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  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    **From the author of the phenomenal million copy bestseller Sapiens ** **The Sunday Times # 1 bestseller** WAR IS OBSOLETE You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict FAMINE IS DISAPPEARING You are at more risk of obesity than starvation DEATH IS JUST A TECHNICAL PROBLEM Equality is out, but immortality is in WHAT DOES... more...

  • The Cultural Industriesby David Hesmondhalgh

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 42.00

    "At once brilliant and accessible, it is without peer when it comes to detailing the big picture and complex nuances of how cultural industries work. Every student of the media should have this book on their shelf" - Jennifer Holt, University of California more...

  • Confucius Lives Next Doorby T.R. Reid

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    Those who've heard T. R. Reid's weekly commentary on National Public Radio or read his far-flung reporting in National Geographic or   The Washington Post know him to be trenchant, funny, and cutting-edge, but also erudite and deeply grounded in whatever subject he's discussing. In Confucius Lives Next Door he brings all these attributes to... more...

  • Voices of Modernityby Richard Bauman; Charles L. Briggs

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 43.00

    This 2003 book discusses how new ways of thinking about language have uncovered previously 'legitimated' linguistic and social inequalities. more...

  • Born to Runby Christopher McDougall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?   Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting... more...

  • You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Trainby Howard Zinn

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of  A People's History of the United States,  tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests... more...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • Marketsby Patrik Aspers

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    Our lives have gradually become dominated by markets. They are not only at the heart of capitalistic economies all over the world, but also central in public debates. This insightful book brings together existing knowledge on markets from sociology, economics and anthropology, and systematically investigates the different forms of markets we encounter... more...

  • Outline of a Theory of Practiceby Pierre Bourdieu; Richard Nice

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 28.00

    Through Pierre Bourdieu's work in Kabylia (Algeria), he develops a theory on symbolic power. more...

  • Culture, Suicide, and the Human Conditionby Marja-Liisa Honkasalo; Miira Tuominen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 85.00

    Suicide is a puzzling phenomenon. Not only is its demarcation problematic but it also eludes simple explanation. The cultures in which suicide mortality is high do not necessarily have much else in common, and neither is a single mental illness such as depression sufficient to lead a person to suicide. In a word, despite its statistical regularity,... more...