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  • A Companion to Cognitive Anthropologyby Victor C. de Munck; Michael D. Fischer; Giovanni Bennardo; David B. Kronenfeld

    Wiley 2011; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology offers a comprehensive overview of the development of cognitive anthropology from its inception to the present day and presents recent findings in the areas of theory, methodology, and field research in twenty-nine key essays by leading scholars. Demonstrates the importance of cognitive anthropology as an... more...

  • Being Aliveby Tim Ingold

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    Anthropology is a disciplined inquiry into the conditions and potentials of human life. Generations of theorists, however, have expunged life from their accounts, treating it as the mere output of patterns, codes, structures or systems variously defined as genetic or cultural, natural or social. Building on his classic work The Perception of the... more...

  • Centralizing Fieldworkby Jeremy MacClancy; Agustín Fuentes

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Fieldwork is a central method of research throughout anthropology, a much-valued, much-vaunted mode of generating information. But its nature and process have been seriously understudied in biological anthropology and primatology. This book is the first ever comparative investigation, across primatology, biological anthropology, and social anthropology,... more...

  • Cattle Campby Herb Wharton

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A collection of stories told to the author by Aboriginal stockmen and women. Captures the life of the droving days when these people traveled huge distances on drives from North Queensland to Victoria and South Australia. Has a foreword by the author, maps and several photographs. Author's novel 'Unbranded' was highly commended in the David Unaipon... more...

  • Man and His Futureby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 89.27

    The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...

  • New Horizons in Eastern Humanismby Weiming Tu; Ikeda Daisaku

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    China now attracts global attention and headlines that are directly proportionate to its increasing economic and geopolitical power. But for several millennia the philosophy that has guided and shaped the soul of China is not modern Communism, or even new forms of capitalism, but rather Confucianism. And one of the most striking phenomena relating... more...

  • Peranakan Indians of Singapore and Melakaby Samuel S Dhoraisingam

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 49.50

    This book offers a glimpse into an almost unknown but distinct community in Singapore and Malaysia: the Peranakan Indians. Overshadowed by the larger, more widespread and more influential Peranakan Chinese, this tightly knit community likewise dates back to early colonial merchants who intermingled with and married local Malays in Malacca. Most Peranakan... more...

  • Das Prinzip Mütterlichkeit - geschlechterübergreifende soziale Ressourceby Isabella Heidinger

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 18.23

    Vorwort Vorwort Ein Buch über Mütterlichkeit und ein Aufruf zum Perspektiven- und Pa- digmenwechsel. Kann das gutgehen? Von vielen Seiten gab es Bedenken: Dieses Thema ist vergangenheitsbelastet, für junge Leute schon gar nicht interessant ? ein Thema, bei dem höchstens Beifall von der falschen Seite zu erwarten wäre und das in kurzer Zeit in der öffentlichen... more...

  • Menschlichkeit im Sozialmarktby DRK-Generalsekretariat; Gabriele Rössler; Christina Wildenauer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 13.67

    Zunehmender Wettbewerb, die Berücksichtigung betriebswirtschaftlicher Kennzahlen und die Suche nach alternativen Finanzierungsmöglichkeiten stellen Beispiele der Ökonomisierung der Wohlfahrts- und Sozialarbeit dar. Inwieweit beeinflusst diese Ökonomisierung die Menschlichkeit in der täglichen Sozialarbeit? Hier muss die Umsetzung der DRK-Grundsätze... more...

  • Die chinesische Community in Bukarestby Rixta Wundrak

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 18.23

    Chinesische Pioniere kamen in den turbulenten 1990er Jahren erstmals nach Bukarest und verkauften ihre Waren aus dem Handgepäck. Heute befindet sich dort eines der größten Importzentren Osteuropas. Rixta Wundrak schildert einen neuen Migrationsprozess nach Europa, der weder im politischen noch im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs Beachtung fand. Im Gegenteil,... more...