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  • History and Theory in Anthropologyby Alan Barnard

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00

    Overview of anthropological theory covering the historical contexts of the great debates. more...

  • Pathways of Powerby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    This collection of twenty-eight essays by renowned anthropologist Eric R. Wolf is a legacy of some of his most original work, with an insightful foreword by Aram Yengoyan. Of the essays, six have never been published and two have not appeared in English until now. Shortly before his death, Wolf prepared introductions to each section and individual... more...

  • Social and Cultural Anthropologyby John Monaghan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 9.99

    This introduction to social and cultural anthropology combines an account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with examples of anthropologists at work. The book ends with an assessment of anthropology's current position and a look forward to its future. more...

  • Natural Selection and Social Theoryby Robert Trivers

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 50.00

    Robert Trivers is a pioneering figure in the field of sociobiology. For Natural Selection and Social Theory, he has selected eleven of his most influential papers, including several classic papers from the early 1970s on the evolution of reciprocal altruism, parent-offspring conflicts, and asymmetry in sexual selection, which helped to establish the... more...

  • 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...