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  • Age Class Systemsby Bernardo Bernardi; David I. Kertzer

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 43.00

    This study of age class systems provides a way of making sense of the diversity of such systems. more...

  • America's Dreamby Esmeralda Santiago

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her In the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with América. So when América is offered the... more...

  • America's Game(s)by Benjamin Eastman; Michael Ralph; Sean Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This insightful volume considers how to locate America in the sporting world: in the traditions and rituals of a national pastime or in the baseball academies run by American professional teams in the Dominican Republic? With the athletes that carry a flag in Olympic ceremonies or among the executives in the boardrooms of Nike? The contributors argue... more...

  • Ancient Teotihuacanby George L. Cowgill

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    This is the first comprehensive English-language book on Teotihuacan, the largest city in the Americas before the 1400s. more...

  • And Keep Your Powder Dryby Margaret Mead

    Berghahn Books 2000; US$ 34.95

    Margaret Mead wrote this comprehensive sketch of the culture of the United States - the first since de Tocqueville - in 1942 at the beginnning of the Second World War, when Americans were confronted by foreign powers from both Europe and Asia in a particularly challenging manner. Mead's work became an instant classic. It was required reading for anthropology... more...

  • Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbeanby Harry Sanabria

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 101.95

    The first single-authored comprehensive introduction to major contemporary research trends, issues, and debates on the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The text provides wide and historically informed coverage of key facets of Latin American and Caribbean societies and their cultural and historical development as well as the roles... more...

  • Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim Worldby Stephanie Cronin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women?s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies ? secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or family coercion, identity versus integration ? are not... more...

  • Antisemitismus in der Bundesrepublik Deutschlandby Werner Bergmann; Rainer Erb

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2013; US$ 49.99

    I. Antisemitismusforschung seit 1945.- Empirische Studien.- Die theoretische Diskussion.- Auswertung und Ergebnisse.- II. Die Konzeption der eigenen Umfrage von 1987.- Explorative Interviews.- Ergebnisse des Pretests.- III. Das Ausmaß des gegenwärtigen Antisemitismus.- Probleme bei der Entwicklung von Antisemitismus-Skalen.- Die Validität des Konstrukts... more...

  • As Normal As Possibleby Ching Yau

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    Drawing from the fields of ethnographic and sociological studies, cultural activism, public health and film studies, this volume poses new and exciting challenges to queer studies and demonstrates the study of Chinese sexuality as an emergent field currently emanating from multiple disciplines.--Issues related to sexuality have acquired a new visibility... more...

  • Asian American Sporting Culturesby Stanley I. Thangaraj; Constancio Arnaldo; Christina B. Chin; J. Jack Halberstam; Lisa Lowe

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.80

    Asian American Sporting Cultures  delves into the American sports arena to explore the long history of Asian American sporting cultures and considers how identities and communities are negotiated on sporting fields.   Through a close examination of Asian American sporting cultures ranging from boxing and basketball to spelling bees and wrestling,... more...