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Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

by Richard Parker

A provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder—and shaping our nation's future in surprising ways

To most Americans, Texas has...


Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

by Tom Digby

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called battle of the sexes intensifies in tandem with dispositions...


Queer Beirut

by Sofian Merabet

Gender and sexual identity formation is an ongoing anthropological conversation in both Middle Eastern studies and urban studies, but the story of gay and lesbian identity in the Middle East is only just beginning...


Man Across the Sea: Problems of Pre-Columbian Contacts

by Carroll L. Riley, J. Charles Kelley & Campbell W. Pennington

Whether humans crossed the seas between the Old World and the New in the times before Columbus is a tantalizing question that has long excited scholarly interest and tempted imaginations the world over. From...


Food Waste: Home Consumption, Material Culture and Everyday Life

by David Evans

Food Waste is the first academic study to tackle this highly topical subject. Drawing from social science approaches to waste, material culture and everyday life in the home, the author uncovers the reasons...


Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology and Ecology

by Steven E. Churchill

Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology and Ecology synthesizes the current knowledge about our sister species the Neandertals, combining data from a variety of disciplines to reach a cohesive...


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.

 

From...


After Migration and Religious Affiliation: Religions, Chinese Identities and Transnational Networks

by Chee-Beng Tan

This is a timely book that fills the gap in the study of Chinese overseas and their religions in the global context. Rich in ethnographic materials, this is the first comprehensive book that shows the transnational...


Bahrain Through The Ages

by Al-Khalifa

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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....