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Faulkner's Media Romance

by Julian Murphet

This book treats William Faulkner's major fiction--from Flags in the Dust through to Absalom, Absalom!--to a searching reappraisal under the spotlight of a media-historical inquiry. It proposes that Faulkner's...


Coming of Age

by Deborah Beatriz Blum

The startling coming-of-age story of famed anthropologist Margaret Mead whose radical ideas challenged the social and sexual norms of her time.

The story begins in 1923, when twenty-two year old Margaret Mead...


Whitefella Dreaming

by Brian Roberts

WHITEFELLA DREAMING: ESSAYS IN SEARCH OF BLACKFELLA TRUTHS is Dr Brian Roberts’ second collection of essays challenging Australia’s Indigenous policies. He sets the record straight on the evolution of intelligent...


American Home Cooking

by Tim Miller

American Home Cooking provides an answer to the question of why, in the face of all the modern technology we have for saving time, Americans still spend time in their kitchens cooking.

Americans eat four to five...


The Crowd

by Gustave Le Bon

The Crowd, Study of the Popular Mind, Gustave Le Bon.

Gustave Le Bon (1841–1931) was a French social psychologist, sociologist, anthropologist, inventor, and amateur physicist. He is best known for his 1895...


Border Politics in a Global Era

by Kathleen Staudt

Initially, research in border studies relied mainly on generalizations from cases in the US-Mexico borderlands before subsequently burgeoning in Europe. Border Politics in a Global Era seeks to expand the study...


Theatre and Cultural Struggle under Apartheid

by Robert Mshengu Kavanagh & Ian Steadman

In this book, South African performer and activist Robert Mshengu Kavanagh reveals the complex and conflicting interplay of class, nation and race in South African theatre under Apartheid. Evoking an era when...


Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred within the Secular West

by Jason Lief

This book explores the symbolic connections between Christianity and Heavy Metal music in the context of the secular West. Heavy Metal uses symbols and imagery taken from Christianity, even if the purpose is...


The Cemeteries of New Orleans

by Peter B. Dedek

In The Cemeteries of New Orleans, Peter B. Dedek reveals the origins and evolution of the Crescent City’s world-famous necropolises, exploring both their distinctive architecture and their cultural impact....


Social Media in South India

by Shriram Venkatraman

One of the first ethnographic studies to explore use of social media in the everyday lives of people in Tamil Nadu, Social Media in South India provides an understanding of this subject in a region experiencing...


Kill All Normies

by Angela Nagle

Recent years have seen a revival of the heated culture wars of the 1990s, but this time its battle ground is the internet. On one side the "alt right" ranges from the once obscure neo-reactionary and white separatist...


The Social Life of Politics

by Sian Lazar

A central motor of Argentine historical and political development since the early twentieth century, unions have been the site of active citizenship in both political participation and the distribution of social,...


One Blue Child

by Susanna Trnka

Radical changes in our understanding of health and healthcare are reshaping twenty-first-century personhood. In the last few years, there has been a great influx of public policy and biometric technologies targeted...


From Drag Queens to Leathermen

by Rusty Barrett

This book examines gendered language use in six gay male subcultures: drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and leathermen. Within each subculture, unique patterns of language use challenge...


The Descent of Man

by Grayson Perry

What does it mean to be male in the 21st Century? Award-winning artist Grayson Perry explores what masculinity is: from sex to power, from fashion to career prospects, and what it could become—with illustrations...


The Roots of Western Finance

by Thomas K. Park & James B. Greenberg

In The Roots of Western Finance: Power, Ethics, and Social Capital in the Ancient World, Thomas K. Park and James B. Greenberg take an anthropological approach to credit. They suggest that financial activities...


Lavil: Life, Love and Death in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

by Peter Orner & Evan Lyon

Moving stories of life in a country enduring an ongoing crisis

Seven years after the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck Haiti, the island nation remains in crisis, all but ignored...


The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning

by Jeremy Lent & Fritjof Capra

This fresh perspective on crucial questions of history identifies the root metaphors that cultures have used to construct meaning in their world. It offers a glimpse into the minds of a vast range of different...


The America Syndrome: Apocalypse, War, and Our Call to Greatness

by Betsy Hartmann

Has apocalyptic thinking contributed to some of our nation's biggest problems—inequality, permanent war, and the despoiling of our natural resources? From the Puritans to the present, historian and public...


Bitter and Sweet

by Ellen Oxfeld

Less than a half century ago, China experienced a cataclysmic famine, which was particularly devastating in the countryside. For older people in rural areas, food now symbolizes everything from misery and extreme...