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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
by Christopher McDougall
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Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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The Perils of Uglytown: Studies in Structural Misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt
The Perils of Uglytown: Studies in Structural Misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt
by Harry Berger, Jr.
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In The Perils of Uglytown, Harry Berger, Jr., considers a variety of texts and images ranging from those of Thucydides and Plato to those of Shakespeare and Rembrandt. The Introduction explains the key concept of the study, structural misanthropology, a... (read more)

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Forensics of Capital
Forensics of Capital
by Michael Ralph
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As one of Africaand#8217;s few democracies, Senegal has long been thought of as a leader of moral, political, and economic development on the continent. We tend to assume that any such nation has achieved favorable international standing due to its own... (read more)

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"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": And Other Conversations about Race
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": And Other Conversations about Race
by Beverly Tatum
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The fifth-anniversary edition of the best-selling work on the development of racial identity.... (read more)

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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
by Isabel Fonseca
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Performing Al-Andalus: Music and Nostalgia Across the Mediterranean (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
Performing Al-Andalus: Music and Nostalgia Across the Mediterranean (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa)
by Jonathan Holt Shannon
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Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon... (read more)

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Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
by Martin A Lee and Bruce Shlain
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Acid Dreams is the complete social history of LSD and the counterculture it helped to define in the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and astonishing account-part of it gleaned from secret government files-tells how the CIA... (read more)

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Nature in Translation: Japanese Tourism Encounters the Canadian Rockies
Nature in Translation: Japanese Tourism Encounters the Canadian Rockies
by Shiho Satsuka
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Nature in Translation is an ethnographic exploration in the cultural politics of the translation of knowledge about nature. Shiho Satsuka follows the Japanese tour guides who lead hikes, nature walks, and sightseeing bus tours for Japanese tourists in... (read more)

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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick
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Secretive, mysterious, and almost certainly dangerous, North Korea is an object of endless fascination—and worry—for the rest of the world. The world’s most inaccessible nuclear power, it retains Gulag-style prison camps, completely... (read more)

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Development and Social Change (5TH 12 Edition)
Development and Social Change (5TH 12 Edition)
by Philip Mcmichael
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In his Fifth Edition of Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective, author Philip McMichael examines the project of globalization and its instabilities (climate, energy, food, financial crises) through the lens of development and its origins in... (read more)

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Best and the Brightest
Best and the Brightest
by David Halberstam
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"A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience." -- The New York Times "[The] most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam. It is also the Iliad of the American empire and the Odyssey of this nation's search... (read more)

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Nature in Translation: Japanese Tourism Encounters the Canadian Rockies
Nature in Translation: Japanese Tourism Encounters the Canadian Rockies
by Shiho Satsuka
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Nature in Translation is an ethnographic exploration in the cultural politics of the translation of knowledge about nature. Shiho Satsuka follows the Japanese tour guides who lead hikes, nature walks, and sightseeing bus tours for Japanese tourists in... (read more)

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Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies (13 Edition)
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies (13 Edition)
by Seth Holmes
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Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces... (read more)

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To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation
To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation
by Paul Farmer
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In 2002, after living ten years in Asia, American poet and musician Scott Ezell used his advance from a local record company to move to Dulan, on Taiwanand#8217;s remote Pacific coast. He fell in with the Open Circle Tribe, a loose confederation of... (read more)

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The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
by David Graeber
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DAVID GRAEBER teaches anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years, Towards an Anthropological Theory of Value, Lost People: Magic and the Legacy of Slavery in Madagascar, Fragments of an Anarchist... (read more)

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Cultural Anthropology: the Human Challenge (14TH 14 Edition)
Cultural Anthropology: the Human Challenge (14TH 14 Edition)
by William A. Haviland
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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of... (read more)

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Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy
Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy
by John F. Collins
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In 1985 the Pelourinho neighborhood in Salvador, Brazil was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the next decades, over 4,000 residents who failed to meet the stateand#39;s definition of andquot;proper Afro-Braziliannessandquot; were expelled... (read more)

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Righteous Dopefiend (09 Edition)
Righteous Dopefiend (09 Edition)
by Philippe Bourgois
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"Based on over a decade of field research, Righteous Dopefiend is a searing portrait of the lives of homeless injection drug users in San Francisco and an analysis of the powerful forces that shape their lives. ...This book brings into our visual and... (read more)

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Ethnography: Principles in Practice
Ethnography: Principles in Practice
by Martyn Hammersley
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Naturalistic inquiry is about studying people in everyday circumstances using ordinary means. It strives to blend inandmdash;respecting people in their daily lives, taking their actions and experiences seriously while not interferingandmdash;in order to... (read more)

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Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New Accents)
Subculture: The Meaning of Style (New Accents)
by Dick Hebdige
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'Hebdige's Subculture: The Meaning of Style is so important: complex and remarkably lucid, it's the first book dealing with punk to offer intellectual content. Hebdige ...] is concerned with the UK's postwar, music-centred, white working-class... (read more)

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