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Nigger
Nigger
Written by Randall Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780307538918
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Nigger
The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
Written by Randall Kennedy


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
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It’s “the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,” a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger, and in this candid, lucidly argued book the... Read more >
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Shakespeare and Modern Culture
Shakespeare and Modern Culture
Written by Marjorie Garber
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ISBN: 9780307377951
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Shakespeare and Modern Culture

Written by Marjorie Garber


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 9, 2008
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From one of the world's premier Shakespeare scholars comes a magisterial new study whose premise is "that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare."

        Shakespeare has determined many of the ideas that we think of as "naturally" true: ideas about human character, individuality and selfhood, government, leadership, love... Read more >
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The Good Women of China
The Good Women of China
Written by Xinran
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ISBN: 9780307485533
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The Good Women of China
Hidden Voices
Written by Xinran


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $13.99

When Deng Xiaoping’s efforts to “open up” China took root in the late 1980s, Xinran recognized an invaluable opportunity. As an employee for the state radio system, she had long wanted to help improve the lives of Chinese women. But when she was given clearance to host a radio call-in show... Read more >
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Book of Peoples of the World
Book of Peoples of the World
Edited by Wade Davis, K. David Harrison and Catherine Herbert Howell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426202384
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Book of Peoples of the World
A Guide to Cultures
Edited by Wade Davis, K. David Harrison and Catherine Herbert Howell


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $40.00

As cultures and languages disappear from the Earth at a shocking rate, it becomes all the more urgent for us to know and value the world’s many ethnic identities. National Geographic’s Book of Peoples of the World propels that important quest with concern, authority, and respect. Created by a team of... Read more >
Failed God
Failed God
Written by John A. Rush
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ISBN: 9781583942741
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Failed God
Fractured Myth in a Fragile World
Written by John A. Rush


Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2008
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On a 2001 trip to the cathedrals of Europe, anthropologist John Rush and his wife entered St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and encountered a mosaic depicting Jesus surrounded by mushrooms with an Amanita muscaria cap in his hand. Examining the space with new eyes, they discovered images of mushrooms and mind-altering... Read more >
Poisoned Profits
Poisoned Profits
Written by Philip Shabecoff and Alice Shabecoff
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ISBN: 9781588367129
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Poisoned Profits
The Toxic Assault on Our Children
Written by Philip Shabecoff and Alice Shabecoff


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2008
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In this shocking and sobering book, two fearless journalists directly and definitively link industrial toxins to the current rise in childhood disease and death. In the tradition of Silent Spring, Poisoned Profits is a landmark investigation, an eye-opening account of a country that prizes money over children’s health.

With indisputable data, Philip... Read more >
What the World Eats
What the World Eats
Written by Faith D'Aluisio, Photographed by Peter Menzel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781582462462
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What the World Eats

Written by Faith D'Aluisio
Photographed by Peter Menzel


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2008
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Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But in every corner of the world this age-old custom is rapidly changing. From increased trade between countries to the expansion of global food corporations like Kraft and Nestlé, current events are having a tremendous... Read more >
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 2
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 2
Series edited by William C. Sturtevant, Edited by Garrick A. Bailey
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780160803888
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Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 2
Indians in Contemporary Society
Series edited by William C. Sturtevant
Edited by Garrick A. Bailey


Format: Hardcover, 577 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2008
Price: $99.95

This volume provides a basic reference work on Indians and Arctic peoples as a continuing element in a changing and sometimes difficult environment responding to the social forces around them, making such accommodations as circumstances require, but remaining identifiably Indian in a contemporary society. Read more >
Panic in Level 4
Panic in Level 4
Written by Richard Preston
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ISBN: 9781588367280
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Panic in Level 4
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $11.99

Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston’s bestselling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature... Read more >
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The Wild Trees
The Wild Trees
Written by Richard Preston
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ISBN: 9780812975598
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The Wild Trees
A Story of Passion and Daring
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
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Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained–the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of... Read more >
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Culture and Conflict in the Middle East
Culture and Conflict in the Middle East
Written by Philip Carl Salzman
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ISBN: 9781591025870
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Culture and Conflict in the Middle East

Written by Philip Carl Salzman


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $34.99

In an era of increasing interaction between the United States and the countries of the Middle East, it has become ever more important for Americans to understand the social forces that shape Middle Eastern cultures. Based on years of his own field research and the ethnographic reports of other scholars, anthropologist... Read more >
Glorious Mud!
Glorious Mud!
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780978846008
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Glorious Mud!
Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Wester n Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek


Format: Hardcover, 542 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2007
Price: $99.95

Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been--and is still being--used for grand palaces and temples as well as simple shops and homes. Research conducted over the last several decades has enabled archaeologists and... Read more >
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The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
Written by Paisley Rekdal
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ISBN: 9780307429087
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The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
Observations on Not Fitting In
Written by Paisley Rekdal


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

When you come from a mixed race background as Paisley Rekdal does — her mother is Chinese American and her father is Norwegian– thorny issues of identity politics, and interracial desire are never far from the surface. Here in this hypnotic blend of personal essay and travelogue, Rekdal journeys throughout Asia... Read more >
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Out of It
Out of It
Written by Stuart Walton
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ISBN: 9780307421401
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Out of It
A Cultural History of Intoxication
Written by Stuart Walton


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99


“Who will ever relate the whole history of narcotica? It is almost the history of ‘culture,’ of our
so-called higher culture.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche, 1882


With Nietzsche’s question as his objective, Stuart Walton begins Out of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication—a heterodox and throughly engaging examination of intoxicants, from the more everyday substances... Read more >
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Salonica, City of Ghosts
Salonica, City of Ghosts
Written by Mark Mazower
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ISBN: 9780307427571
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Salonica, City of Ghosts
Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950
Written by Mark Mazower


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian brigands all rubbed shoulders. Tensions sometimes flared, but tolerance largely prevailed until the twentieth century when the Greek army marched in, Muslims were forced... Read more >
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Homo Juridicus
Homo Juridicus
Written by Alain Supiot, Translated by Saskia Brown
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ISBN: 9781844671052
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Homo Juridicus
On the Anthropological Function of the Law
Written by Alain Supiot
Translated by Saskia Brown


Format: Hardcover, 246 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2007
Price: $34.95

In this groundbreaking work, French legal scholar Alain Supiot examines the relationship of society to legal discourse.

He arguesthat the law is how justice is implmented in secular society, but it isnot simply a technique to be manipulated at will: it is also anexpression of the core beliefs of the West. We... Read more >
Hungry Planet
Hungry Planet
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio
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ISBN: 9780984074426
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Hungry Planet
What the World Eats
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2007
Price: $24.99

The age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform eating habits worldwide. HUNGRY PLANET profiles 30 families from around the world--including Bosnia, Chad, Egypt, Greenland, Japan, the United States, and France--and... Read more >
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Hungry Planet
Hungry Planet
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio
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Hungry Planet
What the World Eats
Written by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio


Format: Trade Paperback, 287 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2007
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The age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform eating habits worldwide. HUNGRY PLANET profiles 30 families from around the world--including Bosnia, Chad, Egypt, Greenland, Japan, the United States, and France--and... Read more >
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Por El Camino del Inca
Por El Camino del Inca
Written by Karin Muller
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ISBN: 9781426201592
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Por El Camino del Inca
Odisea de una mujer en el corazon de los andes
Written by Karin Muller


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2007
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The Wild Trees
The Wild Trees
Written by Richard Preston
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ISBN: 9781588366030
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The Wild Trees
A Story of Passion and Daring
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $13.99

Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained–the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of... Read more >
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Himalaya
Himalaya
Written by Brot Coburn
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ISBN: 9780792261926
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Himalaya
Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge, and Hope
Written by Brot Coburn


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $35.00

Both a magnificent celebration and a call for compassion, Himalaya is a panorama of the unique history and uncertain future of the world's highest region and its colorful inhabitants. The awesome beauty of these lofty peaks, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna, is brought to life by gifted photographers like Steve McCurry... Read more >
The Genius Factory
The Genius Factory
Written by David Plotz
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ISBN: 9780812970524
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The Genius Factory
The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank
Written by David Plotz


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
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It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice–nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank–opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor... Read more >
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 17
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 17
Series edited by William C. Sturtevant, Edited by Ives Goddard
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780874741971
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Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 17
Languages
Series edited by William C. Sturtevant
Edited by Ives Goddard


Format: Hardcover, 958 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2006
Price: $99.95

Provides a basic reference work on the Native languages of North America, their characteristics and uses, their historical relationships, and the history of research on these languages. Fold-out, color, volume map. Read more >
Salonica, City of Ghosts
Salonica, City of Ghosts
Written by Mark Mazower
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ISBN: 9780375727382
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Salonica, City of Ghosts
Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950
Written by Mark Mazower


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $18.00

Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian brigands all rubbed shoulders. Tensions sometimes flared, but tolerance largely prevailed until the twentieth century when the Greek army marched in, Muslims were forced... Read more >
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The Metastases of Enjoyment
The Metastases of Enjoyment
Written by Slavoj Zizek
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ISBN: 9781844670611
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The Metastases of Enjoyment
On Women and Casuality
Written by Slavoj Zizek


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2006
Price: $14.95

The experience of the Yugoslav war and the rise of “irrational” violence in contemporary societies provides the theoretical and political context of this book, which uses Lacanian psychoanalysis as the basis for a renewal of the Marxist theory of ideology. The author’s analysis leads into a study of the figure of... Read more >
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