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Dirty Kids

by Chris Urquhart, Micah White & Kitra Cahana

  • Today more than ever young Americans feel disenfranchised, and many are rejecting traditional society for a freer, nomadic lifestyle.
  • Dirty Kids offers an insider's perspective on the lives of nomadic underground...

  • Stigma Syndemics

    by Merrill Singer, Shir Lerman, Bayla Ostrach & Elaine M. Bennett et al.

    Central to this volume, and critical to its unique creative significance and contribution, is the conceptual unification of syndemics and stigma. Syndemics theory is increasingly recognized in social science...


    by Debora Diniz & Diane Grosklaus Whitty

    • The first frontline account of the Zika epidemic. 
    • Much of the coverage of Zika has been alarmist, and focussed on the risks posed to affluent Americans and Olympic athletes. This book corrects this by looking...

    The Poetry of the Americas

    by Harris Feinsod

    The Poetry of the Americas offers a lively and detailed history of relations among poets in the US and Latin America, spanning three decades from the Good Neighbor diplomacy of World War II through the Cold...

    X-Rays, Spirits, and Witches: Understanding Health and Illness in Ethnographic Context

    by Julian M. Murchison

    This book provides a brief, to-the-point book that is grounded in ethnographic research, written expressly for use in medical anthropology courses—that is, structured to highlight concepts and issues typically...

    Social Life in England Through the Centuries

    by H. R. Wilton Hall

    This vintage book contains a fascinating treatise on the development of social life in England throughout history. It walks the reader through the entirety of English society beginning with a cave-dwelling population,...

    Devoted to Death

    by R. Andrew Chesnut

    R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk saint's...

    Memory, Place and Aboriginal-Settler History

    by Skye Krichauff

    Taking the absence of Aboriginal people in South Australian settler descendants’ historical consciousness as a starting point, 'Memory, Place and Aboriginal–Settler History' combines the methodologies and...

    When the State Winks

    by Michal Kravel-Tovi

    Religious conversion is often associated with ideals of religious sincerity. But in a society in which religious belonging is entangled with ethnonational citizenship and confers political privilege, a convert...

    Leader Communities

    by Mikael Holmqvist

    All around the world there are elite suburban communities: Palo Alto, California, and Greenwich, Connecticut, in the U.S.; Paris's Neuilly; and Oxshott outside London. These wealthy suburbs are home to the economic...

    Decolonizing Psychology

    by Sunil Bhatia

    In recent years, the news media has directed a significant amount of attention to the effect of globalization on the second most populous nation in the world: India. With the emergence of new economic opportunities...

    A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities

    by Anthony Kaldellis

    Weird, decadent, degenerate, racially mixed, superstitious, theocratic, effeminate, and even hyper-literate, Byzantium has long been regarded by many as one big curiosity. According to Voltaire, it represented...

    Uncivilised Genes

    by Gustav Milne

    In Uncivilised Genes: Human Evolution and the Urban Paradox, Gustav Milne explores how we can reconfigure our lifestyles and urban environments, based on an understanding of our prehistoric past, in order to...

    Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families

    by Kristin E. Yarris

    Global inequalities make it difficult for parents in developing nations to provide for their children. Some determine that migration in search of higher wages is their only hope. Many studies have looked at...

    Care Across Generations

    by Kristin E. Yarris

    Global inequalities make it difficult for parents in developing nations to provide for their children. Some determine that migration in search of higher wages is their only hope. Many studies have looked at...


    by J.A. English-Lueck

    Since the initial publication of Cultures@SiliconValley fourteen years ago, much has changed in Silicon Valley. The corporate landscape of the Valley has shifted, with tech giants like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn,...

    The Biopolitics of Beauty

    by Alvaro Jarrín

    The Biopolitics of Beauty examines how beauty became an aim of national health in Brazil. Based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, the author explains how plastic surgeons and patients...

    Reclaiming Civilization: A Case for Optimism for the Future of Humanity

    by Brendan Myers

    How civilization leads us to the meaning of life, not by discovery, but by invention.

    Going Performative in Intercultural Education

    by John Crutchfield & Manfred Schewe

    Over the last two decades drama pedagogy has helped to lay the foundations for a new teaching and learning culture, one that accentuates physicality and centres on performative experience. Signs of this ‘performative...

    Bilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Poetry, Music, and Narrative: The Science of Art

    by Norbert Francis

    Bilingual and multicultural approaches to the study of literature and music give the most complete panorama of the problems related to understanding artistic ability and sensibility. Norbert Francis argues that...