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  • Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Ageby Ben Agger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 12.95

    People ?overshare? when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online dating, and internet porn are vehicles of this oversharing,... more...

  • The Triumph of Emptinessby Mats Alvesson

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 44.99

    In this book, Mats Alvesson aims to demystify some popular and upbeat claims about a range of phenomena, including the knowledge society, consumption, branding, higher education, organizational change, professionalization, and leadership. He contends that a culture of grandiosity is leading to numerous inflated claims. We no longer talk about plans... more...

  • Sexual Politics in Modern Iranby Janet Afary

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    Charts the history of Iran's sexual revolution from the nineteenth century to today. more...

  • AIDS and Accusationby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Does the scientific "theory" that HIV came to North America from Haiti stem from underlying attitudes of racism and ethnocentrism in the United States rather than from hard evidence? Award-winning author and anthropologist-physician Paul Farmer answers with this, the first full-length ethnographic study of AIDS in a poor society. First published in... more...

  • Culture and Global Changeby Tim Allen; Tracey Skelton

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 75.95

    Culture and Global Change presents a comprehensive introduction to the cultural aspects of third world development. It contains 25 chapters from leading writers in the field who each explore a particular aspect of 'culture' and the significance and meaning of cultural issues for different people in throughout the contemporary world. With chapters... more...

  • Services Marketing and Managementby Audrey Gilmore

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 68.00

    Services Marketing and Management provides an in-depth consideration of how services are conceptualized, designed and managed, creating the basis for a clear understanding of the multi-dimensional aspects of services. Unlike many textbooks on services marketing this book puts services management and delivery in context. Firstly, it explores... more...

  • Downtown Ladiesby Gina A. Ulysse

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    The Caribbean ?market woman? is ingrained in the popular imagination as the archetype of black womanhood in countries throughout the region. Challenging this stereotype and other outdated images of black women, Downtown Ladies offers a more complex picture by documenting the history of independent international traders?known as informal commercial... more...

  • Sons And Daughters Of Losby David James

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    Los Angeles. A city that is synonymous with celebrity and mass-market culture, is also, according to David James, synonymous with social alienation and dispersal. In the communities of Los Angeles, artists, cultural institutions and activities exist in ways that are often concealed from sight, obscured by the powerful presence of Hollywood and its... more...

  • Cultural Mobilityby Stephen Greenblatt; Ines ?upanov; Reinhard Meyer-Kalkus; Heike Paul; Pál Nyíri; Frederike Pannewick

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book offers a model for understanding the patterns of meaning that human societies create. more...

  • A Walk to the River in Amazoniaby Carla Stang

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality - the flow of moment-to-moment existence - and yet it has been largely overlooked as a subject in itself for anthropological study. In this work, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian people, in two stages: first by observing various aspects... more...