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  • The Future of Memoryby Richard Crownshaw; Jane Kilby; Antony Rowland

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Preface Rick Crownshaw , Jane Kilby and Antony Rowland Chapter 1. Memory: Introduction Rick Crownshaw Chapter 2. Beyond the Mnemosyne Institute Dan Stone Chapter 3. Rwanda's Bones Sara Guyer Chapter 4. The Imperial War Museum North Gaynor Bagnall and Antony Rowland Chapter 5. Memory and the... more...

  • To Break Our Chainsby Jerome Braun

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    These essays are a distillation of Jerome Braun?s work in interdisciplinary social science, and especially sociology. Thus they exemplify pragmatic critical theory by dealing with culture and personality, cohesiveness and nihilism in modern societies, and the relation between community and democracy. more...

  • Researching Violence in Africaby Christopher Cramer; Laura Hammond; Johan Pottier

    BRILL 2011; US$ 78.00

    This book examines the ethical and methodological issues that researchers working in conflict and other insecure environments regularly face. Based on in-depth research carried throughout Africa, the contributors discuss how they adapt to working in volatile and often dangerous fieldsites. more...

  • The Ethnographic Self as Resourceby Peter Collins; Anselma Gallinat

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    It is commonly acknowledged that anthropologists use personal experiences to inform their writing. However, it is often assumed that only fieldwork experiences are relevant and that the personal appears only in the form of self-reflexivity. This book takes a step beyond anthropology at home and auto-ethnography and shows how anthropologists can... more...

  • Landscapes of Relations and Belongingby Astrid Anderson

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    Wogeo Island is well-known to anthropologists of Papua New Guinea through the work of Ian Hogbin. Based on substantial fieldwork, the author builds on and expands previous research by showing how Wogeos establish and maintain social relationships and identities connected to place and movement in the physical landscape. This innovative study demonstrates... more...

  • In Praise of Slowby Carl Honore

    Orion 2010; US$ 16.50

    Across the western world more and more people are slowing down. Slower is better: better work, better productivity, better exercise, better sex, better food. DON'T HURRY, BE HAPPY. Almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. These days, our culture teaches that faster is better. But in the race to keep up, everything... more...

  • Understand Postmodernism: Teach Yourselfby Glenn Ward

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.18

    Understand Postmodernism is an indispensable guide to this sometimes challenging domain. Using contemporary examples to further your understanding, it takes a broad look at theorists in a range of disciplines. Whether you're encountering postmodernism for the first time, or you need a quick reference to support your studies, this guide offers a comprehensive... more...

  • Daughter Of The Gangesby Asha Miro

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.20

    This powerful memoir tracing a young woman's journey into her past is a deeply affecting story about love, fate and the true meaning of belonging.'Your father and I wanted to have the children which nature could not give us, and you were clamouring for the parents you were denied. Now we have come to the end of that page. It is time to turn over and... more...

  • Awaiting Apocalypseby Professor Paul Corcoran

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 99.00

    The current obsession with the 'end of the millennium' illustrates the enduring power of the idea of endings. This fascination cannot be simply dismissed as faulty logic, a form of madness, or a primitive survival of childish thinking. Opening a path of understanding between ancient conceptions of meaning and the sceptical predicates of modern science,... more...

  • Why Europe? Problems of Culture and Identityby Professor Joe Andrew; Professor Malcolm Crook; Professor Diana Holmes; Eva Kolinsky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    This volume, Why Europe? Problems of Culture and Identity: Media, Film, Gender, Youth and Education , addresses a range of issues which underlie the notions of European identity. Among them are: what does it mean to be a European? What ideologies have shaped the political debate over the last two centuries? What place will minorities find in the Europe... more...