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  • Druggedby Richard J. Miller

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    "Morphine," writes Richard J. Miller, "is the most significant chemical substance mankind has ever encountered." So ancient that remains of poppies have been found in Neolithic tombs, it is the most effective drug ever discovered for treating pain. "Whatever advances are made in medicine," Miller adds, "nothing could... more...

  • The Pictsby Benjamin Hudson

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    The Picts is a survey of the historical and cultural developments in northern Britain between AD 300 and AD 900. Discarding the popular view of the Picts as savages, they are revealed to have been politically successful and culturally adaptive members of the medieval European world.   Re-interprets our definition of ‘Pict’ and... more...

  • The Philosophy of Pornographyby Lindsay Coleman; Jacob M. Held

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99

    Even as it skirts mainstream contemporary culture, pornography remains a social taboo; there still exist strong biases both in favor and against it. With chapters addressing imagination, gender, power relationships, truth claims, aesthetics, and both pro and anti-porn slants, this book presents a balanced view of pornography in modern society. ... more...

  • Being Blackby Ian Keen

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50

    This volume brings together results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people who used to be labelled 'part-Aborigines' or 'urban Aborigines'. Issues discussed include bases of identity, ties of family, structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about country, and attitudes to the past. more...

  • Black Hungerby Doris Witt

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and... more...

  • The Slave Shipby Marcus Rediker

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 17.00

    In this widely praised history of an infamous institution, award-winning scholar Marcus Rediker shines a light into the darkest corners of the British and American slave ships of the eighteenth century. Drawing on thirty years of research in maritime archives, court records, diaries, and firsthand accounts, The Slave Ship is riveting and sobering... more...

  • The Most Dangerous Animalby David Livingstone Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight. The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be... more...

  • Growing Up Onlineby Sandra Weber; Shanly Dixon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 38.00

    Fully revised and updated, this volume examines the diverse ways in which girls and young women across a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and national backgounds use digital technology in their everyday lives. They explore identity development, how young women interact with technology, and how race, class, and identity influence game play. more...

  • The Power of Mythby Joseph Campbell; Bill Moyers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Finally available in a popularly priced,  non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal  for the college market and general reader alike,  this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant  evocation of the noted scholar's teachings on mythology. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Saga of the Volsungsby Jesse L. Byock

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 21.95

    The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle and a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J. R. R. Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. A trove of traditional lore, it tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and... more...