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  • 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...

  • The Politics and Ethics of Identityby Richard Ned Lebow

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 44.00

    Challenges the notion of consistent unitary identities, arguing that we are multiple, changing selves, shaped by social contexts and processes. more...

  • Killing with Kindnessby Mark Schuller; Paul Farmer

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    Set in Haiti following the 2004 coup and enhanced by research carried out after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and their relationships with local communities. It offers rich enthnographic comparisons of two Haitian women?s NGOs working... more...

  • Times of Securityby Martin Holbraad; Morten Axel Pedersen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.99

    In the current world disorder, security is on everyone?s lips. But what is security from a cross-cultural perspective? How is it imagined and experienced by people on the ground? Crucially, what visions of the future are at stake in people?s potentially divergent concerns with security: what, and when, is the time of security ? Exploring diverse... more...

  • The Monuments Menby Robert M. Edsel

    Random House 2013; US$ 11.27

    Now a major film starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON, CATE BLANCHETT, BILL MURRAY, JOHN GOODMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, BOB BALABAN, JEAN DUJARDIN and DIMITRI LEONIDAS. What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group of men... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

  • Crowby Boria Sax

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 19.95

    Crow is a survey of crows, ravens, magpies and their relatives in myth, literature and life, ranging from the raven sent out by Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, to Taoist legends, Victorian novels and contemporary films. more...

  • Feminism: A Very Short Introductionby Margaret Walters

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99

    This book provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots and key issues such as voting rights and the liberation of the sixties. Margaret Walters brings the subject completely up to date by providing a global analysis of the situation of women, from Europe and the United States to Third World countries. more...

  • Caste, Culture and Hegemonyby Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 24.95

    It is widely believed that, because of its exceptional social development, the caste system in colonial Bengal differed considerably from the rest of India. Through a study of the complex interplay between caste, culture and power, this book convincingly demonstrates that Bengali Hindu society preserved the essentials of caste discrimination in colonial... more...

  • Sex at Dawnby Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jetha

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 14.99

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...