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  • Introducing Anthropology of Religionby Jack David Eller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as well as symbols, myth and ritual. The book also explores... more...

  • First Migrantsby Peter Bellwood

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    The first publication to outline the complex global story of human migration and dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory. Utilizing archaeological, linguistic and biological evidence, Peter Bellwood traces the journeys of the earliest hunter-gatherer and agriculturalist migrants as critical elements in the evolution of human lifeways. ... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...