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  • Encounters at the Heart of the Worldby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them,... more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • What Chinese Wantby Tom Doctoroff

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery - or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions - to Westerners who expect the rising Chinese consumer to resemble themselves. Here, Tom Doctoroff, the guiding force... more...

  • From Foraging to Farming in the Andesby Tom D. Dillehay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    This book proposes a new and more complex model for understanding the transition from hunting and gathering to cultivation. more...

  • Being Ethnographicby Raymond Madden

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 48.00

    This book provides theoretical, practical and critical lessons which allow researchers of all levels of experience to successfully engage with their ethnographic research more...

  • The Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 16.00

    WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize The Inconvenient Indian is at once a ?history? and the complete subversion of a history?in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be ?Indian? in North America.   Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book... more...

  • A History of Islamic Societiesby Ira M. Lapidus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    Ira Lapidus' history explores the beginnings and transformations of Islamic civilizations in the Middle East and details Islam's worldwide diffusion. more...

  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16 US$ 12.13

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life?and death?in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world?s poor is the most important human rights... more...

  • Pursuits of Happinessby Gordon Mathews; Carolina Izquierdo

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Anthropology has long shied away from examining how human beings may lead happy and fulfilling lives. This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being-defined as "the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society"-and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important area for anthropological... more...