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  • Tarzan was an Eco-Touristby Luis Vivanco; Robert Gordon

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 32.00

    Adventure is currently enjoying enormous interest in public culture. The image of Tarzan provides a rewarding lens through which to explore this phenomenon. In their day, Edgar Rice Burrough?s novels enjoyed great popularity because Tarzan represented the consummate colonial-era adventurer: a white man whose noble civility enabled him to communicate... more...

  • Ein Traktat über die menschliche Naturby David Hume; Horst D Brandt

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 26.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Neuausgabe des grundlegenden Werkes des englischen Empirismus nach der Übersetzung von Theodor Lipps Das Erstlingswerk von David Hume (1711-1776), das hier in der bearbeiteten Übersetzung von Theodor Lipps neu ediert wird, trägt den Titel A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning... more...

  • Ethics and the Profession of Anthropologyby Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 32.99

    This revised second edition of Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology renews the challenge to anthropologists to engage in a dialogue concerning their commitment to professional ethical conduct. With a majority of new chapters, this edition redefines what it means to conduct anthropological research ethically, as the discipline becomes less isolated... more...

  • Cultural Anthropologyby John H. Bodley

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 74.99

    This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. It uniquely challenges students to consider the big questions about the nature of cultural systems. more...

  • Ethnographically Speakingby Carolyn Ellis; Arthur P. Bochner

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 36.99

    This volume presents the latest explorations of the literary turn in ethnographic work by many of the leading people in the area. Centering on autoethnography, personal narrative, ethnographic performance, and the blending of social science and the arts, the articles collected here emphasize embodiment, experiential understanding, participatory ways... more...

  • Institutional Ethnographyby Dorothy E. Smith

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 32.99

    Prominent sociologist Dorothy Smith outlines a method of inquiry that uses everyday experience as a lens to examine social relations and social organization. This sociology from women's standpoints reveals the present but largely unseen social relations of everyday life. This will be a foundational text for classes in sociology, ethnography, and women's... more...

  • Quick Ethnographyby Penn W. Handwerker

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Quick Ethnography takes traditional anthropological fieldwork techniques and applies them to contemporary applied research problems. For most applied projects, time is of the essence, and QE shows how ethnographic work can be successfully accomplished in a matter of weeks. Handwerker guides the reader through the use of research teams, highly focussed... more...

  • Chronicling Culturesby Robert V. Kemper; Anya Peterson Royce

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 36.99

    Description of methods used in long-term anthropological field projects, some extending over half a century. more...

  • Using Methods in the Fieldby Victor C. de Munck; Elisa J. Sobo

    AltaMira Press 1998; US$ 33.99

    Methods textbooks generally offer prescriptive advice on how to perform certain techniques, how to develop specific strategies, how to analyze your results. But, as all experienced ethnographers know, this fine-sounding advice rarely provides ample guidance in dealing with real people in real field settings. That is where this casebook differs. Selecting... more...

  • The Rise of Anthropological Theoryby Marvin Harris

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 64.99

    The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition included the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction... more...