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Finding Directions West

by George Colpitts & Heather Devine University of Calgary Press (February 22, 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...


Understanding Atrocities

by Scott W. Murray, Lorraine Markotic, Kristin Burnett & Lori Chambers et al. University of Calgary Press (February 01, 2017)

Understanding Atrocities is a wide-ranging collection of essays bridging scholarly and community-based efforts to understand and respond to the global, transhistorical problem of genocide. The essays in this...


Hearts and Minds

by Dan Azoulay University of Calgary Press (October 17, 2011)

What was romance like for Canadians a century ago? What qualities did marriageable men and women look for in prospective mates? How did they find suitable partners in difficult circumstances such as frontier...


Textual Exposures

by Dan Russek University of Calgary Press (April 21, 2015)

Textual Exposures: Photography in Twentieth Century Spanish American Narrative Fiction examines how twentieth-century Spanish American literature has registered photography's powers and limitations, and the...


Traditions, Traps and Trends

by Barbara Helen Miller, Jarich Oosten, Willem C.E. Rasing & Thea Olsthoorn et al. Polynya Press (August 12, 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...


To Know Our Many Selves

by Dirk Hoerder Au Press (June 01, 2010)

To Know Our Many Selves profiles the history of Canadian Studies, which began as early as the 1840s with the Study of Canada. Professor Dirk Hoerder discusses this comprehensive examination of culture by highlighting...


Sociocultural Systems

by Frank W. Elwell Au Press (June 01, 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...


Trail of Story, Traveller’s Path

by Leslie Main Johnson Au Press (April 01, 2010)

Trail of Story examines the meaning of landscape, drawn from Leslie Main Johnson?s rich experience with diverse environments and peoples, including the Gitksan and Witsuwit?en of northwestern British Columbia,...


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...


Hungry

by Eve Turow-Paul & Taylor Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (September 08, 2020)

We wait in lines around the block for scoops of cookie dough. We photograph every meal. We visit selfie performance spaces and leave lucrative jobs to become farmers and craft brewers.

Why? What are we really...


Head, Hand, Heart

by David Goodhart Simon & Schuster Audio (September 08, 2020)

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

The coronavirus pandemic revealed what we ought...


The WEIRDest People in the World

by Joseph Henrich Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 07, 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: raised in a society that is Western,...


Head, Hand, Heart

by David Goodhart Free Press (September 08, 2020)

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

The coronavirus pandemic revealed what we ought...


Bunker

by Bradley Garrett & Adam Sims Simon & Schuster Audio (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...


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...


The Sensitives

by Oliver Broudy & Holter Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (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...


Gatecrasher

by Ben Widdicombe & Steve West Simon & Schuster Audio (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...


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...


Homeward Bound

by Elaine Tyler May & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Book Group (December 19, 2017)

A revised edition of the classic, myth-shattering exploration of American family life during the Cold War.

When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine...


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’,...


This is Toraja

by Paulus Palimbong Editions L'Harmattan (June 15, 2016)

This book is the result of direct observation of the author born in Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It provides a short description of many aspects of Toraja geography, government system, religion, population,...


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...


Liar's Circus

by Carl Hoffman & Charles Constant HarperAudio (September 01, 2020)

"A brilliant, riveting, funny, terrifying journey into the beating heart of Trumpland." ?Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls

In this daring work of immersive journalism, based on hundreds of hours of reporting,...


Sand Talk

by Tyson Yunkaporta HarperAudio (May 12, 2020)

A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability?and offers a new template...