Cultural Studies

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  1. Book ImageThe Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom

    Sandra Mackey

    Updated Edition

    "A rare first-hand glimpse into the hidden realm of Saudi social and public life."—The New York TimesMore

  2. Book ImagePink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons

    Lynn Peril

    From board games to beauty pageants, a smart, witty, pop-culture history of the perilous path to achieving the feminine ideal.More

  3. Book ImageMichael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism

    Walter LaFeber

    New Edition

    Walter LaFeber's timely analysis looks at the ways that triumphant capitalism, coupled with high-tech telecommunications, is conquering the nations of the world, one mind—one pair of feet—at a time.More

  4. Book ImageIn the Language of Kings: An Anthology of Mesoamerican Literature, Pre-Columbian to the Present

    Miguel Leon-Portilla, Earl Shorris

    The first anthology in any language to represent the full trajectory of this remarkable literature.More

  5. Book ImageGeorge Tice: Urban Landscapes

    George Tice

    Photographs that offer beauty in the commonplace, nostalgia in the mundane, and American universality in urban New Jersey.More

  6. Book ImageNext: The Future Just Happened

    Michael Lewis

    The New York Times bestseller. "His book is a wake-up call at a time when many believe the net was a flash in the pan."—BusinessWeekMore

  7. Book ImageBuried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear

    Jan Bondeson

    "A necrobibliac classic: it may keep you up all night—not from fear but from fascination."—Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMore

  8. Book ImageSelling It: The Incredible Shrinking Package and Other Marvels of Modern Marketing

    Leslie Ware

    A hilarious and revealing collection of inventive, misleading, and absurdly amusing marketing ploys, culled from Consumer Reports.More

  9. Book ImageSpeaking of Chinese: A Cultural History of the Chinese Language

    Raymond Chang, Margaret Scrogin Chang

    "This pleasant, unpretentious account [is] a small stream leading to the ocean of the culture of China."—Scientific AmericanMore

  10. Book ImageUnfinished People: Eastern European Jews Encounter America

    Ruth Gay

    Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, a seminal work of history on immigrant Jewish life in early twentieth-century New York.More

  11. Book ImageNymphomania: A History

    Carol Groneman

    "A knowledgeable, tightly constructed piece of scholarship."—Washington Post Book WorldMore

  12. Book ImageLatinos: A Biography of the People

    Earl Shorris

    "Brilliant.... A loving and detailed celebration of a diverse, beautiful and often astounding people."—Laurence Gonzales, Chicago TribuneMore

  13. Book ImageLoose Cannons, Red Herrings, and Other Lost Metaphors

    Robert Claiborne

    A colorful compendium of everyday words and phrases and where they originated.More

  14. Book ImageWere You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America

    Maria Laurino

    "One of the best books about the immigrant experience in America....unique and gracefully written."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  15. Book ImageThe Twilight of American Culture

    Morris Berman

    An emerging cult classic about America's cultural meltdown—and a surprising solution.More

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