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Thrown

by Kerry Howley

A woman infiltrates the violent world of mixed martial arts and investigates the lives of two cage fighters.


Cultural Science: A Natural History of Stories, Demes, Knowledge and Innovation

by John Hartley & Jason Potts

Cultural Science is a new way of thinking about culture. The book synthesises recent work across different disciplines, setting out a new, evolutionary approach to cultural studies. Engaging with scientific...


Zapotec Deviance: The Convergence of Folk and Modern Sociology

by Henry A. Selby

Henry Selby's ethnographic study of the Zapotec Indians of a small community in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, reveals that the notion of the social basis of deviance is implicit in Zapotec thinking. Zapotecs...


Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century

by Justvna Olko

In this significant work, Olko reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities...


I Cover the Waterfront: Stories from the San Diego Shore

by Max Miller

“Distinctive, original, fresh in in tone and manner, with a quaint whimsicality of feeling and expression.”—The New York Times

Life on the Western waterfront has always fascinated Max Miller, a special reporter...


In Amazonia: A Natural History

by Hugh Raffles

The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings...


System and Succession: The Social Bases of Political Elite Recruitment

by John B. Nagle

System and Succession provides a comparative analysis of the social composition of national political leadership in the United States, Russia, Germany, and Mexico. These systems were chosen as case studies because...


The Virgin's Children: Life in an Aztec Village Today

by William Madsen

An absorbing account of the descendants of the ancient Aztecs and of the survival of their culture into the twentieth century in the Valley of Mexico is presented in this fascinating volume. Focusing on San...


The Village Effect: How Face-To-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

by Susan Pinker

In her surprising, entertaining, and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity.

 

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Mosquito Trails: Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement

by Alex M. Nading

Dengue fever is the world's most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two...


Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugees

by Yen Le Espiritu

Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es) examines how the Vietnam War has continued to serve as a stage for the shoring up of American imperialist adventure and for the (re)production of American...


Unfinished Conversations: Mayas and Foreigners Between Two Wars

by Paul Sullivan

A century ago, European and North American archaeologists first came upon the extraordinary ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum—and started to converse with the Mayas who inhabited the forests of the Yucatan....


The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Edition: Soul and Cosmos: The Physics and Metaphysics of the Stars and Planets

by Richard Grossinger & Bernadette Mayer

Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed,...


Blind Spot: How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Global Health

by Salmaan, M.D. Keshavjee

Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give...


Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. In Paradise Transplanted, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo...


Football, Nationality and the State

by Vic Duke & Liz Crolley

Football, Nationality and the State examines the complex and ever-changing relationship between football (its development and structure), nationality and the state. Divided into two parts the book first deals...


Beating the Dragon: The Recovery from Dependent Drug Use

by James Mcintosh

Suitable for 2nd and 3rd year students taking courses on drug use/misuse principally in departments such as Sociology, Law, Cultural and Media Studies, and Psychology. Also particularly relevant for students...


Latin American Society

by Tessa Cubitt

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Russia in Transition

by David Lane

An accessible book covering the momentous changes that have occurred, and are still occurring, since the fall of the USSR in 1989. Contributions from an impressive collection of authors are drawn from the most...


Knowing Their Place: The Intellectual Life of Women in the 19th Century

by Professor Brendan Walsh

Knowing Their Place is a comprehensive account of the public, private and intellectual life of Irish women in the Victorian age. In particular, this book looks at the steady progress of girls and women within...