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  • Unfreezing the Arcticby Andrew Stuhl

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In recent years, journalists and environmentalists have pointed urgently to the melting Arctic as a leading indicator of the growing effects of climate change. While climate change has unleashed profound transformations in the region, most commentators distort these changes by calling them unprecedented. In reality, the landscapes of the North American... more...

  • Mad Toffs - The British Upper Classes at Their Best and Worstby Patrick Scrivenor

    John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    ?This book is a record of the British upper classes ? and a few others ? at their best (sometimes their worst), displaying a sort of unhinged blitheness of manner that leads them to say and do strangely unexpected things. It is a quality of innocent insolence, or maybe guileless arrogance, which belongs only to the very rich, the very privileged and... more...

  • City Kidsby Maria Kromidas

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    City Kids profiles fifth-graders in one of New York City?s most diverse public schools, detailing how they collectively developed a sophisticated understanding of race that challenged many of the stereotypes, myths, and commonplaces they had learned from mainstream American culture. Drawing from more than a year of close observations and interviews... more...

  • The New Yorker Book of the 60sby Random House

    Random House 2016; US$ 42.29

    The next instalment in the acclaimed New Yorker ' decades' series featuring an all-star line-up of historical pieces from the 1960s alongside new pieces by current New Yorker staffers. The 1960s, the most tumultuous decade of the twentieth century, were a time of tectonic shifts in all aspects of society ? from the March on Washington and the... more...

  • Derivatives and the Wealth of Societiesby Benjamin Lee; Randy Martin

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    Derivatives were responsible for one of the worst financial meltdowns in history, one from which we have not yet fully recovered. However, they are likewise capable of generating some of the most incredible wealth we have ever seen. This book asks how we might ensure the latter while avoiding the former. Looking past the usual arguments for the regulation... more...

  • Captivesby Catherine M. Cameron

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 40.00

    In Captives: How Stolen People Changed the World archaeologist Catherine M. Cameron provides an eye-opening comparative study of the profound impact that captives of warfare and raiding have had on small- scale societies through time. Cameron provides a new point of orientation for archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and other scholars... more...

  • Life, Emergentby Yasmeen Arif

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    How does an inquiry into life as it lives (or dies) amid mass violence look like from the perspective of the ?social?? Taking us from Sierra Leone to India to Lebanon, Life, Emergent challenges conventional understandings of biopolitics, weaving a politics of life through the lens of life, not death.  Arguing that the ?letting die? element of... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Language and Societyby Ofelia Garcia; Nelson Flores; Massimiliano Spotti

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    This book challenges basic concepts that have informed the study of sociolinguistics. It proposes a critical poststructuralist perspective that examines the socio-historical context that led to the emergence of dominant sociolinguistic concepts and develops new theoretical and methodological tools that challenge these dominant concepts. more...

  • Muslim Integrationby Erich Kolig; Malcolm Voyce; Tahir Abbas; Jan A. Ali; Ann Black; Selda Dagistanli; Abdullah Martin Drury; Christopher Houston; Lisa Siobhan Irving; Erich Kolig; Christopher Evan Longhurst; Adam Possamai; Joshua M. Roose; Banu Senay; William Shepard; Bryan S. Turner; Malcolm Voyce; Lisa Worthington; Arezou Zalipour

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    This edited collection investigates the state of Muslim integration in New Zealand and Australia by examining issues like parallel societies, Islamophobia, radicalization, tolerance, adaptation and mutual adjustment, legal pluralism, the role of mosque architecture, and media depictions of Muslims. more...

  • Becoming Landownersby Victoria C. Stead; Brij V. Lal

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 68.00

    Across Melanesia, the ways in which people connect to land are being transformed by processes of modernization?globalization, the building of states and nations, practices and imaginaries of development, the legacies of colonialism, and the complexities of postcolonial encounters. Melanesian peoples are becoming landowners, Stead argues, both in... more...