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  • The Pharmaceutical Studies Readerby Sergio Sismondo; Jeremy A. Greene

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader is an engaging survey of the field that brings together provocative, multi-disciplinary scholarship examining the interplay of medical science, clinical practice, consumerism, and the healthcare marketplace. Draws on anthropological, historical, and sociological approaches to explore the social life of pharmaceuticals... more...

  • Going Viralby Karine Nahon; Jeff Hemsley

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    We live in a world where a tweet can be instantly retweeted and read by millions around the world in minutes, where a video forwarded to friends can destroy a political career in hours, and where an unknown man or woman can become an international celebrity overnight. Virality: individuals create it, governments fear it, companies would die for it.... more...

  • Behind the Smileby George Gmelch

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Behind the Smile is an inside look at the world of Caribbean tourism as seen through the lives of the men and women in the tourist industry in Barbados. The workers represent every level of tourism, from maid to hotel manager, beach gigolo to taxi driver, red cap to diving instructor. These highly personal... more...

  • The World of the First Australiansby Ronald Berndt; Catherine Berndt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 45.00

    This book is a classic in the field of Australian Aboriginal Studies. As well as being a comprehensive reference book, covering a wide range of the many traditional societies and cultures that have existed on the Australian continent, it draws together the threads of Aboriginal belief and practice in general terms. more...

  • The Paradox of Choiceby Barry Schwartz

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    In the spirit of Alvin Toffler?s Future Shock , a social critique of our obsession with choice, and how it contributes to anxiety, dissatisfaction and regret. This paperback includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested readings, and more. Whether we?re buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting... more...

  • The Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel; Bret Witter

    Center Street 2009; US$ 12.99

    At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed,... more...

  • Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noirby Julie Grossman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 29.00

    In the context of nineteenth-century Victorinoir and close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the 'femme fatale' figure, as she is understood in film criticism and popular culture, is drastically over-emphasized and has helped to sustain cultural obsessions with 'bad' women. more...

  • Nothing To Be Frightened Ofby Julian Barnes

    Random House 2008; US$ 14.38

    'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his philosopher brother, a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography',... more...

  • The Antidoteby Oliver Burkeman

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 9.99

    Self-help books don't seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth--even if you can get it--doesn't necessarily lead to happiness. Romance, family life, and work often bring as much stress as joy. We can't even agree on what "happiness" means. So are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or... more...

  • Constructing a Sociology of the Artsby Vera L. Zolberg

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    At a time when a pile of bricks is displayed in a museum, when music is composed for performance underwater, and the boundaries between popular and fine art are fluid, conventional understandings of art are strained in describing what art is, what it includes or excludes, whether and how it should be evaluated, and what importance should be assigned... more...