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  • The Informationby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era?s defining quality?the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.   The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike... 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...

  • Survival of the Prettiestby Nancy Etcoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Beauty is not a myth.  According to scientist and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, the pursuit of beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of Madison Avenue, nor a backlash against feminism. Survival of the Prettiest , the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of human beauty, posits that beauty is an essential and ineradicable... more...

  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...

  • Anthropology and Developmentby Emma Crewe; Richard Axelby

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    An exploration of anthropological perspectives on the cultures, moralities and politics of the world of aid and development. more...

  • My Freshman Yearby Rebekah Nathan

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00

    After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior?eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions?made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do... more...

  • The Art of Belongingby Hugh Mackay

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 24.54

    The Art of Belonging advances the argument put forward in Mackay's bestselling The Good Life : a 'good life' is not lived in isolation or in the pursuit of independent goals; a good life is lived at the heart of a thriving community, among people we trust, and within an environment of mutual respect. Drawing on 50 years' experience as a social... more...

  • Illness and Culture in Contemporary Japanby Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 36.00

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

  • Social Movements, Political Violence, and the Stateby Donatella della Porta

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 50.00

    This book presents empirical research on the nature and structure of political violence. more...

  • Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revivalby Derek R. Peterson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This book focuses on the struggle between cosmopolitan Christian converts and East African patriots to define culture and community in the mid-twentieth century. more...