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  • Cinema of John Marshallby Jay Ruby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Iuzovka and Revolution, Volume Iby Theodore H. Friedgut

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    In 1870 the Welsh ironmaster John James Hughes left his successful career in England and settled in the barren and underpopulated Donbass region of the Ukrainian steppe to found the town of Iuzovka and build a large steel plant and coal mine. Theodore Friedgut tells the remarkable story of the subsequent economic and social development of the Donbass,... more...

  • Critical Massby Philip Ball

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.48

    Is there a 'physics of society'? Philip Ball's investigation into human nature ranges from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, across economics, sociology and psychology. Ball shows how much of human behaviour we can understand when we cease trying to predict and analyse the behaviour of individuals and look to... more...

  • Life Beside Itselfby Lisa Stevenson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Life Beside Itself, Lisa Stevenson takes us on a haunting ethnographic journey through two historical moments when life for the Canadian Inuit has hung in the balance: the tuberculosis epidemic (1940s to the early 1960s) and the subsequent suicide epidemic (1980s to the present). Along the way, Stevenson troubles our commonsense understanding... more...

  • Women and Sex Work in Cambodiaby Larissa Sandy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period, with its filles malades, considers the contemporary... more...

  • Six Degreesby Duncan Watts

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.48

    'Six degrees of separation' is a cliche, as is 'it's a small world', both cliches of the language and cliches of everyday experience. But it's also an intriguing idea with a long history and some surprising implications. We all live in tightly bonded social networks, yet linked to vast numbers of people more closely than we sometimes think. Scientists... more...

  • 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...

  • Women without Classby Julie Bettie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this ethnographic examination of Mexican-American and white girls coming of age in California?s Central Valley, Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head, asking what cultural gestures are involved in the performance of class, and how class subjectivity is constructed in relationship to color, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. A new introduction... more...

  • Backlog Studiesby Charles Dudley Warner

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The central position that the fireplace has in holding a family together is explained in an enchanting manner. Warner claims that modern advancements have led to the deterioration of family values, chivalry and courtesy. The work captivates the fancy and presents the charms of the days gone by. more...

  • The Right to Useful Unemploymentby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1978; US$ 17.49

    In this political essay, Ivan Illich calls for the right to useful unemployment: a positive, constructive, and even optimistic concept dealing with that activity by which people are useful to themselves and others outside the production of commodities for the market. more...