Books by Publisher: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology,U.S.

    Aesthetic Life

    By Miya Elise Mizuta Lippit

    Hardback £43.67

    Aesthetic Life is a study of modern Japan, engaging the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the beautiful woman bijin emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period 1868 1912.

    Bannermen Tales Zidishu

    By Elena Suet-Ying Chiu

    Hardback £29.42

    Bannermen Tales is the first book in English to offer a comprehensive study of zidishu-a popular storytelling genre created by the Manchus in early eighteenth-century Beijing. With original translations, musical score, and numerous illustrations of hand-copied and printed texts, this study opens a new window into Qing literature.

    The Pricing of Progress

    By Eli Cook

    Hardback £18.92

    How did Americans come to quantify their society's well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics...

    Rise and Fall of Neoliberal Capitalism

    By David M. Kotz

    Paperback £15.92

    Origin of Others

    By Toni Morrison

    Hardback £15.17

    What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America's foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni Morrison's most...

    End Game

    By Corey M. Abramson

    Paperback £13.67

    Winner of the Outstanding Publication Award, Section on Aging and the Life Course, American Sociological Association Senior citizens from all walks of life face a gauntlet of physical, psychological, and social hurdles. But do the disadvantages some people accumulate over the course of their lives make their final years especially...

    Colored Cosmopolitanism

    By Nico Slate

    Paperback £19.67

    A hidden history connects India and the United States, the world''s two largest democracies. From the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, activists worked across borders of race and nation to push both countries toward achieving their democratic principles. At the heart of this shared struggle, African Americans and Indians...

    Four Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession

    By Reinier de Graaf

    Hardback £21.92

    Architects, we like to believe, shape the world as they please. Reinier de Graaf draws on his own tragicomic experiences to present a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect. To achieve anything, he notes, architects must serve the powers they strive to critique,...

    American Niceness

    By Carrie Tirado Bramen

    Hardback £27.17

    The cliche of the Ugly American-loud, vulgar, materialistic, chauvinistic-still expresses what people around the world dislike about their Yankee counterparts. Carrie Tirado Bramen recovers the history of a different national archetype-the nice American-which has been central to ideas of American identity since the nineteenth century.

    Observation and Experiment

    By Paul R. Rosenbaum

    Hardback £24.17

    In the face of conflicting claims about some treatments, behaviors, and policies, the question arises: What is the most scientifically rigorous way to draw conclusions about cause and effect in the study of humans? In this introduction to causal inference, Paul Rosenbaum explains key concepts and methods through real-world examples.

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