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    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

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    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    An exploration of anthropological perspectives on the cultures, moralities and politics of the world of aid and development. more...

  • The Invention of Traditionby Eric Hobsbawm; Terence Ranger

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history. more...

  • Aztec Archaeology and Ethnohistoryby Frances F. Berdan

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This book provides an up-to-date synthesis of Aztec culture, applying interdisciplinary approaches (archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography) to reconstructing the complex and enigmatic civilization. more...

  • Constructing Raceby Tracy Teslow

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book explores how physical anthropologists struggled to understand variation in bodies and cultures in the twentieth century. more...

  • Exotic No Moreby Jeremy MacClancy

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Since its founding in the nineteenth century, social anthropology has been seen as the study of exotic peoples in faraway places. But today more and more anthropologists are dedicating themselves not just to observing but to understanding and helping solve social problems wherever they occur—in international aid organizations, British TV studios,... 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...

  • My Placeby Sally Morgan

    Fremantle Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    Looking at the views and experiences of three generations of indigenous Australians, this autobiography unearths political and societal issues contained within Australia's indigenous culture. Sally Morgan traveled to her grandmother?s birthplace, starting a search for information about her family. She uncovers that she is not white but aborigine—information... more...

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    Random House 2013; US$ 13.64

    *Cities cover just 2% of the world's surface, but consume 75% of the world's resources *Global food production increased by 145% in the last 4 decades of the 20th century - yet an estimated 800 million people are still hungry *In 2005 British supermarkets sent half a million tonnes of edible food to landfill - the whole food sector put... more...

  • Being Blackby Ian Keen

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50

    This volume brings together results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people who used to be labelled 'part-Aborigines' or 'urban Aborigines'. Issues discussed include bases of identity, ties of family, structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about country, and attitudes to the past. more...