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  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...

  • The Omnivore's Dilemmaby Michael Pollan

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2009; US$ 9.99

    The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers “What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation... more...

  • Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuelsby Ian Morris; Stephen Macedo; Richard Seaford; Jonathan D. Spence; Christine M. Korsgaard; Margaret Atwood; Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris explains why. Fundamental long-term changes in... 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...

  • Not On the Labelby Felicity Lawrence

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.09

    Felicity Lawrence's Sunday Times bestseller Not on the Label, updated with extraordinary new material on the horsemeat scandal In 2004 Felicity Lawrence published her ground-breaking book, Not on the Label , where, in a series of undercover investigations she provided a shocking account of what really goes into the food we eat. She discovered... 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...

  • Thinking Through Socialityby Vered Amit

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    As issues and circumstances investigated by anthropologists are becoming ever more diverse, the need to address social affiliation in contemporary situations of mobility, urbanity, transnational connections, individuation, media, and capital flows, has never been greater. Thinking Through Sociality combines a review of classical theories with recent... more...

  • Culture, Politics and Sportby Garry Whannel

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 51.17

    '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...

  • Whispers and Moansby Yeeshan Yang

    Blacksmith Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    With glitzy nightclubs, saunas, karaoke lounges and brothels, Hong Kong's sex business is booming. But how do local prostitutes compete with an endless supply of girls from China? To find out, Yang spent a year with the city's hookers. The result is an eye-opening book which shows the human side of sex for sale - easy money, financial ruin and hopeless... more...

  • Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Editionby Bruce Burgett; Glenn Hendler

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 27.00

    Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to  Keywords for American Cultural Studies  as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations... more...