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  • Sex at Dawnby Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jetha

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.49

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...

  • MUDPACKS AND PROZACby Murphy Halliburton

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    People seeking psychiatric healing choose from an almost dizzying array of therapies—from the medicated mud packs of Ayurveda, to the pharmacopeia of Western biomedicine, to the spiritual pathways of the world's religions. How do we choose, what do the treatments offer, and how do they cure? In Mudpacks and Prozac, Murphy Halliburton investigates... more...

  • Japan Unmaskedby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication, and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan. In Japan Unmasked veteran Japanologist/author Boye Lafayette De Mente... more...

  • The Dynamics of Social Practiceby Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 43.00

    A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...

  • Surrendering to Utopiaby Mark Goodale

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    A broad and ambitious reexamination of anthropology's potential and obligation to transform human rights theory and practice. more...

  • Eye of the Fishby Luis H. Francia

    Kaya Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    The first of Luis H. Francia's books of non-fiction to be published in the United States, The Eye of the Fish paints a vivid and detailed portrait of the terror, beauty and insistent humanity of the Philippines of today. Cross-cutting between Francia's recollections of the Philippines of his youth and accounts of his travels through the archipelago... more...

  • Torchwood Declassifiedby Rebecca Williams

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 28.00

    Torchwood started its life on television as a spin-off from Doctor Who, bringing Captain Jack to join new colleagues in a television series that quickly established itself as fresh and watchable television. It's fourth series, subtitled 'Miracle Day', continued its move from the niche channel of BBC3 to metamorphose into an international production... more...

  • Studying Popular Musicby Richard Middleton

    McGraw-Hill Education 1990; US$ 51.00

    Focusing on Anglo-American popular music, this book presents a critical analysis of issues and approaches in a variety of areas, ranging from the political economy of popular music through its history and ethnography to its semiology, aesthetics and ideology. more...

  • No Shame in My Gameby Katherine S. Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game , Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care... more...

  • Pleasures and Perilsby Debra Curtis

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality?s contradictions are exposed:... more...