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  • Eating Animalsby Jonathan Safran Foer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    Eating Animals is Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening account of where meat comes from 'I simply wanted to know - for myself and my family - what meat is. Where does it come from? How is it produced? What are the economic, social and environmental effects? Are there animals that it is straightforwardly right to eat? Are there situations in which... more...

  • The Origin of Our Speciesby Chris Stringer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    In this ground-breaking book Chris Stringer sets out to answer all the big questions in the debate about our origins. How can we define modern humans, and how can we recognise our beginnings in the fossil and archaeological record? How can we accurately date fossils, including ones beyond the range of radiocarbon dating? What do the genetic data really... more...

  • World Conqueror and World Renouncerby S. J. Tambiah

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 66.00

    This is the first comprehensive and authoritative work on the relationship between Buddhism and the polity in Thailand. more...

  • Transcultural Teensby Chantal Tetreault

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    Transcultural Teens provides readers with a window onto the cultural and linguistic creativity of the housing projects, or cit é s , that ring Paris, showing how young people of Algerian Arab origins play with language in fascinating ways that subvert commonly held notions of intercultural animosity. Provides solid, real-world evidence... more...

  • Popular Music and National Culture in Israelby Motti Regev; Edwin Seroussi

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 31.95

    A unique Israeli national culture?indeed, the very nature of "Israeliness"?remains a matter of debate, a struggle to blend vying memories and backgrounds, ideologies and wills. Identifying popular music as an important site in this wider cultural endeavor, this book focuses on the three major popular music cultures that are proving instrumental in... more...

  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Idiot Americaby Charles P. Pierce

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER The three Great Premises of Idiot America: Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough Fact is that which enough people believe. Truth is determined by how fervently they believe it With his trademark wit and insight, veteran... more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 10.50

    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...

  • Vision and Differenceby Griselda Pollock

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 21.95

    Griselda Pollock provides concrete historical analyses of key moments in the formation of modern culture to reveal the sexual politics at the heart of modernist art. Crucially, she not only explores a feminist re-reading of the works of canonical male Impressionist and Pre-Raphaelite artists including Edgar Degas and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, but also... more...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...