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  • Kids Gone Wildby Joel Best; Kathleen A. Bogle

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 37.43

    To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows. Teen girls “sext” explicit photos to boys they like; they wear “sex bracelets” that signify what sexual activities they have done, or will do; they team up with other girls at “rainbow parties”... more...

  • Networked Anthropologyby Samuel Gerald Collins; Matthew Slover Durington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The advent of social media offers anthropologists exciting opportunities to extend their research to communities in fresh ways. At the same time, these technological developments open up anthropological fieldwork to different hazards. Networked Anthropology explores the increasing appropriation of diverse media platforms and social media into anthropological... more...

  • Sephardi Livesby Julia Cohen; Sarah Stein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This ground-breaking documentary history contains over 150 primary sources originally written in 15 languages by or about Sephardi Jews?descendants of Jews who fled medieval Spain and Portugal settling in the western portions of the Ottoman Empire, including the Balkans, Anatolia, and Palestine. Reflecting Sephardi history in all its diversity, from... more...

  • Profane Cultureby Paul E Willis; Paul E Willis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    A classic of British cultural studies, Profane Culture takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures?the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class motorcyclists who listened to the early rock 'n' roll of the late 1950s. In contrast, the hippies were middle-class drug users with long hair and... more...

  • Shambhalaby Victoria LePage

    Quest Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    For thousands of years, stories have been told about an inaccessible garden paradise hidden among the icy peaks and secluded valleys of the Himalayas. Called by some Shangri-la, this mythical kingdom, where the pure at heart live forever among jewel lakes, wish-fulfilling trees, and speaking stones, has fired the imagination of both actual explorers... more...

  • Kildare Folk Talesby Steve Lally

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    County Kildare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of tales by professional storyteller Steve Lally. Included in this collection are the exploits of the Wizard Earl of Kildare who lived at Maynooth Castle, the legend of the loney 'Puca Horse' who dwells amongst the ruins of Rathcoffey Castle, and... more...

  • Vehiclesby David Lipset; Richard Handler

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign-for example, a cattle car-and its referent, the Holocaust. These "sign-vehicles" serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground... more...

  • Up, Down, and Sidewaysby Rachael Stryker; Roberto J. Gon

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 105.00

    Using a "vertical slice" approach, anthropologists critically analyze the relationship between undemocratic uses and abuses of power and the survival of the human species. The contributors scrutinize modern institutions in a variety of regions-from Russia and Mexico to South Korea and the U.S. Up, Down, and Sideways is an ethnographic examination... more...

  • Celebrity and Powerby P. David Marshall

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy : a product of social media in which... more...

  • Victims of Progressby John H. Bodley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 48.99

    This compelling account of how technology and development affect indigenous peoples throughout the world provides a provocative context in which students can think about civilization and its costs. more...