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  • Anthropology Now and Nextby Thomas Hylland Eriksen; Christina Garsten; Shalini Randeria

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    The scholarship of Ulf Hannerz is characterized by its extraordinary breadth and visionary nature. He has contributed to the understanding of urban life and transnational networks, and the role of media, paradoxes of identity and new forms of community, suggesting to see culture in terms of flows rather than as bounded entities. Contributions honor... more...

  • Fieldwork in South Asiaby Sarit K Chaudhuri; Sucheta Sen Chaudhuri

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Fieldwork in South Asia  is a valuable attempt to listen and learn from the memories and significant moments of fieldwork done by anthropologists, sociologists, and even historians from South Asia. The essays lead towards a deeper understanding of concerns of fieldwork located in various field sites across South Asia without assuming or applying... more...

  • 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...

  • Brücken bauen - Perspektiven aus dem Einwanderungsland Deutschlandby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2013; US$ 17.89

    Hauptbeschreibung Ethnische und religiöse Vielfalt ist in Deutschland inzwischen Realität - ist sie aber auch gelebte und anerkannte Normalität? Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund, Bindestrichdeutsche, Neudeutsche - es gibt viele Bezeichnungen für Menschen, die sowohl deutsch als auch türkisch, vietnamesisch oder italienisch fühlen, leben und so... more...