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  • The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jackby Karl Bell

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46

    This book uses the nineteenth-century legend of Spring-Heeled Jack to analyse and challenge current notions of Victorian popular cultures. Starting as oral rumours, this supposedly supernatural entity moved from rural folklore to metropolitan press sensation, co-existing in literary and theatrical forms before finally degenerating into a nursery lore... more...

  • Broken Circlesby Anna Haebich

    Fremantle Press 2000; US$ 11.10

    There was no single Stolen Generation, there were many and Broken Circles is their story. This major work reveals the dark heart of this history. It shows that, from the earliest times of European colonisation, Aboriginal Australians experienced the trauma of loss and separation, as their children were abducted, enslaved, institutionalised and culturally... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Cultureby Yoshio Sugimoto

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 43.00

    This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the influences that have shaped modern-day Japan. more...

  • Lost World of the Kimberleyby Ian Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 31.81

    Explores one of the world's least known mysteries: who were the first-ever human beings to find their way to Australia, where did they come from and how and when did they arrive? more...

  • Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asiaby Kathleen Collins

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    A study of the role of clan networks in Central Asia from the early twentieth century through 2004. more...

  • Sex at Dawnby Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jetha

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.49

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...

  • The Prehistory of Asia Minorby Bleda S. Düring

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    An archaeological analysis of Asia Minor, the area equated with much of modern-day Turkey, from 20,000 to 2,000 BC. more...

  • MUDPACKS AND PROZACby Murphy Halliburton

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    People seeking psychiatric healing choose from an almost dizzying array of therapies—from the medicated mud packs of Ayurveda, to the pharmacopeia of Western biomedicine, to the spiritual pathways of the world's religions. How do we choose, what do the treatments offer, and how do they cure? In Mudpacks and Prozac, Murphy Halliburton investigates... more...

  • Beauty Paysby Daniel S. Hamermesh

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    Most of us know there is a payoff to looking good, and in the quest for beauty we spend countless hours and billions of dollars on personal grooming, cosmetics, and plastic surgery. But how much better off are the better looking? Based on the evidence, quite a lot. The first book to seriously measure the advantages of beauty, Beauty Pays demonstrates... more...

  • The Dynamics of Social Practiceby Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 43.00

    A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...