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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50
The ruler in the Indic States of Southeast Asia was seen not as the "head of state" but as the center or navel of the world. Like polities, persons and houses were and are viewed as centered spaces (locations) where spiritual potency can gather. Shelly Errington explores the politics of constituting and maintaining such centered socio-political spaces... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.00
In 1870 the Welsh ironmaster John James Hughes left his successful career in England and settled in the barren and underpopulated Donbass region of the Ukrainian steppe to found the town of Iuzovka and build a large steel plant and coal mine. Theodore Friedgut tells the remarkable story of the subsequent economic and social development of the Donbass,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00
This richly documented work focuses on the parentela (extended family), including Epitacio's, to illustrate the role bonds of blood, marriage, and friendship played in formal politics at local, state, and national levels throughout the Old Republic (1889-1930). Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00
Drawing on ancestral cosmology of Australia's indigenous people, this book develops a theory of indigenous peoples' innovation and intellectual property. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand the social world as lived and experienced, the authors provide insights that are likely to challenge common perceptions of various groups... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00
Religion has regained political prominence in the twenty first century and not least for the manner in which it intersects with ethnicity. Many ethnic conflicts have a strong religious dimension, and religion appears as a powerful force for mobilisation, solidarity and violence. Religion and ethnicity can each act as a powerful base of identity, group... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
How are ethnographic knowledge and anthropological theory created out of field experiences? Spanning Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, and Scotland, and Ireland, Stewart and Strathern show how fieldwork in apparently different areas can lead to unexpected comparisons and discoveries of similarities in human cross-cultural patterns of behavior. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
The culture of twenty-first century America revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world. more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95
Doing Ethnography Today explores the methodologies and theories behind contemporary, collaborative ethnography and provides an opportunity to cultivate experience with included exercises. • Presents ethnography as creative and artful rather than analytical or technical • Emphasises the collaborative nature of ethnography • Structured... more...