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  • The Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 21.00

    WINNER 2015 ?  CBC Bookie Awards - Non-Fiction WINNER 2014 ? RBC Taylor Prize WINNER 2013  ? Canadian Booksellers Association Non-Fiction Book of the Year FINALIST 2014 ? Hilary Weston Writers? Trust Prize for Non-Fiction FINALIST 2013 ? Trillium Award ?King is a Canadian icon . . . The Inconvenient Indian is labeled a history book but it... more...

  • Fingerprints of the Godsby Graham Hancock

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 19.95

    The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts. more...

  • Capitalism and Citizenshipby Kathryn Dean

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 74.95

    Can capitalism and citizenship co-exist? In recent years advocates of the Third Way have championed the idea of public-spirited capitalism as the antidote to the many problems confronting the modern world. This book develops a multi-disciplinary theory of citizenship, exploring the human abilities needed for its practice. It then argues that capitalism... more...

  • Comedyby Matthew Bevis

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a joke, indulge in bathos, talk nonsense, or encourage irony? This Very Short Introduction explores... more...

  • The Obesity Mythby Paul Campos

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 25.00

    Is your weight hazardous to your health? According to public-health authorities, 65 percent of us are overweight. Every day, we are bombarded with dire warnings about America?s "obesity epidemic." Close to half of the adult population is dieting, obsessed with achieving an arbitrary "ideal weight." Yet studies show that a moderately active larger person... more...

  • The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studiesby Dominic Malcolm

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 19.00

    The first comprehensive reference guide for students of sports studies. more...

  • Masters of the Planetby Ian Tattersall

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    50,000 years ago - merely a blip in evolutionary time - our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their own precursors had been doing for millions of years. Yet something about our species separated it from the pack, and led to its survival while the rest became extinct. So just what was it... 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...

  • The Black Bodyby Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    What does it mean to have, or to love, a black body? Taking on the challenge of interpreting the black body's dramatic role in American culture are thirty black, white, and biracial contributors?award-winning actors, artists, writers, and comedians?including voices as varied as President Obama?s inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, actor and bestselling... more...

  • Your Pocket Is What Cures Youby Ellen Foley

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    In the wake of structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and health reforms in the 1990s, the majority of sub-Saharan African governments spend less than ten dollars per capita on health annually, and many Africans have limited access to basic medical care. Using a community-level approach, anthropologist Ellen E. Foley analyzes the implementation... more...