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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...

  • 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...

  • Bottleneckby Caroline Melly

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    In Bottleneck , anthropologist Caroline Melly uses the problem of traffic bottlenecks to launch a wide-ranging study of mobility in contemporary urban Senegal—a concept that she argues is central to both citizens' and the state's visions of a successful future.   Melly opens with an account of the generation of urban men who came of age on the... more...

  • Handbook of Culture and Memoryby Brady Wagoner

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 54.99

    In Handbook of Culture and Memory, an interdisciplinary group of contributors provide new models of the complex interrelationships between people's memory and their social relationships, group stories and history, monuments, rituals and material artifacts. more...

  • Fight Fascism!by Peter Kuper; Seth Tobocman; Susan Simensky Bietila; Jordan Worley; Isabella Bannerman

    AK Press 2017; US$ 12.00

    Political art for perilous times. more...

  • Private Print Media, the State and Politics in Colonial and Post-Colonial Zimbabweby Sylvester Dombo

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book examines the role played by two popular private newspapers in the struggle for democracy in Zimbabwe, one case from colonial Rhodesia and the other from the post-colonial era. It argues that, operating under oppressive political regimes and in the dearth of credible opposition political parties or as a platform for opposition political parties,... more...

  • Elizabethan and Jacobean Reappropriation in Contemporary British Dramaby Graham Saunders

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 94.48

    This thought-provoking new book explores the practice of rewriting Shakespeare and his contemporaries, discussing recent plays by playwrights such as Sarah Kane, Rona Munro, Marina Carr, Edward Bond and Howard Brenton, amongst others. more...