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  1. Surviving against the Odds
    Read the foreword by Mara Soetoro-Ng President Barack Obama’s mother, S. Ann Dunham, was an economic anthropologist and rural development consultant who worked in several countries including Indonesia. Dunham received her... Learn More
    Published: 24th December 2009
    Hardback | £26.99
  2. Translating Time
    Under modernity, time is regarded as linear and measurable by clocks and calendars. Despite the historicity of clock-time itself, the modern concept of time is considered universal and culturally neutral. What Walter Benjamin... Learn More
    Published: 21st September 2009
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. Liquidated
    Financial collapses—whether of the junk bond market, the Internet bubble, or the highly leveraged housing market—are often explained as the inevitable result of market cycles: What goes up must come down. In Liquidated,... Learn More
    Published: 13th July 2009
    Paperback | £20.99
  4. Errant Modernism
    Making a vital contribution to the understanding of Latin American modernism, Esther Gabara rethinks the role of photography in the Brazilian and Mexican avant-garde movements of the 1920s and 1930s. During these decades, intellectuals... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2008
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  5. Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary
    In this compact volume two of anthropology’s most influential theorists, Paul Rabinow and George E. Marcus, engage in a series of conversations about the past, present, and future of anthropological knowledge, pedagogy,... Learn More
    Published: 10th November 2008
    Hardback | £68.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  6. Screening Sex

    Screening Sex

    By Linda Williams

    Series a John Hope Franklin Center Book

    Duke University Press Books

    For many years, kisses were the only sexual acts to be seen in mainstream American movies. Then, in the 1960s and 1970s, American cinema “grew up” in response to the sexual revolution, and movie audiences came to expect... Learn More
    Published: 23rd September 2008
    Hardback | £88.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  7. Shaky Colonialism
    A social history of the earthquake-tsunami that struck Lima in October 1746, looking at how people in and beyond Lima understood and reacted to the natural disaster.... Learn More
    Published: 26th May 2008
    Hardback | £80.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  8. Signal and Noise
    Mainstream media and film theory are based on the ways that media technologies operate in Europe and the United States. In this groundbreaking work, Brian Larkin provides a history and ethnography of media in Nigeria, asking what... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2008
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. Contagious
    How should we understand the fear and fascination elicited by the accounts of communicable disease outbreaks that proliferated, following the emergence of HIV, in scientific publications and the mainstream media? The repetition... Learn More
    Published: 9th January 2008
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  10. Dolly Mixtures
    While the creation of Dolly the sheep, the world’s most famous clone, triggered an enormous amount of discussion about human cloning, in Dolly Mixtures the anthropologist Sarah Franklin looks beyond that much-rehearsed controversy... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2007
    Hardback | £80.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  11. Sessue Hayakawa
    While the actor Sessue Hayakawa (1886–1973) is perhaps best known today for his Oscar-nominated turn as a Japanese military officer in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), in the early twentieth century he was an internationally... Learn More
    Published: 28th March 2007
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  12. Understories
    A lively, engaging ethnography that demonstrates how a volatile politics of race, class, and nation animates the infamously violent struggles over forests in the U.S. Southwest.... Learn More
    Published: 8th December 2006
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  13. Anthropology and Social Theory
    The award-winning anthropologist Sherry B. Ortner draws on her longstanding interest in theories of cultural practice to rethink key concepts of culture, agency, and subjectivity.... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2006
    Hardback | £72.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  14. Lynching in the West
    This visual and textual study of lynchings that took place in California between 1850 and 1935 shows that race-based lynching in the United States reached far beyond the South.... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2006
    Hardback | £80.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  15. The Last Darky
    The Last “Darky” establishes Bert Williams, the comedian of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, as central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance. Before... Learn More
    Published: 16th January 2006
    Hardback | £80.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  16. The Ellis Island Snow Globe
    In The Ellis Island Snow Globe, Erica Rand, author of the smart and entertaining book Barbie’s Queer Accessories, takes readers on an unconventional tour of Ellis Island, the migration station turned heritage museum, and... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2005
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £20.99
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