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  • From Foraging to Farming in the Andesby Tom D. Dillehay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    This book proposes a new and more complex model for understanding the transition from hunting and gathering to cultivation. more...

  • Being Ethnographicby Raymond Madden

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 48.00

    This book provides theoretical, practical and critical lessons which allow researchers of all levels of experience to successfully engage with their ethnographic research more...

  • Coming of Age in Americaby Mary C. Waters; Patrick Joseph Carr; Maria Kefalas; Jennifer Ann Holdaway

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    What is it like to become an adult in twenty-first-century America? This book takes us to four very different places?New York City, San Diego, rural Iowa, and Saint Paul, Minnesota?to explore the dramatic shifts in coming-of-age experiences across the country. Drawing from in-depth interviews with people in their twenties and early thirties, it probes... more...

  • Latino Spinby Arlene Dávila

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award in Latino Studies from the Latin American Studies Association Illegal immigrant, tax burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Ever since Latinos became the largest minority in the U.S. they have been caught between these wildly contrasting characterizations leaving us... more...

  • The Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 16.00

    WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize The Inconvenient Indian is at once a ?history? and the complete subversion of a history?in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be ?Indian? in North America.   Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book... more...

  • Student Mobility and Narrative in Europeby Elizabeth Murphy-Lejeune

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together case studies and theory, this book is the first in-depth qualitative study of student migration within Europe. Drawing on the theory of 'the stranger' as a sociological type, the author suggests that the travelling European students can be seen as a new migratory elite. The book presents the narratives of travelling students, explains... more...

  • Rule of Expertsby Timothy Mitchell

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Can one explain the power of global capitalism without attributing to capital a logic and coherence it does not have? Can one account for the powers of techno-science in terms that do not merely reproduce its own understanding of the world? Rule of Experts examines these questions through a series of interrelated essays focused on Egypt in the twentieth... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16 US$ 12.13

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life?and death?in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world?s poor is the most important human rights... more...

  • Pursuits of Happinessby Gordon Mathews; Carolina Izquierdo

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Anthropology has long shied away from examining how human beings may lead happy and fulfilling lives. This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being-defined as "the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society"-and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important area for anthropological... more...

  • Nostalgia for the Futureby Charles Piot

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Since the end of the cold war, Africa has seen a dramatic rise in new political and religious phenomena, including an eviscerated privatized state, neoliberal NGOs, Pentecostalism, a resurgence in accusations of witchcraft, a culture of scamming and fraud, and, in some countries, a nearly universal wish to emigrate. Drawing on fieldwork in Togo, Charles... more...