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  • Breaking Womenby Jill A. McCorkel

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women’s rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. In  Breaking Wome n, Jill A. McCorkel draws upon four years of on-the-ground research in a major US women’s prison to uncover why tougher drug policies have so greatly... more...

  • Compacts and Cosmeticsby Medeleine Marsh

    Remember When 2009; US$ 8.99

    Cosmetics have been used to increase attraction since Ancient times whilst Compacts have been a symbol of love for generations but especially since the 1920s. In this fascinating book, vintage accessories’ expert, Madeleine Marsh, discusses just what makes compacts so desirable and reveals their hidden secrets from cameras to cigarettes. Madeleine... more...

  • Mining Coal and Undermining Genderby Jessica Smith Rolston

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

     Among the miners of Wyoming?s Powder River Basin?the largest coal-producing region in the U.S.?anthropologist Jessica Smith Rolston reveals how the mining industry, though heavily masculinized, generates new configurations of the ?working family??a kind of kinship based on the shared burdens of shift work and concerns for safety, which challenges... more...

  • Explorations in Urban Designby Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book advances an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to urban design, whilst recognising that distinctly different traditions exist within its study and practice. It informs users who are grappling with urban design research problems, but who need the inspiration to move from idea to methodological approach. Through the work of 32 urban... more...

  • Magic Tales and Fairy Tale Magicby Ruth B. Bottigheimer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book examines magic's generally maleficent effect on humans from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages, including tales from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It shows that certain magical motifs lived on from age to age, but that it took until the Italian Renaissance for magic tales to become fairy tales. more...

  • Baliby Phil Jarratt

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    For a century now, Bali has been the subject of a beautiful mythology created by movies and music, but there are few factual accounts of its transformation from besieged peasant colony to booming tourist mecca. Bali: Heaven and Hell is a tale begging to be told - a story of survival in the face of genocide, natural disaster, terrorism, cultural imperialism... more...

  • Surrender to Summerby Nicole Alexander; Margareta Osborn; Rachael Herron

    Random House Australia 2012; US$ 24.47

    Take a trip into the outback this summer with three scintillating rural romances in one volume! The Bark Cutters by Nicole Alexander Sarah Gordon knows what she wants: the family property, Wangallon. She's a natural on the land but, as a woman, it's not her birthright. And when her grandfather passes management to Anthony Carrington, Wangallon's... more...

  • Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updatedby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    In this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller WATCHING THE ENGLISH, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. Now with new survey data to add weight to her original fieldwork findings, and more extensive field-research and experiments to back up earlier... more...

  • Hazardous Metropolisby Jared Orsi

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Although better known for its sunny skies, Los Angeles suffers devastating flooding. This book explores a fascinating and little-known chapter in the city's history?the spectacular failures to control floods that occurred throughout the twentieth century. Despite the city's 114 debris dams, 5 flood control basins, and nearly 500 miles of paved river... more...

  • Guns, Germs And Steelby Jared Diamond

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.95

    **WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE** Over One Million Copies Sold Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.... more...