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  • Tensions of Empireby Frederick Cooper; Ann Laura Stoler

    University of California Press 1997; US$ 36.95

    Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, the contributors to Tensions of Empire investigate metropolitan-colonial relationships from a new perspective. The fifteen essays demonstrate various ways in which "civilizing missions" in both metropolis... 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...

  • The Eurocentric Conception of World Politicsby John M. Hobson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Reveals international theory as embedded within Eurocentrism such that its purpose is to celebrate/defend the idea of Western civilization. more...

  • The Generation of Postmemoryby Marianne Hirsch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Can we remember other people?s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories?multiply mediated... more...

  • Life Was Never Meant to Be a Struggleby Stuart Wilde

    Hay House 1998; US$ 2.99

    Stuart helps you identify the cause of struggle in your life and shows you how to eliminate it quickly. Your heritage is to be free. To achieve that freedom, you have to move gradually from struggle into free FLOW. more...

  • Speaking Culturallyby Fern L. Johnson

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 54.00

    In Speaking Culturally Fern Johnson probes the rich cultural legacies and deep cultural dimensions underlying discourse in the United States. This culturally rich examination of discourse places the changing demographics of the United States in linguistic perspective and draws upon the author's "language-centered perspective on culture" to illuminate... more...

  • How Music Worksby David Byrne

    McSweeney's 2012; US$ 15.99

    How Music Works is David Byrne?s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to... more...

  • Sexual Politics in Modern Iranby Janet Afary

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    This book charts the history of Iran's sexual revolution from the nineteenth century to today. more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    New York Times Bestseller From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity?s creation and evolution?a #1 international bestseller?that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ?human.? One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species... more...

  • Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin Americaby Salikoko S. Mufwene

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 120.00

    As rich as the development of the Spanish and Portuguese languages has been in Latin America, no single book has attempted to chart their complex history. Gathering essays by sociohistorical linguists working across the region, Salikoko S. Mufwene does just that in this book. Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism... more...