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  • Ethnic and Racial Consciousnessby Michael Banton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    Ethnic and Racial Consciousness is a completely revised version of the highly acclaimed first edition published in 1988. At that time no one expected the former Yugoslavia would break up with the brutal slaughter of neighbour by neighbour. Few would have predicted the horrific massacres in Rwanda and Burundi which have led to accusations of genocide.... more...

  • Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jewsby Lynn Davidman

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Leaving a religion is not merely a matter of losing or rejecting faith. For many, it involves dramatic changes of everyday routines and personal habits. Davidman bases her analysis on in-depth conversations with forty ex-Hasidic individuals. From these conversations emerge accounts of the great fear, angst, and sense of danger that come of leaving... more...

  • Why Minorities Play or Don't Play Soccerby Kausik Bandyopadhyay

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has always remained a marker of identities of various sorts. Behind the façade of its obvious entertainment aspect, it has proved to be a perpetuating reflector of nationalism, ethnicity, community or communal identity, and cultural specificity. Naturally therefore, the game is a complex... more...

  • Class in Contemporary Chinaby David S. G. Goodman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    More than three decades of economic growth have led to significant social change in the People’s Republic of China. This timely book examines the emerging structures of class and social stratification: how they are interpreted and managed by the Chinese Communist Party, and how they are understood and lived by people themselves. David Goodman... more...

  • The Vulnerable Observerby Ruth Behar

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology,... more...

  • Räumeby Susanne Rau

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 15.83

    Auch Räume haben eine Geschichte. Geschichte findet zudem immer auch in Räumen statt. Was versteht man aber in der Geschichtswissenschaft unter »Räumen«? Und wie kann man sie historisch untersuchen? Susanne Rau gibt in diesem Buch zunächst einen Überblick über die Geschichte abendländischer Raumkonzepte und die Geschichte des Begriffs »Raum«. Anschließend... more...

  • Female Genital Cutting in Industrialized Countries: Mutilation or Cultural Tradition?by Mary Nyangweso Wangila

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    This book comprehensively examines the practice of female genital mutilation and proposes new intervention programs and community-based initiatives that protect the rights of children and women who live with the serious risks and long-term consequences of the practice. more...

  • Water Management through Indigenous Knowledge: A Case of Historic Settlement of Bhaktapur City, Nepalby Dipendra Gautam

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 36.52

    Techno-Anthropological approach has been formulated in researching a traditional settlement of Bhaktapur City, Nepal. The practices of indigenous people have been analyzed by juxtaposing the science along with the indigenous technology. It has been significantly concluded that, the impetus behind the city sustainability is primarily the indigenous... more...

  • Labors of Loveby Jason Rodriquez

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Every day for the next twenty years, more than 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65. With life expectancies increasing as well, many of these Americans will eventually require round-the-clock attention?and we have only begun to prepare for the challenge of caring for them. In  Labors of Love , Jason Rodriquez examines the world of the fast-growing... more...