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  • Lyingby Sissela Bok

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    A thoughtful addition to the growing debate over public and private morality. Looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine, government. more...

  • Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?by Jesse Bering

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? , the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than... more...

  • Real Social Scienceby Bent Flyvbjerg; Todd Landman; Sanford Schram

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A new, hands-on approach to social inquiry for social scientists who wish to make a difference to policy and practice. more...

  • The Cultural Industriesby David Hesmondhalgh

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 42.00

    "At once brilliant and accessible, it is without peer when it comes to detailing the big picture and complex nuances of how cultural industries work. Every student of the media should have this book on their shelf" - Jennifer Holt, University of California more...

  • Alcoholby Janet Chrzan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    Alcohol: Social Drinking in Cultural Context critically examines alcohol use across cultures and through time. This short text is a framework for students to self-consciously examine their beliefs about and use of alcohol, and a companion text for teaching the primary concepts of anthropology to first-or second year college students. more...

  • Literacy as Translingual Practiceby Suresh Canagarajah

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The term translingual highlights the reality that people always shuttle across languages, communicate in hybrid languages and, thus, enjoy multilingual competence. In the context of migration, transnational economic and cultural relations, digital communication, and globalism, increasing contact is taking place between languages and communities.... more...

  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    This essential volume explores the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. This eagerly awaited second edition includes substantial revisions, with important additions on new indigenous literature and... more...

  • American Hippiesby W. J. Rorabaugh

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40

    This short overview of the United States hippie social movement examines hippie beliefs and practices. more...

  • Language, Sexuality, and Powerby Erez Levon; Ronald Beline Mendes

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    Language, Sexuality, and Power examines the diversity of sexuality as a social and linguistic phenomenon. Bringing together work on a variety of national and linguistics contexts, the volume provides a unique and wide-ranging perspective on how language mediates individual desires and larger social structures in a range of global locales. more...

  • Queer Theoriesby Donald E. Hall; Julian Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 38.00

    Queer Theories explores and aggressively expands the provocative new field of sexual identity studies. It covers the history of the terms 'gay' and 'lesbian' as identity categories, the reclamation of the word 'queer' as a term of radical self-identification, and the recent challenges to sexual identity studies posed by transgender and bisexual... more...