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  • Elizabeth Foyster and James Marten

    A Cultural History Of Childhood And Family

    $820.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 4 to 6 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. A Cultural History of Childhood and Family presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers 2800 years of history, charting the cultural, social, economic, religious, medical and political changes in domestic life. Well illustrated, the full six v...

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    Diarmaid MacCulloch

    A History Of Christianity

    $48.50

    How did an obscure personality cult come to be the world's biggest religion, with a third of humanity its followers? This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main facts, ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organization and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society. Taking in wars, empires, reformers, apostles, sects, churches and crusaders, Diarmaid MacCulloch shows how Christianity has...

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  • Marcus Chown

    Afterglow Of Creation

    $22.80

    Stephen Hawking described it as 'the discovery of the century, if not of all time', yet the scientists who first detected the cosmic radiation that was identified as the afterglow of the big bang had to admit that it was more by accident than intention. At first its discoverers mistook the readings for the disruption caused by the droppings of pigeons that had nested in their telescope, and yet they went on to win the Nobel prize. In the mid-1990s New Scientist writer Marcus Chown drove acros...

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    John Dewey

    Art As Experience

    $29.00

    Based on John Dewey’s lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.Paperback: 370 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780399531972Published by Perigee Books

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  • Ching Yau

    As Normal As Possible

    $38.00

    Drawing from the fields of ethnographic and sociological studies, cultural activism, public health and film studies, this volume poses new and exciting challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines. The essays here showcase the work of emerging and established scholars working mostly outside Euro-America and focus on cities including Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. This book is one of the first s...

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  • Julian Davison

    Black And White

    $44.00

    The Black and White house in Singapore is the most distinctive and imposing of the island's colonial architectural legacy. Surviving examples are testament to their physical and aesthetic durability - a unique tropical style with a colorful pedigree of architectural influences. Today these beautiful houses continue to serve their original purpose as gracious family homes but with others successfully adapted as restaurants, offices and artisan's studios. Written and photographed with flair and...

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  • Guy Delisle

    Burma Chronicles

    $30.00

    Guy Delisle's newest travelogue revolves around a year spent in Burma (also known as Myanmar) with his wife and son. Burma is notorious for its use of concealment and isolation as social control: where scissor-wielding censors monitor the papers, the de facto leader of the opposition has been under decade-long house arrest, insurgent-controlled regions are effectively cut off from the world, and rumour is the most reliable source of current information. An impressive and moving work of comics...

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  • Daniel A. Bell

    China's New Confucianism

    $39.00

    What is it like to be a Westerner teaching political philosophy in an officially Marxist state? Why do Chinese sex workers sing karaoke with their customers? And why do some Communist Party cadres get promoted if they care for their elderly parents? In this entertaining and illuminating book, one of the few Westerners to teach at a Chinese university draws on his personal experiences to paint an unexpected portrait of a society undergoing faster and more sweeping changes than anywhere else on...

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  • Yomi Braester and James Tweedie

    Cinema At The City's Edge

    $43.00

    This anthology presents a number of leading voices on contemporary Asian cinema studies, including Ackbar Abbas, Chris Berry, Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh, Darrell William Davis, Dudley Andrew, Yomi Braester, Susie Jie Young Kim, Akira Mizuta Lippit, James Tweedie, Yiman Wang and Zhang Zhen. Through a range of interdisciplinary responses that simultaneously investigate film practices and technologies, the contributors offer a timely look at the ever-shifting cities in East Asia and their portrayal in c...

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  • Will Farmer

    Clarice Cliff

    $22.00

    There are few pieces of pottery more recognisable than those designed by Clarice Cliff. For many the epitome of Art Deco, characterised by bold colour and lines, geometric shapes, and stylised representations of the countryside, Clarice Cliff's 'bizarre' pottery is collected all over the world. Using a wealth of colour illustrations, Will Farmer traces the story of Clarice Cliff and the pottery that she created. Employed in The Potteries from the age of thirteen, Clarice was talented and reso...

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  • Jonathan Miller and Borin Van Loon

    Darwin: A Graphic Guide

    $15.00

    Progress in genetics today would not be possible without Darwin's revolution, but the mysterious man who laid the rational basis for undermining belief in God's creation was remarkable timid. He spent most of his life in seclusion; a semi-invalid, riddled with doubts, fearing the controversy his theories might unleash. In this brilliantly lucid book - a classic originally published in 1982 - Jonathan Miller unravels Darwin's life and his contribution to biology, and traces the path from his s...

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    Daniele Mastrogiacomo

    Days Of Fear

    $28.90

    translated by Michael Reynolds On March 5, 2007, Daniele Mastrogiacomo, foreign news correspondent on assignment in Kandahar, his driver and his interpreter were captured by the Taliban. His captors threatened to execute him if Italy did not immediately withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. When Italy refused this demand, the driver, twenty-five-year-old Sayed Agha, was decapitated before Mastrogiacomo’s eyes. A video of this horrifying event was shown around the world, and Mastrogiacomo spen...

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  • Giacomo Leopardi

    Dialogue Between Fashion And Death

    $15.00

    Leopardi, poet and philosopher, explores in humorous but savage dialogue the power of fashion and its strange irrationality. He also imagines conversations between Hercules and Atlas, Nature and an Icelander, and the Earth and the Moon, as well as producing a simple essay praising the humble bird.Paperback: 112 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192550Published by Penguin Books

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  • Milan Kundera

    Encounter

    $32.00

    With the same dazzling mix of emotion and idea that characterizes his novels he illuminates the art and artists who remain important to him and whose work helps us better understand the world. An astute and brilliant reader of fiction, Kundera applies these same gifts to the reading of Francis Bacon's paintings, Leos Janácek's music, the films of Federico Fellini, as well as to the novels of Philip Roth, Dostoyevsky, and García Márquez, among others. He also takes up the challenge of restorin...

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  • Dylan Evans and Howard Selina

    Evolution: A Graphic Guide

    $15.00

    In 1859, Charles Darwin shocked the world with a radical theory - evolution by natural selection. One hundred and fifty years later, his theory still challenges some of our most precious beliefs. Evolution: A Graphic Guide provides a step-by-step guide to 'Darwin's dangerous idea' and takes a fresh look at the often misunderstood concepts of natural selection and the selfish gene. Drawing on the latest findings from genetics, ecology and animal behaviour - as well as the work of best-selling ...

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  • Adam Phillips

    Going Sane

    $28.00

    Volumes have been dedicated to madness, but sanity is rarely mentioned. We can define the mad, but how do we classify the sane? In Going Sane, psychoanalyst and writer Adam Phillips delves deep into history, philosophy, literature and his own experiences to address questions that we rarely ask about ourselves, taking us on an engrossing journey in which we learn many things - including some of what it takes to be happy in the modern world.Paperback: 256 pagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmIS...

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  • Jacqueline van Maarsen

    Inheriting Anne Frank

    $34.00

    Translated by Bryan Doyle Jacqueline van Maarsen's first book - My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank - ends in 1947, two years after the death of her close friend Anne Frank. But Anne's death did not spell the end of the friendship. Otto Frank clung desperately to his deceased daughter's dearest friend. Having remained silent about her friendship with Anne Frank for decades after the war, Jacqueline van Maarsen finally decided to tell her story, hoping to expose half-truths and fabrications ...

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  • Jean Ma

    Melancholy Drift

    $41.00

    Ma offers an innovative study of three provocative Chinese directors Wong Kar-wai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang. Focusing on the highly stylized and nonlinear configurations of time in each director’s films, she argues that these directors have brought new global respect for Chinese cinema in amplifying motifs of loss, nostalgia, haunting, absence and ephemeral poetics. Hou, Tsai, and Wong all insist on the significance of being out of time, not merely out of place, as a condition of ...

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    David Chang

    Momofuku

    $63.00

    From David Chang, currently the hottest chef in the culinary world, comes this his first book, written with New York Times food critic Peter Meehan, packed full of ingeniously creative recipes. Already a sensational world star, Chang produces a buzzing fusion of Korean/Asian and Western cuisine, creating a style of food which defies easy categorisation. That it is fantastic, there is no doubt, and that it is eminently cookable, there is also no doubt! In the words of Chang himself, it is 'Bad...

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  • Charles Dickens

    Night Walks

    $15.00

    Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dickens as one of the greatest visionaries of the city in all its variety and cruelty.Paperback: 128 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141047508Published by Penguin Books

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  • Barbara Demick

    Nothing To Envy

    $23.00

    North Korea is Orwell's 1984 made reality: it is the only country in the world not connected to the internet; Gone with the Wind is a dangerous, banned book; during political rallies, spies study your expression to check your sincerity. After the death of the country's great leader Kim Il Sung in 1994, famine descended, and Nothing to Envy - winner of the 2010 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction - weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six residents of Chongin, North ...

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  • Epictetus

    Of Human Freedom

    $15.00

    In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.Paperback: 112 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192352Published by Penguin Books

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  • Jorge Luis Borges

    On Argentina

    $29.00

    Jorge Luis Borges wrote about Argentina as only someone passionate about his homeland can. On Argentina reveals the many facets of his passion in essays, poems, and stories through which he sought to bring Argentina forward on the world stage, and to do for Buenos Aires what James Joyce did for Dublin. In colorful pieces on the tango and the gaucho, on the card game truco, and on the criollos (immigrants from Spain) and compadritos (street-corner thugs), we gain insight not only into unique a...

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  • John Stuart Mill

    On Liberty

    $15.00

    In one of the most influential philosophical works ever writen, John Stuart Mill explores the risks and responsibilities of liberty. Examining the tyranny that can come both from government and from the herd-like opinion of the majority, Mill proposes a freedom to think, unite, and pursue our pleasures as the most important freedoms, as long as we cause no harm to others.Paperback: 192 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141046945Published by Penguin Books

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    Susan Sontag

    On Photography

    $24.00

    Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines ...

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  • Scott L. Kastner

    Political Conflict And Economic Interdependence Across The Taiwan Strait And Beyond

    $39.00

    Why is it that political conflict between countries sometimes undermines commerce between those states, and yet at other times it seems to have little or no effect on cross-border economic flows? The question is an important one, yet, while numerous studies have considered how and to what extent international political conflict affects trade, few consider how and when economic linkages can develop despite hostile political relations. This book addresses that gap, and demonstrates that the imp...

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  • Mark E. Smith

    Renegade

    $28.00

    The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands ever, their music - odd, spare, cranky and repetitious - an acknowledged influence on The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand. And Mark E. Smith IS The Fall - 66 members came and went over the years yet he remained its charismatic leader until his death in 2018. 'If it's me and yer granny on bongos, it's The Fall.' - Mark E. Smith Mark was a professional outsider and all-round enemy of compromise, a true enigma. There h...

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  • Hunter S. Thompson

    Songs Of The Doomed

    $27.00

    'I was thinking; my mind was running at top speed, scanning and sorting my options. They ranged all the way from Dumb and Dangerous to Crazy, Evil, and utterly wrong from the start ... stand back. We are on the brink. Yes. I have an idea.' When Hunter S. Thompson has an idea, you just have to listen--and he shares many of his unique ideas in this collection of journalism, social commentary, short fiction and autobiography. Divided into sections by decade, Songs of the Doomed begins with a fur...

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    Tom Feiling

    The Candy Machine

    $26.80

    Cutting through the myths about the white market, Tome Feiling's The Candy Machine is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before. Gabrielle unwinds at weekends with a line of coke--and also works for a major police force. Juan Pablo is a drugs mule in Bogota who gets his stash from a sweathouse. Belica started picking coca when she was eleven. Kurt Schmoke, former mayor of Baltimore, thinks legalization's the only way... Cocaine is big business. Governments spend millions on an unwin...

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  • Arthur Schopenhauer

    The Essential Schopenhauer

    $32.00

    The Essential Schopenhauer delivers the first comprehensive English anthology of the seminal philosopher’s writings. Edited by Wolfgang Schirmacher, president of the International Schopenhauer Association, this indispensible collection affords readers a uniquely accessible gateway into the monolithic thinker’s prodigious body of work. Just as the Harper Perennial Basic Writings series renders the work of Heidegger and Nietzsche accessible for English readers, The Essential Schopenhauer gives ...

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  • Josephine McCarthy

    The Exorcist's Handbook

    $39.00

    A practical, step-by-step guide to exorcism that is not tied to any particular religious tradition. The Exorcist's Handbook approaches the subject of exorcism in clear, practical, and non-religious terms--with a generous serving of humor. It covers all issues that are important to an exorcist, including various methods of exorcism, death work, the removal of curses, the types of beings an exorcist could possibly encounter, methods of protection, and self maintenance advice for the exorcist. H...

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    Betty Friedan

    The Feminine Mystique

    $24.00

    When Betty Friedan produced The Feminine Mystique in 1963, she could not have realized how the discovery and debate of her contemporaries' general malaise would shake up society. Victims of a false belief system, these women were following strict social convention by loyally conforming to the pretty image of the magazines, and found themselves forced to seek meaning in their lives only through a family and a home. Friedan's controversial book about these women - and every woman - would ultima...

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  • Walter Bonatti

    The Mountains Of My Life

    $32.00

    The Mountains of My Life is the breathtaking collection of Walter Bonatti's classic writings, detailing a life on the world's toughest ascents. He describes the staggeringly basic equipment he used and the fear, joy and serenity he finds on these daring ascents, as well as the importance of finding his courage and challenging himself. Included here too is the real story behind the feuds and controversy that were sparked by the K2 ascent that changed his life. Bonatti, one of the greatest moun...

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  • Syed Hussein Alatas

    The Myth Of The Lazy Native

    $49.00

    This book is a print on demand title. Orders of this title are expected to be fulfilled within 2 to 3 weeks upon purchase. Click here to find out more about when your print on demand title will ship. The Myth of the Lazy Native is Syed Hussein Alatas' widely acknowledged critique of the colonial construction of Malay, Filipino and Javanese natives from the 16th to the 20th century. Drawing on the work of Karl Mannheim and the sociology of knowledge, Alatas analyses the origins and functions o...

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  • Charles Baudelaire

    The Painter Of Modern Life

    $15.00

    Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses most fully the drama of modern life.Paperback: 128 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192765Published by Penguin Books

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  • Alain de Botton

    The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work

    $26.00

    Why do so many of us love or hate our work? How has it come to dominate our lives? And what should we do about it? Work makes us. Without it we are at a loss; in work we hope to have a measure of control over our lives. Yet for many of us, work is a straitjacket from which we cannot free ourselves. Criss-crossing the world to visit workplaces and workers both ordinary and extraordinary, and drawing on the wit and wisdom of great artists, writers and thinkers, Alain de Botton here explores our...

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  • Troy Chin

    The Resident Tourist Part 4

    $22.00

    Some things never change. Be it the 90s or today, we all have the same hopes, fears, aspirations, desires and things that make us tick. Time just makes us a little wiser. Or does it? The Resident Tourist is an ongoing autobiographical comic book narrative by Troy Chin that began in 2007.Paperback: 216 Pages Product Dimensions: 129 x 181 mmISBN: 9789810860745Published by Dreary Weary Comics

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  • Selina Hastings

    The Secret Lives Of Somerset Maugham

    $34.00

    For nearly sixty years Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was one of the most famous writers in the world. An enormously successful playwright and the author of over a hundred short stories and twenty-one novels--several of which are now established classics--Maugham expertly concealed a private life. Predominantly homosexual, and deeply in love with the charming but dissolute Gerald Haxton, he made a disastrous marriage to Syrie Wellcome which he would escape by travelling and writing extensively ...

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  • Geza Vermes

    The Story Of The Scrolls

    $26.00

    The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran, between 1947 and 1956, was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and hidden in caves by an ancient Jewish sect, these mysterious manuscripts revolutionized our understanding of the Bible, of Judaism and the early Christian world. Geza Vermes's English translations brought these extraordinary documents to thousands, and his life has been inextricably interwoven with the scrolls for over sixty...

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  • Chuang Tzu

    The Tao Of Nature

    $15.00

    Chuang Tzu examines the nature of existence in these dialogues and essays, from the battle to grasp the purpose of life to the search for knowledge. A collection of some of the most absorbing and charming philosophy ever written, The Tao of Nature is also about perfection, perception, the value of skills and the truth revealed by complete understanding.Paperback: 176 pagesProduct Dimensions: 111 x 181 mmISBN: 9780141192741Published by Penguin Books

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  • RZA

    The Tao Of Wu

    $29.00

    The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he's learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he's found it, he distills here the wisdom he's acquired into seven pillars, each based on a formative event in his life-from the moment he first heard the call of hip-hop to the death of his cousin and Clan-mate, Russell Jones, aka ODB. Delivered in RZA's unmistakable style, at once surprising...

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  • Adam Smith

    The Theory Of Moral Sentiments

    $32.00

    Best known for his revolutionary free-market economics treatise The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith was first and foremost a moral philosopher. In his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, he investigated the flip side of economic self-interest: the interest of the greater good. Smith's classic work advances ideas about conscience, moral judgement and virtue that have taken on renewed importance in business and politics.Paperback: 544 pagesProduct Dimensions: 133 x 196 mmISBN: 97801431059...

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  • Marcus Chown

    We Need To Talk About Kelvin

    $24.00

    Look around you. The reflection of your face in a window tells you that the universe is orchestrated by chance. The iron in a spot of blood on your finger tells you that somewhere out in space there is furnace at a temperature of 4.5 billion degrees. Your TV tells you that the universe had a beginning. In fact, your very existence tells you that this may not be the only universe but merely one among an infinity of others, stacked like the pages of a never-ending book. Marcus Chown, author of ...

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  • Malcolm Gladwell

    What The Dog Saw

    $17.00

    Malcolm Gladwell is the master of playful yet profound insight. His ability to see underneath the surface of the seemingly mundane taps into a fundamental human impulse: curiosity. From criminology to ketchup, job interviews to dog training, Malcolm Gladwell takes everyday subjects and shows us surprising new ways of looking at them, and the world around us. Are smart people overrated? What can pit bulls teach us about crime? Why are problems like homelessness easier to solve than to manage? ...

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    M. V. Lee Badgett

    When Gay People Get Married

    $68.00

    The summer of 2008 was the summer of love and commitment for gays and lesbians in the United States. Thousands of same-sex couples stood in line for wedding licenses all over California in the first few days after same-sex marriage was legalized. On the other side of the country, Massachusetts, the very first state to give gay couples marriage rights, took the last step to full equality by allowing same-sex couples from other states to marry there as well. These happy times for same-sex coupl...

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  • Yoshiko Nakano

    Where There Are Asians, There Are Rice Cookers

    $34.00

    This is the first English-language book to focus on the electric rice cooker and the impact it has had on the lives of Asian people. This account of the rice cooker’s globalization aims to move away from Japan-centric perspectives on how “Made in Japan” products made it big in the global marketplace, instead choosing to emphasize the collaborative approach adopted by one Japanese manufacturing giant and a Hong Kong entrepreneur. The book also highlights the role Hong Kong, as a free port, pla...

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