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Crimes, Victims and Witnesses: Apartheid in Palestine

by Mats Svensson

Breaking open a fascinating new dialogue on the situation in occupied Palestinian territories, this personal account presents a South African perspective that is complemented by striking color photographs. Author...


Rice and Beans: A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places

by Richard Wilk & Livia Barbosa

An exploration of the dish around the world, from the culinary variances of this inherently local dish from cultures across Brazil to West Africa, to a broader account of the universal significance and symbolism...


Food: Ethnographic Encounters

by Leo Coleman

Food exchange and consumption are central to the fieldwork experience. This book presents a highly engaging study of anthropologists' field encounters of preparing, producing, sharing, and consuming food.


Why We Drive: The Past, Present, and Future of Automobiles in America

by Andy Singer

Taking the position that America’s love affair with cars and highways is not a cultural phenomenon but a problem of entrenched economic and political forces, this manifesto chronicles the rise of the U.S....


Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-Oil-Powered Car, and a Cross-Country Search for a Greener Future

by Greg Melville

Is it possible to drive coast-to-coast without stopping at a single gas pump? Journalist Greg Melville is determined to try. With his college buddy Iggy riding shotgun, this green-thinking guy—who's in love...


Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921

Eight Words for the Study of Expressive Culture

by Burt Feintuch

Group. Art. Text. Genre. Performance. Context. Tradition. Identity. _x000B_No matter where we are -- in academic institutions, in cultural agencies, at home, or in a casual conversation -- these are words we...


Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America

by Linda Allegro & Andrew Grant Wood

New perspectives on Latin American migration to the interior United States


Anger Management Games for Children

by Deborah Plummer & Jane Serrurier

This book helps adults to understand, manage and reflect on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. It covers the...


A Political Companion to John Steinbeck

by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh & Simon Stow

Though he was a recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902--1968) has frequently been censored. Even in the twenty-first century, nearly ninety...


Nixon and Kissinger

by Robert Dallek

With the publication of his magisterial biography of John F. Kennedy, An Unfinished Life, Robert Dallek cemented his reputation as one of the greatest historians of our time. Now, in this epic joint biography,...


The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution

by David Kamp

One day we woke up and realized that our “macaroni” had become “pasta,” that our Wonder Bread had been replaced by organic whole wheat, that sushi was fast food, and that our tomatoes were heirlooms....


The Best of Friends

by Sara James & Ginger Mauney

From sharing secrets as children to chasing unconventional dreams as adults, network correspondent Sara James and wildlife filmmaker Ginger Mauney explore their learning curve on life through the lens of their...


When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults

by Edward Myers

The topics range from the psychological responses to a parent's death such as shock, depression, and guilt, to the practical consequences such as dealing with estates and funerals.


The Substance of Style

by Virginia Postrel

Whether it's sleek leather pants, a shiny new Apple computer, or a designer toaster, we make important decisions as consumers every day based on our sensory experience. Sensory appeals are everywhere, and they...


The Orphans' Nine Commandments

by William Roger Holman

When Roger Bechan was six, his mother packed his suitcase and took him to the Oklahoma Society for the Friendless. He never saw her again. No wonder he and his orphan friends omit the tenth commandment—to...


Memoirs of an Obscure Professor

by Paul F. Boller

During the heyday of McCarthyism, the Chicago Tribune, offended by something he had written, contemptuously dismissed Paul Boller as "an obscure professor" - he was then teaching at Southern Methodist University...


How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles: Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders

by Gary LaPlante

Off-road riding is one of motorcycling's most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing,...


The Drift: Affect, Adaptation, and New Perspectives on Fidelity

by John Hodgkins

The Drift: Affect, Adaptation, and New Perspectives on Fidelity offers a new perspective on the complex interrelations between literature and cinema. It does so by articulating an 'affective turn' for adaptation...


Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader

by Marina Levina

In the past decade, our rapidly changing world faced terrorism, global epidemics, economic and social strife, new communication technologies, immigration, and climate change to name a few. These fears and tensions...