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  • The Immigrant Advantageby Claudia Kolker

    Free Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Do you have a relative or friend who would gladly wait on you, hand and foot, for a full month after you had a baby? How about someone to deliver a delicious, piping hot home-cooked meal, just like your mother?s, right to your front door after work? Do you know people you?d trust enough to give several hundred dollars a month to, with no receipt,... more...

  • Creating a Nation with Clothby Ping-Ann Addo

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Tongan women living outside of their island homeland create and use hand-made, sometimes hybridized, textiles to maintain and rework their cultural traditions in diaspora. Central to these traditions is an ancient concept of homeland or nation- fonua -which Tongans retain as an anchor for modern nation-building. Utilizing the concept of the "multi-territorial... more...

  • Confederates in the Atticby Tony Horwitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    National Bestseller  When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close... more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Daily Life in Colonial Latin Americaby Ann Jefferson; Paul Lokken

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    Drawing on a wealth of primary documents and recent research, Daily Life in Colonial Latin America gives readers a genuine sense of everyday living in Central and South America, from the age of the great explorers in the 16th century to the beginning of the era of independence three centuries later. Daily Life in Colonial Latin America considers... more...

  • Living Folklore, 2nd Editionby Martha Sims; Martine Stephens

    Utah State University Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Living Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation?from the field's history and major terms to theories and interpretive approaches. Living Folklore... more...

  • Ritual: A Very Short Introductionby Barry Stephenson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this Very Short Introduction , Barry Stephenson approaches ritual from theoretical and historical perspectives, detailing the efforts to understand the nature and function of ritual, and developing a narrative of ritual's place in social and cultural life. more...

  • Orienting Hollywoodby Nitin Govil

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    With American cinema facing intense technological and financial challenges both at home and abroad, and with Indian media looking to globalize, there have been numerous high-profile institutional connections between Hollywood and Bombay cinema in the past few years. Many accounts have proclaimed India?s transformation in a relatively short period... more...

  • The Vogue Factorby Kirstie Clements

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    The Vogue Factor is her candid account of life at the heart of the fashion industry, from photo shoots and celebrity interviews to the ugly truth behind the glamour - infighting, back-stabbing and the dangerous pursuit of beauty. This is the behind-the-scenes story of an illustrious career in fashion, from receptionist to the editor's chair. It's... more...

  • Chu Hsi's "Family Rituals"by Chu Hsi; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95 US$ 30.36

    Compiled by the great Neo-Confucian philosopher Chu Hsi (1130-1200), the Family Rituals is a manual for the private performance of the standard Chinese family rituals: initiations, weddings, funerals, and sacrifices to ancestral spirits. This translation makes the work, which is the most important text of its kind in the last thousand years of Chinese... more...