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  • 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...

  • The Admonishment of Vegetarian Great Auntby Saskia Eleonora Wieringa

    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...

  • Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychologyby Pittu D Laungani

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 80.00

    This unique textbook eloquently introduces students to international perspectives on cross-cultural psychology (both Eastern and Western cultures), adopting a truly accessible narrative approach throughout. The main thrust of the book?s content is to discuss the framework of culture, family structure, health, and bereavement. Intercultural interaction?and... more...

  • Anthropologie und Ethik des Enhancementsby Jan-Christoph Heilinger

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 119.00

    Advances in biotechnology have enabled interventions in the human organism (genetic, psychopharmological, and technical) that promise to increase physical and intellectual performance over the 'normal' or 'natural' boundary, as well as to make possible targeted changes in human experience. The author investigates ethical debates surrounding... more...

  • Trendwende zur Reurbanisierung in Leipzig?by Claudia Wiegandt

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 43.59

    Hauptbeschreibung Die ostdeutsche Siedlungsentwicklung wurde nach der Wiedervereinigung vor allem durch die Bevölkerungsabwanderung in die Alten Bundesländer, die nachholende Suburbanisierung und einem Einbruch der Geburtenraten infolge des demographischen Wandels geprägt. Dabei gelten sozioökonomische Ungleichheiten als ein Auslöser räumlicher Wanderungsbewegungen,... more...

  • Experiments in Holismby Ton Otto; Nils Bubandt

    Wiley 2011; US$ 138.95

    The term "holism" is shorthand for a central predicament in anthropology:  human situations are culturally structured, but individuals, who participate in more than one cultural "whole," can sometimes change the rules.  This volume explores the theoretical space between those two aspects of the human condition.  Richard Handler, University... more...

  • Freunde und Verwandteby Kerstin Seidel

    Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 30.87

    Auch im Mittelalter waren verwandtschaftliche und freundschaftliche Beziehungen wichtige Bezugspunkte im Leben. Kerstin Seidel stellt in einem Vergleich der beiden Beziehungsformen dar, wie sich diese ergänzten, durchdrangen und miteinander konkurrierten. Am Beispiel des spätmittelalterlichen Köln veranschaulicht sie, dass Verwandtschaftsbeziehungen... more...

  • Vom Ritual zum Theaterby Victor Turner; Erika Fischer-Lichte; Sylvia M. Schomburg-Scherff

    Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 15.43

    Victor Turner hat in diesem erstmals 1982 erschienenen Buch Maßstäbe für die Anwendung ethnologischer, an »fremden Kulturen« gewonnener Erkenntnisse gesetzt. Er hat die Rituale, Symbole und Interaktionsformen der Industriegesellschaft dem ethnologischen Blick ausgesetzt und dabei ihre Theatralität und ihre Spielstrukturen erforscht: die Inszenierungen... more...