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Culture in Mind: Toward a Sociology of Culture and Cognition

by Karen A. Cerulo

What is thought and how does one come to study and understand it? How does the mind work? Does cognitive science explain all the mysteries of the brain? This collection of fourteen original essays from some...


Global Nomads: Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa

by Anthony D'Andrea

Global Nomads provides a unique introduction to the globalization of countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. Anthony D'Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates who live...


Indian Sufism Since the Seventeenth Century: Saints, Books and Empires in the Muslim Deccan

by Nile Green

Sufism is often regarded as standing mystically aloof from its wider cultural settings. By turning this perspective on its head, Indian Sufism since the Seventeenth Century reveals the politics and poetry of...


Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacy: Bal'ami's Tarikhnamah

by Andrew Peacock

The Tarikhnamah is a history of the world and the oldest surviving work of Persian prose. This book examines it as a political and cultural document and why it became such an influential work in the Islamic...


The Common Thread

by Martha Manning

No relationship is more fulfilling, infuriating, emotional, and problematic than that of mother and daughter. Now, in a work filled with truth, surprises, and humor, renowned psychologist and author Martha Manning...


The Gospel of Food

by Barry Glassner

For many Americans, eating is a religion. We worship at the temples of celebrity chefs. We raise our children to believe that certain foods are good and others are bad. We believe that if we eat the right foods,...


Black Reconstruction in America: Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-1880

by W.E.B. Du Bois & Mack H. Jones

“It is not surprising that the publication of this book should be hailed as a literary event.”
—Sterling D. Spero, The Nation
In this volume, W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the greatest intellectual...


Art Music: Love, Listening, and Soulfulness

by Matthew Del Nevo

Art Music is a philosophical examination of how we listen to music, specifically classical music. Matthew Del Nevo explains why classical music is not music of the past, or what he calls museum music, but art...


Giving is Good For You: Why Britain Should Be Bothered and Give More

by John Nickson

Inequality in Britain is on the rise. Does this matter? Should we be bothered that the rich give proportionately much less than the poor? And that only a small minority of the very wealthy are giving generously?...


Other Women: The History of the Mistress

by Fiona McDonald

Other Women tells the stories of those women who belonged to a separate part of society: in some ways invisible and socially unacceptable, but in others in positions of influence and power, comfort and even...


Mothers in Academia

by Maria Castaneda & Kirsten Isgro

While more mothers are increasingly occupying institutions of higher learning, they still struggle to make headway in a world that privileges a commitment to countless hours of scholarly research and study....


Pakistan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Safia Haleem

Pakistan is a land with a unique history, formed by migrating peoples who have left their footprint in its diverse cultures, languages, literature, food, dress, and folklore. The country is besieged by bad news,...


USA - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Gina Teague

Who can afford not to understand the USA? Many facets of American life have been embraced around the world, yet the sense of “just like in the movies” familiarity that first-time visitors often feel can...


Egypt - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Jailan Zayan

This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Egypt reveals a country in the throes of change. The largely secular revolution that started in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in January 2011 became the flagship...


The Rolling Stones: Sociological Perspectives

by Helmut Staubmann, Matteo Bortolini & Andrea Baker

The contributors approach the Rolling Stones from a range of social science perspectives including cultural studies, communication and film studies, gender studies, and the sociology of popular music.


Winchell and Runyon: The True Untold Story

by Trustin Howard

This book is about the bond between two legendary journalists, Walter Winchell and Damon Runyon, during the unforgettable era of World War II and the years following. Winchell was a popular radio personality...


Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

by Michael Leifer

This comprehensive dictionary provides descriptive and analytical coverage of the turbulent political history and striking changes which have occurred both regionally and in key countries since the end of 1945...


Marx His Times and Ours

by Rudolf Schlesinger

Published in 1998, Marx His Time and Ours is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology and Social Policy.


Environmentalism and Cultural Theory: Exploring the Role of Anthropology in Environmental Discourse

by Kay Milton

The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the attention paid by social scientists to environmental issues, and a gradual acknowledgement, in the wider community, of the role of social science in the public...


Old Age

by John Vincent

Recent decades have seen a fundamental change in the age structure of many Western societies. This book provides an overview of the key issues.