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  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    This essential volume explores the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. This eagerly awaited second edition includes substantial revisions, with important additions on new indigenous literature and... 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...

  • The Moral Animalby Robert Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral... more...

  • Statistics for Anthropologyby Lorena Madrigal

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 48.00

    A clear, step-by-step guide to statistical methods for anthropology students, providing a solid footing in basic statistical techniques. more...

  • Debating Authenticityby Thomas Fillitz; A. Jamie Saris

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    The longing for authenticity, on an individual or collective level, connects the search for external expressions to internal orientations. What is largely referred to as production of authenticity is a reformulation of cultural values and norms within the ongoing process of modernity, impacted by globalization and contemporary transnational cultural... more...

  • Cubedby Nikil Saval

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history ? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work?our work?gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office , from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a fascinating, often funny, and sometimes disturbing anatomy... more...

  • Understanding Material Cultureby Ian Woodward

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 64.00

    "In his interdisciplinary review of material culture, Ian Woodward goes beyond synthesis to offer a theoretically innovative reconstruction of the field. It is filled with gems of conceptual insight and empirical discovery. A wonderful book." - Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University "A well-grounded and accessible survey of the burgeoning... more...

  • Consumer Cultureby Roberta Sassatelli

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 63.00

    Showing the cultural and institutional processes that have brought the notion of the ?consumer? to life, this book guides the reader on a comprehensive journey through the history of how we have come to understand ourselves as consumers in a consumer society and reveals the profound ambiguities and ambivalences inherent within. Rooted in sociology,... more...

  • Race?by Ian Tattersall; Rob DeSalle

    Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Race has provided the rationale and excuse for some of the worst atrocities in human history. Yet, according to many biologists, physical anthropologists, and geneticists, there is no valid scientific justification for the concept of race. To be more precise, although there is clearly some physical basis for the variations that underlie perceptions... more...

  • Enforcing Orderby Didier Fassin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Most incidents of urban unrest in recent decades - including the riots in France, Britain and other Western countries - have followed lethal interactions between the youth and the police. Usually these take place in disadvantaged neighborhoods composed of working-class families of immigrant origin or belonging to ethnic minorities. These tragic events... more...