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  • Universalism without Uniformityby Julia L. Cassaniti; Usha Menon

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    One of the major questions of cultural psychology is how to take diversity seriously while acknowledging our shared humanity. This collection, edited by Julia L. Cassaniti and Usha Menon, brings together leading scholars in the field to reconsider that question and explore the complex mechanisms that connect culture and the human mind.   The... more...

  • Writing the World of Policingby Didier Fassin

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    As policing has recently become a major topic of public debate, it was also a growing area of ethnographic research. Writing the World of Policing brings together an international roster of scholars who have conducted fieldwork studies of law enforcement in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods on five continents. How, they ask, can ethnography illuminate... more...

  • Making Modern Mealsby Amy B. Trubek

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Home cooking is crucial to our lives, but today we no longer identify it as an obligatory everyday chore. By looking closely at the stories and practices of contemporary American home cooks—witnessing them in the kitchen and at the table—Amy B. Trubek reveals our episodic but also engaged relationship to making meals.   Making Modern Meals  explores... more...

  • Approaches to Ethnographyby Colin Jerolmack; Shamus Khan

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Approaches to Ethnography offers a novel way to think about and teach ethnography. It identifies eight key analytic strategies-or approaches-that ethnographers deploy to decode the social world. Each chapter features a veteran ethnographer reflecting on how one of the approaches shapes their field site selection, observations, and analysis. more...

  • Immigration Structures and Immigrant Livesby David W. Haines

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 34.00

    An introduction to the United States as a nation of immigrants and to the full complexities, challenges, and triumphs of the lives of those immigrants. Evokes both the United States experience and the implications of human mobility in an interconnected world. more...

  • Repairing the Broken Surface of Talkby Paul Drew; Jorg Bergmann; Gail Jefferson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    This collection of studies by Gail Jefferson, one of the co-founders of the field of Conversation Analysis, represents a distinctive and sustained investigation of speakers correcting errors in their own and one another's speech. Combining rigorous technical analysis, methodological innovation, and acute observation, Jefferson explores the subterranean... more...

  • Interrogating Ethnographyby Steven Lubet

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 16.99

    In Interrogating Ethnography , Steven Lubet uses the tools and techniques of a trial lawyer to explore the stories behind ethnographic narratives, many of which turn out to be dubious, exaggerated, tendentious, or just plain wrong. more...

  • Living without the Deadby Piers Vitebsky

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 25.00

    Just one generation ago, the Sora tribe in India lived in a world populated by the spirits of their dead, who spoke to them through shamans in trance. Every day, they negotiated their wellbeing  in heated arguments or in quiet reflections on their feelings of love, anger, and guilt.   Today, young Sora are rejecting the worldview of their... more...

  • The Nordic Theory of Everythingby Anu Partanen

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2017; US$ 12.49

    At a 2012 conference on social mobility, Ed Miliband said: ‘If you want the American dream, go to Finland.’ For decades, the country best known for opportunity had been the United States, but that crown has now been taken by our Nordic neighbours. When journalist Anu Partanen moved from her Scandinavian home to the US in 2008, she quickly went from... more...

  • Tamedby Alice Roberts

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    **'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.' BRIAN COX** **'The best popular book on broad-sweep history since Guns, Germs and Steel' Peter Forbes** The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies. For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers,... more...