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  • Visual Anthropologyby Fadwa El Guindi

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 28.99

    El Guindi provides a comprehensive guide to visual anthropology and the use of film in ethnographic research. She shows how visual media is now an accepted part of anthropological methodology, a vital tool that produces knowledge about the range of cultures and about culture itself. It is an excellent guide for ethnographic research, and for film and... more...

  • Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurityby Janet Page-Reeves

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    In Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity: Life Off the Edge of the Table , contributors stress the relationship between food insecurity and women?s agency. By problematizing the mundane world of how women procure and prepare food in a context of scarcity, this book, edited by Janet Page-Reeves, reveals dynamics, relationships and... more...

  • Anthropology of Childhood and Youthby Geoffrey Vitale

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    In this book, Geoffrey Vitale shows the ways in which people understand, raise, and educate children and youth differently from century to century and from country to country according to the culture, lifestyle, politics, and economics of their place of origin. He also introduces a professional anthropological perspective on the topic. more...

  • Räumeby Susanne Rau

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 16.78

    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...

  • Die freie Entwicklung innerlicher Kraftby Anette Mook

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 73.34

    Im Zentrum dieser Studie stehen die vor 1800 entstandenen Schriften von Wilhelm und Alexander von Humboldt. Das allmähliche Auseinanderdriften von Naturalismus und Historismus am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts hinterließ deutliche Spuren ihres schwierigen Ringens um den Zusammenhalt ihrer naturwissenschaftlichen, philosophischen und anthropologischen Studien.... more...

  • Ethnobiological Classificationby Brent Berlin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    A founder of and leading thinker in the field of modern ethnobiology looks at the widespread regularities in the classification and naming of plants and animals among peoples of traditional, nonliterate societies--regularities that persist across local environments, cultures, societies, and languages. Brent Berlin maintains that these patterns can... more...

  • Vehiclesby David Lipset; Richard Handler

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign-for example, a cattle car-and its referent, the Holocaust. These "sign-vehicles" serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground... more...

  • Up, Down, and Sidewaysby Rachael Stryker; Roberto J. Gon

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 105.00

    Using a "vertical slice" approach, anthropologists critically analyze the relationship between undemocratic uses and abuses of power and the survival of the human species. The contributors scrutinize modern institutions in a variety of regions-from Russia and Mexico to South Korea and the U.S. Up, Down, and Sideways is an ethnographic examination... more...

  • Wandern, Weiden, Welt erkundenby Michaela Rücker; Christine Taube; Charlotte Schubert

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 78.80

    Die Erforschung des Nomadentums erlebt im Zuge der Globalisierung eine Renaissance ? nicht zuletzt aufgrund der Faszination, die jede Beschäftigung mit dem Thema bereitet. Die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Nomaden und Sesshaften in der Antike stehen im Mittelpunkt dieses Bandes. Während Leben und Verhaltensmuster der sesshaften Bevölkerung aufgrund der... more...

  • Victims of Progressby John H. Bodley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 48.99

    This compelling account of how technology and development affect indigenous peoples throughout the world provides a provocative context in which students can think about civilization and its costs. more...