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  • 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...

  • How We Got to Nowby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    From Steven Johnson, the bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From , comes How We Got to Now ,the companion book to his six-part BBC TV series, which tracks the surprising inspirations and unexpected consequences of the most influential innovations. How did the advent of refrigeration help create the golden age of Hollywood? How did... more...

  • Career Women in Contemporary Japanby Anne Stefanie Aronsson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Since Japan?s economic recession began in the 1990s, the female workforce has experienced revolutionary changes as greater numbers of women have sought to establish careers. Employment trends indicate that increasingly white-collar professional women are succeeding in breaking through the "glass ceiling", as digital technologies blur and redefine... more...

  • Ardorby Roberto Calasso

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom the Paris Review has called 'a literary institution', explores the ancient texts known as the Vedas. Little is known about the Vedic people who lived more than three thousand years ago in northern India: they left behind almost no objects, images, ruins. They created no empires. Even the hallucinogenic... more...

  • Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing Worldby Kam Louie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood ? the " wen " (cultural attainment) and " wu " (martial prowess) dyad ? has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are having a profound impact; showing how increased... more...

  • Children, Social Class, and Educationby Karen J. Brison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Class-based self-perception is a rising issue worldwide. Through observation in kindergartens in Fiji, Brison examines how schools instil these ideas in Suva children. Teachers have different goals depending on the social background of the families while students create friendships through shared experience of toys, gender roles, and mass media. more...

  • Children, Social Class, and Educationby Karen J. Brison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Class-based self-perception is a rising issue worldwide. Through observation in kindergartens in Fiji, Brison examines how schools instil these ideas in Suva children. Teachers have different goals depending on the social background of the families while students create friendships through shared experience of toys, gender roles, and mass media. more...

  • The Anthropology of Childhoodby David F. Lancy

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    This new edition presents a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present. more...

  • Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Diversity, Representations and Healthby Linda Rae Bennett; Sharyn Graham Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Sex, sexuality and sexual relationships are hotly debated in Indonesia, triggering complex and often passionate responses. This innovative volume explores these issues in a variety of ways. It highlights historical and newer forms of sexual diversity, as well as the social responses they provoke. It critiques differing representations of sexuality,... more...

  • Rural Women's Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Illiteracyby Gisele Maynard-Tucker

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Rural Women ? s Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Illiteracy examines the intimate lives of women in the developing world, their sexuality, and views on family planning and gender inequality. Providing insights on cultural traditions and understanding of modern medicine, it is essential for public health and anthropology scholars and practitioners.... more...