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  • Women and Sex Work in Cambodiaby Larissa Sandy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period, with its filles malades, considers the contemporary... more...

  • Intellectual Property, Indigenous People and their Knowledgeby Peter Drahos

    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...

  • Challenging Myths of Masculinityby Lee F. Monaghan; Michael Atkinson

    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...

  • Working in the Fieldby Pamela J. Stewart; Andrew J. Strathern

    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...

  • Anthropology of the Brainby Roger Bartra

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    A novel study on consciousness and the brain that places culture at the center of the analysis. more...

  • Hoarders, Doomsday Preppers, and the Culture of Apocalypseby Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    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...

  • Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropologyby H. Russell Bernard; Clarence C. Gravlee

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography; mixed methods and social survey research; and network and geospatial analysis. more...

  • The Red and the Greenby Frederic L. Pryor

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 73.50

    Reorganizing the agricultural sector into large-scale state and collective farms was the most radical transformation of economic institutions implemented by Marxist governments. Frederic Pryor provides perspective on this unique experiment by comparing in a systematic and original fashion the changes in the organization of agriculture in all of the... more...

  • Reversal of Development in Argentinaby Carlos Horacio Waisman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    Carlos Waisman has pinpointed the specific beliefs that led the Peronists unwittingly to transform their country from a relatively prosperous land of recent settlement, like Australia and Canada, to an impoverished and underdeveloped society resembling the rest of Latin America. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the... more...

  • Fat Gay Menby Jason Whitesel

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    To be fat in a thin-obsessed gay culture can be difficult. Despite affectionate in-group monikers for big gay men-chubs, bears, cubs-the anti-fat stigma that persists in American culture at large still haunts these individuals who often exist at the margins of gay communities. In Fat Gay Men , Jason Whitesel delves into the world of Girth & Mirth,... more...