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  • Sophisticated Giant by Maxine Gordon
    Sophisticated Giant (English, Hardback) Maxine Gordon

    Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923?1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his "solo" turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research,...

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  • Transcendental Style in Film by Paul Schrader
    Transcendental Style in Film (English, Paperback) Paul Schrader

    "With a new introduction, acclaimed director Paul Schrader revisits and updates his study and contemplation of slow cinema of the past fifty years. This seminal text analyzes the film style of three great directors--Yasujiro Ozu, Robert Bresson, Carl Dreyer--and posits a common dramatic language by these artists from divergent cultures. Unlike the style of psychological realism, which dominates...

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  • The Book of Yokai by Michael Dylan Foster
    The Book of Yokai (English, Paperback) Michael Dylan Foster, Shinonome Kijin

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Drawing on years of research in Japan, this book unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages.

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  • Geodesic Math and How to Use It by Hugh Kenner
    Geodesic Math and How to Use It (English, Paperback) Hugh Kenner

    Twenty-five years after geodesic domes were first introduced, this text presents a method of design and provides a step-by-step method for producing mathematical specifications for orthodox geodesic domes, as well as for a variety of elliptical, super-elliptical and other nonspherical contours.

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  • Uberland by Alex Rosenblat
    Uberland (English, Hardback) Alex Rosenblat

    A technology ethnographer chronicles the lives of Uber drivers in 25 cities North American cities, describing their working conditions and experiences as well as discussing the enormous impact the billion-dollar company has a variety of social issues. 8,470 first printing.

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  • Making All Black Lives Matter by Barbara Ransby
    Making All Black Lives Matter (English, Paperback) Barbara Ransby

    In the wake of the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the exoneration of his killer, three black women activists launched a hashtag and social media platform, Black Lives Matter, which would become the rubric for a larger movement. This book offers an overview of Black Lives Matter and explores the possible future of the movement.

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  • Veiled Sentiments by Lila Abu-Lughod
    Veiled Sentiments (English, Paperback) Lila Abu-Lughod

    During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the author lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations, morality, and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings. In this book, the poems are haunting, and the evocation of emotional life vivid.

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  • On the Postcolony by Achille Mbembe
    On the Postcolony (English, Paperback) Achille Mbembe

    A collection of essays that contests diehard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of post colonial theory. It is suitable for an interdisciplinary arena of scholarship on colonial and post colonial discourse, history, anthropology, philosophy, political science, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism.

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  • Sappho by Sappho
    Sappho (English, Paperback) Sappho

    A collection of poems that presents the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet.

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  • The Practice of Everyday Life by Michel de Certeau
    The Practice of Everyday Life (English, Paperback) Michel de Certeau

    Considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture.

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  • The Arts of China, Sixth Edition, Revised and Expanded by Michael Sullivan
    The Arts of China, Sixth Edition, Revised and Expanded (English, Paperback) Michael Sullivan, Shelagh Vainker

    Internationally renowned and a crucial classroom text, The Arts of China has been revised and expanded by the late Michael Sullivan, with Shelagh Vainker. This new, sixth, edition has an emphasis on Chinese art history, not as an assemblage of related topics, but as a continuous story. With updated attributions and dating throughout and a revised bibliography, it reflects the latest...

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  • Ulysses Annotated by Don Gifford
    Ulysses Annotated (English, Paperback) Don Gifford

    Presents annotations to Joyce's classic that can inform any reading of "Ulysses". This volume includes annotations that gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, and explain religious nomenclature and practices.

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  • Uncorking the Past by Patrick E. McGovern
    Uncorking the Past (English, Paperback) Patrick E. McGovern

    Tells the compelling story of humanity's ingenious, intoxicating quest for the perfect drink. This title offers information on what we know about how humans created and enjoyed fermented beverages across cultures. It also explores a provocative hypothesis about the integral role such libations have played in human evolution.

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  • Introduction to Attic Greek by Donald J. Mastronarde
    Introduction to Attic Greek (Multiple languages, Paperback) Donald J. Mastronarde

    Gives student and instructors the comprehensive and accessible presentation of ancient Greek. This title features: readings based on actual texts and include unadapted passages from Xenophon, Lysias, Plato, Aristophanes, and Thucydides; composite list of verbs with principal parts, and an appendix of all paradigms; and, English-Greek glossaries.

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  • How Forests Think by Eduardo Kohn
    How Forests Think (English, Paperback) Eduardo Kohn

    Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself.

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  • Music after the Fall by Tim Rutherford-Johnson
    Music after the Fall (English, Paperback) Tim Rutherford-Johnson

    A survey of contemporary Western art music within the transformed political, cultural, and technological environment of the post-Cold War era. It considers musical composition against this changed backdrop, placing it in the context of globalization, digitization, and new media.

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  • Pharmageddon by David Healy
    Pharmageddon (English, Paperback) David Healy

    Presenting a comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, this book tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. It explains why these trends have basically ended the possibility of universal health care in the United States and elsewhere around the world.

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  • The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara by Frank O'Hara
    The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara (English, Paperback) Frank O'Hara

    Reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.

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  • Tending the Wild by M. Kat Anderson
    Tending the Wild (English, Paperback) M. Kat Anderson

    Demonstrates, what John Muir was really seeing when he admired the grand vistas of Yosemite and the gold and purple flowers carpeting the Central Valley were the fertile gardens of the Sierra Miwok and Valley Yokuts Indians, modified and made productive by centuries of harvesting, tilling, sowing, pruning, and burning.

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  • The Managed Heart by Arlie Russell Hochschild
    The Managed Heart (English, Paperback) Arlie Russell Hochschild

    In private life, we try to induce or suppress love, envy, and anger through deep acting or emotion work, just as we manage our outer expressions of feeling through surface acting. This title examines two groups of public-contact workers: flight attendants and bill collectors.

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