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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Are our current ways of talking about "the problem of adolescence" really that different than those of past generations? For the past decade, Act Your Age! has provided a provocative and now classic analysis of the accepted ways of viewing teens. By employing a groundbreaking "history of the present" methodology that resists traditional chronology,... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2002; US$ 45.00
American anthropology in the late twentieth century interrogated and depicted the worlds of others, past and present, in subtle and incisive ways while increasingly questioning its own authority to do so. Marxist, symbolic, and structuralist thought shaped the fieldwork and conclusions of many researchers around the globe. Practicing anthropology... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Within the last 50 years archaeologists have discovered that around the 10th century A.D., native southeastern peoples began a process of cultural change far more complex than anything that had occurred previously. These late prehistoric societies—known as Mississippian—have come to be regarded... more...
- Routledge 1993; US$ 49.95
Challenges the utopian view of Western knowledge as uniquely successful in its application to economic and social development. The contributors offer an enthographic critique using case studies from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2002; US$ 109.95
Culture is a vexed concept within anthropology. From their earliest studies, anthropologists have often noted the emotional attachment of people to their customs, even in cases where this loyalty can make for problems. Do anthropologists now suffer t he same kind of disability with respect to their continuing emotional attachment to the concept of... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
With the rise of imperialism, the centuries-old European tradition of humanist scholarship as the key to understanding the world was jeopardized. Nowhere was this more true than in nineteenth-century Germany. It was there, Andrew Zimmerman argues, that the battle lines of today's "culture wars" were first drawn when anthropology challenged humanism... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2007; US$ 99.95
The Bushman' is a perennial but changing image. It symbolizes the perception of Bushman or San society, of the ideas and values of ethnographers who have worked with Bushman peoples, and those of other anthropologists who use this work. This book reveals the impact of Bushman studies on anthropology and on the public. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 109.95
Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism inaugurates a new, situated, cosmopolitan anthropology. It examines the rise of postcolonial movements responsive to global rights movements, which espouse a politics of dignity, cultural difference, democracy, dissent and tolerance. The book starts from the premise that cosmopolitanism is not, and never has... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 99.99
Deals with economic aspects of changing attitudes in arts and sciences. This book emphasizes the effects of the public good character of culture, along with the very long production period and lifetime for its products, as both contribute to the failure of normal market solutions. more...