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  • A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

    Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life

    A bold, provocative history of our species finds the roots of civilization’s success and failure in our evolutionary biology.We are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, yet people are more listless, divided and miserable than ever. Wealth and comfort are unparalleled, and yet our political landscape grows ever more toxic, and rates of suicide, loneliness, and chronic ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Homebase

    A Novel

    by Shawn Wong ...
    Homebase is the coming of age story of Rainsford Chan in 1950s and '60s California. Rainsford is a fourth-generation Chinese American named after the town where his great-grandfather worked during the gold rush. Orphaned at fifteen, he attempts to claim America as his homebase, and his personal history is interwoven with dreams, stories, and letters of his family's life in America. Moving through ... Read more

    $14.29 USD

  • MUTUAL AID

    A Factor of Evolution

    Kropotkin’s Mutual Aid is usually, and rightly, called his masterpiece. While the high quality of all his work makes it hard to say whether this classic can be considered his best, it is fair to say that it is probably his most famous and one of his most widely read. Suffice to say, that it is rarely out of print testifies to its importance as well as the quality and timelessness of its message. ... Read more

    $3.46 USD

  • The Torture Letters

    Reckoning with Police Violence

    Torture is an open secret in Chicago. Nobody in power wants to acknowledge this grim reality, but everyone knows it happens—and that the torturers are the police. Three to five new claims are submitted to the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission of Illinois each week. Four hundred cases are currently pending investigation. Between 1972 and 1991, at least 125 black suspects were tortured by ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    New York Times Bestseller • The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote cornerof the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age.The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Collapse

    How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

    by Jared Diamond ...
    In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization. Diamond is also the author of Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in CrisisEnvironmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Paradox of Choice

    Why More Is Less, Revised Edition

    Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions—both big and small—have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented.As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Magicians of the Gods

    Sequel to the International Bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods

    Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light...Near ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Power

    Limits and Prospects for Human Survival

    Power — why giving it up might just save humanity and the planetThis is the story of power — humanity's power over nature and the power of some people over others.How has Homo sapiens — one species among millions — become powerful enough to threaten a mass extinction and disrupt the Earth's climate? Why have we developed so many ways of oppressing one another? Can we change our relationship with ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • You Can't Teach Us if You Don't Know Us and Care About Us

    Becoming an Ubuntu, Responsive and Responsible Urban Teacher

    series Black Studies and Critical Thinking
    This book addresses the needs of diverse urban students for a new kind of teacher, classroom learning context, curriculum, and pedagogy in order to effectively learn, perform, and achieve. Drawing on the African concept of Ubuntu as a fundamental framework for enacting a humanizing pedagogy, the text invites teachers, students, and families to enter into an interdependent and interconnected ... Read more

    $51.99 USD

  • Climate, Capitalism and Communities

    An Anthropology of Environmental Overheating

    Until now, the growing body of work on environmental anthropology has largely ignored the unavoidable impact of global capitalism on the environment and the extent to which capital itself is a key driver of climate change.Climate, Capitalism and Communities focuses explicitly on that nexus, examining the injustices and inequalities - as well as the activist responses - that have arisen as a result ... Read more

    $29.69 USD

  • Eating Culture

    An Anthropological Guide to Food, Second Edition

    From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, this highly engaging overview illustrates the important roles that anthropology and anthropologists play in understanding food and its key place in the study of culture.The new edition, now in full colour, introduces discussions about nomadism, commercializing food, food security, and ethical consumption, including treatment of ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Watershed Politics and Climate Change in Peru

    series Anthropology, Culture and Society
    This book travels to the heart of power, inequality and injustice in water politics. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Peru, Astrid B. Stensrud explores the impact of climate change and extractivist neoliberal policies – including Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), a global paradigm that views water as a finite resource in need of management.Engaging with the many different ... Read more

    $29.69 USD

  • In Sorcery's Shadow

    A Memoir of Apprenticeship among the Songhay of Niger

    The tale of Paul Stoller's sojourn among sorcerors in the Republic of Niger is a story of growth and change, of mutual respect and understanding that will challenge all who read it to plunge deeply into an alien world. ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Paper Tangos

    by Julie Taylor ...
    series Public planet books
    Tango. A multidimensional expression of Argentine identity, one that speaks to that nation’s sense of disorientation, loss, and terror. Yet the tango mesmerizes dancers and audiences alike throughout the world. In Paper Tangos, Julie Taylor—a classically trained dancer and anthropologist—examines the poetics of the tango while describing her own quest to dance this most dramatic of paired dances ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    Postcolonialism explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial deconstruction of western dominance. This Very Short Introduction discusses both the history and key debates of postcolonialism, and considers its importance as a means of changing the way we think about the world. Robert J. C. Young examines the key strategies that postcolonial ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Crossing the Bay of Bengal

    For centuries the Bay of Bengal served as a maritime highway between India and China, and as a battleground for European empires, while being shaped by monsoons and human migration. Integrating environmental history and mining a wealth of sources, Sunil S. Amrith offers insights to the many challenges facing Asia in the decades ahead. ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Gringolandia

    Lifestyle Migration under Late Capitalism

    by Matthew Hayes ...
    series Globalization and Community
    A telling look at today’s “reverse” migration of white, middle-class expats from north to south, through the lens of one South American cityEven as the “migration crisis” from the Global South to the Global North rages on, another, lower-key and yet important migration has been gathering pace in recent years—that of mostly white, middle-class people moving in the opposite direction. Gringolandia ... Read more

    $18.79 USD

  • Afghanistan Remembers

    Gendered Narrations of Violence and Culinary Practices

    by Parin Dossa ...
    Although extensive literature exists on the violence of war, little attention has been given to the ways in which this violence becomes entrenched and normalized in the inner recesses of everyday life. In Afghanistan Remembers, Parin Dossa examines Afghan women’s recall of violence through memories and food practices in their homeland and its diaspora. Her work reveals how the suffering and trauma ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

    by David Graeber ...
    From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences.Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Sapiens. De animales a dioses

    Una breve historia de la humanidad

    El libro de no ficción del año.Bestseller internacional con más de diez millones de ejemplares vendidos. Número 1 en la lista de The New York Times. Recomendado por Barack Obama, Bill Gates y Mark Zuckerberg.De la mano de uno de los historiadores más interesantes de la actualidad, he aquí la fascinante interpretación de Yuval Noah Harari sobre la historia de la humanidad. Bestseller nacional e ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Palace Complex

    A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed

    An exploration of the history and significance of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland.The Palace of Culture and Science is a massive Stalinist skyscraper that was “gifted” to Warsaw by the Soviet Union in 1955. Framing the Palace’s visual, symbolic, and functional prominence in the everyday life of the Polish capital as a sort of obsession, locals joke that their city suffers from ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Selfie

    How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us

    by Will Storr ...
    “An intriguing odyssey” though the history of the self and the rise of narcissism (The New York Times).Self-absorption, perfectionism, personal branding—it wasn’t always like this, but it’s always been a part of us. Why is the urge to look at ourselves so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell—especially since it doesn’t necessarily make us better or happier people? Full of unexpected ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Culture and Communication

    An Introduction

    James M. Wilce's new textbook introduces students to the study of language as a tool in anthropology. Solidly positioned in linguistic anthropology, it is the first textbook to combine clear explanations of language and linguistic structure with current anthropological theory. It features a range of study aids, including chapter summaries, learning objectives, figures, exercises, key terms and ... Read more

    $24.59 USD