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  • Homo Ludensby Johan Huizinga

    Beacon Press 1971; US$ 25.00

    In Homo Ludens , the classic evaluation of play that has become a ?must-read? for those in game design, Dutch philosopher Johan Huizinga defines play as the central activity in flourishing societies. Like civilization, play requires structure and participants willing to create within limits. Starting with Plato, Huizinga traces the contribution... more...

  • Dude, You're a Fagby C. J. Pascoe

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox... more...

  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Englishby Antony Miall; David Milsted

    Oval Projects 2008; US$ 5.99

    A guide to understanding the English that gets beyond the stiff upper lip and reveals their true spirit and character. more...

  • When People Come Firstby Joćo Biehl; Adriana Petryna

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    When People Come First critically assesses the expanding field of global health. It brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the global health enterprise through vivid case studies and bold conceptual work. The book demonstrates the crucial role... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Pregnancy in Practiceby Sallie Han

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Babies are not simply born-they are made through cultural and social practices. Based on rich empirical work, this book examines the everyday experiences that mark pregnancy in the US today, such as reading pregnancy advice books, showing ultrasound "baby pictures" to friends and co-workers, and decorating the nursery in anticipation of the new arrival.... more...

  • Think Like a Freakby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics , this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes.... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    New York Times Bestseller From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity?s creation and evolution?a #1 international bestseller?that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ?human.? One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species... more...

  • Whose Cosmopolitanism?by Nina Glick Schiller; Andrew Irving

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or vision of cosmopolitanism is being described and for whose purposes? In response, this volume... more...

  • Drugs, Thugs, and Diplomatsby Winifred Tate

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    In 2000, the U.S. passed a major aid package that was going to help Colombia do it all: cut drug trafficking, defeat leftist guerrillas, support peace, and build democracy. More than 80% of the assistance, however, was military aid, at a time when the Colombian security forces were linked to abusive, drug-trafficking paramilitary forces. Drugs, Thugs,... more...