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  • Café Societyby Aksel Tjora; Graham Scambler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    While tracing the historical emergence of the café as a social institution and noting its multiple faces and functions in the modernity of the occident, three themes run like threads of varying texture through the chapters: the social connectivity and inclusion of cafés, café as surrogate office, and café as site of exchange for news and views. more...

  • A Passion for Differenceby Henrietta L. Moore

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.50

    In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the nature and limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender and sexuality. Moore begins by discussing recent feminist debates on the body and the notion of the non-universal human subject. She then considers why anthropologists have contributed relatively... more...

  • Time and the Work of Anthropologyby Johanne Fabian

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    The development of the dialogical approach, the autobiographical perspective and the central role of text-interpretation are all seen as characteristics of post-modern ethnography, arising from the daily chores of field research. The breakthrough into time and history, away from the timeless theorizing of structuralism and functionalism, is seen as... more...

  • Werte und Moralvorstellungen in Kinderkrimis: Dargestellt an Erich Kästners 'Emil und die Detektive' (1929) und Andreas Steinhöfels 'Beschützer der Diebe' (1994)by Sonja Hilvert

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 22.50

    Das vorliegende Buch untersucht die literarische Vermittlung von Werten und Moralvorstellungen in Kinderkrimis. Dargestellt an Erich Kästners 'Emil und die Detektive' (1929) und Andreas Steinhöfels 'Beschützer der Diebe' (1994) wird aufgezeigt, auf welche Art und Weise die Autoren das Genre des Kinderkrimis als Transportmittel für die literarische... more...

  • Visualizing Theoryby Lucien Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Visualizing Theory is a lavishly illustrated collection of provocative essays, occasional pieces, and dialogues that first appeared in Visual Anthropology Review between 1990 and 1994. It contains contributions from anthropologists, from cultural, literary and film critics and from image makers themselves. Reclaiming visual anthropology as a space... more...

  • Coranderrkby Giordano Nanni; Andrea James

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Drawing from firsthand accounts, court testimony, and contemporary records, this history tells the story of Coranderrk, an Aboriginal community that operated successfully as a supplier of wheat and hops to Melbourne before an Aboriginal Protection Board?spurred Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881 deprived it of the bulk of its workforce. The first-person... more...

  • African Religionsby Jacob K. Olupona

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 9.99

    What are African religions? African Religions: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by examining primarily indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, as well as exploring Christianity and Islam. It focuses on the diversity of ethnic groups, languages, cultures, and worldviews, emphasizing the continent's regional diversity.... more...

  • Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropologyby R. (Reece) Jon McGee; Richard L. Warms

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 370.00

    Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology is a go-to resource for jargon-free and accessible content on the key themes and theories of social and cultural anthropology. more...

  • The Manchester Schoolby T. M. S. (Terry) Evens; Don Handelman

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    Pioneered by Max Gluckman to demonstrate the way in which social practice and structure together constitute and are themselves constituted by the situational flow of social life, the extended case method became diagnostic of the Manchester School of Social Anthropology. Anticipating practice theory, and implicitly politically charged, it was developed... more...

  • Anthropology and Anthropologistsby Adam Kuper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    On its first publication in 1973 Adam Kuper's entertaining history of half a century of British social anthropology provoked strong reactions. But his often irreverent account soon established itself as one of the introductions to anthropology. Since the second revised edition was published in 1983, important developments have occurred within British... more...