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Clint Eastwood's America
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Clint Eastwood’s America

Sam B. Girgus

The steady rise of Clint Eastwood's career parallels a pressing desire in American society over the past five decades for a figure and story of purpose, meaning, and redemption. Eastwood has not only told and filmed that story, he...

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Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee
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Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee

Lisa Jean Moore, Mary E. Kosut

Examines media representations of bees, such as children's books, films, and consumer culture, bringing to light the reciprocal way in which the bee and our idea of the bee inform one another.

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Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact
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Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact

Stephanie D. H. Evergreen

This book focuses on the best possible communication strategies for anyone working with data.

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Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport
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Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

Rob Steen

The book covers the main themes, events and issues in the history of sport over the last 200 years. Written in an accessible style in short, themed chapters the book covers everything from bare-knuckle boxing to global mega-events...

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After Queer Theory: The Limits of Sexual Politics
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After Queer Theory: The Limits of Sexual Politics

James Penney

Makes the provocative claim that queer theory has run its course, made obsolete by the elaboration of its own logic within capitalism.

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New Media, Development and Globalization: Making Connections in the Global South
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New Media, Development and Globalization: Making Connections in the Global South

Don Slater

New media, development and globalization are the key terms through which the future is being imagined and performed in governance, development initiatives and public and political discourse. Yet these authoritative terms have...

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What Use is Sociology?: Conversations with Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester
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What Use is Sociology?: Conversations with Michael Hviid Jacobsen and Keith Tester

Zygmunt Bauman, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Keith Tester

This book stands as a testimony to Bauman's belief in the enduring relevance of sociology. But it is also a call to us all to start questioning the world in which we live and to transform ourselves from being the victims of...

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The Killing Fields of Inequality
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The Killing Fields of Inequality

Goran Therborn

Inequality is not just about the size of our wallets. It is a socio-cultural order which, for most of us, reduces our capabilities to function as human beings, our health, our dignity, our sense of self, as well as our resources...

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Market in Babies: Stories of Australian Adoption
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Market in Babies: Stories of Australian Adoption

Marian Quartly (Lecturer in History, Monash University, Australia), Shurlee Swain, Denise Cuthbert

The Market in Children: Stories of Australian Adoption tells the history of adoption in Australia from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to its decline at the beginning of the twenty-first. The authors find that a market in...

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The Nanny Piggins Guide to Conquering Christmas
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The Nanny Piggins Guide to Conquering Christmas

R.A. Spratt

Watch out Santa, Nanny Piggins is coming to town this Christmas! This is not a survival guide to Christmas. This is a guide to conquering the Yuletide season! That's right, it is time to take a stand - don't suffer through another...

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A Country in Mind: Memoir with Landscape
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A Country in Mind: Memoir with Landscape

Saskia Beudel

After a period of loss, and much change, Saskia Beudel began walking. Within eighteen months she had walked in the Snowy Mountains, twice along the South Coast of Tasmania, the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs, the Arnhem...

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Being & Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy & the Split Self
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Being & Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy & the Split Self

Kajsa Ekis Ekman

Drawing on Marxist and feminist analyses, Ekis Ekman argues that the Self must be split from the body to make it possible to sell your body without selling yourself. The body becomes sex. Sex becomes a service. The story of the...

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Is the Planet Full?
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Is the Planet Full?

Ian Goldin

Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? This book explores the contexts, costs, and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic,...

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Recognition
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Recognition

Cillian McBride

Everyone cares about recognition: no one wants to be treated with disrespect, insulted, humiliated, or simply ignored. In this compelling new book, McBride examines how a basic need for recognition is the motivation behind...

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Gender: the Basics
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Gender: the Basics

Hilary M. Lips

Gender: The Basics is an engaging introduction which examines the impact of cultural, historical, biological, psychological and economic forces on qualities which have come to be defined as masculine or feminine. Highlighting that...

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Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
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Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

Bee Wilson

Explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live. This title tells the story of how we have tamed fire and ice, wielded whisks, spoons, graters, mashers, pestles and mortars, all in the name...

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Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors
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Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors

Anne K. Ream, Patricia Evans, MD, Faan, Faap

In these pages you'll meet a community of rape and sexual violence survivors who have been shaped, but refuse to be defined, by their histories of violence. They are brave, and they are outspoken--but, mostly, they are hopeful. ...

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Food, Genes, and Culture: Eating Right for Your Origins
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Food, Genes, and Culture: Eating Right for Your Origins

Gary Paul Nabhan

Vegan, low fat, low carb, slow carb: Every diet seems to promise a one-size-fits-all solution to health. But they ignore the diversity of human genes and how they interact with what we eat. In this title, a renowned ethnobotanist...

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Japan: The Paradox of Harmony
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Japan: The Paradox of Harmony

Keiko Hirata, Mark Warschauer

For centuries, people in the West have been fascinated, enchanted and perplexed in equal measure by Japan and its culture. This book deals with this topic.

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Beyond Consumer Capitalism: Media and the Limits to Imagination
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Beyond Consumer Capitalism: Media and the Limits to Imagination

Justin Lewis

Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics and our culture. Yet there is a growing body of research from a range of disciplines that suggests that consumer capitalism may be past its sell-by date.

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Queering Fat Embodiment
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Queering Fat Embodiment

Cat Pause, Jackie Wykes, Samantha Murray

Shedding light on the ways in which fat embodiment is lived, experienced, regulated and (re)produced across a range of cultural sites and contexts, Queering Fat Embodiment destabilises established ideas about fat bodies.

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Subcultures: the Basics
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Subcultures: the Basics

Ross Haenfler

Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing...

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Concepts of the Self
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Concepts of the Self

Anthony Elliott

New edition of a successful introduction to a core theme in the social sciences. Offers a clear introduction to complex ideas, written by an internationally renowned author. Has been fully revised and updated, incorporating a new...

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Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence
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Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Paul Carter

In this remarkable and often dazzling book, Paul Carter explores the conditions for sociability in a globalized future. He argues that we make many assumptions about communication but overlook barriers to understanding between...

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The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese People Fear the Future
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The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese People Fear the Future

Gerard Lemos

Glossy television images of happy, industrious and increasingly prosperous workers show a bright view of life in twenty-first-century China. But behind the officially approved story is a different reality. The author offers a...

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Park Land: When Caravan is Home
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Park Land: When Caravan is Home

Janice Newton

The phenomenon of permanent residence in caravan parks has previously been under-reported and under-theorised. Interviews with ten caravan park managers and 50 caravan park residents adorn Park Land.

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Social Movements in Global Politics
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Social Movements in Global Politics

David West

A very topical and wide-ranging account of the important activities of social movements at a time of global crises. Provides a comprehensive overview of influential social movements, from the genealogy of liberal democratic...

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Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth
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Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth

Alan Weisman

Every four days there are a million more people on the planet. More people and fewer resources. In this timely work, Alan Weisman examines how we can shrink our collective human footprint so that we don't stomp any more species -...

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Caring: A Relational Approach to Ethics and Moral Education
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Caring: A Relational Approach to Ethics and Moral Education

Nel Noddings

With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, the author builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child. She discusses the extent...

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Re-imagining the City: Art, Globalization and Urban Spaces
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Re-imagining the City: Art, Globalization and Urban Spaces

Elizabeth Grierson, Kristen Sharp

Examines how contemporary processes of globalization are transforming cultural experience and production in urban spaces. This title maps how cultural productions in art, architecture, and communications media are contributing to...

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Doing Visual Ethnography
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Doing Visual Ethnography

Sarah Pink

Drawing on her own research and the experience of other ethnographers, Sarah Pink provides an indispensible guide for anyone looking to use images and visual technologies as part of their research

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 Special priceI Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies
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I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies

Yaron Matras

In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India. So who are the Romani people, really? In this book, the author gives us a...

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Making Capitalism Fit For Society
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Making Capitalism Fit For Society

Colin Crouch

Capitalism is the only complex system known to us that can provide an efficient and innovative economy, but the financial crisis has brought out the pernicious side of capitalism and shown that it remains dependent on the state to...

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Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation
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Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation

Eva Illouz

A new book by the award-winnning sociologist Eva Illouz on modern love. Sets out to explain why love is such a painful experience for many people - why we invest so much in the search for love and why it so often disappoints us.

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Demanding the Impossible
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Demanding the Impossible

Slavoj Zizek

Where are we today and what is to be done? Slavoj i ek ponders these questions in this unique and timely book.

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Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia
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Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Christopher R. Duncan

Christopher R. Duncan spent several years conducting fieldwork in North Maluku, Indonesia, and here examines how individuals taking part in the sectarian violence of 1999 and 2000 understood and experienced that conflict.

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 Read reviewThe World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Jared Diamond

Reveals that traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms.

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Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals
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Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Carrie Friese

Demonstrates just how much bioscience reproduces and changes our ideas about the meaning of life itself.

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After Homosexual: The Legacies of Gay Liberation
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After Homosexual: The Legacies of Gay Liberation

Carolyn D'Cruz, Mark Pendleton

Forty years have passed since the publication of Dennis Altman's crucial text, Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation, which captured the vibrant and violent explosions of the gay liberation movement. On this anniversary, Carolyn...

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Vital Signs 2013
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Vital Signs 2013

The Worldwatch Institute

From meat consumption to automobile production to hydropower, this title documents over two dozen trends that are shaping our future in concise analyses and clear tables and graphs. It demonstrates that while remarkable progress...

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Books of the Dead: Manuals for Living and Dying
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Books of the Dead: Manuals for Living and Dying

Stanislav Grof

Explores the secrets of the afterlife. This title guides readers through Egyptian, Tibetan, Mesoamerican and Christian texts, art and iconography of death, as well as modern consciousness research into near-death experiences,...

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Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life
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Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life

Dr Bill Thomas, William H Thomas, Dr Dr Bill Thomas

How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood? When you begin to feel that the life you have been living is out of balance; when the need to perform, to hurry, and to acquire is no longer compelling. It's like the moment when...

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Shamanic Regalia in the Far North
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Shamanic Regalia in the Far North

Patricia Rieff Anawalt

Probes into the significance and meaning of shamanic practices in Northeast Siberia, Alaska and British Columbia, and also points up the intriguing differences in the ritual garb as generation after generation sought to influence...

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Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping
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Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping

David M. Lampton

Tells the story of China's political elites from their own perspectives. Based on over five hundred interviews, this title offers a rare glimpse into how the attitudes and ideas of those at the top have evolved over the decades.

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The Culture of Ethics
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The Culture of Ethics

Franco La Cecla, Piero Zanini

What is ethics? Is it a system of transcendent moral imperatives, or can it be produced by ordinary people in everyday life? This title address these questions in a series of thought-provoking reflections that draw their...

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Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to a Clockwork Orange- How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos
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Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to a Clockwork Orange- How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos

Robert Hofler

An exploration of the origins of sexual expression in popular culture from 1968 to 1973 places the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating these controversial works within their cultural and social frameworks.

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Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies
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Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Asia Friedman

What is the role of the senses in how we understand the world? Drawing on more than sixty interviews with two decidedly different populations - the blind and the transgendered, this title answers provocative questions about the...

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Phenomenology of Perception
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Phenomenology of Perception

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

In this work Maurice Merleau-Ponty, described as the foremost academic French philosopher of the post-war period, writes on theories of perception.

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