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  • Recasting Anthropological Knowledgeby Jeanette Edwards; Maja Petrovic-?teger

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    This collection provides an innovative and multifaceted reflection on the impact and inspiration Marilyn Strathern's scholarship has for contemporary anthropology. more...

  • An Introduction to Childhoodby Heather Montgomery

    Wiley 2011; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    In An Introduction to Childhood , Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociologyby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Ronald Jacobs; Philip Smith

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    A collection of essays on various topics from the perspective of cultural sociology, based on the premise that ideas and beliefs retain autonomy from the social structures to which they refer and illuminate. more...

  • Partner to the Poorby Paul Farmer; Haun Saussy

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 33.95 US$ 27.16

    For nearly thirty years, anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has traveled to some of the most impoverished places on earth to bring comfort and the best possible medical care to the poorest of the poor. Driven by his stated intent to "make human rights substantial," Farmer has treated patients?and worked to address the root causes of their disease?in... more...

  • Poultry Science, Chicken Cultureby Susan M. Squier

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Poultry Science, Chicken Culture is a collection of engrossing, witty, and thought-provoking essays about the chicken-the familiar domestic bird that has played an intimate part in our cultural, scientific, social, economic, legal, and medical practices and concerns since ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Organized as a primer, the book reaches beyond... more...

  • Idle Threatsby Andrew Lyndon Knighton

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    The 19th century witnessed an explosion of writing about unproductivity, with the exploits of various idlers, loafers, and ?gentlemen of refinement? capturing the imagination o fa country that was deeply ambivalent about its work ethic. Idle Threats documents this American obsession with unproductivity and its potentials, while offering an... more...

  • The Explanation For Everythingby Paul Morrison

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 27.00

    "The claim 'I'm straight' is the psychosexual analogue of 'The check is in the mail': if you need to say it, your credit or creditability is already in doubt." So begins Paul Morrison's dazzling polemic, which takes as its point of departure Foucault's famous remark that sex is "the explanation for everything." Combining psychoanalytic, literary,... more...

  • Islamic Homosexualitiesby Will Roscoe; Stephen O. Murray

    NYU Press 1753; US$ 60.00

    The dramatic impact of Islamic fundamentalism in recent years has skewed our image of Islamic history and culture. Stereotypes depict Islamic societies as economically backward, hyper-patriarchal, and fanatically religious. But in fact, the Islamic world encompasses a great diversity of cultures and a great deal of variation within those cultures... more...

  • Bewitching Women, Pious Menby Aihwa Ong; Michael G Peletz

    University of California Press 1995; US$ 33.95 US$ 27.16

    This impressive array of essays considers the contingent and shifting meanings of gender and the body in contemporary Southeast Asia. By analyzing femininity and masculinity as fluid processes rather than social or biological givens, the authors provide new ways of understanding how gender intersects with local, national, and transnational forms of... more...

  • Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumptionby Sun Jung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 50.00

    This book investigates the transcultural consumption of hybrid South Korean masculinities in contemporary South Korean popular culture. It focuses on the Japanese middle-aged female fandom of an actor – Bae Yong-Joon (aka. Yonsama) – the middle class Singaporean female fandom of a pop-star Rain, and the Western online cult fandom of a film,... more...