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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tourism Imaginariesby Noel B. Salazar; Nelson H. H. Graburn

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    It is hard to imagine tourism without the creative use of seductive, as well as restrictive, imaginaries about peoples and places. These socially shared assemblages are collaboratively produced and consumed by a diverse range of actors around the globe. As a nexus of social practices through which individuals and groups establish places and peoples... more...

  • Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introductionby Timothy Rice

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    Ethnomusicology, an academic discipline founded in 1950, has been defined as the study of the music of others. This definition, at once whimsical and very nearly true, is incomplete. Many of its strongest threads have emerged because a person or a people have wanted to understand themselves, their history, and their identity. This book examines the... 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...

  • Republic of Driversby Cotten Seiler

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    Rising gas prices, sprawl and congestion, global warming, even obesity?driving is a factor in many of the most contentious issues of our time. So how did we get here? How did automobile use become so vital to the identity of Americans? Republic of Drivers looks back at the period between 1895 and 1961?from the founding of the first automobile... more...

  • Kamikaze Diariesby Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    ?We tried to live with 120 percent intensity, rather than waiting for death. We read and read, trying to understand why we had to die in our early twenties. We felt the clock ticking away towards our death, every sound of the clock shortening our lives.? So wrote Irokawa Daikichi, one of the many kamikaze pilots, or tokkotai , who faced almost certain... more...

  • Spider Eatersby Rae Yang

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Spider Eaters is at once a moving personal story, a fascinating family history, and a unique chronicle of political upheaval told by a Chinese woman who came of age during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. With stunning honesty and a lively, sly humor, Rae Yang records her life from her early years as the daughter of Chinese diplomats... more...

  • Cultures in Conversationby Donal Carbaugh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Cultures in Conversation introduces readers to the ethnographic study of intercultural and social interactions through the analysis of conversations in which various cultural orientations are operating. Author Donal Carbaugh presents his original research on conversation practices in England, Finland, Russia, Blackfeet County, and the United States,... more...

  • The Greek City Statesby P. J. Rhodes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Selection of translated texts focusing primarily on political institutions and political activity in ancient Greece. more...