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  • Lost World of the Kimberleyby Ian Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 25.45

    Explores one of the world's least known mysteries: who were the first-ever human beings to find their way to Australia, where did they come from and how and when did they arrive? more...

  • Zenanaby Laura A. Ring

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 17.55

    Ethnic violence is a widespread concern, but we know very little about the micro-mechanics of coexistence in the neighborhoods around the world where inter-group peace is maintained amidst civic strife. In this ethnographic study of a multi-ethnic, middle-class high-rise apartment building in Karachi,... more...

  • Fear of Enemies and Collective Actionby Ioannis D. Evrigenis

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Explores the way the fear of enemies shapes political groups and helps to preserve them in times of crisis. more...

  • The Social Animalby David Brooks

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through... more...

  • Afghanistanby Thomas Barfield

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42

    Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as... more...

  • The Power of Starsby Bryan E. Penprase

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 40.20

    This compelling book examines the power of the skies on human civilization. It explores constellation lore, considers the present-day context, and offers first hand accounts of celestial events and interviews with practitioners of cosmology archaeoastronomy. more...

  • Island of Shameby David Vine

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the little-known base has been instrumental in American military operations from the Cold... more...

  • Dangerous or Endangered?by Jennifer Tilton

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    How do you tell the difference between a ?good kid? and a ?potential thug?? In Dangerous or Endangered? , Jennifer Tilton considers the ways in which children are increasingly viewed as dangerous and yet, simultaneously, as endangered and in need of protection by the state. Tilton draws on three years of ethnographic research in Oakland, California,... more...

  • Cultures and Globalizationby Helmut K Anheier; Yudhishthir Raj Isar

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 58.00

    The fifth volume in the cutting edge Cultures and Globalization Series , this volume explores a city's cultural dynamics and its impact on policy including alternative economies, creativity, migration, diversity, sustainability, education and urban planning. 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...