Anthropology and Sociology

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body.

Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body.

Aldersey-Williams, Hugh.

The author attempts to make amends for missing an education in human biology by searching ...

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Picture of Food for the Flames: Idols and Missionaries in Central Polynesia.

Food for the Flames: Idols and Missionaries in Central Polynesia.

King, David Shaw and Attenborough, Sir David.

The London Missionary Society’s aim was to eradicate paganism and idolatry and bring the h...

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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 Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers).

Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers).

Jones, Daniel.

At the New York Times, Jones edits a personal-essay column called Modern Love, in which st...

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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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Picture of We, Too, Must Love.

We, Too, Must Love.

Aldrich, Ann.

Written in the 1950s this was a pioneering portrait of lesbian life. It gave hope to lesbi...

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Picture of Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival and Nation Against Nation.

Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival and Nation Against Nation.

Fishman, Ted C.

It's about everyone - including you and me. Do you obsess about looking younger? Do you kn...

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Picture of Encounter with Anthropology.

Encounter with Anthropology.

Fox, Robin.

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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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