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- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 26.99
No culture is ever completely successful or satisfied with its synthesis of romantic love, companionship, and sexual desire. Whether the setting is a busy metropolis or a quiet farming village, a tension always exists between a community's sexual habits and customs and what it believes to be the proper context for love. Even in Western societies,... more...
- Cleis Press 2012; US$ 14.95
We all have them... those amazing women in our lives whom we are priveleged enough to call friend. Friendship is the gift that keeps on giving?it makes getting through the day easier and has even been scientifically proven to improve health and longevity. Sassy and sweet, Girlfriends Forever celebrates the bonds of true friendship with love, laughter,... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 179.99
This book will explore the childbirth process through globally diverse perspectives in order to offer a broader context with which to think about birth. We will address multiple rituals and management models surrounding the labor and birth process from communities across the globe. Labor and birth are biocultural events that are managed in countless... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 20.00
In this pithy two-part essay, Marshall Sahlins reinvigorates the debates on what constitutes kinship, building on some of the best scholarship in the field to produce an original outlook on the deepest bond humans can have. Covering thinkers from Aristotle and Lévy- Bruhl to Émile Durkheim and David Schneider, and communities from the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95
The time we have to care for one another, especially for our children and our elderly, is more precious to us than anything else in the world. Yet we have more experience accounting for money than we do for time. In this volume, leading experts in analysis of time use from across the globe explore the interface between time use and family policy.... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
The past two centuries have witnessed tremendous upheavals in every aspect of Chinese culture and society. At the level of everyday life, some of the most remarkable transformations have occurred in the realm of gender. Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities is a mix of illuminating historical and ethnographic studies of gender from the 1700s... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 79.99
What is the influence of family and kinship networks on fertility, marriage, migration and mortality? Population scientists have studied the relationship between families, both immediate and extended, and demographic behavior for many years. This volume highlights the convergence of research by a group of demographers, economic historians, historians,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 74.99
Preface. 1. Putting Social Sciences Together Again: An Introduction to the Volume, Timothy A. Kohler. 2. Nonlinear and Synthetic Models for Primate Societies, Irenaeus J. A. te Boekhorst and Charlotte K. Hemelrijk. 3. The Evolution of Cooperation in an Ecological Context: An Agent-Based Model, John W. Pepper and Barbara B. Smuts. 4. Evolution of Interference,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2006; US$ 120.95
Follows the experiences of the author as a participant observer in the day-to-day running of a Japanese advertising agency. This book introduces students to ways in which anthropologists study social systems in business. It also shows how detailed ethnography can lead to an understanding of numerous different, but interlocking, theoretical issues. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 78.40
Genealogies of Identity examines issues of sex and sexuality across a range of critical and cultural perspectives. The volume considers historically specific discourses of sex and sexuality, their effect within public contexts such as the church and the workplace, and the link of those discourses to understandings of individual identity, citizenship,... more...