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  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introductionby John Monaghan; Peter Just

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology combines an accessible account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropologys most important contributions to modern thought, and then examine... more...

  • An Anthropology of Names and Namingby Gabriele vom Bruck; Barbara Bodenhorn

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book provides the tools through which we examine the politics and power of names. more...

  • Doing Ethnographic and Observational Researchby Michael Angrosino

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 36.00

    Including coverage of the selection of cases, observation and interviewing, recording data, and takes into account ethical issues, Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research introduces the reader to the practice of producing data through ethnographic fieldwork and observational research. more...

  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    This essential volume explores the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. This eagerly awaited second edition includes substantial revisions, with important additions on new indigenous literature and... more...

  • Lost World of the Kimberleyby Ian Wilson

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 25.45

    Explores one of the world's least known mysteries: who were the first-ever human beings to find their way to Australia, where did they come from and how and when did they arrive? more...

  • 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...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • The Japanese Mindby Roger J. Davies; Osamu Ikeno

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    In The Japanese Mind , Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's... more...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    * * * Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * * Stuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity. 'Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives' Guardian Everything is made of something... From the everyday objects... more...

  • Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciencesby Samuel Salzborn; Eldad Davidov; Jost Reinecke

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 49.99

    The volume addresses major features in empirical social research from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Prominent researchers discuss central problems in empirical social research in a theory-driven way from political science, sociological or social-psychological points of view. These contributions focus on a renewed discussion of foundations... more...

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