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Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

by Sheila Cosminsky

The World Health Organization is currently promoting a policy of replacing traditional or lay midwives in countries around the world. As part of an effort to record the knowledge of local midwives before it...


John of God

Tikanga Māori (Revised Edition)

by Hirini Mead

Tikanga Māori is the authoritative and accessible introduction to understanding the correct Māori ways of doing things as they were done in the past, as they are done in the present – and as they may yet...


The Sociology of Speed

Style, Mediation, and Change

Ambition: Leading with Gratitude

by Buechley Seth

Seth Buechley tackles the plaguing question of why ambitious people struggle to find satisfaction and reveals what they can do about it. His exceptional perspective, which began in a commune in the woods and...


Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles

by Sarah Portnoy

Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles explores the history of Latino cuisine in Los Angeles and the contemporary Latino food scene, one that sharply contrasts with urban Latino neighborhoods where...


Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

by Joanne Randa Nucho

What causes violent conflicts around the Middle East? All too often, the answer is sectarianism—popularly viewed as a timeless and intractable force that leads religious groups to conflict. In Everyday Sectarianism...


Utopia(s) - Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary: Proceedings of the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Congress, October 20-22, 2016, Lisbon, Portu

by Maria do Rosário Monteiro & Mário S. Ming Kong

The idea of Utopia springs from a natural desire of transformation, of evolution pertaining to humankind and, therefore, one can find expressions of "utopian" desire in every civilization. Having to do explicitly...


The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society

Citizen Subject

Occupied Ruptures in Space

by Günter Marks

With the reunification of Germany in 1990, the two sides of the former inner German border area found itself no longer as remote regions on the margins of two separated political and social hemispheres, but...


The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

by Abigail Tucker

“By turns funny and disturbing, The Lion in the Living Room is full of surprises. Like all the best nonfiction, it will make you think twice about the world around you.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, bestselling...


The Bleeding Edge: Why Technology Turns Toxic in an Unequal World

by Bob Hughes

A big-hitting historical analysis of technology which uses the computer as a can-opener to expose the inequality innate in capitalism.


The Work of Art: Rethinking the Elementary Forms of Religious Life

by Michael Jackson

How are we to think of works of art? Rather than treat art as an expression of individual genius, market forces, or aesthetic principles, Michael Jackson focuses on how art effects transformations in our lives....


The Ghosts of Birds

by Eliot Weinberger

A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times) The Ghosts of Birds offers thirty-five essays by Eliot Weinberger: the first section of the book continues his linked serial-essay,...


Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

by Antina von Schnitzler

In the past decade, South Africa’s “miracle transition” has been interrupted by waves of protests in relation to basic services such as water and electricity. Less visibly, the post-apartheid period has...


A Brief History of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of a Pacific Paradise

by Willard A. Hanna & Tim Hannigan

This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world.

Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home...


Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society

by Youna Kim

The Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource that explores the formation and transformation of Korean culture and society.

Each chapter provides a comprehensive...


Health and Other Unassailable Values: Reconfigurations of Health, Evidence and Ethics

by Kirsten Bell

Health and Other Unassailable Values sets out to examine health as a core cultural value. Taking 'health', 'evidence' and 'ethics' as her primary themes, Bell explores the edifice that underpins contemporary...