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  • Mein amerikanischer alpTraumby Karl-Heinz Bergbauer

    tredition 2015; US$ 8.38

    Gaby und Karl geben ihre gut bezahlten Jobs in Deutschland auf, um im Sommer1999 in den USA einen Neustart zu wagen. Im Land der scheinbar unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten begann ein Spielchen mit der Einwanderungsbehörde. Sie konnten nicht ahnen, dass sich mit dem 11.09.2001 vieles ändern sollte, sowohl für die Amerikaner als auch für die Immigranten. Und... more...

  • Politics of Education in Colonial Indiaby Krishna Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    In retracting from the popular view that India?s modern educational policy was shaped almost entirely by Macaulay, this incisive work reveals the complex ideological and institutional rubric of the colonial educational system. It examines its wide-ranging and lasting impact on curriculum, pedagogy, textbooks, teachers? role and status, and indigenous... more...

  • Tribal Development in Western Indiaby Amita Shah; Jharna Pathak

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Tribal communities in western India, as elsewhere in the country, have been facing increasing marginalisation and poverty. This is so despite a relatively better record of social movements and work by civil society organisations among them and their political inclusion. Further, the existing literature on tribals focuses more on their socio-cultural... more...

  • Knowing Differentlyby G. N. Devy; Geoffrey V. Davis; K. K. Chakravarty

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    This book offers a bold and illuminating account of the worldviews nurtured and sustained by indigenous communities from across continents, through their distinctive understanding of concepts such as space, time, joy, pain, life, and death. It demonstrates how this different mode of ?knowing? has brought the indigenous into a cultural conflict with... more...

  • Phenomenology in Anthropologyby Kalpana Ram; Christopher Houston; Michael Jackson

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    This volume explores what phenomenology adds to the enterprise of anthropology, drawing on and contributing to a burgeoning field of social science research inspired by the phenomenological tradition in philosophy. Essays by leading scholars ground their discussions of theory and method in richly detailed ethnographic case studies. The contributors... more...

  • Applications in Computing for Social Anthropologistsby Michael Fischer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    As increasing numbers of social anthropologists use a computer for wordprocessing, interest in other applications inevitably follows, Computer Applications in Social Anthropology covers research activities shared by all social anthropologists and introduces new methods for organizing and interpreting data. Lucidly written, and sympathetic to the particular... more...

  • An Anthropology of the Subjectby Roy Wagner

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    An Anthropology of the Subject rounds out the theoretical-philosophical cosmos of one of the twentieth century's most intellectually adventurous anthropologists. Roy Wagner, having turned "culture" and "symbols" inside out (in The Invention of Culture and Symbols That Stand for Themselves, respectively), now does the same for the "subject" and... more...

  • Lost Paradises and the Ethics of Research and Publicationby Francisco M. Salzano

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    Concerned about the ethics of biomedical anthropological research and the anti-scientism of books like Tierney's Darkness in El Dorado (2000), Salzano (emeritus, Federal U. of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) and Hurtado (U. of New Mexico) introduce ten papers addressing issues raised over work with Venezuela's Yanomamo Indians and analyzing aspects of i more...

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    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 10.50

    Great Aunt Reflections on Sexual and Gender Multiplicity and Culture Inaugural Lecture delivered on the appointment to the chair of Gender and Women's Same-Sex Relations Cross-culturally at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences more...

  • The Anthropology of Moralitiesby Monica Heintz

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 27.95

    Anthropologists have been keenly aware of the tension between cultural relativism and absolute norms, and nowhere has this been more acute than with regards to moral values. Can we study the Other's morality without applying our own normative judgments? How do social anthropologists keep both the distance required by science and the empathy required... more...