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- NYU Press 2014; US$ 20.40
More than 1.3 million Korean Americans livein the United States, the majority of them foreign-born immigrants and theirchildren, the so-called 1.5 and second generations. While many sons anddaughters of Korean immigrants outwardly conform to the stereotyped image ofthe upwardly mobile, highly educated super-achiever, the realities andchallenges that... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 9.99
Ritual is part of what it means to be human. Like sports, music, and drama, ritual defines and enriches culture, putting those who practice it in touch with sources of value and meaning larger than themselves. Ritual is unavoidable, yet it holds a place in modern life that is decidedly ambiguous. What is ritual? What does it do? Is it useful? What... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
"A tale so mind-blowing as to be the stuff of legend." ? The Denver Post "McDougall's book reminded me of why I love to run." ?Bill Rodgers, San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating. . . . Thrilling. . . . An operatic ode to the joys of running." ? The Washington Post ?It?s a great book. . . . A really gripping read. . . .Unbelievable story .... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 9.99
This book is not about myths, but about approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, this book takes into account the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude L--eacute--;vi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, C.... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99
Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00
Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 33.95
This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary,... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95
Progressing from the first flirtatious moment of eye contact to the selection of a ?mate,? this enlightening book offers playful philosophical explorations of the dating game for anyone who has dated, is dating, or intends to date again. Offers amusing and enlightening philosophical insights into the dating game Helps demystify coupling in the... more...