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- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 9.99
This introduction to social and cultural anthropology combines an account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with examples of anthropologists at work. The book ends with an assessment of anthropology's current position and a look forward to its future. more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2011; US$ 99.00
This book fills a significant gap in the literature on eighteenth-century social and cultural history. Starting with their production and trade, Sorge-English looks at the intricacies of the staymakers craft, the role of gender in the design and manufacture of stays and the changing shape of stays over time. more...
- AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 28.99
Lassiter's accessible introduction to anthropology encourages students to evaluate its relevance in our increasingly complex world. Part I focuses on the underlying assumptions and concepts that have driven anthropological theory and practice since its modern inception. Part II explores cross-cultural human issues showing how anthropological studies... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 74.99
This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. It uniquely challenges students to consider the big questions about the nature of cultural systems. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.00
An award-winning professor takes readers on a guided tour of the stunning celestial discoveries of past cultures. Interweaving the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient peoples, Aveni shows how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky through naked-eye observations. From CHAPTER ONE: "My tales of Venus... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Visionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse . Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday , Diamond reveals how... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Humor is the most celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity. In this book, Ruth Wisse evokes and applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking--as well as the brilliance of comic masterworks by writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Babel, S. Y. Agnon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Philip Roth. At the same time, Wisse draws attention... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 15.99
Just 28,000 years ago, the blink of an eye in geological time, the last of Neanderthals died out in their last outpost, in caves near Gibraltar. Thanks to cartoons and folk accounts we have a distorted view of these other humans - for that is what they were. We think of them as crude and clumsy and not very bright, easily driven to extinction by the... more...