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  • Poland - Culture Smart!by Greg Allen

    Kuperard 2015; US$ 9.95

    The changes in Polish life, culture, economics, and development have been remarkable. And the pace of change shows little sign of abating. Through twenty-five years of post-Communist transformation and ten years as a member of the European Union, some Polish cities, like Warsaw, Kraków, Pozna?, and Wroc?aw, have experienced an economic renaissance... more...

  • Argentina - Culture Smart!by Robert Hamwee

    Kuperard 2015; US$ 9.95

    The second-largest country in South America, Argentina has been through great changes in recent years. Its journey from dictatorship to democracy has left many scars, but these are largely eclipsed by the pride and resilience of the Argentinian people, who have developed a style, a language, and a joie de vivre that are all their own. The political... more...

  • Germany - Culture Smart!by Barry Tomalin

    Kuperard 2015; US$ 9.95

    With the FIFA World Cup in its pocket Germany is feeling its social, political, and economic power once again. After organizing a successful World Cup in 2006 and winning it against Argentina in Brazil in 2014, Germany sees a note of confidence, even triumphalism, permeating the country.   As a European leader committed to the success of the EU and... more...

  • Britain - Culture Smart!by Paul Norbury

    Kuperard 2015; US$ 9.95

    ?Cool Britannia? is alive and well today. British culture is at the top of its game?in fashion, popular music, art and entertainment, science and technology, new inventions, and in the rediscovered skills and excellence in engineering that make it Germany?s leading trading partner in Europe.   As a family of nations, the British are inventive, reflective,... more...

  • Muslim Civilizationby M. Umer Chapra

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 14.95

    What were the reasons for the decline in Muslim civilisation and can that change be reversed? more...

  • Desi Hoop Dreamsby Stanley I. Thangaraj

    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...

  • The Way We Areby Margaret Visser

    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...

  • Women's Cricket and Global Processesby Philippa Velija

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    How can the diffusion and development of women's cricket as a global sport be explained? Women 's Cricket and Global Processes considers the emergence and growth of women's cricket around the world and seeks to provide a sociological explanation for how and why the women's game has developed the way it has. more...

  • Folk Legends from Tonoby Yanagita Kunio; Sasaki Kizen; Ronald A. Morse

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 27.99

    Boldly illustrated and superbly translated, Folk Legends from Tono captures the spirit of Japanese peasant culture undergoing rapid transformation into the modern era. This is the first time these 299 tales have been published in English. Morse?s insightful interpretation of the tales, his rich cultural annotations, and the evocative original... more...

  • Identity, Hybridity and Cultural Homeby Shuang Liu

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 36.99

    Explores identity formation and cultural home for generations of Chinese immigrants living in multicultural societies across the world. more...