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  • The Oxford Handbook of Pragmaticsby Yan Huang

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 134.99

    This volume brings together distinguished scholars from all over the world to present an authoritative, thorough, and yet accessible state-of-the-art survey of current issues in pragmatics. It covers a wide range of topics and will be an indispensable reference for scholars and students in pragmatics, philosophy of language, and related fields. more...

  • Bound Feet, Young Handsby Laurel Boussen; Hill Gates

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.99

    Footbinding was common in China until the early twentieth century, when most Chinese were family farmers. Why did these families bind young girls' feet? And why did footbinding stop? In this groundbreaking work, Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates upend the popular view of footbinding as a status, or even sexual, symbol by showing that it was an undeniably... more...

  • Coffee Cultureby Catherine M. Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 29.95

    Coffee Culture: Local experiences, Global Connections explores coffee as (1) a major commodity that shapes the lives of millions of people; (2) a product with a dramatic history; (3) a beverage with multiple meanings and uses (energizer, comfort food, addiction, flavouring, and confection); (4) an inspiration for humor and cultural critique; (5)... more...

  • Anthropology of Los Angelesby Jenny Banh; Maryann Aguirre; Beth F. Baker; Jenny Banh; Nathalie Boucher; Charles Joseph; Melissa King; Andrea Lepage; Adonia E. Lugo; Allison Mattheis; Yolanda T. Moses; ChorSwang Ngin; Jocelyn A. Pacleb; Kyeyoung Park; James Diego Vigil; George Villanueva; Natale A. Zappia; Melissa King

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.99

    The Anthropology of Los Angeles: Place and Agency in an Urban Setting questions the production and representations of both the real and imagined L.A. by documenting hidden histories that portray a collision of elements, including race, class, gender, identity, food, and space. more...

  • Palaces of Hopeby Ronald Niezen; Maria Sapignoli

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    This book assembles a range of work by researchers who have entered the social worlds of global organizations. more...

  • Strippedby Bernadette Barton

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 22.10

    Whatkind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us insidecountless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those thatspecialize in lap dancing, table dancing, topless only, and peep shows, toreveal the startling lives of exotic dancers.  Originally published in 2006, the product of years of first-hand research... more...

  • The Art of Connectionby Dillon Mahoney

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    The Art of Connection narrates the individual stories of artisans and traders of Kenyan arts and crafts as they overcome the loss of physical access to roadside market space by turning to new digital technologies to make their businesses more mobile and integrated into the global economy. Bringing together the studies of globalization, development,... more...

  • The Nature of the Pathby Marcus Filippello

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    The Nature of the Path reveals how a single road has shaped the collective identity of a community that has existed on the margins of larger societies for centuries. Marcus Filippello shows how a road running through the Lama Valley in Southeastern Benin has become a mnemonic device that has allowed residents to counter prevailing histories.  ... more...

  • Tourism and Memories of Homeby Sabine Marschall

    Channel View Publications 2017; US$ 40.00

    This book investigates ?home? and ?homeland? as destinations of touristic journeys and adds to recent scholarly interest in the intersection between tourism and migration. It covers the temporary visits and journeys in search of home and homelands by migrants, displaced people, exiles and diasporic communities. more...

  • Culture as Weaponby Nato Thompson

    Melville House 2017; US$ 12.99

    One of the country's leading activist curators explores how corporations and governments have used art and culture to mystify and manipulate us. The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early 1900s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising and marketing transformed the way the powerful communicate... more...