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- De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00
In this book, an Australian Aboriginal sign language used by Indigenous people in the North East Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) is described on the level of spatial grammar. Topics discussed range from properties of individual signs to structure of interrogative and negative sentences. The main interest is the manifestation of signing space - the... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 todays world, TK is increasingly underrepresented or under-utilized. Further, while the applicability of TK to human and environmental... more...
- Springer Fachmedien 2008; US$ 69.99