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  • Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

    by David Graeber ...
    From David Graeber, the bestselling author of The Dawn of Everything and Debt—“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 ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things

    A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

    Series series 20170919
    Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

    by Jaron Lanier ...
    **AS SEEN IN THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY THE SOCIAL DILEMMAA WIRED "ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK"A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK"THE CONSCIENCE OF SILICON VALLEY"- GQ**“Profound . . . Lanier shows the tactical value of appealing to the conscience of the individual. In the face of his earnest argument, I felt a piercing shame about my own presence on Facebook. I heeded his plea and deleted my account.”- Franklin ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Wayfinding

    The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World

    At once far flung and intimate, a fascinating look at how finding our way make us human."A marvel of storytelling." —Kirkus (Starred Review)In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our humanity. Biologists have been trying to solve the mystery of how organisms have the ability to migrate ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

    A Study in Magic and Religion

    Series series Oxford World's Classics
    A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature. First published in 1890, The Golden Bough was eventually issued in a twelve-volume edition (1906-15) which was abridged in 1922 by the author and his wife. That abridgement has never been ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Power in the Telling

    Grand Ronde, Warm Springs, and Intertribal Relations in the Casino Era

    Series series Indigenous Confluences
    From 1998 through 2013, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs sought to develop a casino in Cascade Locks, Oregon. This prompted objections from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, who already operated a lucrative casino in the region. Brook Colley’s in-depth case study unravels the history of this disagreement and challenges the way conventional media characterizes intertribal casino ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Mysteries of the Middle Ages

    And the Beginning of the Modern World

    by Thomas Cahill ...
    Series series The Hinges of History
    **From the national bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization—a fascinating look at how medieval thinkers created the origins of modern intellectual movements.“Intoxicating.... Cahill's command of rich historical detail makes medieval cities and their colorful characters come to alive.” —The Los Angeles TimesAfter the long period of decline known as the Dark Ages, medieval Europe ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Plagues and Peoples

    The history of disease is the history of humankind: an interpretation of the world as seen through the extraordinary impact—political, demographic, ecological, and psychological—of disease on cultures."A book of the first importance, a truly revolutionary work." —The New YorkerFrom the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • 我失敗的美式生活:鱸魚的三十年日常觀察與非典型剖析

    by 鱸魚 ...
    《異類矽谷》作者鱸魚作品No. 2!不要把手伸過別人面前拿東西!院子裡的大樹別亂砍!破解美利堅合眾國特有潛規則,掌握正宗美式走跳密技!「在美國我經常為同一件事昏倒兩次。第一次是看到怪事,第二次是了解怪事背後的原因。」鱸魚坦承。在美國,你或許可以不懂美式足球,但你一定要懂車,懂得與其相關的術語、習慣與法律。同樣大小的土地從空中俯瞰,世界上其他國家看到的是建築物或大自然,只有美國看到的都是停車場。美國人家的車庫可能是倉庫、是工廠、是團練空間、是偷偷兼差的辦公室,見證了許多美國夢的誕生,也陳述了一個又一個不同世代老百姓的夢想――車子則通常停在車道上。美國人高興時喝酒,沮喪時喝酒;勝利時喝酒,失敗時喝酒;休息時喝酒,累得半死時喝酒;找到工作喝酒,丟了工作喝酒……但在美國大部分的州,腰上掛把槍、手上拿罐啤酒,警察馬上會因為「不能公開飲酒」找上你。原來「美國時間」絕非東西兩岸如此單純 ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Indifferent Stars Above

    The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

    From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat and Facing the Mountain comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” — Mary Roach, New York Times Book ReviewIn April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Gender Trouble

    Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

    by Judith Butler ...
    Series series Routledge Classics
    One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial.Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine' ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Status

    Why Is It Everywhere? Why Does It Matter?

    Status is ubiquitous in modern life, yet our understanding of its role as a driver of inequality is limited. In Status, sociologist and social psychologist Cecilia Ridgeway examines how this ancient and universal form of inequality influences today’s ostensibly meritocratic institutions and why it matters. Ridgeway illuminates the complex ways in which status affects human interactions as we work ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Build Better Worlds: An Introduction to Anthropology for Game Designers, Fiction Writers, and Filmmakers

    Using the social science of anthropology, anthropologists Kyra Wellstrom and Michael Kilman introduce core concepts of real cultures to help readers understand how cultural systems work. What makes cultures tick? How do concepts like race, gender, class, language, religion, medicine, history and evolution work in the real world? This book provides a tool kit for understanding anthropology and real ... Read more

    $6.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Religion of Whiteness

    How Racism Distorts Christian Faith

    Are most white American Christians actually committed to a Religion of Whiteness? Recent years have seen a growing recognition of the role that White Christian Nationalism plays in American society. As White Christian Nationalism has become a major force, and as racial and religious attitudes become increasingly aligned among whites--for example, the more likely you are to say that the decline of ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

    Women and Gay Male Pornography and Erotica

    by Lucy Neville ...
    This book investigates what women enjoy about consuming, and in some cases producing, gay male erotic media–from slashfic, to pornographic texts, to visual pornography–and how this sits within their consumption of erotica and pornography more generally. In addition, it will examine how women’s use of gay male erotic media fits in with their perceptions of gender and sexuality. By drawing on a ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Producing Guanxi

    Sentiment, Self, and Subculture in a North China Village

    Throughout China the formation of guanxi, or social connections, involves friends, families, colleagues, and acquaintances in complex networks of social support and sentimental attachment. Focusing on this process in one rural north China village, Fengjia, Andrew Kipnis shows what guanxi production reveals about the evolution of village political economy, kinship and gender, and local patterns of ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Gringolandia

    Lifestyle Migration under Late Capitalism

    by Matthew Hayes ...
    Series 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

    $18.99 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

  • Wuhan Diary

    Tagebuch aus einer gesperrten Stadt

    by Fang Fang ...
    Translated by Michael Kahn-Ackermann ...
    Das Tagebuch der berühmten chinesischen Schriftstellerin Fang Fang aus einer abgeriegelten Stadt ist ein einzigartiges, ergreifendes Zeitdokument über den Kampf gegen einen unsichtbaren Feind, den die Menschen in Wuhan weltweit als erste führten.Wuhan: Am 25. Januar, zwei Tage nachdem erstmals in der Geschichte eine 9-Millionen-Einwohner-Stadt komplett von der Außenwelt abgeriegelt wurde, beginnt ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup

    My Encounters with Extraordinary People

    by Susan Orlean ...
    The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book is back with this delightfully entertaining collection of her best and brightest profiles.Acclaimed New Yorker writer Susan Orlean brings her wry sensibility, exuberant voice, and peculiar curiosities to a fascinating range of subjects—from the well known (Bill Blass) to the unknown (a typical ten-year-old boy) to the formerly known ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Alchemy of Meth

    A Decomposition

    by Jason Pine ...
    Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy—transforming base materials, like lithium batteries and camping fuel, into goldMeth alchemists all over the United States tap the occulted potencies of industrial chemical and big pharma products to try to cure the ills of precarious living: underemployment, insecurity, and the feeling of idleness. Meth fires up your attention and makes repetitive tasks ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize • New York Times Bestseller • Over Two Million Copies Sold“One of the most significant projects embarked upon by any intellectual of our generation” (Gregg Easterbrook, New York Times), Guns, Germs, and Steel presents a groundbreaking, unified narrative of human history.Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Living Buddhism

    Mind, Self, and Emotion in a Thai Community

    With a beautiful blend of stories, research, and her own field experience, Julia Cassaniti unlocks the secrets of creating calmness and the power of letting go. Living Buddhism is a must-read for everyone―expert and nonexpert alike―interested in how our cultures shape our emotional lives. — Hazel Markus, Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, coauthor of Social ... Read more

    $18.99 USD