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- Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99
The beloved and bestselling ?anthropologist of everyday life? turns her witty and insightful gaze to the oddities of living in our modern world Over the course of her time as a contributor and editor for Saturday Night magazine?a span during which she published her award-winning book The Rituals of Dinner ?Margaret Visser specialized in thought-provoking... more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95
South Asian American men are not usually depicted as ideal American men. They struggle against popular representations as either threatening terrorists or geeky, effeminate computer geniuses. To combat such stereotypes, some use sports as a means of performing a distinctly American masculinity. Desi Hoop Dreams focuses on South Asian-only basketball... more...
- Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28
Shortly after the end of World War II, Laurence Whistler set out to write ??????a guide to the festivals of England as they are and as they might be??????: the result is a captivatingly readable and enchanting narrative, the ancient holidays revealed as a microcosm of the wheel of life in England. Christmas, New Year, Twelfth night, Easter, May Day,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00
American football and postmodernist theory are both objects of popular and scholarly interest that reveal remarkable sociological insights. Analysis of media-driven commercial football documents how narratives of sportsmanship/brutality, heroism/antiheroism, athleticism/self-indulgence, honor/chicanery, and chivalry/sexism compete and thrive. more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95
In a century of mass atrocities, the Khmer Rouge regime marked Cambodia with one of the most extreme genocidal instances in human history. What emerged in the aftermath of the regime?s collapse in 1979 was a nation fractured by death and dispersal. It is estimated nearly one-fourth of the country?s population perished from hard labor, disease, starvation,... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2005; US$ 8.99
From toilets in the Bible to bathroom habits, from Roman baths to modern Japanese bathroom technology, 'The Essential Bathroom Book' reveals the history behind the bathroom door. With bathroom superstition, soaps and showers, this little book is packed with fascinating facts. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
For the uninitiated, the quinceañera celebrates the passage of a fifteen-year-old girl into adulthood: It's a bit bat mitzvah with a dash of debutante ball, and loaded with the same potential for hilarity and adolescent angst. In this original anthology, fifteen of the brightest and funniest Latino writers, men and women alike, share their own memories... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 23.00
After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer?s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada desert, to his many years as a writer and publisher, and the rural tranquility of his present life. Zimmer juxtaposes timeless rustic subjects with flashbacks to key moments: his first and only... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00
Money and Liberation examines the experiences of groups who have tried to build a more equitable world by inventing new forms of money. Presenting profiles of the trading networks that have been constructed, including Local Exchange Trading Schemes (England), and Green Dollars (New Zealand), Peter North shows how the use of currency has been redefined... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99
According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the... more...