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  • The Interpretation of Cultures

    1st Edition

    By Abena Dadze-Arthur

    Clifford Geertz has been called ‘the most original anthropologist of his generation’ – and this reputation rests largely on the huge contributions to the methodology and approaches of anthropological interpretation that he outlined in The Interpretation of Cultures. The centrality of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Mythologies

    1st Edition

    By John Gomez

    Mythologies is a masterpiece of analysis and interpretation. At its heart, Barthes’s collection of essays about the “mythologies” of modern life treats everyday objects and ideas – from professional wrestling, to the Tour de France, to Greta Garbo’s face – as though they are silently putting…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Second Sex

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini

    Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 book The Second Sex is a masterpiece of feminist criticism and philosophy. An incendiary take on the place of women in post-war French society, it helped define major trends in feminist thought for the rest of the 20th century, and its influence is still felt today. The…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Gender Trouble

    1st Edition

    By Tim Smith-Laing

    Judith Butler's Gender Trouble is a perfect example of creative thinking. The book redefines feminism's struggle against patriarchy as part of a much broader issue: the damaging effects of all our assumptions about gender and identity. Looking at the factionalism of contemporary (1980s) feminism,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Bell Curve

    Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, 1st Edition

    By Christine Ma, Michael Schapira

    Herrnstein & Murray's The Bell Curve is a deeply controversial text that raises serious issues about the stakes involved in reasoning and interpretation. The authors’ central contention is that intelligence is the primary factor determining social outcomes for individuals – and that it is a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande

    1st Edition

    By Kitty Wheater

    The history of anthropology is, to a large extent, the history of differing modes of interpretation. As anthropologists have long known, examining, analyzing and recording cultures in the quest to understand humankind as a whole is a vastly complex task, in which nothing can be achieved without…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Our Common Future

    1st Edition

    By Ksenia Gerasimova

    Our Common Future is a joint work produced in 1987 by a United Nations commission headed by former Norwegian Prime Minister, Gro Brundtland. Also known as The Brundtland Report, it offers a classic approach to problem solving by first asking a productive question. How do we protect the world we…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Principles of Psychology

    1st Edition

    By The Macat Team

    The impact of William James’s 1890 The Principles of Psychology is such that he is commonly known as the father of his subject. Though psychology itself is a very different discipline in the 21st-century, James’s influence continues to be felt – both within the field and beyond. At base, Principles…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Playing in the Dark

    Whiteness in the American Literary Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Karina Jakubowicz, Adam Perchard

    Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination is a seminal piece of literary criticism, and a masterclass in the critical thinking skill of interpretation. Interpretation plays a vital role in critical thinking: it focuses on interrogating accepted meanings and laying…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Lonely Crowd

    The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character, 1st Edition

    By Jarrod Homer

    David Riesman’s The Lonely Crowd: A Study in the Changing American Character is one of the best-known books in the history of sociology – holding a mirror up to contemporary America and showing the nation its own character as it had never seen it before. Its success is a testament to Riesman’s…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Wretched of the Earth

    1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Frantz Fanon is one of the most important figures in the history of what is now known as postcolonial studies – the field that examines the meaning and impacts of European colonialism across the world. Born in the French colony of Martinique, Fanon worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Sociological Imagination

    1st Edition

    By Ismael Puga, Robert Easthope

    C. Wright Mills’s 1959 book The Sociological Imagination is widely regarded as one of the most influential works of post-war sociology. At its heart, the work is a closely reasoned argument about the nature and aims of sociology, one that sets out a manifesto and roadmap for the field. Its wide…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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