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  • Azan on the Moonby Till Mostowlansky

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Azan on the Moon is an in-depth anthropological study of people’s lives along the Pamir Highway in eastern Tajikistan. Constructed in the 1930s in rugged high-altitude terrain, the road fundamentally altered the material and social fabric of this former Soviet outpost on the border with Afghanistan and China. The highway initially brought sentiments... more...

  • The Dance of Nurtureby Penny Van Esterik; Richard A. O'Connor

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Breastfeeding and child feeding at the center of nurturing practices, yet the work of nurture has escaped the scrutiny of medical and social scientists. Anthropology offers a powerful biocultural approach that examines how custom and culture interact to support nurturing practices. Our framework shows how the unique constitutions of mothers and infants... more...

  • Money in a Human Economyby Keith Hart

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    A human economy puts people first in emergent world society. Money is a human universal and now takes the divisive form of capitalism. This book addresses how to think about money (from Aristotle to the daily news and the sexual economy of luxury goods); its contemporary evolution (banking the unbanked and remittances in the South, cross-border investment... more...

  • Indigenous Tourismby Michelle Whitford; Lisa Ruhanen; Anna Carr

    Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 2017; US$ 55.00

    This volume presents a collection of unique case studies focusing on issues pertaining to indigenous tourism in two of the world’s recognised leading destinations for indigenous tourism planning and development. more...

  • Culture and Communicationby James M. Wilce

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    This introductory textbook of culture and communication shows students how to use language as a tool to reveal cultural phenomena. more...

  • Youth in Postwar Guatemalaby Michelle J. Bellino

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Through rich ethnographic accounts, Youth in Postwar Guatemala , traces youth experiences in schools, homes, and communities, examining how knowledge and attitudes toward historical injustice develop through formal and informal educational interactions. Michelle J. Bellino shows how a new generation struggles to unlearn authoritarianism and develop... more...

  • Current Research in Egyptology 17by Julia Chyla; Karolina Rosinska-Balik; Joanna Debowska-Ludwin

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 27.46

    This volume reflects the most recent state of research on ancient Egypt presented and discussed at the international conference Current Research on Egyptology XVII, May 2016. Nine papers are arranged chronologically covering the wide time span from the Predynastic till the Graeco-Roman Period, with the remaining five considering more general thematic,... more...

  • Human Nature and Social Lifeby Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme; Kenneth Sillander

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    The book explores how humans are distinct social beings whose relations nevertheless extend into nonhuman spheres in various ways. more...

  • Dancing with the Doctorby Lorna Jowett

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 27.00

    Widespread conversations and criticisms continue about the ways in which Doctor Who represents gender. Dancing with the Doctor, the first book on the Doctor Who universe to take gender as its focus, examines both the successful revival of the series since 2005 and its spin-off series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Lorna Jowett delves into... more...

  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Developmentby Brian Hopkins; Elena Geangu; Sally Linkenauger

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 240.00

    Updated and expanded to 124 entries, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development remains the authoritative reference in the field. more...