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  • How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africaby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired... more...

  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi... more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    **From the author of the global phenomenon Sapiens ** **A Guardian Book of the Year** **An Evening Standard Book of the Year** **A TLS Book of the Year** ?Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before.? Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodiesby Seth Holmes

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Holmes?s material is visceral... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 12.00

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • Patterns of Cultureby Ruth Benedict

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1973; US$ 13.73

    "Unique and important . . . Patterns of Culture is a signpost on the road to a freer and more tolerant life." -- New York Times A remarkable introduction to cultural studies, Patterns of Culture is an eloquent declaration of the role of culture in shaping human life. In this fascinating work, the renowned anthropologist Ruth Benedict compares three... more...

  • The New Production of Knowledgeby Michael Gibbons; Camille Limoges; Helga Nowotny; Simon Schwartzman; Peter Scott; Martin Trow

    SAGE Publications 1994; US$ 46.00

    In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge - scientific, social and cultural - is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century. They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established... more...

  • Death and the Ancestorsby Jack Goody

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Deliberately considering relevant theories put forward by earlier writers and examining them in the light of the research for this particular book, the author spent over 100 days attending funeral ceremonies and he attended 25 burial services. First published in 1962. more...

  • Qualitative Research Practiceby Jane Ritchie; Jane Lewis; Carol McNaughton Nicholls; Rachel Ormston

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 44.00

    A qualitative research book for the ?doers?, this text provides really practical coverage for those that are doing research in real-world contexts more...