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  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Confucius Lives Next Doorby T.R. Reid

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    Those who've heard T. R. Reid's weekly commentary on National Public Radio or read his far-flung reporting in National Geographic or   The Washington Post know him to be trenchant, funny, and cutting-edge, but also erudite and deeply grounded in whatever subject he's discussing. In Confucius Lives Next Door he brings all these attributes to... more...

  • Visual Methodologiesby Gillian Rose

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 32.25

    This new edition of Gillian Rose?s bestselling Visual Methodologies text has been comprehensively revised and updated. This  Second Edition  provides a critical introduction to the study and interpretation of visual culture. An introductory chapter contextualizes the theoretical approach to working with visual materials. Subsequent chapters each... more...

  • Cooking, Cuisine and Classby Jack Goody

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 44.00

    The preparation, serving and eating of food are common features of all human societies, and have been the focus of study for numerous anthropologists - from Sir James Frazer onwards - from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives. It is in the context of this previous anthropological work that Jack Goody sets his own observations on cooking... more...

  • Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle Eastby III Edmund Burke; David Yaghoubian

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history?depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four... more...

  • Evolutionary Linguisticsby April McMahon; Robert McMahon

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    How did the biological, brain and behavioural structures underlying human language evolve? This is an introduction to the interdisciplinary debates. more...

  • The Comfort of Thingsby Daniel Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    The diversity of contemporary London is extraordinary, and begs to be better understood. Never before have so many people from such diverse backgrounds been free to mix and not to mix in close proximity to each other. But increasingly people's lives take place behind the closed doors of private houses. How can we gain an insight into what those lives... more...

  • Cultural Materialismby Marvin Harris

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 45.99

    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...

  • Thriveby Dan Buettner

    National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 14.95

    What makes us happy? It's not wealth, youth, beauty, or intelligence, says Dan Buettner. In fact, most of us have the keys within our grasp. Circling the globe to study the world's happiest populations, Buettner has spotted several common principles that can unlock the doors to true contentment with our lives. Working with leading researchers, Buettner... more...

  • Theater in a Crowded Fireby Lee Gilmore

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Every summer, thousands gather from around the world in the blistering heat of Nevada?s Black Rock Desert for the seven-day celebration of art, community, and fire known as Burning Man. Culminating in the spectacular incineration of a wooden effigy, this festival is grand-scale theater for self-expression, personal transformation, eclectic spirituality,... more...