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  • Über Schüchternheitby Margarete Eisner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 27.58

    Schüchternheit ist ein Begriff aus dem Kontext der alltäglichen Menschenkenntnis und lässt sich wissenschaftlich schwer einordnen. Nach Ansicht des amerikanischen Sozialpsychologen Zimbardo ist jemand schüchtern, wenn er glaubt, es zu sein. Im Zentrum dieses Buches stehen Fragen nach der innerseelischen Dynamik von Schüchternheit sowie ihrer Verankerung... more...

  • Applications in Computing for Social Anthropologistsby Michael Fischer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    This examines the research activities covered by social anthropologists and introduces new methods for organizing and interpreting visual and aural data as well as possible applications of knowledge-based models. 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...

  • Anthropology of Moralities, Theby 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$ 77.00

    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 these issues... more...

  • Experiments in Holismby Ton Otto; Nils Bubandt

    Wiley 2011; US$ 134.95

    Experiments in Holism : Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology presents a series of essays from leading anthropologists that critically reexamine the relevance of holism as a foundational tenet of anthropology, and its theoretical and methodological potential in today's world. Represents the first volume to consider the modern role of... more...

  • Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practiceby Suneetha M. Subramanian; Balakrishna Pisupati

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 38.00

    Traditional knowledge (TK) has contributed immensely to shaping development and human well-being. Its influence spans a variety of sectors, including agriculture, health, education and governance. However, in today’s world, TK is increasingly underrepresented or under-utilized. Further, while the applicability of TK to human and environmental... more...