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  • Victims of Progressby John H. Bodley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 50.00

    This compelling account of how technology and development affect indigenous peoples throughout the world provides a provocative context in which students can think about civilization and its costs. more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities;... more...

  • The Death of Josselineby Margaret Regan

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    Dispatches from Arizona—the front line of a massive human migration—including the voices of migrants, Border Patrol, ranchers, activists, and others   For the last decade, Margaret Regan has reported on the escalating chaos along the Arizona-Mexico border, ground zero for immigration since 2000. Undocumented migrants cross into Arizona in overwhelming... more...

  • Catfish and Mandalaby Andrew X. Pham

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 12.60

    A Vietnamese Bicycle Days by a stunning new voice in American letters. Andrew X. Pham dreamed of becoming a writer. Born in Vietnam and raised in California, he held technical jobs at United Airlines-and always carried a letter of resignation in his briefcase. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people."... more...

  • English as a Global Languageby David Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 21.00

    Crystal presents an account of the rise and status of English as a global language. more...

  • What I Learned in Medical Schoolby Kevin M. Takakuwa; Nick Rubashkin; Karen E. Herzig

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    Like many an exclusive club, the medical profession subjects its prospective members to rigorous indoctrination: medical students are overloaded with work, deprived of sleep and normal human contact, drilled and tested and scheduled down to the last minute. Difficult as the regimen may be, for those who don't fit the traditional mold—white, male, middle-to-upper... more...

  • The Revolt of the Cockroach Peopleby Oscar Zeta Acosta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan... more...

  • The Defenderby Ethan Michaeli

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 29.95

    Veteran reporter Ethan Michaeli tells the story of Chicago’s iconic black newspaper, the family and the journalists who made it great, and the hidden history of black America in the twentieth century. more...

  • Chinese Civilizationby Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Free Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture. more...

  • Uncommon Groundby Leland Ferguson

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 24.95

    Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became... more...