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  • The Violence of Careby Sameena Mulla

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Every year in the U.S., thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency room, Sameena Mulla reveals the realities of sexual assault response in the forensic age. Taking an approach developed at the intersection of medical and legal anthropology,... more...

  • Memory and Spatiality in Post-Millennial Spanish Narrativeby Lorraine Ryan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on seven literary texts produced in the post-millennial period, this monograph examines the relationship between space and Republican memory and the reconfigurations of power in the Civil War, Franco Dictatorship, Transition and the resurgence period. Ryan combines scholarship on the history of spatiality in Spain with sociological literature... more...

  • Mediating and Remediating Deathby Dorthe Refslund Christensen; Kjetil Sandvik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Presenting rich, new interdisciplinary empirical case studies and fieldwork from the US and Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Mediating and Remediating Death shows how different media forms contribute to the shaping and transformation of various forms of death and commemoration, whether in terms of their range and distribution,... more...

  • Volunteer Tourismby Mary Mostafanezhad

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This first full length treatment of volunteer tourism taking a longitudinal ethnographic approach offers a comprehensive and comparative study of the perspectives of Thai host community members, NGO practitioners and international volunteer tourists. The book thus shines an ethnographic lens onto the complexities and contradictions of the volunteer... more...

  • The Village Effectby Susan Pinker

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.00

    In her surprising, entertaining, and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity.   From birth to death, human beings are hardwired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love... more...

  • The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwanby Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang; Michelle Yeh; Ming-ju Fan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays in literary debates, polemics, and other landmark events; interviews, diaries, and letters by major authors; critical and retrospective essays... more...

  • Profane Cultureby Paul E Willis; Paul E Willis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    A classic of British cultural studies, Profane Culture takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures?the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class motorcyclists who listened to the early rock 'n' roll of the late 1950s. In contrast, the hippies were middle-class drug users with long hair and... more...

  • Mosquito Trailsby Alex M. Nading

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Dengue fever is the world?s most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells... more...

  • Life Beside Itselfby Margaret Elizabeth 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...

  • Immigrant Faithby Phillip Connor

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 112.50

    Immigrant Faith examines trends and patterns relating to religion in the lives of immigrants. The volume moves beyond specific studies of particular faiths in particular immigrant destinations to present the religious lives of immigrants in the United States, Canada, and Europe on a broad scale. Religion is not merely one aspect among many in immigrant... more...