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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... 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...

  • On Roadsby Joe Moran

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    In this history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them, one of Britain's favourite cultural historians reveals how a relatively simple road system turned into a maze-like pattern of roundabouts, flyovers, and spaghetti junctions. Using a unique blend of travel writing, anthropology, history and social observation, he... more...

  • The Foundations of Ethnic Politicsby Henry E. Hale

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Hale examines separatism in the USSR and CIS through a new psychological understanding of ethnic identity. more...

  • The Dynamics of Social Practiceby Elizabeth Shove; Mika Pantzar; Matt Watson

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 38.00

    A Clever, innovative book which makes an important contribution to social theory and social policy. An effective introduction it covers core themes and demonstrates exactly how our everyday life is defined by the rise, change and collapse of social practices. more...

  • Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolveby Ian Morris; Stephen Macedo; Margaret Atwood; Christine M. Korsgaard; Richard Seaford; Jonathan D. Spence; Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris, author of the best-selling Why the West Rules?for... more...

  • Treading Lightlyby Karl-Erik Sveiby; Tex Skuthorpe

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.72

    Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...

  • The Graffiti Subcultureby Nancy Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit... more...

  • Mutton Fishby Beryl Cruse; Liddy Stewart; Sue Norman

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 22.00

    This is the story of the Aboriginal people of the south coast of New South Wales as told through the metaphor of Haliotis (mutton fish or abalone). Haliotis is a subsistence food ? easy to find and harvest, rich in energy and accessible when the beaches are freely open to all. At times, the abalone story seems almost secondary to the fascinating picture... more...

  • Kannibalismus, eine anthropologische Konstante?by Friedrich Pöhl; Sebastian Fink

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 34.58

    Kann der Kannibalismus, definiert als ritueller Verzehr von Menschenfleisch durch Menschen, als eine anthropologische Konstante gelten? Schließlich drängt sich dieser Eindruck bei der Vielzahl der Quellen zu Menschenfresserei von der Antike bis in unsere Tage beinahe auf. Dieser Band widmet sich der Frage und bietet erstmals einen Überblick über die... more...