future, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and harness. The New Digital... 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...

  • Born to Runby Christopher Mcdougall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?   Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their... more...

  • Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Ageby Ben Agger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 12.95

    People ?overshare? when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online dating, and internet porn are vehicles of this oversharing,... more...

  • Ancient Greek Lawsby Ilias Arnaoutoglou

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95

    In this comprehensive and accessible sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou presents a collection of ancient Greek laws, which are situated in their legal and historical contexts and are elucidated with relevant selections from Greek literature and epigraphical testimonies. A wide area of legislative activity in major and minor Greek city-states, ranging from... more...

  • Legends of People, Myths of Stateby Bruce Kapferer

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The civil war in Sri Lanka and the part that nationalism seemed to play in it inspired the writing of this book some twenty-three years ago. The argument was developed through a comparative analysis of nationalism in Sri Lanka with the author's native Australia. At the time this constituted an innovative approach to comparison in anthropology, as... 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...

  • Illness and Culture in Contemporary Japanby Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 40.00

    The cultural practices and cultural meaning of health care in urban Japan. 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...