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  • Recording Oral Historyby Valerie Raleigh Yow

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99

    How nice?and how rare?it is when a favorite text undergoes revision and comes out even better! Yow (book review editor, Oral History Review , and independent scholar) has once again hit the jackpot with her second edition of Recording Oral History (1994). . . This is a must own book for anyone, novice or expert, who engages or wants to engage... more...

  • Paradise in Ashesby BEATRIZ MANZ

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • The Elgar Companion to Social Economicsby J.B. Davis; W. Dolfsma

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 60.00

    Demonstrates that social economics is a dynamic and growing field emphasizing the key role social values play in the economy and in economic life. This book also regards economics and ethics as essentially connected, and adds values such as justice, fairness, dignity, well-being, freedom, and equality to the standard emphasis on efficiency. more...

  • Richard Hoggart and Cultural Studiesby Dr Sue Owen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    In this new collection of essays, a range of established and emerging cultural critics re-evaluate Richard Hoggart's contribution to the history of ideas and to the discipline of Cultural Studies. They examine Hoggart's legacy, identifying his widespread influence, tracing continuities and complexities, and affirming his importance. more...

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kidsby Michael Pollan

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2009; US$ 9.99

    The New York Times bestseller that?s changing America?s diet is now perfect for younger readers ?What?s for dinner?? seemed like a simple question?until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers? adaptation... more...

  • Food and Gender in Fijiby Sharyn Jones

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book examines the social relations surrounding foodways on the island of Nayau in Fiji. Offering a comprehensive and rigorous example of ethnoarchaeology at work, Jones' book has major implications for archaeological interpretations of foodways, gender, identity, and social organization in the Pacific Islands and beyond. more...

  • Cuba in the Special Periodby Ariana Hernandez-Reguant

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 37.00

    This collection examines Cuban cultural production during the Special Period of the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Bloc. Contributors address the cultural forms; and the associated ethics and practices of labour, leisure, and bureaucratic organization that arose in the transformation of the socialist cultural infrastructure. more...

  • Intercultural Interactionby Dr Helen Spencer-Oatey; Professor Peter Franklin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 40.00

    Written in a highly accessible style and in four parts, this book provides rapid and authoritative access to current ideas and practice in intercultural communication. It draws on concepts and findings from a range of different disciplines and uses authentic examples of intercultural interaction to illustrate points. more...

  • The Discipline of Leisureby Simon Coleman; Tamara Kohn

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    The burgeoning social scientific study of tourism has emphasized the effects of the post-industrial economy on travel and place. However, this volume takes some of these issues into a different area of leisure: the spare-time carved out by people as part of their everyday lives - time that is much more intimately juxtaposed with the pressures and... more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...