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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...
- HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity?s creation and evolution?a #1 international bestseller?that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ?human.? One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00
Leading international contributors present a lively and interdisciplinary panorama of the Italian Renaissance as it has developed in recent decades. more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 45.00
This book is a classic in the field of Australian Aboriginal Studies. As well as being a comprehensive reference book, covering a wide range of the many traditional societies and cultures that have existed on the Australian continent, it draws together the threads of Aboriginal belief and practice in general terms. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 18.99
Stephen Gundle explains what glamour is, where it came from, and how it has developed over the last two centuries - right up to the present day. - ;Glamour is one of the most tantalizing and bewitching aspects of contemporary culture - but also one of the most elusive. The aura of celebrity, the style of the fashion world, the vanity of the rich and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 32.00
This volume deals with the way in which money is symbolically represented in a range of different cultures, from South and South-east Asia, Africa and South America. It is also concerned with the moral evaluation of monetary and commercial exchanges as against exchanges of other kinds. The essays cast radical doubt on many Western assumptions about... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 26.00
In this classic book, Michael Taussig explores the social significance of the devil in the folklore of contemporary plantation workers and miners in South America. Grounding his analysis in Marxist theory, Taussig finds that the fetishization of evil, in the image of the devil, mediates the conflict between precapitalist and capitalist modes of objectifying... more...