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Period Period: The Real Story of Menstruation Kate Clancy

A bold and revolutionary perspective on the science and cultural history of menstruation

Code Work Code Work: Hacking across the US/México Techno-Borderlands Héctor Beltrán

How Mexican and Latinx hackers apply concepts from coding to their lived experiences

Making a Mindful Nation Making a Mindful Nation: Mental Health and Governance in the Twenty-First Century Joanna Cook

How mindfulness came to be regarded as a psychological support, an ethical practice and a component of public policy

American Afterlives American Afterlives: Reinventing Death in the Twenty-First Century Shannon Lee Dawdy

A mesmerizing trip across America to investigate the changing face of death in contemporary life

What a Mushroom Lives For What a Mushroom Lives For: Matsutake and the Worlds They Make Michael J. Hathaway

How the prized matsutake mushroom is remaking human communities in China—and providing new ways to understand human and more-than-human worlds

Horizon Work Horizon Work: At the Edges of Knowledge in an Age of Runaway Climate Change Adriana Petryna

A new way of thinking about the climate crisis as an exercise in delimiting knowable, and habitable, worlds

The New Science of the Enchanted Universe The New Science of the Enchanted Universe: An Anthropology of Most of Humanity Marshall Sahlins

One of the world’s preeminent cultural anthropologists leaves a last work that fundamentally reconfigures how we study most other cultures

The Human Evolutionary Transition The Human Evolutionary Transition: From Animal Intelligence to Culture Magnus Enquist, Stefano Ghirlanda, and Johan Lind

A major new theory of why human intelligence has not evolved in other species

Running Out Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains Lucas Bessire

Finalist for the National Book Award
An intimate reckoning with aquifer depletion in America's heartland

Chinese Espresso Chinese Espresso: Contested Race and Convivial Space in Contemporary Italy Grazia Ting Deng

Why and how local coffee bars in Italy—those distinctively Italian social and cultural spaces—have been increasingly managed by Chinese baristas since the Great Recession of 2008

Twinkind Twinkind: The Singular Significance of Twins William Viney

An arresting illustrated history of twins in mythology, science, and visual culture

Shadow Empires Shadow Empires: An Alternative Imperial History Thomas J. Barfield

An original study of empire creation and its consequences, from ancient through early modern times

Disrupting D.C. Disrupting D.C.: The Rise of Uber and the Fall of the City Katie J. Wells, Kafui Attoh, and Declan Cullen

A panoramic account of the urban politics and deep social divisions that gave rise to Uber

Data Driven Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance Karen Levy

A behind-the-scenes look at how digital surveillance is affecting the trucking way of life

How to Do Things with Emotions How to Do Things with Emotions: The Morality of Anger and Shame across Cultures Owen Flanagan

An expansive look at how culture shapes our emotions—and how we can benefit, as individuals and a society, from less anger and more shame

Origin Africa Origin Africa: A Natural History Jonathan Kingdon

A richly illustrated journey through the evolution of Africa’s extraordinary natural world across deep time

Modi's India Modi's India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy Christophe Jaffrelot

A riveting account of how a popularly elected leader has steered the world's largest democracy toward authoritarianism and intolerance

The Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought The Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought: French Sociology and the Overseas Empire George Steinmetz

A new history of French social thought that connects postwar sociology to colonialism and empire

Words and Distinctions for the Common Good Words and Distinctions for the Common Good: Practical Reason in the Logic of Social Science Gabriel Abend

How social scientists' disagreements about their key words and distinctions have been misconceived, and what to do about it

Resurrecting the Jew Resurrecting the Jew: Nationalism, Philosemitism, and Poland’s Jewish Revival Geneviève Zubrzycki

An in-depth look at why non-Jewish Poles are trying to bring Jewish culture back to life in Poland today

A Most Interesting Problem A Most Interesting Problem: What Darwin’s Descent of Man Got Right and Wrong about Human Evolution Edited by Jeremy DeSilva

Leading scholars take stock of Darwin's ideas about human evolution in the light of modern science

The Secret Body The Secret Body: How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live Daniel M. Davis

“A perfect blend of cutting-edge science and compelling storytelling.”—Bill Bryson

A revolutionary new vision of human biology and the scientific breakthroughs that will transform our lives

Delicious Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human Rob Dunn and Monica Sanchez

A savory account of how the pursuit of delicious foods shaped human evolution

Work Pray Code Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley Carolyn Chen

How tech giants are reshaping spirituality to serve their religion of peak productivity

Africa’s Struggle for Its Art Africa’s Struggle for Its Art: History of a Postcolonial Defeat Bénédicte Savoy

A major new history of how African nations, starting in the 1960s, sought to reclaim the art looted by Western colonial powers

In the Hands of God In the Hands of God: How Evangelical Belonging Transforms Migrant Experience in the United States Johanna Bard Richlin

How evangelical churches in the United States convert migrant distress into positive religious devotion

The Urban Brain The Urban Brain: Mental Health in the Vital City Nikolas Rose and Des Fitzgerald

Bridging the social and life sciences to unlock the mystery of how cities shape mental health and illness

Brazilian Authoritarianism Brazilian Authoritarianism: Past and Present Lilia Moritz Schwarcz

How Brazil’s long history of racism and authoritarian politics has led to the country’s present crises and epidemic of violence

The Five-Million-Year Odyssey The Five-Million-Year Odyssey: The Human Journey from Ape to Agriculture Peter Bellwood

The epic story of human evolution, from our primate beginnings more than five million years ago to the agricultural era

Every Household Its Own Government Every Household Its Own Government: Improvised Infrastructure, Entrepreneurial Citizens, and the State in Nigeria Daniel Jordan Smith

An up-close account of how Nigerians’ self-reliance in the absence of reliable government services enables official dysfunction to strengthen state power

How God Becomes Real How God Becomes Real: Kindling the Presence of Invisible Others T.M. Luhrmann

The hard work required to make God real, how it changes the people who do it, and why it helps explain the enduring power of faith

The War on the Uyghurs The War on the Uyghurs: China's Internal Campaign against a Muslim Minority Sean R. Roberts

How China is using the US-led war on terror to erase the cultural identity of its Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region

Hidden Heretics Hidden Heretics: Jewish Doubt in the Digital Age Ayala Fader

A revealing look at Jewish men and women who secretly explore the outside world, in person and online, while remaining in their ultra-Orthodox religious communities

Experiments of the Mind Experiments of the Mind: From the Cognitive Psychology Lab to the World of Facebook and Twitter Emily Martin

An inside view of the experimental practices of cognitive psychology—and their influence on the addictive nature of social media

Father Time Father Time: A Natural History of Men and Babies Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

A sweeping account of male nurturing, explaining how and why men are biologically transformed when they care for babies

Slouch Slouch: Posture Panic in Modern America Beth Linker

The strange and surprising history of the so-called epidemic of bad posture in modern America—from eugenics and posture pageants to today’s promoters of “paleo posture”

After 1177 B.C. After 1177 B.C.: The Survival of Civilizations Eric H. Cline

In this gripping sequel to his bestselling 1177 B.C., Eric Cline tells the story of what happened after the Bronze Age collapsed—why some civilizations endured, why some gave way to new ones, and why some disappeared forever

“A landmark book: lucid, deep, and insightful. ....

1177 B.C. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed: Revised and Updated Eric H. Cline

A bold reassessment of what caused the Late Bronze Age collapse

The Royal Inca Tunic The Royal Inca Tunic: A Biography of an Andean Masterpiece Andrew James Hamilton

The hidden life of the greatest surviving work of Inca art

Wonderstruck Wonderstruck: How Wonder and Awe Shape the Way We Think Helen De Cruz

A philosopher explores the transformative role of wonder and awe in an uncertain world

When the Bombs Stopped When the Bombs Stopped: The Legacy of War in Rural Cambodia Erin Lin

How undetonated bombs from a war that ended more than fifty years ago still affect Cambodian farmers and their land

Devotion to the Administrative State Devotion to the Administrative State: Religion and Social Order in Egypt Mona Oraby

Why the pursuit of state recognition by seemingly marginal religious groups in Egypt and elsewhere is a devotional practice

Middle Tech Middle Tech: Software Work and the Culture of Good Enough Paula Bialski

Why software isn’t perfect, as seen through the stories of software developers at a run-of-the-mill tech company

The Interloper The Interloper: Lessons from Resistance in the Field Michel Anteby

A practical and theoretical guide for field researchers struggling with access

Revolution of Things Revolution of Things: The Islamism and Post-Islamism of Objects in Tehran Kusha Sefat

An exploration of the ways that shifting relations between materiality and language bring about different forms of politics in Tehran

Viral Justice Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want Ruha Benjamin

From the author of Race After Technology, an inspiring vision of how we can build a more just world—one small change at a time

“A true gift to our movements for justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

The Last Human Job The Last Human Job: The Work of Connecting in a Disconnected World Allison J. Pugh

A timely and urgent argument for preserving the work that connects us in the age of automation