As we do every six months, HEB is pleased to publish another top-hit titles list, covering the second half of 2013. The most frequently accessed titles in our collection of 4,000 books typically reflect course adoptions, and tend to feature a number of recurring books every cycle (such as, once again, Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Clifford Geertz’s The Interpretation of Cultures, Henry Jenkins’s Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide and Anne McClintock’s Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest).
For the fall 2013 semester, we are seeing a rising interest in sociology, cultural studies, nationalism and post colonialism, women’s and gender studies, religion, and technology. There are three new entries making their first appearance among the top-hit titles for this period: Samantha Power’s A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, David E. Nye’s Technology Matters: Questions to Live With, and Karen McCarthy Brown’s Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn.
- Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (Verso, 2006)
- Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (Basic Books, 1973)
- Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (New York University Press, 2006)
- McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge, 1995)
- Sugrue, The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit (Princeton University Press, 1996)
- Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton University Press, 2004)
- Power, A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (Perseus Books, 2002)
- Nye, Technology Matters: Questions to Live With (MIT Press, 2006)
- Brown, Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (University of California Press, 1991)
- Mintz, Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood (Harvard University Press, 2004)