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- Beacon Press 2001; US$ 25.00
In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 115.00
How often has an American or European businessman been astonished to have his Mexican or Brazilian counterpart break off discussions without explanation and refuse to return his calls? This book helps non-Latin American businessmen or MBA students address the region. If you want to study or work in Latin America this is a must read. more...
- Berghahn Books 1999; US$ 24.95
As homelessness continues to plague North America and also becomes more widespread in Europe, anthropologists turn their attention to solving the puzzle of why people in some of the most advanced technological societies in the world are found huddled in a subway tunnel, squatting in a vacant building, living in a shelter, or camping out in an abandoned... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00
Studies the experiences of face veil wearers in Europe and examines the ramifications of the empirical findings for legislative agendas. more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95
Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95
Volunteering improves inner character, builds community, cures poverty, and prevents crime. We've all heard this kind of empowerment talk from nonprofit and government-sponsored civic programs. But what do these programs really accomplish? In Making Volunteers , Nina Eliasoph offers an in-depth, humorous, wrenching, and at times uplifting look inside... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1997; US$ 20.78
The Celtic period was one of tremendous expansion, the last phase of European material and intellectual development before the Mediterranean world spread northwards over the Continent and linked it to modern times. Nora Chadwick's classic survey traces the rise and spread of the Celts, from their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 47.00
A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...