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- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 169.99
This study explores the role of aggression in primate social systems and its implications for human behaviour. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95
This book brings together a range of anthropological writings that are inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and examine Foucault’s contribution to current theories of modernity. Treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations. Tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism and globalization... more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 52.95
The Anthropology of Development and Globalization is a collection of readings that provides an unprecedented overview of this field that ranges from the field’s classical origins to today’s debates about the “magic” of the free market. Explores the foundations of the anthropology of development, a field newly animated by... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 37.00
The Anthropology of Labor Unions presents ethnographic data and analysis in eight case studies from several very diverse industries. It covers a wide range of topics, from the role of women and community in strikes to the importance of place in organization, and addresses global concerns with studies from Mexico and Malawu. Union-organized workplaces... more...
- Routledge 2001; US$ 43.95
The study of wars in Sarajevo and Sri Lanka as well as numerous less publicised conflicts, aim to create a theory of violence as cross-culturally applicable as possible. This book develops a method of cross-cultural analysis. more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2009; US$ 121.95
This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical texts and cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific state institutions, practices, and processes and outlines an anthropological framework for rethinking future study of “the state”. Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.95
Challenging the modern assumption that ancient Athens is best understood as a polis , Edward Cohen boldly recasts our understanding of Athenian political and social life. Cohen demonstrates that ancient sources referred to Athens not only as a polis , but also as a "nation" ( ethnos ), and that Athens did encompass the characteristics now used to... more...
- Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95
Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are the notable democracies of the US, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalization, these three countries alone have built security barriers totaling an astonishing 5,700 km. Border Walls analyzes how these controversial... more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 90.00
Cultural life in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) was strictly controlled by the ruling party, the SED, who attempted to dictate how people spent their free time by prohibiting privately organized leisure time pursuits and offering instead cultural activities in state institutions and organizations. By exploring the nature of dictatorial... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2005; US$ 120.95
Combines a strong theoretical argument with a wealth of ethnography from kingships in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. This book gives an overview of the anthropology of kingship and a crucial reassessment of the contributions of Frazer and Hocart to debates about the nature and function of royal ritual. more...