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  • East Asian Pop Cultureby Beng Huat Chua; Koichi Iwabuchi

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 60.00

    This volume provides, collectively, a multi-layered analysis of the emerging East Asian media culture, using the Korean TV drama as its analytic vehicle. more...

  • Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asiaby Chris Berry; Nicola Liscutin; Jonathan D. Mackintosh

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 50.00

    Highlights how regional popular cultures and creative industries have become globally powerful, analyzing gender and labor issues amid differing regulatory frameworks of cultural production and piracy in Asia. more...

  • Freakonomicsby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.09

    Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics... more...

  • A Natural History of the Sensesby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the... more...

  • The History of Human Rightsby Micheline Ishay

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Micheline Ishay recounts the dramatic struggle for human rights across the ages in a book that brilliantly synthesizes historical and intellectual developments from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today's era of globalization. As she chronicles the clash of social movements, ideas, and armies that have played a part in this struggle, Ishay illustrates... more...

  • Extreme Heritage Managementby Godfrey Baldacchino

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    Conflicting and competing claims over the actual and imagined use of land and seascapes are exacerbated on islands with high population density. The management of culture and heritage is particularly tested in island environments where space is finite and the population struggles to preserve cultural and natural assets in the face of the demands of... more...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • The Defiant Imaginationby Max Wyman

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 13.99

    From the late '60s to the late '90s, Max Wyman was by turns the Vancouver Sun's dance critic, music critic, drama critic, arts columnist, and book-review editor. Since retiring, he has represented Canada on a UNESCO cultural-policy commission. The Defiant Imagination is his impassioned plea to keep culture at the heart of the Canadian experiment.... more...

  • Why Sex Mattersby Bobbi S. Low

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters , Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, to show that these and many other questions about human... more...

  • Ritual: A Very Short Introductionby Barry Stephenson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this Very Short Introduction , Barry Stephenson approaches ritual from theoretical and historical perspectives, detailing the efforts to understand the nature and function of ritual, and developing a narrative of ritual's place in social and cultural life. more...