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  • The International Handbook of Creativityby James C. Kaufman; Robert J. Sternberg

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    This 2006 book presents a diverse set of perspectives on the psychology of human creativity. more...

  • Working with Indigenous Knowledgeby Louise Grenier

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 25.00

    Experience has shown us that development efforts that ignore local technologies, local systems of knowledge, and the local environment generally fail to achieve their desired objectives. Examples abound of western-lead teams of researchers failing to consult properly with indigenous populations,with the resulting "advancements" quickly proving to be... more...

  • In the Way of Developmentby Mario Blaser; Harvey A. Feit; Glenn McRae

    International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 60.00

    Indigenous peoples today are enmeshed in the expanding modern economy, subject to the pressures of both market and government. This book takes indigenous peoples as actors, not victims, as its starting point in analysing this interaction. It assembles a rich diversity of statements, case studies and wider thematic explorations, primarily from North... more...

  • The Origin and Evolution of Culturesby Robert Boyd

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    Presents 20 articles that form the backbone of Boyd and Richerson's path-breaking work on evolution and culture. This work assumes that culture is crucial for understanding human behaviour; unlike other organisms, socially transmitted beliefs, attitudes, and values heavily influence our behaviour. It also states that culture is part of biology. more...

  • MSC Maximal Stress Cooperationby Heiner Mühlmann

    Springer 2006; US$ 29.95

    Describes the stress afflicting populations in the process of defending themselves against imaginary or real enemies. This book presents the euphoria felt by populations when they believe that they have been let off once again. It also describes the genius populations show in constructing their different worlds. more...

  • Collective Action in the Formation of Pre-modern Statesby Richard Blanton; Lane Fargher

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    Anthropological archaeology and other disciplines concerned with the formation of early complex societies are undergoing a theoretical shift stemming from the realization that the social evolution of complex societies was more varied and complex than imagined. Given the need for new directions in theory, the book proposes that anthropologists look... more...

  • Qualitative Research and Hypermediaby Bella Dicks; Bruce Mason; Amanda Coffey; Paul Anthony Atkinson

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 24.95

    This text sets out to equip qualitative researchers with the tools necessary to conduct ethnography in the age of email and the internet. It will investigate how digital technologies potentially transform the ways in which we do research. This text also introduces the reader to new emerging methods that utilise new technologies and explains how to... more...

  • Anthropology and Developmentby Jean-Pierre Olivier De Sardan

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 38.95

    This book re-establishes the relevance of mainstream anthropological (and sociological) approaches to development processes and simultaneously recognizes that contemporary development ought to be anthropology‘s principal area of study. Professor de Sardan argues for a socio-anthropology of change and development that is a deeply empirical, multidimensional,... more...

  • Anthropology For Dummiesby Cameron M. Smith; Evan T. Davies

    Wiley 2009; US$ 15.99

    Covers the latest competing theories in the field Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and culturalanthropology When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languagesexist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendlyguide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see howanthropology developed as a science,... more...

  • Doing Cross-Cultural Researchby Pranee Liamputtong

    Springer 2008; US$ 299.00

    Conducting cross-cultural research is rife with methodological, ethical and moral challenges. Researchers are challenged with many issues in carrying out their research with people in cross-cultural arenas. In this book, I attempt to bring together salient issues for the conduct of culturally appropriate research. The task of undertaking cross-cultural... more...