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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
Based on a fifteen-year, longitudinal cross-cultural analysis on the role of the body in identity construction process around the world, this analysis provides readers with a comparative theoretical exploration of piercing and other forms of body modification that international communities of defiance use to express their identity. Romanienko describes... more...
- Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95
Commodity branding did not emerge with contemporary global capitalism. In fact, the authors of this volume show that the cultural history of branding stretches back to the beginnings of urban life in the ancient Near East and Egypt, and can be found in various permutations in places as diverse as the Bronze Age Mediterranean and Early Modern Europe.... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 94.95
The single comprehensive treatment of the field, from the leading members of the Society of Ethnobiology The field of ethnobiology—the study of relationships between particular ethnic groups and their native plants and animals—has grown very rapidly in recent years, spawning numerous subfields. Ethnobiological research has produced a wide... more...
- Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 110.00
The study of European wild food plants and herbal medicines is an old discipline that has been invigorated by a new generation of researchers pursuing ethnobotanical studies in fresh contexts. Modern botanical and medical science itself was built on studies of Medieval Europeans? use of food plants and medicinal herbs. In spite of monumental changes... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95
The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought--perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2000; US$ 150.00
Scholarly discussions of biblical interpretation often ignore the fact that language and literature form an integral part of a people's culture, that interpretation therefore implies the total cultural system of the relevant literature, and that biblical interpretation consequently implies inter-cultural communication. This book explores the theoretical... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 41.95
In a world of rapid technological advancements, it can be easy to forget that writing is the original Information Technology, created to transcend the limitations of human memory and to defy time and space. The Writing Revolution picks apart the development of this communication tool to show how it has conquered the world. Explores how writing... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 35.00
Issues of ecology—both as they appear in the works of nature writers and in the works of literary writers for whom place and the land are central issues—have long been of interest to literary critics and have given rise over the last two decades to the now-firmly established field of ecocriticism. At the same time, a new group of ecology... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 109.99
Humans occupy a material environment that is constantly changing. Yet in the twentieth century archaeologists studying British prehistory have overlooked this fact in their search for past systems of order and pattern. Artefacts and monuments were treated as inert materials which were the outcomes of social ideas and processes. As a result materials... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 80.00
Since the 1990s the Uganda Martyrs Guild [UMG], a lay Catholic movement in Western Uganda, has responded to an extended crisis of growing poverty, state retreat and corruption, guerrilla war, AIDS, an upsurge of occult forces in the form of cannibal witches and competition from Pentecostal movements by organizing witch-hunts against alleged cannibals.... more...