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The Chumash World At European Contact: Power, Trade, And Feasting Among Complex Hunter-gatherers - Lynn H. Gamble

When Spanish explorers and missionaries came onto Southern California's shores in 1769, they encountered the large towns and villages of the Chumash, a people who at that time were among the most advanced hunter-gatherer societies in the world. Th......

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Spirits Of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, And Liberal Christianity - Pamela E. Klassen

Spirits of Protestantism reveals how liberal Protestants went from being early-twentieth-century medical missionaries seeking to convert others through science and scripture, to becoming vocal critics of missionary arrogance who experimented with ......

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Free For All: Fixing School Food In America - Janet Poppendieck

How did our children end up eating nachos, pizza, and Tater Tots for lunch? Taking us on an eye-opening journey into the nation's school kitchens, this superbly researched book is the first to provide a comprehensive assessment of school food in t......

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Parting Ways: New Rituals And Celebrations Of Life's Passing - Denise Carson

Parting Ways explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. Denise Carson contrasts her father's passing in the 1980s, governed by the structure......

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Performing Piety: Making Space Sacred With The Virgin Of Guadalupe - Elaine A. Pena

The Virgin of Guadalupe, though quintessentially Mexican, inspires devotion throughout the Americas and around the world. This study sheds new light on the long-standing transnational dimensions of Guadalupan worship by examining the production of......

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Right Here On Our Stage Tonight!: Ed Sullivan's America - Gerald Nachman

Before the advent of cable and its hundreds of channels, before iPods and the Internet, three television networks ruled America's evenings. And for twenty-three years, Ed Sullivan, the Broadway gossip columnist turned awkward emcee, ruled Sunday n......

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The Modern World-system Iv: Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, 1789-1914 - Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development ......

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The Paradox Of Hope: Journeys Through A Clinical Borderland - Cheryl Mattingly

Grounded in intimate moments of family life in and out of hospitals, this book explores the hope that inspires us to try to create lives worth living, even when no cure is in sight. The Paradox of Hope focuses on a group of African American famili......

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Primitive Selves: Koreana In The Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945 - E. Taylor Atkins

This remarkable book examines the complex history of Japanese colonial and postcolonial interactions with Korea, particularly in matters of cultural policy. E. Taylor Atkins focuses on past and present Japanese fascination with Korean culture as h......

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The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans - Aaron Glantz

The War Comes Home is the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Aaron Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war and has been r......

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Life Histories Of The Dobe !kung: Food, Fatness, And Well-being Over The Life-span - Nancy Howell

Life Histories of the Dobe !Kung re-examines an important anthropological data set for the Dobe !Kung, the well-known "Bushmen" of the Kalahari Desert, collected by Nancy Howell and colleagues. Using life history analysis, Howell reinterprets this......

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The Power Of The Zoot: Youth Culture And Resistance During World War Ii - Luis Alvarez

Flamboyant zoot suit culture, with its ties to fashion, jazz and swing music, jitterbug and Lindy Hop dancing, unique patterns of speech, and even risqué experimentation with gender and sexuality, captivated the country's youth in the 1940s. The P......

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Compulsive Acts: A Psychiatrist's Tales Of Ritual And Obsession - Elias Aboujaoude

In this compelling book, we meet a man who can't let anyone get within a certain distance of his nose, two kleptomaniacs from very different walks of life, an Internet addict who chooses virtual life over real life, a professor with a dangerous ga......

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The Labor Of Luck: Casino Capitalism In The United States And South Africa - Jeff Sallaz

In this gripping ethnography, Jeffrey J. Sallaz goes behind the scenes of the global casino industry to investigate the radically different worlds of work and leisure he found in identically designed casinos in the United States and South Africa. ......

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Birth Models That Work

This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing coun......

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Shanghai Splendor: Economic Sentiments And The Making Of Modern China, 1843-1949 - Wen-hsin Yeh

Rich with details of everyday life, this multifaceted social and cultural history of China's leading metropolis in the twentieth century offers a kaleidoscopic view of Shanghai as the major site of Chinese modernization. Engaging the entire span o......

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Adventures In Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language And Culture - Jeffrey Shandler

Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish in the six decades since the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of daily life for millions of Jews to what the author terms a postvernacular language of diverse and expan......

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