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  • 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...

  • Intercultural Communicationby Fay Patel; Mingsheng Li; Prahalad Sooknanan

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 32.95

    Competence in communicating across cultures is a prerequisite for success in today’s fast-changing global community. In Intercultural Communication , Patel, Li and Sooknanan draw on their deep intercultural experience to show us how to build successful communication bridges across diverse cultures. The book explores various theoretical positions... more...

  • Choreographing Differenceby Ann Cooper Albright

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Feminist theory illuminates the radical cultural work of contemporary dance. more...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dogby Bruce Perry; Maia Szalavitz

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 16.99

    A world-renowned child psychiatrist takes us inside his pioneering work with trauma victims to offer a groundbreaking new perspective on how stress and violence affect children?s brains-and how they can be helped to heal more...

  • The Forest Peopleby Colin Turnbull

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling, classic text on one anthropologist?s incredible experience living among the African Mbuti Pygmies, and what he learned from their culture, customs, and love of life. In this bestselling book, Colin Turnbull, a British cultural anthropologist, details the incredible Mbuti pygmy people and their love of the forest, and each other. Turnbull... more...

  • The Story of the Human Bodyby Daniel Lieberman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    Story of the Human Body explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. From an evolutionary perspective, if normal is defined as what most people have done for millions of years, then it's normal to walk and run 9 -15 kilometers a day to hunt and gather fresh food which is high in fibre, low in sugar, and barely processed. It's also normal... more...

  • Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourningby Jay Winter

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    This 'collective remembrance' of the Great War reassesses one of the critical episodes in twentieth-century cultural history. more...

  • Personal Media and Everyday Lifeby Terje Rasmussen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book addresses the widespread use of digital personal media in daily life. With a sociological and historical perspective, it explores the media-enhanced individualization and rationalization of the lifeworld, discussing the dramatic mediatization of daily life and calling on theorists such as McLuhan, Habermas and Goffman. more...

  • The Culture Industryby Theodor W Adorno; J. M. Bernstein

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalleled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture.... more...