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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 10.50

    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...

  • Harlem Renaissanceby the late Nathan Irvin Huggins; Arnold Rampersad

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    A watershed in the chronicling of African-American culture, available once again for a new generation of readers, with a new foreword by Arnold Rampersad. more...

  • Understanding Sports Cultureby Tony Schirato

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 40.00

    Understanding Sport Culture traces and analyzes the development of the modern field of sport from its ancient and medieval precursors (the festivals of Greece and Rome, and games such as folk football), through to its inception in the mid-nineteenth century as a set of activities designed to instill character and discipline in students in exclusive... more...

  • The Subject of Virtueby James Laidlaw

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    A clearly written, sophisticated summary of and prospectus for a flourishing current field of anthropological research. more...

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introductionby John Monaghan; Peter Just

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology combines an accessible account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropologys most important contributions to modern thought, and then examine... more...

  • How We Got to Nowby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    From the New York Times –bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Farsighted , a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation... more...

  • On Paradise Driveby David Brooks

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 11.99

    The author of the acclaimed bestseller Bobos in Paradise, which hilariously described the upscale American culture, takes a witty look at how being American shapes us, and how America's suburban civilization will shape the world's future. Take a look at Americans in their natural habitat. You see suburban guys at Home Depot doing that special manly,... more...

  • Culture, Politics and Sportby Garry Whannel

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.73

    'Whannel is a foundational figure in the study of sports and the media. …For 20 years his writing has set a high standard …and it remains an inspiration to many' - Toby Miller, Professor of Cultural Studies, New York University, USA Garry Whannel’s text Blowing the Whistle: The Politics of Sport  broke new ground when it was first published... more...

  • Understanding Digital Cultureby Vincent Miller

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 44.00

    An account of digital culture in everyday life that explains the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society. more...

  • Literary Theoryby Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press, UK 1997; US$ 7.99

    What is Literary Theory? What is the relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is Literature, and does it matter? These are the sorts of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in a book which steers a clear path through a subject often perceived to be impenetrable. It offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning,... more...