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  • Computer Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenonby Dr Andreas Jahn-Sudmann; Ralf Stockmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    Internationally renowned media and literature scholars, social scientists, game designers and artists explore the cultural potential of computer games in this rich anthology, which introduces the latest approaches in the central fields of game studies and provides an extensive survey of contemporary game culture. more...

  • The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the United Statesby Sherrow O. Pinder

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    The purpose of this book is to examine and analyze Americanization, De-Americanization, and racialized ethnic groups in America and consider the questions: who is an American? And what constitutes American identity and culture? more...

  • The Power of Mythby Joseph Campbell; Bill Moyers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    "The symbols of mythology and legend are all around  us, embedded in the fabric of our daily lives, and  the Moyers-Campbell dialogues are a welcom guide  to recognizing and understanding their meanings."  -- Cincinnati Post . From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Gendered Paradoxesby Fida Adely

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    In 2005 the World Bank released a gender assessment of the nation of Jordan, a country that, like many in the Middle East, has undergone dramatic social and gender transformations, in part by encouraging equal access to education for men and women. The resulting demographic picture there?highly educated women who still largely stay at home as mothers... more...

  • Gaming Globallyby Nina B. Huntemann; Ben Aslinger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Video games are inherently transnational by virtue of industrial, textual, and player practices. The contributors touch upon nations not usually examined by game studies - including the former Czechoslovakia, Turkey, India, and Brazil - and also add new perspectives to the global hubs of China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the United States. more...

  • Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopiaby Joshua Lockyer; James R. Veteto

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    List of Tables, Figures, and Maps Acknowledgements Contributors Prologue E.N. Anderson Introduction: Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia: An Introduction Joshua Lockyer and James R. Veteto   PART I: BIOREGIONALISM Chapter 1. Growing a Life-Place Politics Peter Berg     Chapter 2. On Bioregionalism... more...

  • Grandmothers at Workby Madonna Harrington Harrington Meyer

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Young working mothers are not the only ones who are struggling to balance family life and careers. Many middle-aged American women face this dilemma as they provide routine childcare for their grandchildren while pursuing careers and trying to make ends meet. Employment among middle-aged women is at an all-time high.  In the same way that women... more...

  • Beautiful Boys/Outlaw Bodiesby Katherine Mezur

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book is a feminist reading of gender performance and construction of the female role players, onnogata, of the Kabuki theatre. It is not limited to a 'theatre arts' focus, rather it is a mapping and close analysis of transformative genders through several historical periods in Japan (the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries). more...

  • Youth and the City in the Global Southby Karen Hansen

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20

    The innovative, multi-site Youth and the City Project examined the effects of globalization and neoliberalism on the everyday experiences and future prospects of urban youth in the developing world. The economic and demographic trends that are transforming cities and widening the gap between North and... more...

  • Sociology, Environmentalism, Globalizationby Steven Yearley

    SAGE Publications 1996; US$ 53.00

    This authoritative book brings together the sociologies of globalization and the environment in one volume. Steven Yearley argues that environmental issues have received scant attention in the general debate on globalization even though environmentalists have been very successful in capturing the language and imagery of the globe. more...