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  • Understanding the Global TV Formatby Albert Moran

    Intellect 2006; US$ 10.00

    This volume presents a series of papers concerned with the interrelations between the postmodern and the present state of art and design education. Spanning a range of thematic concerns, the book reflects upon existing practice and articulates revolutionary prospects potentially viable through a shift in educative thinking. more...

  • The Anthropology of Childhoodby David F. Lancy

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    This new edition presents a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present. 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...

  • Rhetorics for Community Actionby Phyllis Mentzell Ryder

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 99.99

    Offering both theoretical analysis and classroom advice, Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics, by Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, is a guide to studying and teaching public writing. The book shows how public groups embed competing democratic ideals into the rhetorical structures of their texts, how they work with and against traditional... more...

  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2014; US$ 39.98

    100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens . How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be... more...

  • Constant Battlesby Steven A. LeBlanc; Katherine E. Register

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    With armed conflict in the Persian Gulf now upon us, Harvard archaeologist Steven LeBlanc takes a long-term view of the nature and roots of war, presenting a controversial thesis: The notion of the "noble savage" living in peace with one another and in harmony with nature is a fantasy. In Constant Battles: The Myth of the Peaceful, Noble Savage... more...

  • Evolution for Everyoneby David Sloan Wilson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    What is the biological reason for gossip? For laughter? For the creation of art? Why do dogs have curly tails? What can microbes tell us about morality? These and many other questions are tackled by renowned evolutionist David Sloan Wilson in this witty and groundbreaking new book. With stories that entertain as much as they inform, Wilson outlines... more...

  • The Slave Next Doorby Kevin Bales; Ron Soodalter

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant,... more...

  • The Antidoteby Oliver Burkeman

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 13.29

    Is our search for happiness futile? Or are we just going about it the wrong way? In this fascinating new book, Oliver Burkeman argues that 'positive thinking' and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem. And that there is, in fact, an alternative path to contentment and success that involves embracing... more...