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  • A Tribe Apartby Patricia Hersch

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their... more...

  • Understanding Video Gamesby Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen; Jonas Heide Smith; Susana Pajares Tosca

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This expanded and revised second edition of Understanding Video Games provides a comprehensive introduction to the growing field of game studies. Understanding Video Games, 2 nd Edition is an essential read for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This follow-up to the pioneering first edition takes video game... more...

  • Bali: Sekala & Niskalaby Fred B. Eiseman

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    "The best book on Bali for the serious visitor?Has the freshness of personal experience."?Dr. Hildred Geertz, author of Kinship in Bali and professor of anthropology at Princeton University In Bali, what you see?sekala?is a colorful world of ceremony, ritual, dance, and drama. What you don't see what is occult?niskala?is the doctrine underlying... more...

  • Adventures in the Anthropoceneby Gaia Vince

    Random House 2014; US$ 27.47

    We live in epoch-making times. Literally. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.5 billion-year history -- we have become a force on a par with earth-shattering asteroids and planet-cloaking volcanoes. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing a geological... more...

  • Automobilitiesby Mike Featherstone; Nigel Thrift; John Urry

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 40.00

    Mobility - flows, movement and migration in social life - has emerged as a central area of sociological debate, yet one of its most dominant forms, automobility, has remained largely ignored. Automobilities presents one of the first examinations of the car and its promise of autonomy and mobility. more...

  • The Gapby Thomas Suddendorf

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99

    There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals, but what exactly is the difference between our minds and theirs? In The Gap , psychologist Thomas Suddendorf provides a definitive account of what makes human minds unique and how this disparity arose. He proposes that two innovations account for all of the ways... more...

  • Philologyby James Turner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Many today do not recognize the word, but ?philology? was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as religion, history, culture, art, archaeology, and more. In short, philology was the... more...

  • The Japanese Mindby Roger J. Davies; Osamu Ikeno

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In The Japanese Mind , Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's... more...

  • The Handby Frank R. Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    The Boston Globe "Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the importance of hands to our lives today as well as to the history of our species." -- The New York Times Book Review The human hand is a miracle of biomechanics, one of the most remarkable adaptations in the history of evolution. The hands of a concert pianist can elicit glorious... more...

  • Love's Riteby Ruth Vanita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    An examination of same-sex weddings and same-sex couple suicides in India. more...