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  • Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies
    Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies (English, Paperback) Seth M. Holmes

    Provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. The author shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care.

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  • Poverty in America
    Poverty in America (English, Paperback) John Iceland

    The United States is among the most affluent nations in the world and has its largest economy; nevertheless, it has more poverty than most countries with similar standards of living. This title includes discussions of poverty in the context of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements and chapters on the Great Recession and global poverty.

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  • How Forests Think
    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
    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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  • The Practice of Everyday Life
    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 Book of Yokai
    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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  • The Land of Open Graves
    The Land of Open Graves (English, Paperback) Jason De Leon, Michael Wells

    Sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time-the human consequences of US immigration policy. This book reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States.

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  • Illegality, Inc.
    Illegality, Inc. (English, Paperback) Ruben Andersson

    Explores how Europe's increasingly powerful border regime meets and interacts with its target - the clandestine migrant. This book examines the subterranean migration flow from Africa to Europe, and shifts the focus from the "illegal immigrants" themselves to the vast industry built around their movements.

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  • The Gentrification of the Mind
    The Gentrification of the Mind (English, Paperback) Sarah Schulman

    Recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism.

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  • Bananas, Beaches and Bases
    Bananas, Beaches and Bases (English, Paperback) Cynthia Enloe

    Presents a radical analysis of globalization. This title examines recent events - Bangladeshi garment factory deaths, domestic workers in the Persian Gulf, Chinese global tourists, and the UN gender politics of guns - to reveal the crucial role of women in international politics today.

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  • When Christians First Met Muslims
    When Christians First Met Muslims (English, Paperback) Michael Philip Penn

    Through its introductions and translations of this book allows scholars, students, and the general public to explore the earliest interactions between what eventually became the world's two largest religions, shedding new light on Islamic history and Christian-Muslim relations.

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  • Distant Strangers
    Distant Strangers (English, Paperback) James Vernon

    What does it mean to live in the modern world? How different is that world from those that preceded it, and when did we become modern? This book argues that the world was made modern not by revolution, industrialization, or the Enlightenment.

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  • The Comparative Method
    The Comparative Method (English, Paperback) Charles C. Ragin

    Proposes a synthetic strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that combines the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology.

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  • Grad School Essentials
    Grad School Essentials (English, Paperback) Zachary Shore

    Teaches you to master the five most crucial skills you need to succeed: how to read, write, speak, act, and research at a higher level. This guide outlines an approach for acquiring a skill and then demonstrates how to enhance it.

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  • Our Most Troubling Madness
    Our Most Troubling Madness (English, Paperback) T. M. Luhrmann

    Schizophrenia has long puzzled researchers in the fields of psychiatric medicine and anthropology. Why is it that the rates of developing schizophrenia are low in some countries and higher in others? The authors argue that the root causes of schizophrenia are not only biological, but also sociocultural.

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  • The Stickup Kids
    The Stickup Kids (English, Paperback) Randol Contreras

    The author came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack-cocaine. This title provides an insider's look at the workings of a group of Dominican drug robbers.

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  • Incarcerating the Crisis
    Incarcerating the Crisis (English, Paperback) Jordan T. Camp

    The US currently has the largest prison population on the planet. The author traces the rise of the neoliberal carceral state through a series of turning points in US history including the Watts insurrection in 1965, the Attica uprising in 1971, the Los Angeles revolt in 1992, and events in post-Katrina New Orleans in 2005.

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  • Reimagining Global Health
    Reimagining Global Health (English, Paperback) Paul Farmer

    Provides an introduction to the field of global health. This title is suitable for schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, and also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others.

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  • A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms
    A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms (English, Paperback) Richard A. Lanham

    With a combination of alphabetical and descriptive lists, this title provides all the rhetorical terms - mostly Greek and Latin - that students of Western literature and rhetoric are likely to come across in their reading or will find useful in their writing. It offers a revised system of cross-references between terms.

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  • The Managed Heart
    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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