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  • Native Peoples of the World: An Encylopedia of Groups, Cultures and Contemporary Issuesby Steven L. Danver

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This work examines the world's indigenous peoples, their cultures, the countries in which they reside, and the issues that impact these groups. more...

  • Cultural Hybridity and the Environmentby Kirsten Maclean

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book highlights the importance of diversity in overcoming issues of social and environmental degradation. It presents conceptual and practical strategies to celebrate local and Indigenous knowledge for improved community development and environmental management. David Harvey has proclaimed, ?The geography we make must be a peoples? geography.?... more...

  • A Theory of Shoppingby Daniel Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 64.95

    "Before reading this book, I did not believe that a theory of shopping was possible. Now I do. Daniel Miller argues that shopping is a ritual practice oriented to others. In doing so, he puts the heart back into his accounts of consumption which too often assume that shopping is an asocial or even anti-social activity. Remarkable." Nigel Thrift, University... more...

  • Calling the Shotsby Jane Lydon

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Historically, photographs of Indigenous Australians were often produced under unequal and exploitative circumstances. Today, however, such images represent a rich cultural heritage for descendants who can use this archive to explore Aboriginal history, to identify relatives, and to reclaim culture. In Calling the Shots , contributors investigate... more...

  • Ethnographies of the Videogameby Helen Thornham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 114.95

    Ethnographies of the Videogame uses the medium of the videogame to explore wider significant sociological issues around new media, interaction, identity, performance, memory and mediation. The book is particularly concerned with issues of agency and power, identifying strong correlations between perceptions of gaming and actual gaming practices, as... 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...

  • 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...