Inupiat and Yupik People of Alaska (Sept., $23.95) by Ann Fienup-Riordan, Jana Harcharek and Susie Silook profiles the indigenous people of northern and western Alaska.
The Fabulous Decade: Macroeconomic Lessons from the 1990s (Sept., $13.95) by Alan S. Blinder and Janet L. Yellen analyzes the 1990s’ U.S. economy.
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Strange Crimes and Criminals and America’s Most Vicious Criminals (Nov., $17.95 each) by Carl Sifakis profile the most extreme crimes and perpetrators in America’s past .
Cemetery Stories: Creepy Graveyards, Embalming Secrets, and the Life of a Corpse After Death (Oct., $13) by Katherine Ramsland exposes the morbid world of corpses and cemeteries. Ad/promo. 25-city radio satellite tour.
Marital and Sexual Lifestyles in the United States: Attitudes, Behaviors, and Relationships in Social Context (Oct., $34.95) by Linda P. Rouse examines the diversity of intimate relationships in contemporary America.
Popular Culture in a New Age (Oct., $24.95) by Marshall W. Fishwick explores the phenomenal growth of popular culture in the last decade and the roles that technology and the Internet have played.
The Essential Galbraith (Oct., $16) by John Kenneth Galbraith features selections from classic works by the world’s eminent economist. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution, and the Origin of Religion (Nov.; $19.95, cloth $40) by James M. McClenon argues that the evolution of mysterious anomalies and age-old healing rituals created the physiological foundation for shamanism, humankind’s first religion.
Reprint: Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (Jan., $14) by Eric Schlosser. 125,000 first printing.
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Stronger Than Dirt: A Cultural History of Advertising Personal Hygiene in America, 1875 to 1940 (Sept., $28) by Juliann Sivulka chronicles the transformation of soap from a luxury item to an everyday staple.
The Hispanic Condition: The Power of a People (Nov., $14) by Ilan Stavans offers a revised and updated analysis of the five major Hispanic cultures. 20,000 first printing. Author publicity. 25-city radio satellite tour.
White Supremacy and Racism in the Post—Civil Rights Era (Nov.; $19.95, cloth $49.95) by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva exposes the superficially nonracial social arrangements that maintain white supremacy in America today.
Soul Babies (Feb.; $19.95, cloth $85) by Mark Anthony Neal traces the transformation of values in black life and culture after the civil rights era.
Evil in Our Midst (Sept., $14.95) by David E. Jones offers a glimpse of 50 of the world’s most feared and frightening demons.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
Heart of Creation: The Mesoamerican World and the Legacy of Linda Schele (Feb., $29.95), edited by Andrea Stone, reviews Mayan hieroglyphics and cosmology, and serves as a tribute to a noted pioneer.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Cyberculture (Oct., $17.95) by Pierre Levy, trans. by Robert Bononno, offers a provocative look at the impact that new technologies will have on world societies.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt (Sept.; $17.95, cloth $40) by Teresa A. Sullivan, Elizabeth Warren and Jay Lawrence Westbrook considers the economic factors that threaten financial security and what they imply for the future vitality of the middle class.
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Trade Paperbacks: Social Sciences