Anthropology and Sociology

Picture of The Empire's Old Clothes: What the Lone Ranger, Babar, and Other Innocent Heroes Do to Our Minds.

The Empire's Old Clothes: What the Lone Ranger, Babar, and Other Innocent Heroes Do to Our Minds.

Dorfman, Ariel.

When I was at Uni - one of the standout texts was 'How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Id...

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Picture of A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub.

A Pint of Plain: Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub.

Barich, Bill.

When he moved to Dublin he searched for the archetypal traditional pub (eg. like the one i...

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Picture of Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them.

Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them.

Anderegg, David.

Being called a 'nerd' may not sound so bad. But his research shows that this stereotype is...

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Picture of Insatiable: Competitive Eating and the Big Fat American Dream.

Insatiable: Competitive Eating and the Big Fat American Dream.

Fagone, Jason.

He spent a year interviewing and observing the stars of this fast growing American sport -...

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Picture of Discovering Highwaymen.

Discovering Highwaymen.

Ash, Russell.

Some were fearless cavaliers - carefree, chivalrous, romantic knights in three-cornered ha...

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Picture of No Exit: What Parents Owe Their Children and What Society Owes Parents.

No Exit: What Parents Owe Their Children and What Society Owes Parents.

Alstott, Anne L.

She outlines two proposals intended to improve parents' economic options while examining c...

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Picture of Making the Cut: How Cosmetic Surgery is Transforming Our Lives.

Making the Cut: How Cosmetic Surgery is Transforming Our Lives.

Elliott, Anthony.

The demand for cosmetic surgery is soaring. Why is it so? Elliott draws on research in Eur...

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Picture of The Myth of Mars and Venus.

The Myth of Mars and Venus.

Cameron, Deborah.

Do men and women really speak different languages? This humorous and scholarly study aims ...

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Picture of Where the Wild Things are Now: Domestication Reconsidered.

Where the Wild Things are Now: Domestication Reconsidered.

Cassidy, Rebecca and Mullin, Molly (eds.).

From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection o...

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Picture of Legal Highs: Inside Secrets of the World's Newest and Deadliest Drugs.

Legal Highs: Inside Secrets of the World's Newest and Deadliest Drugs.

Clarkson, Wensley.

Takes you on a dark journey into the heart of the lethal new trade in 'Legal Highs', those...

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Picture of Middle Age: A Natural History.

Middle Age: A Natural History.

Bainbridge, David.

Middle Age is often thought of as a dull, transitional stage of life. This sheds a rather ...

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Picture of Secret Societies.

Secret Societies.

Harding, Nick.

Harding outlines the best-known secret societies, many of which thrive today. He analyses ...

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Picture of The Ultimate Book of Heroic Failures.

The Ultimate Book of Heroic Failures.

Pile, Stephen.

He presents a triumphant celebration of epic incompetence, wonderful true stories of disas...

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Picture of Found In Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World.

Found In Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World.

Kelly, Nataly and Zetzsche, Jost.

A treasure trove of interesting and entertaining stories which show how translation and in...

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Picture of The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social Season.

The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social Season.

Campbell, Sophie.

Travel journalist Sophie Campbell takes us on a hectic and hilarious journey…as exotic as ...

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Picture of The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Makes Us Who We Are.

The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Makes Us Who We Are.

Hensher, Philip.

He laments the decline of handwriting, and provides a fitting tribute to a dying art. We l...

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Picture of Families Behind Bars: Stories of Injustice, Endurance and Hope.

Families Behind Bars: Stories of Injustice, Endurance and Hope.

Danes, Kay.

Some people in this book are high-profile, such as David Hicks and Schapelle Corby, but ot...

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Picture of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City.

Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City.

Garrett, Bradley L.

The author is, among other things, an Urban Explorer, photographing off-limits urban space...

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Picture of Weed.

Weed.

Forty, Jo.

Cannabis or 'weed' is the fourth most widely used drug in the world after coffee, alcohol ...

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Picture of Keyhole.

Keyhole.

Robinson, Doug.

The story of what happens behind the walls of a maximum security prison told by the author...

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Picture of Immortality: The Quest To Live Forever and How It Drives Civilisation.

Immortality: The Quest To Live Forever and How It Drives Civilisation.

Cave, Stephen.

The path towards immortality has obsessed civilisations. From preserving the body, freezin...

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Picture of Working with Vulnerable Families: A Partnership Approach.

Working with Vulnerable Families: A Partnership Approach.

Arney, Fiona and Scott, Dorothy.

Aimed at students and practitioners in child and family services, child and community heal...

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Picture of Between Venice and Istanbul: Colonial Landscapes in Early Modern Greece.

Between Venice and Istanbul: Colonial Landscapes in Early Modern Greece.

Davies, Siriol and Davis, Jack L. (eds.).

A fine collection of scholarly research papers with wide-ranging focus and perspective fro...

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Picture of How Many Friends Does One Person Need? Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks.

How Many Friends Does One Person Need? Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks.

Dunbar, Robin.

The author argues that we are the product of our evolutionary history and this history col...

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