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  • . . . And His Lovely Wifeby Connie Schultz

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    ?[Schultz is] a Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist with a mordant wit. . . . The [campaign memoir] genre takes on new life.? ?The Washington Post Book World ?With her characteristic wit and reportorial thoroughness, [Schultz] describes the behind-the-scenes chaos, frustration and excitement of a political campaign and the impact it has on a candidate?s... more...

  • 'Archaeologizing' Heritage?by Michael Falser; Monica Juneja

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 134.77

    This book investigates notions of 'archaeological heritage' from colonial times to the present. Incorporating approaches from humanities and engineering, it includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia. more...

  • 'Being Alive Well'by Naomi Adelson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 29.95

    A critical anthropological analysis of health theory with specific reference to the James Bay Cree. The author argues that definitions of health are not simply reflections of physiological soundness but convey broader cultural and political realities. more...

  • 'Bread and Circuses'by Tim Cornell; Dr Kathryn Lomas; Kathryn Lomas

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Cities in the ancient world relied on private generosity to provide many basic amenities, as well as expecting leading citizens to pay for 'bread and circuses' - free food and public entertainment. This collection of essays by leading scholars from the UK and USA explores the important phenomenon of benefaction and public patronage in Roman Italy.... more...

  • 'Brothers' or Others?by Anita H. Fábos

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Muslim Arab Sudanese in Cairo have played a fundamental role in Egyptian history and society during many centuries of close relations between Egypt and Sudan. Although the government and official press describes them as "brothers" in a united Nile Valley, recent political developments in Egypt have underscored the precarious legal status of Sudanese... more...

  • "Ein Anzug aus Strom"by Robert Feustel

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 29.99

    LSD ist das Elixier der psychedelischen 1960er Jahre. Der Stoff verzückt eine ganze Generation und nährt die Hoffnung auf eine Welt jenseits von Macht und Geld. Doch die Gegenkultur dieser Zeit hat einen doppelten Boden: Hinter der bunt-blumigen Fassade trägt ein kybernetisches Denken in Feedbacks und Regelkreisen die Phantasie. LSD scheint den theoretischen... more...

  • "Gypsies" in European Literature and Cultureby Valentina Glajar; Domnica Radulescu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    This book traces representations of "Gypsies" that have become prevalent in the European imagination and culture and influenced the perceptions of Roma in Eastern and Western European societies. more...

  • "HIV is God's Blessing"by Jarrett Zigon

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This provocative study examines the role of today?s Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world?80 percent from intravenous drug use?and the Church remains its only resource for fighting these diseases. Jarrett Zigon takes the reader into a Church-run treatment center... more...

  • 'Heimat'by Friederike Eigler; Jens Kugele

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 123.50

    The concept of Heimat with its seemingly pre- or anti-modern connotations of rootedness in a place of origin is central to a critical understanding of German history and culture. This anthology is the first to examine cultural manifestations of Heimat by giving special consideration to issues of memory and space. The contributions... more...

  • 'Illegal' Travellerby Dr Shahram Khosravi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 37.00

    Based on fieldwork among undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers Illegal Traveller offers a narrative of the polysemic nature of borders, border politics, and rituals and performances of border-crossing. Interjecting personal experiences into ethnographic writing it is 'a form of self-narrative that places the self within a social context'. more...