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  • The Comfort of Thingsby Daniel Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.96

    The diversity of contemporary London is extraordinary, and begs to be better understood. Never before have so many people from such diverse backgrounds been free to mix and not to mix in close proximity to each other. But increasingly people's lives take place behind the closed doors of private houses. How can we gain an insight into what those lives... more...

  • Reimagining Global Healthby Paul Farmer; Arthur Kleinman; Jim Kim; Matthew Basilico

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman, Reimagining Global Health provides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed by their student Matthew Basilico, this work provides an accessible and engaging framework for the... more...

  • Violenceby Randall Collins

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    In the popular misconception fostered by blockbuster action movies and best-selling thrillers--not to mention conventional explanations by social scientists--violence is easy under certain conditions, like poverty, racial or ideological hatreds, or family pathologies. Randall Collins challenges this view in Violence , arguing that violent confrontation... more...

  • Coming of Age in Second Lifeby Tom Boellstorff; Tom Boellstorff

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find... more...

  • SuperFreakonomicsby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics —the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. B ased on revolutionary research and original studies... more...

  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15

    California has always been our Shangri-la–the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State’s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California’s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...

  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi... more...

  • Freakonomicsby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.09

    Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics... more...

  • Eagle's Giftby Carlos Castaneda

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical." His landscape is full of terrors and mysterious forces, as sharply etched as a flash of lightning on the deserts and mountains where don Juan takes him to pursue the... 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...