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  • 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...

  • Private Power and Centralization in Franceby Ezra N. Suleiman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    By examining the relationship between the notaires, members of a significant French legal profession with deep roots in French history, and the state, Ezra Suleiman demonstrates that clientelism exists and may be more dangerous in a centralized state than in a decentralized one. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses 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...

  • From Sappho to De Sade (Routledge Revivals)by Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalités . Yet historians have only recently begun to study sexual practices in any depth, establishing that sexuality is not a biological constant but an ever-changing phenomenon, continuously... more...

  • Understanding Aging and Diversityby Patricia Kolb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world will affect our lives and the life of each person we know. The changes will result in challenges and benefits for societies and people of all... 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...

  • Working Skinby Joseph D. Hankins

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since the 1980s, arguments for a multicultural Japan have gained considerable currency against an entrenched myth of national homogeneity. Working Skin enters this conversation with an ethnography of Japan?s "Buraku" people. Touted as Japan?s largest minority, the Buraku are stigmatized because of associations with labor considered unclean, such... more...

  • Immigrant Americaby Alejandro Portes; Rubén G. Rumbaut

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition of Immigrant America: A Portrait provides readers with a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States in a single volume. Updated with the latest available data, Immigrant America explores the economic, political, spatial, and linguistic aspects of immigration; the role... more...

  • The Hour Between Dog and Wolfby Laure-Anne Bosselaar; Charles Simic

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2014; US$ 9.99

    Lyrical poetry that sings of farmers, families and nunneries in Belgium and Flanders. more...