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  • Collapseby Jared Diamond

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    "Mr. Diamond...is a lucid writer with an ability to make arcane scientific concepts readiily accesible to the lay reader, and his case studies of failed cultures are never less than compelling." ? The New York Times "... Collapse is a magisterial effort packed with insight and written with clarity and enthusiasm." ? Businessweek " Guns, Germs,... more...

  • Identity Anecdotesby Meaghan Morris

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 42.00

    Identity Anecdotes examines questions of nationality, identity, the use of anecdote to build solidarity and the role of institutions in shaping culture. It provides a mind-clearing exercise in recognizing what culture is, and how it works. Illustrated with relevant, insightful examples, it addresses the central questions in cultural studies today.... more...

  • Born to Runby Christopher Mcdougall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    "A tale so mind-blowing as to be the stuff of legend." ? The Denver Post "McDougall's book reminded me of why I love to run." ?Bill Rodgers, San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating. . . . Thrilling. . . . An operatic ode to the joys of running." ? The Washington Post   ?It?s a great book. . . . A really gripping read. . . .Unbelievable story .... more...

  • What Makes a Terroristby Alan B. Krueger

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 21.95

    Many popular ideas about terrorists and why they seek to harm us are fueled by falsehoods and misinformation. Leading politicians and scholars have argued that poverty and lack of education breed terrorism, despite the wealth of evidence showing that most terrorists come from middle-class, and often college-educated, backgrounds. In What Makes a... more...

  • A Hypersexual Societyby Kenneth Kammeyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 30.00

    As many can attest, the prevalence of sexual imagery has increased in modern society over the past half century. In this timely new study, Kenneth Kammeyer traces the historical development of sexual imagery in America and society's preoccupation with it, all within a firm theoretical and sociological framework more...

  • Islands in the Cityby Nancy Foner

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    This collection of original essays draws on a variety of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and empirical data to explore the effects of West Indian migration and to develop analytic frameworks to examine it. more...

  • 1491 (Second Edition)by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.   Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...

  • New Perspectives on Environmental Justiceby Rachel Stein; Marcy Knopf Newman; Anne Lucas; Winona LaDuke; Beth Berila; Giovanna Di Chiro; Greta Gaard; Katie Hogan; Valerie Kaalund; Arlene Plevin; Diane-Michele Prindeville; Julie Sze; Nancy Unger; Robert Verchick; Gayle Graham Yates

    Rutgers University Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    Women make up the vast majority of activists and organizers of grassroots movements fighting against environmental ills that threaten poor and people of color communities.  New Perspectives on Environmental Justice is the first collection of essays that pays tribute to the enormous contributions women have made in these endeavors. The writers... more...

  • The African Colonyby John Buchan

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields -- often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began writing fiction and non-fiction, endeavors he would continue throughout his life, even after he was elected to Parliament. The essays and remembrances... more...

  • African Systems of Kinship and Marriageby A. R. Radcliffe-Brown; Daryll Forde

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1950 and this edition in 1987, this book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life. In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown provides a masterly analysis of the main features of African kinship systems and the theoretical problems arising from the study of them. The contributions... more...