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- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00
In the 1940s, biologist Richard Evans Schultes uncovered many of the secrets of the rain forest, relying not only on his own prodigious investigations, but on the wisdom passed down by local tribes. Thirty years later his student, Wade Davis, followed in his footsteps. Two interwoven tales of scientific adventure bring to life the riches of the Amazon... more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 75.00
Inspired by the Rhetoric Culture Project, this volume focuses on the use of imagery, narrative, and cultural schemes in relation to events and emergencies that arise during the course of life. The contributors explore how people muster their resources to understand and deal with emergencies such as illness, displacement, or genocide. In dealing with... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 26.95
This remarkable book examines the complex history of Japanese colonial and postcolonial interactions with Korea, particularly in matters of cultural policy. E. Taylor Atkins focuses on past and present Japanese fascination with Korean culture as he reassesses colonial anthropology, heritage curation, cultural policy, and Korean performance art in Japanese... more...
- UPF 2000; US$ 44.95
Between the 16th and 19th centuries as indigenous Native Americans, colonizing Europeans, and Africans came into sustained contact in North America, their cultures underwent a variety of complex transformations. While other scholarly books that examine "cultural contact" have traditionally viewed the issue through a single lens, this collection... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 2010; US$ 69.99
This book provides clinical strategies for working with immigrant and ethnically diverse patients and their offspring while drawing observations from the humanities to reveal truths about the psychological impact of immigration. Each aspect of the life of an immigrant is explored, shedding light on the complexities of work, friendship, sex, marriage,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00
In their earliest encounters with Asia, Europeans almost uniformly characterized the people of China and Japan as white. This was a means of describing their wealth and sophistication, their willingness to trade with the West, and their presumed capacity to become Christianized. But by the end of the seventeenth century the category of whiteness was... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
A new approach which problematizes the category of contemporary adulthood, this book includes chapters on demographic change; becoming thirty-something; graduates and work; mental health and happiness; new configurations of masculinity; the sexual lifecourse; political beliefs in adulthood; and adulthood and the housing market. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00
This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces. The unifying argument of the contributions is that adapting cultural practices and beliefs is often the key to the preservation of core values... more...
- Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95
Virtually all aspects of human behavior show enormous variation both within and between cultural groups, including material culture, social organization and language. Thousands of distinct cultural groups exist: about 6,000 languages are spoken today, and it is thought that a far greater number of languages existed in the past but became extinct.... more...