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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...

  • Wired for Cultureby Mark Pagel

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.50

    'Expresses an infectious sense of wonder at the uniqueness of our species; it is hard not to be affected by his enthusiasm' Sunday Times What explains the staggering diversity of cultures in the world? Why are there so many languages, even within small areas? Why do we rejoice in rituals and wrap ourselves in flags? In Wired for Culture Mark Pagel,... more...

  • Doing Ethnographyby Giampietro Gobo

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 66.00

    Doing Ethnography systematically describes the various phases of an ethnographic inquiry, provides numerous examples, and offers suggestions and advice for the novice ethnographer. Ethnography seeks to understand, describe, and explain the symbolic world lying beneath the social action of groups, organizations, and communities. This book clearly... more...

  • Music and Social Movementsby Ron Eyerman; Andrew Jamison

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 41.00

    Social movements literature meets cultural theory in study of music and song of activism. more...

  • Elsewhere, Within Hereby Trinh T. Minh-ha

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 33.95

    Winner of the 2012 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) World-renowned filmmaker and feminist, postcolonial thinker Trinh T. Minh-ha is one of the most powerful and articulate voices in both independent filmmaking and cultural politics. Elsewhere, Within Here is an engaging look at travel across national... more...

  • Language in Late Capitalismby Alexandre Duchêne; Monica Heller

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the ways in which our ideas about language and identity which used to be framed in national and political terms as a matter of rights and citizenship are increasingly recast in economic terms as a matter of added value. It argues that this discursive shift is connected to specific characteristics of the globalized new economy in... more...

  • Modalities of Changeby James Wilkerson; Robert Parkin

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with... more...

  • Confucius Lives Next Doorby T.R. Reid

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    Those who've heard T. R. Reid's weekly commentary on National Public Radio or read his far-flung reporting in National Geographic or   The Washington Post know him to be trenchant, funny, and cutting-edge, but also erudite and deeply grounded in whatever subject he's discussing. In Confucius Lives Next Door he brings all these attributes to... more...

  • Yoruba Art and Languageby Rowland Abiodun

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 97.00

    Rowland Abiodun draws on his fluency and prodigious knowledge of Yoruba culture and language to dramatically enrich our understanding of Yoruba civilization and its arts. more...

  • Anthropology of Religion: The Basicsby James S Bielo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 24.95

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached. It addresses questions... more...