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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
This book discusses the extent to which the theoretical relevance and analytical rigor of the concept of the public sphere is affected by current processes of transnationalization. The contributions address fundamental questions concerning the viability of a socially and politically effective public sphere in a post-Westphalian world.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 26.07
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House 2013; US$ 14.97
**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...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 60.00
Although Western societies cannot escape from images of famine in the present world, their direct experience of widespread hunger has receded into the past. England was one of the very first countries to escape from the shadow of famine; in this volume a team of distinguished economic, social and demographic historians analyses why. Focusing on England... more...