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  • The Graffiti Subcultureby Nancy Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit... more...

  • The Skin That We Speakby Lisa Delpit; Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

    The New Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    Introduction LISA DELPIT In a study conducted in 1974 to assess the development of attitudes in preschool children toward “Black English? (BE)and “Standard English? (SE), Marilyn Rosenthal, the researcher, painted two identical cardboard boxes with similarly drawn faces. Two tapes had previously been made by the same bi-dialectal African American... more...

  • Course in General Linguisticsby Ferdinand de Saussure; Wade Baskin; Perry Meisel; Haun Saussy

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    This new edition of Ferdinand de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics (1916) is the first critical edition of Saussure to appear in English. It also restores Wade Baskin's delightful original English translation (1959), which has long been unavailable. The founder of modern linguistics, Saussure inaugurated semiology, structuralism, and deconstruction... more...

  • American Indian Propheciesby Kurt Kaltreider

    Hay House 1998; US$ 1.99 US$ 1.49

    American Indian Prophecies: Conversations with Chasing Deer tells of indigenous American culture, values, and spirituality as seen through their prophecies. The book is a series of conversations between young John Peabody of the New England gentry and Chasing Deer, an aged Cheyenne/Lakota and keeper of the true history of the Americas. As the conversations... more...

  • Understanding Global Newsby Jaap van Ginneken

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 65.00

    Understanding Global News provides a lively, critical introduction to news media and challenges the often unquestioned notions of media objectivity. By employing a range of theoretical perspectives and a variety of examples, the author demonstrates the way in which our perceptions of the world are constructed by the news media. 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...

  • The Gapby Thomas Suddendorf

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99

    There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals, but what exactly is the difference between our minds and theirs? In The Gap , psychologist Thomas Suddendorf provides a definitive account of what makes human minds unique and how this disparity arose. He proposes that two innovations account for all of the ways... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 3by Melvyn C. Goldstein

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened in the 1950?s. The third volume in Melvyn Goldstein's History of Modern Tibet series, The Calm before the Storm , examines the critical years of 1955 through 1957. During this period, the Preparatory Committee for a Tibet... more...

  • Watching the Englishby Kate Fox

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2008; US$ 18.95

    Witty and wise, Fox explores a culture governed by unspoken rules and a bizarre code of conduct. more...