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Ethnographies of Breastfeeding: Cultural Contexts and Confrontations

by Tanya Cassidy & Abdullahi El Tom

Breastfeeding is an intimate and deeply-rooted bodily practice, as well as a highly controversial sociocultural process which invokes strong reactions from advocates and opponents. Touching on a wide range of...


Vinyl: The Analogue Record in the Digital Age

by Dominik Bartmanski & Ian Woodward

Recent years have seen not just a revival, but a rebirth of the analogue record. More than merely a nostalgic craze, vinyl has become a cultural icon. As music consumption migrated to digital and online, this...


Arts and Aesthetics in a Globalizing World

by Raminder Kaur & Parul Dave-Mukherji

An investigation of arts and aesthetics in their widest senses and experiences, presenting a variety of perspectives ranging from the metaphysical to the political. Moving beyond art as an expression of the...


Roman Reflections: Iron Age to Viking Age in Northern Europe

by Klavs Randsborg

Roman Reflections uses a series of detailed and deeply researched case studies to explore how Roman society connected with and influenced Northern Europe during the Iron and Viking Ages. In an original way,...


Sensational Subjects: The Dramatization of Experience in the Modern World

by John Jervis

Under what conditions does 'sensation' become 'sensational'?

By the early nineteenth century murder had become the staple of the sensationalizing popular press, and gruesome descriptions were deployed to make...


Rainforest Asylum: The Enduring Legacy of Colonial Psychiatric Care in Malaysia

by Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

The author argues that psychiatric services in Malaysia retain many of the premises of colonial psychiatry, while little influenced by more recent concepts such as service-user empowerment. Also present in Malaysian...


The Sociology of Secrecy and of Secret Societies

by Georg Simmel

"That we shall know with whom we have to do, is the first precondition of having anything to do with another. The customary reciprocal presentation, in the case of any somewhat protracted conversation, or in...


A Dissenting Word

by Erri De Luca & Jim Hicks

“I am, and I will remain, even if convicted, a witness to sabotage. Namely: to the hampering, obstructing, and impeding of the freedom to dissent.” Renowned Italian author Erri De Luca takes on the controversial...


The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care

by Bloomsbury Publishing

There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine-keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though...


American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone

by Marco Rubio

Dear Friends,

My parents came to the United States in 1956. The country they found was truly a land of opportunity, where hardworking people with grade school educations could afford a home, a car, and college...


Dear Minister Poletti

by Paolo Brunelli & Dottor Paolo Brunelli

The revolution of the labor market in Italy. In a letter all the information to change the labor market in Italy. A letter full of suggestions, updates and hopes for the Italian people. A letter other than one...


Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat

by John McQuaid

A fascinating and deeply researched investigation into the mysteries of flavor—from the first bite taken by our ancestors to scientific advances in taste and the current “foodie” revolution.

Taste has long...


Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die

by Amy Fusselman

Part memoir, part manifesto, this exploration of the underside of America's obsession with safety is prompted by the author's visit to a thrillingly alarming adventure playground in Tokyo

 


SPECIAL EXTENSIVE EDITION of The  Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Including Additional Views, Minority Views & Additional Minority Vi

by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence & Diane Feinstein

Long awaited: This is THE SPECIAL EXTENSIVE EDITION (Standard Reflowable Flexible Ebook) of the Official Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency Interrogation...


Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World

by Benjamin S. Arbuckle & Sue Ann McCarty

Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World explores the current trends in the social archaeology of human-animal relationships, focusing on the ways in which animals are used to structure, create, support,...


Noncommissioned Truth of 9-11-2001

by Tomas Pimentel

The Conspiracies Are Wrong For too long the 9/11 conspiracy theorists and revisionists have had their day. It's time to put an end to the nonsense. Angry and emotionally packed, Noncommissioned Truth of 9-11-2001...


Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century

by Chris Wickham

Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into...


Entheosonic Whistling Vessels: An Investigation Into Pre-Colombian Civilizations, Sound, Shamanism and Unity Nature

by Denis Casarsa & Timothy Robbins

Entheosonic Whistling Vessels are transformation tools using the inherent power of sound to unlock our creative powers. The universal and sacred language of sounds produced by the vessels are used as a doorway...


Active Ageing: Perspectives from Europe on a vaunted topic

by María Luisa Gómez Jiménez & Jonathan Parker

Authors from across Europe consider the diverse theoretical and conceptual issues in understanding ageing in late modern society with an emphasis on active ageing. Integrated approaches are emphasised, without...


Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

by Julian Le Grand & Bill New

Should governments save people from themselves? Do governments have the right to influence citizens’ behavior related to smoking tobacco, eating too much, not saving enough, drinking alcohol, or taking marijuana—or...