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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.50

    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...

  • Sally's Storyby Fremantle Press

    Fremantle Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Sally Morgan?s My Place is an Australian classic. Since first publication in 1987, My Place has sold more than half a million copies in Australia, been translated and read all over the world, and been reprinted dozens of times. Sally?s rich, zesty and moving work is perhaps the best-loved biography of Aboriginal Australia ever written.My Place for... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16 US$ 12.89

    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...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient Worldby John G. Gager

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 43.99 US$ 39.59

    In the ancient Greco-Roman world, it was common practice to curse or bind an enemy or rival by writing an incantation on a tablet and dedicating it to a god or spirit. These curses or binding spells, commonly called defixiones were intended to bring other people under the power and control of those who commissioned them. More than a thousand such... more...

  • Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciencesby Samuel Salzborn; Eldad Davidov; Jost Reinecke

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.46

    The volume addresses major features in empirical social research from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Prominent researchers discuss central problems in empirical social research in a theory-driven way from political science, sociological or social-psychological points of view. These contributions focus on a renewed discussion of foundations... more...

  • Writing the Familyby Kathleen Skott-Myhre; Korinne Weima; Helen Gibbs

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 37.33

    This is not a traditional book about the family. In a very essential way, it is a book about being a woman in relation to the current form of the family under capitalism in North America. The authors are three women whose interest in the family stems out of their own unique and varied experiences. The text is comprised of three autoethnographies... more...

  • Studienbuch Politikwissenschaftby Manfred G Schmidt; Frieder Wolf; Stefan Wurster

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 17.92

    Dieses Studien- und Handbuch bietet eine umfassende und systematische Einführung in die Kerngebiete der Politikwissenschaft und ihre wichtigen Lehr- und Forschungsgebiete. more...

  • Visual Anthropologyby Fadwa El Guindi

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    El Guindi provides a comprehensive guide to visual anthropology and the use of film in ethnographic research. She shows how visual media is now an accepted part of anthropological methodology, a vital tool that produces knowledge about the range of cultures and about culture itself. It is an excellent guide for ethnographic research, and for film and... more...

  • Why Minorities Play or Don't Play Soccerby Kausik Bandyopadhyay

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has always remained a marker of identities of various sorts. Behind the façade of its obvious entertainment aspect, it has proved to be a perpetuating reflector of nationalism, ethnicity, community or communal identity, and cultural specificity. Naturally therefore, the game is a complex... more...