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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • The Comparative Archaeology of Complex Societiesby Michael E. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Part of a resurgence in the comparative study of ancient societies, this book presents case studies of states, empires and chiefdoms. more...

  • Once Upon a Quinceaneraby Julia Alvarez

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 12.99

    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a ?phenomenal, indispensable? (USA Today) exploration of the Latina ?sweet fifteen? celebration, by the bestselling author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies The quinceañera , a celebration of a Latina girl?s fifteenth birthday, has become a uniquely... more...

  • The Informationby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.99

    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era?s defining quality?the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.   The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike... more...

  • 'Stony the Road' to Changeby Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00

    An anthropological study of issues within a Black community that affect social action, political participation, and social cohesion. more...

  • Feminism, Inc.by Emilie Zaslow

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 80.00

    This book explores how girls growing up in girl power media culture understand gender, self, empowerment, and resistance. more...

  • Becoming Sinnersby Joel Robbins

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    In a world of swift and sweeping cultural transformations, few have seen changes as rapid and dramatic as those experienced by the Urapmin of Papua New Guinea in the last four decades. A remote people never directly "missionized," the Urapmin began in the 1960s to send young men to study with Baptist missionaries living among neighboring communities.... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Remix Studiesby Eduardo Navas; Owen Gallagher; xtine burrough

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies comprises contemporary texts by key authors and artists who are active in the emerging field of remix studies. As an organic international movement, remix culture originated in the popular music culture of the 1970s, and has since grown into a rich cultural activity encompassing numerous forms of media. ... more...

  • Orderly Anarchyby Robert L. Bettinger

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    Orderly Anarchy delivers a provocative and innovative reexamination of sociopolitical evolution among Native American groups in California, a region known for its wealth of prehistoric languages, populations, and cultural adaptations. Scholars have tended to emphasize the development of social complexity and inequality to explain this diversity.... more...

  • Madras, Chennai and the Self: Conversations with the Cityby Tulsi Badrinath

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 6.28

    In a metropolis where customs are paramount, humility essential, the evil-eye feared and showing-off considered distasteful, how do people navigate the streams of tradition and modernity? How does the self form a lasting equation with the city? Some do it with ease, some with effort, but they all have a special love for the city - for a tradition... more...