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  • Thrownby Kerry Howley

    Sarabande Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    A woman infiltrates the violent world of mixed martial arts and investigates the lives of two cage fighters. more...

  • Secrets from the Greek Kitchenby David E. Sutton

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Secrets from the Greek Kitchen explores how cooking skills, practices, and knowledge on the island of Kalymnos are reinforced or transformed by contemporary events. Based on more than twenty years of research and the author?s videos of everyday cooking techniques, this rich ethnography treats the kitchen as an environment in which people pursue tasks,... more...

  • Women without Classby Julie Bettie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this examination of white and Mexican-American girls coming of age in California's Central Valley?now with a new introduction?Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head, offering new tools for understanding the ways in which identity is constructed in relationship to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Documenting the categories of subculture... more...

  • Science and Sustainabilityby Joy Hendry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    Indigenous peoples have passed down vital knowledge for generations from which local plants help cure common ailments, to which parts of the land are unsuitable for buildings because of earthquakes. Here, Hendry examines science through these indigenous roots, problematizing the idea that Western science is the only type that deserves that name. more...

  • Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphonesby Marsha Berry; Max Schleser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life. more...

  • Belonging in Oceaniaby Elfriede Hermann; Wolfgang Kempf; Toon van Meijl

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Ethnographic case studies explore what it means to "belong" in Oceania, as contributors consider ongoing formations of place, self and community in connection with travelling, internal and international migration. The chapters apply the multi-dimensional concepts of movement, place-making and cultural identifications to explain contemporary life... more...

  • Polynesian Iconoclasm, Theby Jeffrey Sissons

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 85.00

    Within little more than ten years in the early nineteenth century, inhabitants of Tahiti, Hawaii and fifteen other closely related societies destroyed or desecrated all of their temples and most of their god-images. In the aftermath of the explosive event, which Sissons terms the Polynesian Iconoclasm, hundreds of architecturally innovative churches... more...

  • In Amazoniaby Hugh Raffles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new... more...

  • Food in Zones of Conflictby Paul Collinson; Helen Macbeth

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and resources Controlling the production of and access to food can also be used as a weapon by protagonists in conflict. The logistics... more...

  • Conflicts About Classby David J. Lee; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    In recent years there has been growing debate among sociologists about the concept of class and its relevance to the highly industrialised world of the late twentieth century. This book makes available in a single volume all of the key contributions to this debate and takes it a step further with a number of specially commissioned pieces. An editorial... more...