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  • The City's Outbackby Gillian Cowlishaw

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This honest and compelling book follows the fraught, exciting and painful process of getting to know ‘others’, in this case Australian Aborigines in the suburbs who are already ‘known’ through shocking images and worrying statistics. Gillian Cowlishaw has written a book about the intimacy of the encounter, the practical and ethical... more...

  • The State against Societyby Grzegorz Ekiert

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 55.00

    Classical images of state-socialism developed in contemporary social sciences were founded on simple presuppositions. State-socialist regimes were considered to be politically stable due to their pervasive institutional and ideological control over the everyday lives of their citizens, impervious to reform and change, and representative of extreme... more...

  • Adult Themesby Kate Crawford

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 22.72

    Is adulthood in crisis? Why are so many people rejecting the traditional path of marriage, mortgage and a fast-track career? Are we facing an immaturity epidemic? In this provocative, humorous and persuasive book, Kate Crawford takes a close look at the conventional packaging of adulthood. The idealised picture of the wedding ring, picket fence and... more...

  • Re-crafting Rationalizationby Simon Locke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Re-Crafting Rationalization contributes to debates relating to the public understanding of science, regarding the conceptualisation of the relationship between 'science' and 'the public'. With profound implications for the ways in which we make sense of these developments, this book will be of interest not only to sociologists and social... more...

  • The Political Organization of Unyamweziby R. G. Abrahams

    Cambridge University Press 1967; US$ 46.00

    This is a detailed study of the political organization in Unyamwezi, an important area of Tanzania shortly before Independence. more...

  • Succession in the Muslim Familyby N. J. Coulson

    Cambridge University Press 1971; US$ 36.00

    Muslim law and rules for dealing with the distribution of a dead person's property differ greatly from western law. more...

  • Women and Property in Moroccoby Vanessa Maher

    Cambridge University Press 1975; US$ 46.00

    A study of the effects of 'modernization' on the social and economic world of women in Morocco. more...

  • Day of Shining Redby Gilbert Lewis

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 50.00

    The question how the anthropologist can justify interpretations of customs which go beyond those offered by the people themselves runs through this book. more...

  • The Traveller-Gypsiesby Judith Okely

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 47.00

    The first monograph to be published on Gypsies in Britain using the perspective of social anthropology. more...

  • Structural Models in Anthropologyby Per Hage; Frank Harary

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 43.00

    Hage and Harary present a comprehensive introduction to the use of graph theory in social and cultural anthropology. more...