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  • On Lookingby Alexandra Horowitz

    Scribner 2013; US$ 16.00

    From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog , this ?elegant and entertaining? ( The Boston Globe ) explanation of how humans perceive their environments ?does more than open our eyes...opens our hearts and minds, too, gently awakening us to a world?in fact, many worlds?we?ve been missing? ( USA TODAY ). Alexandra Horowitz... more...

  • Niggerby Randall Kennedy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    It?s ?the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,? a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger , and in this candid, lucidly argued book the distinguished legal scholar Randall Kennedy... more...

  • Cookedby Michael Pollan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    In Cooked , Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements?fire, water, air, and earth?to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with... more...

  • Culture, Class, Distinctionby Tony Bennett; Mike Savage; Elizabeth Bortolaia Silva; Alan Warde; Modesto Gayo-Cal; David Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 63.95

    Choice Recommended Title, February 2010 Culture, Class, Distinction is major contribution to international debates regarding the role of cultural capital in relation to modern forms of inequality.  Drawing on a national study of the organisation of cultural practices in contemporary Britain, the authors review Bourdieu?s classic study of the... more...

  • SuperFreakonomicsby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • 'Illegal' Travellerby Dr Shahram Khosravi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00

    Based on fieldwork among undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers Illegal Traveller offers a narrative of the polysemic nature of borders, border politics, and rituals and performances of border-crossing. Interjecting personal experiences into ethnographic writing it is 'a form of self-narrative that places the self within a social context'. more...

  • Understanding Digital Cultureby Vincent Miller

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 55.00

    An account of digital culture in everyday life that explains the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society. more...

  • Pacific Worldsby Matt K. Matsuda

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    Essential single-volume history of the Pacific region and the global interactions which define it. more...

  • Okinawa and the U.S. Militaryby Masamichi S. Inoue

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    In 1995, an Okinawan schoolgirl was brutally raped by several U.S. servicemen. The incident triggered a chain of protests by women's groups, teachers' associations, labor unions, reformist political parties, and various grassroots organizations across Okinawa prefecture. Reaction to the crime culminated in a rally attended by some 85,000 people,... more...

  • Disenchanting Citizenshipby Luis Plascencia

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Luis F. B. Plascencia’s Disenchanting Citizenship explores two interrelated issues: U.S. citizenship and the Mexican migrants’ position in the United States. Through an extensive and multifaceted collection of interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, ethno-historical research, and public policy analysis, Plascencia probes the ways in which... more...