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  • Food And Evolutionby Marvin Harris

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 43.95

    "Many topics of interest to health professionals, such as vegetarianism, dietary fibers, lactose intolerance, favism, cannibalism and changes in nutritional status wrought by the decline of hunter-gathering and the rise of horticulture. Many sections will appeal to the general reader." --Journal of Applied Nutrition The old adage "you are... more...

  • Why Nothing Worksby Marvin Harris

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 16.95

    From cults to crime to porno parlors?this book is about a lot of things that are new and strange in America today. This book is about cults, crime, and shoddy goods, and the shrinking dollar. It's about porno parlors, and sex shops, and men kissing in the streets. It's about daughters shaking up, women on the rampage, marriages postponed, divorces... more...

  • Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witchesby Marvin Harris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    This book challenges those who argue that we can change the world by changing the way people think. Harris shows that no matter how bizarre a people's behavior may seem, it always stems from concrete social and economic conditions. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Cannibals and Kingsby Marvin Harris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    "[A] magisterial interpretation of the rise and fall of human cultures and societies." -- Robert Lekachman, Washington Post Book World "Its persuasive arguments asserting the primacy of cultural rather than genetic or psychological factors in human life deserve the widest possible audience." -- Gloria Levitas The New Leader "[An] original and...urgent... more...

  • Why Nothing Worksby Marvin Harris

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    From cults to crime to porno parlors?this book is about a lot of things that are new and strange in America today. This book is about cults, crime, and shoddy goods, and the shrinking dollar. It's about porno parlors, and sex shops, and men kissing in the streets. It's about daughters shaking up, women on the rampage, marriages postponed, divorces... more...

  • Why Nothing Worksby Marvin Harris

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    From cults to crime to porno parlors?this book is about a lot of things that are new and strange in America today. This book is about cults, crime, and shoddy goods, and the shrinking dollar. It's about porno parlors, and sex shops, and men kissing in the streets. It's about daughters shaking up, women on the rampage, marriages postponed, divorces... more...

  • Cultural Materialismby Marvin Harris

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 38.99

    Cultural Materialism, published in 1979, was Marvin Harris's first full-length explication of the theory with which his work has been associated. While Harris has developed and modified some of his ideas over the past two decades, generations of professors have looked to this volume as the essential starting point for explaining the science of culture... more...

  • The Rise of Anthropological Theoryby Marvin Harris

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 64.99

    The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition included the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction... more...

  • Theories of Culture in Postmodern Timesby Marvin Harris

    AltaMira Press 1998; US$ 33.99

    Marvin Harris is arguably the most influential, prolific anthropological theorist of our time. This book brings together many of the strands of his work of the past two decades into a unified, contemporary statement on anthropological theory and practice. In this book, he presents his current views on the nature of culture addressing such issues as... more...

  • Southern Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movementby Merline Pitre; Merline Pitre; Clarissa Myrick-Harris; Yvonne Davis Frear; Dwonna Naomi Goldstone; Caroline Emmons; Marvin W. Dulaney; Jeannie M. Whayne; Shannon L. Frystak; Maxine D. Jones; Bobby L. Lovett; Stefanie Decker; Tiyi M. Morris

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Throughout the South, black women were crucial to the Civil Rights Movement, serving as grassroots and organizational leaders. They protested, participated, sat in, mobilized, created, energized, led particular efforts, and served as bridge builders to the rest of the community. Ignored at the time by white politicians and the media alike, with few... more...