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- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 34.00
While Islam has become a controversial topic in the West, a growing number of Westerners find powerful meaning in Islam. Becoming Muslim is an ethnographic study based on in-depth interviews with Swedish and American women who have converted to Islam. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 34.00
This classic ethnography, now in its second edition, describes the traditional way of life of the Kaluli, a tropical forest people of Papua New Guinea. The book takes as its focus the nostalgic and violent Gisalo ceremony, one of the most remarkable performances in the anthropological literature. Tracking the major symbolic and emotional themes of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Finally available in a popularly priced, non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal for the college market and general reader alike, this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant evocation of the noted scholar's teachings on mythology. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 32.95
As researchers bring their analytic skills to bear on contemporary archaeological tourism, they find that it is as much about the present as the past. Philip Duke’s study of tourists gazing at the remains of Bronze Age Crete highlights this nexus between past and present, between exotic and mundane. Using personal diaries, ethnographic interviews,... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 25.33
Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does 'free will' really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? Research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering takes readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This work takes a close look at disasters and the response of victims in the immediate aftermath and over the long-run. It demonstrates how disasters arise from human propensity to take risks which make them vulnerable to cataclysms, whether natural or technologically related. This collection is the first to adequately represent the cultural, historical... more...
- Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00
"Far Field" will be a visually appealing book with numerous rich colour images. It offers cutting edge ideas - a new way to think about the issues surrounding climate change. There is inclusion of fascinating first person accounts of projects at the Poles. "Far Field" is a collection of essays in contemporary cultural studies combined... more...
- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 18.99
`Whoever lives in our country, speaks our language, is brought up in our culture and takes pride in our glory is one of us.' Thus ran a declaration of modern leaders of Arab states. But what exactly is an Arab, and what has been their place in the course of human history?In this well-established classic, Professor Lewis examines the key issues... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
Praise for previous editions: 'Something of a godsend ... as a teaching resource this book is second to none ... achieves levels of multiplicity rarely, if ever, reached by others.' - Borderlines: Studies in American Culture This third edition of American Cultural Studies has been updated throughout to take into account the developments of... more...
- Temple University Press 2012; US$ 26.95
Vietnamese diasporic relations affect—and are directly affected by—events in Viet Nam. In Transnationalizing Viet Nam, Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde explores these connections, providing a nuanced understanding of this globalized community. Valverde draws on 250 interviews and almost two decades of research to show the complex relationship... more...