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Product Description: In spite of growing general interest in the Hellenistic polis generally and its military organisation in particular, the navies of these cities have not been systematically studied. This work studies the subject on the basis of the epigraphic evidence, which is presented in a separate volume of sources...read more

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9783110260717, titled "Die Kriegsflotten Der Griechischen Städte Im Römischen Herrschaftsbereich (2.–1. Jahrhundert V. Chr.): 2. - 1. Jahrhundert V. Chr." | Walter De Gruyter Inc, July 31, 2017, cover price $280.00 | About this edition: In spite of growing general interest in the Hellenistic polis generally and its military organisation in particular, the navies of these cities have not been systematically studied.

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Product Description: Twenty-first-century Cuba is a cultural stew. Tommy Hilfiger and socialism. Nike products and poverty in Africa. The New York Yankees and the meaning of "blackness." The quest for American consumer goods and the struggle in Africa for political and cultural independence inform the daily life of Cubans at every cultural level, as anthropologist Paul Ryer argues in Beyond Cuban Waters...read more

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9780826521187 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, July 15, 2016, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Twenty-first-century Cuba is a cultural stew.

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9780826521194 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, July 15, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Twenty-first-century Cuba is a cultural stew.

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Product Description: Anthropology has a critical, practical role to play in contemporary debates about futures. This game-changing new book presents new ways of conceptualising how to engage with a future-oriented research agenda, demonstrating how anthropologists can approach futures both theoretically and practically, and introducing a set of innovative research methods to tackle this field of research...read more
By Johannes Sjoberg (editor)

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9781474264884 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 20, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Anthropology has a critical, practical role to play in contemporary debates about futures.

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9781474264877 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 20, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Anthropology has a critical, practical role to play in contemporary debates about futures.

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Product Description: 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 is living in New York City, engaged to her childhood sweetheart and on the verge of graduating from college...read more

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9781250055729 | Thomas Dunne Books, April 11, 2017, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: The startling coming-of-age story of famed anthropologist Margaret Mead whose radical ideas challenged the social and sexual norms of her time.

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Product Description: In The Space of Boredom Bruce O'Neill explores how people cast aside by globalism deal with an intractable symptom of downward mobility: an unshakeable and immense boredom. Focusing on Bucharest, Romania, where the 2008 financial crisis compounded the failures of the postsocialist state to deliver on the promises of liberalism, O'Neill shows how the city's homeless are unable to fully participate in a society that is increasingly organized around practices of consumption...read more

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9780822363149 | Duke Univ Pr, April 7, 2017, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: In The Space of Boredom Bruce O'Neill explores how people cast aside by globalism deal with an intractable symptom of downward mobility: an unshakeable and immense boredom.

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9780822363286 | Reprint edition (Duke Univ Pr, April 7, 2017), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In The Space of Boredom Bruce O'Neill explores how people cast aside by globalism deal with an intractable symptom of downward mobility: an unshakeable and immense boredom.

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Product Description: Bringing together scholars and practitioners from North America, Europe, Russia, and Australia, this pioneering volume provides a global survey of how museums address religion and charts a course for future research and interpretation...read more
By S. Brent Plate (editor)

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9781474255523 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Bringing together scholars and practitioners from North America, Europe, Russia, and Australia, this pioneering volume provides a global survey of how museums address religion and charts a course for future research and interpretation.

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9781474255516 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Bringing together scholars and practitioners from North America, Europe, Russia, and Australia, this pioneering volume provides a global survey of how museums address religion and charts a course for future research and interpretation.

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Product Description: While the importance of the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art has long been recognized, the discussion has tended to be among scholars from North America, Europe, and Australia; until now, scholarship and experiences from other regions have been largely absent from mainstream debate...read more

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9781474231251 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 23, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: While the importance of the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art has long been recognized, the discussion has tended to be among scholars from North America, Europe, and Australia; until now, scholarship and experiences from other regions have been largely absent from mainstream debate.

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9781474231244 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 23, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: While the importance of the relationship between anthropology and contemporary art has long been recognized, the discussion has tended to be among scholars from North America, Europe, and Australia; until now, scholarship and experiences from other regions have been largely absent from mainstream debate.

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Product Description: Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeMore than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed cities, and some of the most polluted places on earth...read more

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9780374247720 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, March 15, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeMore than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow.

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9781250118110 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, March 14, 2017), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book PrizeMore than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow.

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9781681680682 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, March 15, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: More than twenty years ago, longtime NPR correspondent Anne Garrels began to visit the region of Chelyabinsk, an aging military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow.

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Product Description: Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. This book is about a strange object-strange in part because it is something that we all have been, and that many of us eat...read more
By Ian Bogost (editor)

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9781501322853 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

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Product Description: Taking cultural theorist Michel de Certeau's notion of 'the everyday' as a critical starting point, this book considers how fashion shapes and is shaped by everyday life. Looking historically for the imprint of fashion within everyday routines such as going to work or shopping, or in leisure activities like dancing, the book identifies the 'fashion system of the ordinary', in which clothing has a distinct role in the making of self and identity...read more

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9781847888273 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Taking cultural theorist Michel de Certeau's notion of 'the everyday' as a critical starting point, this book considers how fashion shapes and is shaped by everyday life.

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9781847888266 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Taking cultural theorist Michel de Certeau's notion of 'the everyday' as a critical starting point, this book considers how fashion shapes and is shaped by everyday life.

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Product Description: In Downwardly Global Lalaie Ameeriar examines the transnational labor migration of Pakistani women to Toronto. Despite being trained professionals in fields including engineering, law, medicine, and education, they experience high levels of unemployment and poverty...read more

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9780822363019 | Duke Univ Pr, March 3, 2017, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: In Downwardly Global Lalaie Ameeriar examines the transnational labor migration of Pakistani women to Toronto.

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9780822363163 | Reprint edition (Duke Univ Pr, March 3, 2017), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: In Downwardly Global Lalaie Ameeriar examines the transnational labor migration of Pakistani women to Toronto.

By Patricia Waugh (editor)

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9781472567352 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 23, 2017, cover price $128.00

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9781472567345 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 23, 2017, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: In 1949, G. William Skinner, a Cornell University graduate student, set off for southwest China to conduct field research on rural social structure. He settled near the market town of Gaodianzi, Sichuan, and lived there for two and a half months, until the newly arrived Communists asked him to leave...read more
By Zhijia Shen (other contributor)

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9780295999418 | Univ of Washington Pr, February 21, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In 1949, G.

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9780295999425 | Univ of Washington Pr, February 21, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In 1949, G.

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Product Description: “A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world.” —Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History, and author of The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance...read more

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9781616204624 | Algonquin Books, February 14, 2017, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: “A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world.

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Product Description: The 547 Buddhist jatakas, or verse parables, recount the Buddha’s lives in previous incarnations. In his penultimate and most famous incarnation, he appears as the Prince Vessantara, perfecting the virtue of generosity by giving away all his possessions, his wife, and his children to the beggar Jujaka...read more

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9780299309503 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, February 14, 2017, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: The 547 Buddhist jatakas, or verse parables, recount the Buddha’s lives in previous incarnations.

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Product Description: The Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource that explores the formation and transformation of Korean culture and society. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview on key topics, including: compressed modernity, religion, educational migration, social class and inequality, popular culture, digitalisation, diasporic cultures and cosmopolitanism...read more
By Youna Kim (editor)

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9781138959965 | Routledge, February 8, 2017, cover price $210.00 | About this edition: The Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource that explores the formation and transformation of Korean culture and society.

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Product Description: “A tour de force that underwrites and shifts the petrified image of Islam disseminated by mainstream media.”—Walter D. Mignolo, author of The Darker Side of Western Modernity   “Gives us an entirely different picture of Muslims in the Americas than can be found in the established literature...read more
By Aisha Khan (editor)

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9780813060132 | Univ Pr of Florida, April 28, 2015, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: “A tour de force that underwrites and shifts the petrified image of Islam disseminated by mainstream media.

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9780813054056 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Florida, February 1, 2017), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: “A tour de force that underwrites and shifts the petrified image of Islam disseminated by mainstream media.

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Product Description: In 1984 at the Free University of Berlin, the African American poet Audre Lorde asked her Black, German-speaking women students about their identities. The women revealed that they had no common term to describe themselves and had until then lacked a way to identify their shared interests and concerns...read more
By Sara Lennox (editor)

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9781625342300 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In 1984 at the Free University of Berlin, the African American poet Audre Lorde asked her Black, German-speaking women students about their identities.

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9781625342317 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, January 31, 2017), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: In 1984 at the Free University of Berlin, the African American poet Audre Lorde asked her Black, German-speaking women students about their identities.

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Product Description: What kind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us inside countless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those that specialize in lap dancing, table dancing, topless only, and peep shows, to reveal the startling lives of exotic dancers...read more

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9781479897285 | Rev upd edition (New York Univ Pr, January 17, 2017), cover price $89.00 | About this edition: What kind of woman dances naked for money?

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9781479815692 | Rev upd edition (New York Univ Pr, January 17, 2017), cover price $26.00 | About this edition: What kind of woman dances naked for money?

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Product Description: One of the country's leading activist curators explores how corporations and governments have used art and culture to mystify and manipulate us.The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early 1900s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising and marketing transformed the way the powerful communicate with the rest of us...read more

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9781612195735 | Melville Pub House, January 17, 2017, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: One of the country's leading activist curators explores how corporations and governments have used art and culture to mystify and manipulate us.

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Product Description: In Animate Planet Kath Weston shows how new intimacies between humans, animals, and their surroundings are emerging as people attempt to understand how the high-tech ecologically damaged world they have made is remaking them, one synthetic chemical, radioactive isotope, and megastorm at a time...read more

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9780822362104 | Duke Univ Pr, January 6, 2017, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: In Animate Planet Kath Weston shows how new intimacies between humans, animals, and their surroundings are emerging as people attempt to understand how the high-tech ecologically damaged world they have made is remaking them, one synthetic chemical, radioactive isotope, and megastorm at a time.

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9780822362326 | Duke Univ Pr, January 6, 2017, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In Animate Planet Kath Weston shows how new intimacies between humans, animals, and their surroundings are emerging as people attempt to understand how the high-tech ecologically damaged world they have made is remaking them, one synthetic chemical, radioactive isotope, and megastorm at a time.

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Product Description: One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, Phantom Africa is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man’s compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal—by turns melodramatic, self-deprecating, ecstatic, and morose—as well as an exhaustively detailed account of the first French state-sponsored anthropological expedition to visit sub-Saharan Africa...read more

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9780857423771 | Seagull Books, January 15, 2017, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, Phantom Africa is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man’s compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal—by turns melodramatic, self-deprecating, ecstatic, and morose—as well as an exhaustively detailed account of the first French state-sponsored anthropological expedition to visit sub-Saharan Africa.

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Product Description: “An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid.” —Los Angeles TimesThe radical search for the simple life in today’s America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen...read more

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9781594631580 | Riverhead Books, January 10, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: “An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid.

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Product Description: What Doesn't Kill Us, a New York Times bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us. Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology...read more

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9781623366902, titled "What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength" | Rodale Pr, January 3, 2017, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: What Doesn't Kill Us, a New York Times bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us.

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