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    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

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    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...

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    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 8.00

    A timely exploration of the social context of environmental change and it's effect on mankind. A unique mix of both social and environmental science approaches. more...

  • Cannibals and Kingsby Marvin Harris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this brilliant and profound study the distinguished American anthropologist Marvin Harris shows how the endless varieties of cultural behavior -- often so puzzling at first glance -- can be explained as adaptations to particular ecological conditions. His aim is to account for the evolution of cultural forms as Darwin accounted for the evolution... more...

  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    A call by an indigenous researcher for the decolonizing of research methods, which critically examines the historical and philosophical base of Western research. The book provides a literature which validates frustrations with various Western paradigms, academic traditions and methodologies. more...

  • The Sex Lives of Cannibalsby J. Maarten Troost

    Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 15.00

    The laugh-out-loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two-year odyssey in the distant South Pacific island nation of Kiribati—possibly The Worst Place on Earth. At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost—who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp... more...

  • Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australiaby Collin Yallop

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1993; US$ 31.00

    What are Australian Aboriginal languages like and how many are there? What kinds of new language have emerged in the last two hundred years? This book offers a series of studies of aspects of language and culture in different parts of Aboriginal Australia. more...

  • Cross-Cultural Psychologyby Eric B. Shiraev; David A. Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Dynamic author team provides comprehensive overview with focus on critical-thinking. The fifth edition continues a heavy focus on applying critical thinking framework in examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data. With significant rewriting and additional new topics as well as updated references on new research, Cross-Cultural Psychology... more...

  • Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciencesby Samuel Salzborn; Eldad Davidov; Jost Reinecke

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 45.39

    The volume addresses major features in empirical social research from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Prominent researchers discuss central problems in empirical social research in a theory-driven way from political science, sociological or social-psychological points of view. These contributions focus on a renewed discussion of foundations... more...

  • Writing the Familyby Kathleen Skott-Myhre; Korinne Weima; Helen Gibbs

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 42.95

    This is not a traditional book about the family. In a very essential way, it is a book about being a woman in relation to the current form of the family under capitalism in North America. The authors are three women whose interest in the family stems out of their own unique and varied experiences. The text is comprised of three autoethnographies... more...