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  • Food Is Cultureby Massimo Montanari; Albert Sonnenfeld

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    Elegantly written by a distinguished culinary historian, Food Is Culture explores the innovative premise that everything having to do with food& mdash;its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption& mdash;represents a cultural act. Even the "choices" made by primitive hunters and gatherers were determined by a culture of economics (availability)... more...

  • Thinking Globallyby Mark Juergensmeyer

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 44.95

    In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer?s own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts... more...

  • The Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 16.00

    WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize The Inconvenient Indian is at once a ?history? and the complete subversion of a history?in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be ?Indian? in North America.   Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book... more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    **From the author of the global phenomenon Sapiens ** **A Guardian Book of the Year** **An Evening Standard Book of the Year** **A TLS Book of the Year** ?Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before.? Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and... more...

  • Questions of Cultural Identityby Stuart Hall; Paul du Gay

    SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 46.00

    Hall offers a wide-ranging exploration of the issues surrounding cultural identity. He outlines the reasons why the question of identity is so compelling and yet so problematic. Outstanding contributors then interrogate different dimensions of the crisis of identity providing both theoretical and substantive insights into different approaches to understanding... more...

  • Understanding Aging and Diversityby Patricia Kolb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world will affect our lives and the life of each person we know. The changes will result in challenges and benefits for societies and people of all... more...

  • The Chrysanthemum and the Swordby Ruth Benedict; Ezra Vogel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 13.97

    A recognized classic of cultural anthropology, this book explores the political, religious, and economic life of Japan from the seventh century through the mid-twentieth, as well as personal family life. more...

  • Identity Before Identity Politicsby Linda Nicholson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 33.00

    Examines the racial and gender social movements of the 1960s in the context of the traditions from which they evolved. more...

  • Global Cultureby Mike Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 1990; US$ 50.00

    In this book leading international social scientists analyze the extent to which we are seeing a globalization of culture. Differing explanations are offered for trends towards global unification and their relation to an economic world-system. more...

  • The Location of Cultureby Homi K. Bhabha

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    Rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity - one that goes far beyond previous attempts by others. In The Location of Culture , he uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural production is always... more...