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  • The Celtsby Barry Cunliffe; Nora Chadwick

    Penguin Books Ltd 1997; US$ 20.78

    The Celtic period was one of tremendous expansion, the last phase of European material and intellectual development before the Mediterranean world spread northwards over the Continent and linked it to modern times. Nora Chadwick's classic survey traces the rise and spread of the Celts, from their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century... more...

  • Globalization from Belowby Gordon Mathews; Gustavo Lins Ribeiro; Carlos Alba Vega

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    This book explores globalization as actually experienced by most of the world?s people, buying goods from street vendors brought by traders moving past borders and across continents under the radar of the law. The dimensions and practices of ?globalization from below? are depicted and analyzed in detail by a team of international scholars. Topics... more...

  • Race?by Ian Tattersall; Rob DeSalle

    Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Race has provided the rationale and excuse for some of the worst atrocities in human history. Yet, according to many biologists, physical anthropologists, and geneticists, there is no valid scientific justification for the concept of race. To be more precise, although there is clearly some physical basis for the variations that underlie perceptions... more...

  • Outline of a Theory of Practiceby Pierre Bourdieu; Richard Nice

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 31.00

    Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power. more...

  • The Dynamics of Social Practiceby Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 47.00

    A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...

  • The Talent Codeby Daniel Coyle

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    'Talent. You've either got it or you haven't.' Not true, actually. In The Talent Code , award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured. In the process, he considers talent at work in venues... more...

  • Cultural Diversity in Music Educationby Patricia Shehan Campbell; John Drummond; Peter Dunbar-Hall

    Australian Academic Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    Studies in the dynamic life of music, education and culture. more...

  • Collapseby Jared Diamond

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel , Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to... more...

  • Media and Public Spheresby Professor Richard Butsch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 40.00

    An empirical study of print, recorded music, movies, radio, television and the Internet that reveals how media structure public sphere as well as how people use media to participate in the public sphere. It explores the nature of public spheres, how they are deliberative, egalitarian, exclusive or alternative, and the dilemmas they present. more...

  • Wannabes, Goths, and Christiansby Amy C. Wilkins

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    On college campuses and in high school halls, being white means being boring. Since whiteness is the mainstream, white kids lack a cultural identity that?s exotic or worth flaunting. To remedy this, countless white youths across the country are now joining more outré subcultures like the Black- and Puerto Rican?dominated hip-hop scene, the glamorously... more...