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  • The Slave Next Doorby Kevin Bales; Ron Soodalter

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant,... more...

  • Eating Animalsby Jonathan Safran Foer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Developmentby Gillette H. Hall; Harry Anthony Patrinos

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 44.00

    This book documents poverty systematically for the world's indigenous peoples in developing regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. more...

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?by Beverly Tatum

    Basic Books 2003; US$ 16.99

    The fifth-anniversary edition of the best-selling work on the development of racial identity. more...

  • Food Is Cultureby Massimo Montanari; Albert Sonnenfeld

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    Elegantly written by a distinguished culinary historian, Food Is Culture explores the innovative premise that everything having to do with food& mdash;its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption& mdash;represents a cultural act. Even the "choices" made by primitive hunters and gatherers were determined by a culture of economics (availability)... more...

  • A New Anthropology of Islamby John R. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This powerful, accessible new study explores the contributions that anthropology has made to the study and understanding of Islam. more...

  • Negras in Brazilby Kia Lilly Caldwell

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    In Negras in Brazil , Kia Lilly Caldwell examines the life experiences of Afro-Brazilian women whose stories have until now been largely untold. This pathbreaking study analyzes the links between race and gender and broader processes of social, economic, and political exclusion. Drawing on ethnographic research with social movement organizations... more...

  • Meaning in the Age of Social Mediaby Ganaele Langlois

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    The search for meaning is an essential human activity. It is not just about agreeing on some definitions about the world, objects, and people; it is an ethical process of opening up to find new possibilities. Langlois uses case studies of social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon) to revisit traditional conceptions of meaning.... more...

  • Reading The Tale of Genjiby Thomas Harper; Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    Written one thousand years ago, The Tale of Genji is a masterpiece of Japanese literature, often regarded as its best prose fiction. Read, commented on, and reimagined by poets, scholars, dramatists, artists, and novelists, the tale has left a legacy as rich and reflective as the work itself. The most comprehensive record of The Tale of Genji?s... more...

  • Mahale Chimpanzeesby Michio Nakamura; Kazuhiko Hosaka; Noriko Itoh; Koichiro Zamma

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 140.00

    A major contribution to great-ape research, covering every aspect of the Mahale Mountain Chimpanzee Project to offer new, unique insights. more...