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  • Über Grenzenby Franz Walter

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 14.72

    Das neue Heft von INDES widmet sich dem Thema »Grenzen«. Nie zuvor in der Geschichte scheint ein Gemeinwesen so schrankenlos gewesen zu sein wie die Gegenwartsgesellschaft. Leben wir also in einer grenzenlosen Gesellschaft, sind Grenzen Phänomene der Vergangenheit? Oder bestehen Grenzziehungen unverändert fort, werden gar neue errichtet? Die »Grenzen... more...

  • Weibliche Genitalverstümmelung aus Sicht der Medizinethikby Janna Graf

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 42.09

    Weltweit sind 130 bis 170 Millionen Frauen von weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung betroffen. Durch steigende Migration sind auch Länder wie Deutschland zunehmend mit diesem Problem konfrontiert. Dieser Band beleuchtet einerseits die Hintergründe der weiblichen Genitalverstümmelung und die ethische Komplexität der Praktik, andererseits wird eine Studie... more...

  • Flucht-Räumeby Antje Krueger

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 36.83

    Der Verlust der Heimat infolge von Krieg, Gewalt und politischer Unterdrückung gehört zu den einschneidendsten menschlichen Erfahrungen. Doch nicht selten ist der Aufenthalt auch im Zielland von Unsicherheit geprägt. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht Antje Krueger am Beispiel der Schweiz, wie traumatisierte und psychisch belastete Einwanderer mit prekärem... more...

  • A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalismby Ato Quayson; Girish Daswani

    Wiley 2013; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism offers a ground-breaking combined discussion of the concepts of diaspora and transnationalism. Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars provide interdisciplinary perspectives that link together the concepts in new and important ways. A wide-ranging collection which reviews the most significant... more...

  • Other People's Anthropologiesby Bosković; Aleksandar

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Anthropological practice has been dominated by the so-called "great" traditions (Anglo-American, French, and German). However, processes of decolonization, along with critical interrogation of these dominant narratives, have led to greater visibility of what used to be seen as peripheral scholarship. With contributions from leading anthropologists... more...

  • The Ethnographic Imaginationby Paul Willis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    In this book Paul Willis, a renowned sociologist and ethnographer, aims to renew and develop the ethnographic craft across the disciplines. Drawing from numerous examples of his own past and current work, he shows that ethnographic practice and the ethnographic imagination are vital to understanding the creativity and irreducibility of experience in... more...

  • A Passage to Anthropologyby Kirsten Hastrup

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    The postmodernist critique of Objectivism, Realism and Essentialism has somewhat shattered the foundations of anthropology, seriously questioning the legitimacy of studying others. By confronting the critique and turning it into a vital part of the anthropological debate, A Passage to Anthropology provides a rigorous discussion of central theoretical... more...

  • The Observation of Savage Peoplesby Joseph-Marie Degerando

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    All the major techniques of inquiry which anthropology students now take for granted were first set out in this book. In 1800 Degerando wrote these Considerations on the Various Methods to Follow in the Observation of Savage Peoples as a memoir to serve as guidance to the members of the Societe des Observateurs de l'Homme in an impending expedition... more...

  • Café Societyby Aksel Tjora; Graham Scambler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    While tracing the historical emergence of the café as a social institution and noting its multiple faces and functions in the modernity of the occident, three themes run like threads of varying texture through the chapters: the social connectivity and inclusion of cafés, café as surrogate office, and café as site of exchange for news and views. more...

  • Time and the Work of Anthropologyby Johanne Fabian

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    The development of the dialogical approach, the autobiographical perspective and the central role of text-interpretation are all seen as characteristics of post-modern ethnography, arising from the daily chores of field research. The breakthrough into time and history, away from the timeless theorizing of structuralism and functionalism, is seen as... more...