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Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

by E. Randolph Richards & Richard James Ivp Academic (October 13, 2020)

The Bible was written within collectivist cultures. When Westerners, immersed in individualism, read the Bible, it's easy to misinterpret important elements—or miss them altogether. In any culture, the most...


The Myth of the American Dream

by D. L. Mayfield Ivp (May 05, 2020)

  • 2020 ECPA Top Shelf Book Cover Award


In Search of the Common Good

by Jake Meador & Timothy Keller Ivp Books (June 25, 2019)

  • ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist - Faith and Culture
  • Christianity Today 2020 Book of the Year Award, Politics and Public Life


Cahokia Mounds

by William Iseminger The History Press (March 03, 2010)

About one thousand years ago, a phenomenon occurred in a fertile tract of Mississippi River flood plain known today as the "American Bottom." This phenomenon came to be called Cahokia Mounds, America's first...


The Immortality Key

by Brian C. Muraresku & Graham Hancock St. Martin's Press (September 28, 2020)

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

As seen on The Joe Rogan Experience!

A groundbreaking dive into the role psychedelics have played in the origins of Western civilization, and the real-life quest for the Holy Grail...


The WEIRDest People in the World

by Joseph Henrich Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 07, 2020)

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020

A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world.

Perhaps you are WEIRD:...


Head, Hand, Heart

by David Goodhart Free Press (September 08, 2020)

A Financial Times Best Book of the Year 2020

A TIMELY AND PROVOCATIVE ARGUMENT FROM LEADING POLITICAL ANALYST DAVID GOODHART ABOUT THE SEVERELY IMBALANCED DISTRIBUTION OF STATUS AND WORK IN WESTERN SOCIETIES....


Bunker

by Bradley Garrett Scribner (August 04, 2020)

A thought-provoking, chilling, and eerily prescient look at “prepper” communities around the world that are building bunkers against a possible apocalypse.

Currently, 3.7 million Americans call themselves...


Gatecrasher

by Ben Widdicombe Simon & Schuster (July 07, 2020)

A smart, gossipy, and very funny examination of celebrity culture from New York’s premiere social columnist.

Ben Widdicombe is the only writer to have worked for Page Six, TMZ, and The New York Times?an unusual...


The Sensitives

by Oliver Broudy Simon & Schuster (July 14, 2020)

A compelling exploration of the mysteries of environmental toxicity and the community of “sensitives”?people with powerful, puzzling symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals, fragrances, and cell phone...


The Substance of Civilization

by Stephen L. Sass Arcade (September 28, 2011)

The story of human civilization can be read most deeply in the materials we have found or created, used or abused. They have dictated how we build, eat, communicate, wage war, create art, travel, and worship....


Unlocking the Past

by Martin Jones Arcade (July 12, 2016)

In Unlocking the Past, Martin Jones, a leading expert at the forefront of bioarchaeologythe discipline that gave Michael Crichton the premise for Jurassic Parkexplains how this pioneering science is rewriting...


I Cover the Waterfront

by Max Miller Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Distinctive, original, fresh in in tone and manner, with a quaint whimsicality of feeling and expression.?The New York Times

Life on the Western waterfront has always fascinated Max Miller, a special reporter...


Living Through the Dead

by Maureen Carroll & Jane Rempel Oxbow Books (March 31, 2011)

This volume investigates the archaeology of death and commemoration through thematically linked case studies drawn from the Classical world. These investigations stress the processes of burial and commemoration...


Anthropological Approaches to Zooarchaeology

by Douglas V. Campana, Pamela Crabtree, S. D. deFrance & Justin Lev-Tov Oxbow Books (December 15, 2010)

Animals in complex human societies are often both meal and symbol, related to everyday practice and ritual. People in such societies may be characterized as having unequal access to such resources, or else the...


Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

by Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Sandra Montón-Subias & Margarita Sánchez Romero Oxbow Books (August 30, 2011)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner examines how specific types of food were prepared and eaten during feasting rituals in prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Such rituals allowed people to build and maintain their...


Ethnozooarchaeology

by Umberto Albarella & Angela Trentacoste Oxbow Books (April 15, 2011)

This book examines how the study of human-animal relations can help us interpret archaeological evidence. An international range of contributors examines fishing, hunting and husbandry, slaughtering and butchering,...


The Ritual Killing and Burial of Animals

by Aleksander Pluskowski Oxbow Books (November 15, 2011)

The killing and burial of animals in ritualistic contexts is encountered across Europe from Prehistory through to the historical period. This volume presents the state of research across Europe to illustrate...


Buying Buddha, Selling Rumi

by Sophia Rose Arjana Oneworld Academic (August 04, 2020)

From jewellery to meditation pillows to tourist retreats, religious traditions ? especially those of the East ? are being commodified as never before. Imitated and rebranded as ‘New Age’ or ‘spiritual’,...


China's New Youth

by Alec Ash & Karoline Kan Arcade (June 02, 2020)

“Paints a telling portrait of this most restless generation raised in a system that has provided them with unprecedented personal opportunities while denying them political ones. . . . A gifted observer.”—...


Entanglement

by Emma Tarlo Oneworld Publications (October 06, 2016)

Winner of the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing 2017

Journeying around the globe, through past and present, Emma Tarlo unravels the intriguing story of human hair and what it tells us about ourselves...


Skin Deep

by Gavin Evans Oneworld Publications (August 29, 2019)

Racial differences are rooted in biological reality, right? That’s certainly what a small group of anthropologists, psychologists and pundits would have you believe. Portraying themselves as brave defenders...


Kicking the Kremlin

by Marc Bennetts Oneworld Publications (February 06, 2014)

In the freezing winter of 2011, in what was a watershed moment, 100,000 took to Moscow?s streets to protest Putin?s landslide election victory amid widespread allegations of corruption and vote-rigging. A few...


The Memory Code

by Lynne Kelly Pegasus Books (February 07, 2017)

In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history...


Islam and Romanticism

by Jeffrey Einboden Oneworld Academic (November 06, 2014)

Revealing Islam’s formative influence on literary Romanticism, this book recounts a lively narrative of religious and aesthetic exchange, mapping the impact of Muslim sources on the West’s most seminal authors....


The Accidental Homo Sapiens

by Ian Tattersall & Robert DeSalle Pegasus Books (April 02, 2019)

What happens now that human population has outpaced biological natural selection? Two leading scientists reveal how we became who we are—and what we might become.

When we think of evolution, the image that...


Magic

by Robert Ralley Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

The mysterious art of magic has been a source of wonderment since before the time of Christ. Shape shifting between the supernatural practices of 'real' magic and demonstrations of dazzling illusion, magic has...


The Archipelago of Hope

by Gleb Raygorodetsky Pegasus Books (November 07, 2017)

While our politicians argue, the truth is that climate change is already here. Nobody knows this better than Indigenous peoples who, having developed an intimate relationship with ecosystems over generations,...


The Poppy

by Nicholas J. Saunders Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

In the aftermath of the horrific trench warfare of the First World War, the poppy ? sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, then immortalised in John McCrae?s moving poem ? became a worldwide...


Anthropology

by Joy Hendry & Simon Underdown Oneworld Publications (August 01, 2012)

In this illuminating tour of humanity, Joy Hendry and Simon Underdown reveal the origins of our species, and the fabric of human society, through the discipline of anthropology. Via fascinating case studies...


Progress

by Johan Norberg Oneworld Publications (April 06, 2017)

A Book of the Year for The Economist and the Observer

Our world seems to be collapsing. The daily news cycle reports the deterioration: divisive politics across the Western world, racism, poverty, war, inequality,...


Death's Summer Coat

by Brandy Schillace Pegasus Books (January 15, 2016)

Death is something we all confront?it touches our families, our homes, our hearts. And yet we have grown used to denying its existence, treating it as an enemy to be beaten back with medical advances.We are...


Buzz

by Hallie Lieberman Pegasus Books (November 07, 2017)

In the vein of Mary Roach's Bonk, a brilliant microhistory of the sex toy that ultimately tells the story of our changing sexual mores and evolving cultural values. 

Once only whispered about in clandestine...


Lone Star Nation

by Richard Parker Pegasus Books (November 04, 2014)

To most Americans, Texas has been that love-it-or-hate it slice of the country that has sparked controversy, bred presidents, and fomented turmoil from the American Civil War to George W. Bush. But that Texas...


Sovietistan

by Erika Fatland Pegasus Books (January 07, 2020)

Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes...


The Friendship Cure

by Kate Leaver Abrams Press (October 22, 2018)

Our best friends, Twitter followers, gal-pals, bromances, Facebook friends, and long distance buddies define us in ways we rarely openly acknowledge. But as a society, we are simultaneously terrified of being...


Selfie

by Will Storr Abrams Press (April 01, 2019)

We are living in an age of heightened individualism. Success is a personal responsibility. Our culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, rich, happy, extroverted, popular?flawless. We have become self-obsessed....


Traditions, Traps and Trends

by Barbara Helen Miller, Jarich Oosten, Willem C.E. Rasing & Thea Olsthoorn et al. Polynya Press (August 11, 2018)

The transfer of knowledge is a key issue in the North as Indigenous peoples meet the ongoing need to adapt to cultural and environmental change. In eight essays, experts survey critical issues surrounding the...


How We Eat

by Leon Rappoport & Dennis Hull with Robert Thompson Ecw Press (April 30, 2003)

Rappoport treats the dinner table like a Freudian couch, asking us to lie back and spill our guts. Tracing our culinary customs from the Stone Age to the stovetop range, he illuminates our complex and often...


Beyond Fate

by Margaret Visser House of Anansi Press (October 22, 2002)

In spite of modern ideals and achievements in the area of freedom and choice, people today are often afflicted with a sense that they cannot change things for the better. They feel helpless, constrained, caught...


The Wayfinders

by Wade Davis House of Anansi Press (September 30, 2009)

Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders, renowned anthropologist, winner of the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and National Geographic...


Napi

by Hugh A. Dempsey, Alyssa Koski & Pauline Gladstone Dempsey Heritage House (April 15, 2018)

An enthralling collection of traditional Blackfoot stories revealing the frailty of mankind and the enduring power of narrative.

Napi, the Old Man of the Blackfoot Nation, appears prominently in mythology, sometimes...


Finding Directions West

by George Colpitts & Heather Devine University of Calgary Press (February 21, 2017)

In the past, Western Canada was a place of new directions in human thought and action, migrations of the mind and body, and personal journeys. This book anthology brings together studies exploring the way the...


Animal Metropolis

by Joanna Dean, Darcy Ingram & Christabelle Sethna University of Calgary Press (February 16, 2017)

Animal Metropolis brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped the city of...


Coded Territories

by Kerry Swanson, Steven Loft, Candice Hopkins & Stephen Foster et al. University of Calgary Press (October 07, 2014)

This collection of essays provides a historical and contemporary context for Indigenous new media arts practice in Canada. The writers are established artists, scholars, and curators who cover thematic concepts...


Mining and Communities in Northern Canada

by John Sandlos, Arn Keeling, Tyler Levitan & Sarah Gordon et al. University of Calgary Press (November 24, 2015)

For indigenous communities throughout the globe, mining has been a historical forerunner of colonialism, introducing new, and often disruptive, settlement patterns and economic arrangements. Although indigenous...


Canadian Countercultures and the Environment

by Colin M. Coates University of Calgary Press (February 03, 2016)

Studies of the radical environmental politics of the 1960s have tended to downplay the extent to which much of that countercultural intellectual and social ferment continued into the 1970s and 1980s. Canadian...


Honey, We Lost the Kids

by Kathleen McDonnell Second Story Press (December 31, 2004)

Remember when children grew up in well-defined stages? Adults tried to keep whole areas of life hidden from them ? death, bad language, and, of course, sex ? and allowed them to step out into the adult world...


How Canadians Communicate III

by Bart Beaty, Derek Briton, Gloria Filax & Rebecca Sullivan Au Press (December 31, 2009)

What does Canadian popular culture say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity? This third volume of How Canadians Communicate describes the negotiation of popular culture across...


Sociocultural Systems

by Frank W. Elwell Au Press (May 31, 2013)

Macrosociology?the study of large-scale social structures and the fundamental principles of social organization?was the style of sociology practiced by the founders of the discipline. Today, the social theories...