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- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.00
Anthropologists widely agree that identities--even ethnic and racial ones--are socially constructed. Less understood are the processes by which social identities are conceived and developed. Legalizing Identities shows how law can successfully serve as the impetus for the transformation of cultural practices and collective identity. Through ethnographic,... more...
- University Press of America 2008; US$ 36.99
In Immigration and Xenophobia, Rosana Barbosa discusses Portuguese migration to Rio de Janeiro from 1822 to 1850 as a significant aspect of the city's history. During the first half of the nineteenth century, many Portuguese fled the difficult economic and social conditions in Portugal for better economic opportunities in post-independence Brazil,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 14.00
An inspiring mission to rescue young people from drugs and violence with music At a time when interest in Brazilian culture has reached an all-time high, and the stories of one person's ability to improve the lives of others has captured so many hearts, this unique book takes readers to the frontlines of a battle raging over control of the nation's... more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 75.00
Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality ? the flow of moment-to-moment existence ? and yet it has been largely overlooked as a subject in itself for anthropological study. In this work, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian people, in two stages: first by observing various aspects... more...
- Dorling Kindersley 2011; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Rio De Janeiro will lead you straight to the very best this much celebrated city has to offer. Whether you're looking to visit the iconic Cristo Redentor, experience the carnival parade at Sambodromo or soak up the atmosphere on the famous Copacabana beach; this guide is your perfect companion. Rely on dozens of... more...
- Profile 2009; US$ 14.38
Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahas, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world. He describes how he began to realise that... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 32.00
The Coasts of Carolina captures the vibrancy of the North Carolina oceanfront, sound country, and interior shores behind the barrier islands. Scott Taylor, who has been photographing the coast for almost thirty years, and Bland Simpson, whose many coastal books have delighted readers for two decades, come together to offer an inviting visual and... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 20.95
Over recent decades, the Southeast has become a new frontier for Latin American migration to and within the United States, and North Carolina has had one of the fastest growing Latino populations in the nation. Here, Hannah Gill offers North Carolinians from all walks of life a better understanding of their Latino neighbors, bringing light instead... more...