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  • Liquidated

    An Ethnography of Wall Street, 1st Edition

    By Rodolfo Maggio

    Liquidated is a work of anthropology that treats an unusual, despised subculture – that of the Wall Street banker – much as anthropologists have traditionally treated remote ‘savage’ tribes. But using the techniques of ethnography, including interviews, analysis of daily lives, and fieldwork to…

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

  • Iran

    A People Interrupted, 1st Edition

    By Bryan Gibson

    Hamid Dabashi’s 2007 Iran: A People Interrupted is simultaneously subtle, passionate, polarizing and polemical. A concise account of Iranian history from the early 19th-century onward, Dabashi’s book uses his incisive analytical skills as a basis for creating a persuasive argument against the views…

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

  • Debt

    The First 5000 Years, 1st Edition

    By Sulaiman Hakemy

    Debt is one of the great subjects of our day, and understanding the way that it not only fuels economic growth, but can also be used as a means of generating profit and exerting control, is central to grasping the way in which our society really works. David Graeber's contribution to this debate…

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

  • Blue Ocean Strategy

    How to Create Uncontested Market Space, 1st Edition

    By Andreas Mebert, Stephanie Lowe

    In Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne tackle the central problem facing all businesses: how to perform better than your competitors? Their solution involves taking a creative approach to the normal view of competition. In the normal framework, competition is a zero-sum game: if…

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

  • Ain't No Makin' It

    Aspirations and Attainment in a Low Income Neighborhood, 1st Edition

    By Anna Seiferle-Valencia

    Why is it that children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it so difficult – and often impossible – to achieve? Few questions are of such fundamental importance to the functioning of a fair and effective society than this one, yet the academic and political narratives that exist to explain the…

    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

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kristin Andrews, Jacob Beck

    While philosophers have been interested in animals since ancient times, in the last few decades the subject of animal minds has emerged as a major topic in philosophy. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Gender, Poverty and Livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sanjoy Hazarika, Reshmi Banerjee

    The Eastern Himalaya region covers a geographical area that spans five nations and has diverse landscapes, a multitude of ethnic groups and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The region is relatively poor in terms of GDP and per capita income; industrialisation and infrastructure is under-developed…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge India

  • The Politics of Piety

    The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject, 1st Edition

    By Jessica Johnson, Ian Fairweather

    Saba Mahmood’s 2005 Politics of Piety is an excellent example of evaluation in action. Mahmood’s book is a study of women’s participation in the Islamic revival across the Middle East. Mahmood – a feminist social anthropologist with left-wing, secular political values – wanted to understand why…

    Paperback – 2017-07-06
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Anti-Politics Machine

    1st Edition

    By Julie Jenkins

    The Anti-Politics Machine (1990) examines how international development projects are conceived, researched, and put into practice. It also looks at what these projects actually achieve. Ferguson criticizes the idea of externally-directed ‘development’ and argues that the process doesn’t take proper…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Modernity at Large

    Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation, 1st Edition

    By Amy Young Evrard

    Arjun Appadurai’s 1996 collection of essays Modernity At Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization helped reshape how anthropologists, geographers and philosophers saw and understood the key topic of our times: globalization. Globalization has long been recognized as one of the crucial factors…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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