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  • 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...

  • A Passion for Differenceby Henrietta L. Moore

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.50

    In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the nature and limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender and sexuality. Moore begins by discussing recent feminist debates on the body and the notion of the non-universal human subject. She then considers why anthropologists have contributed relatively... more...

  • African Religionsby Jacob K. Olupona

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 9.99

    What are African religions? African Religions: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by examining primarily indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, as well as exploring Christianity and Islam. It focuses on the diversity of ethnic groups, languages, cultures, and worldviews, emphasizing the continent's regional diversity.... more...

  • Anthropology and Anthropologistsby Adam Kuper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    On its first publication in 1973 Adam Kuper's entertaining history of half a century of British social anthropology provoked strong reactions. But his often irreverent account soon established itself as one of the introductions to anthropology. Since the second revised edition was published in 1983, important developments have occurred within British... more...

  • Speaking the language of powerby USA). University Edited by David Fetterman (Professor of Stanford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Manchester School, Theby T. M. S. (Terry) Evens; Don Handelman

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 27.95

    Pioneered by Max Gluckman to demonstrate the way in which social practice and structure together constitute and are themselves constituted by the situational flow of social life, the extended case method became diagnostic of the Manchester School of Social Anthropology. Anticipating practice theory, and implicitly politically charged, it was developed... more...

  • Zugehörigkeit in der mobilen Weltby Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 9.12

    Hauptbeschreibung Zugehörigkeiten zu Nationen, ethnischen Gruppen oder religiösen Gemeinschaften sind im Verlauf der Geschichte wiederholt politisiert worden. Heute entbrennen (wieder) emotionsgeladene Debatten um Heimat, Gemeinschaft, Familie und um die Möglichkeiten der Verortung in einer räumlich und sozial zunehmend mobilen Welt. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka... more...

  • Ethics and the Profession of Anthropologyby Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 32.99

    This revised second edition of Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology renews the challenge to anthropologists to engage in a dialogue concerning their commitment to professional ethical conduct. With a majority of new chapters, this edition redefines what it means to conduct anthropological research ethically, as the discipline becomes less isolated... more...

  • Cultural Anthropologyby John H. Bodley

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 74.99

    This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. It uniquely challenges students to consider the big questions about the nature of cultural systems. more...

  • Ethnographically Speakingby Carolyn Ellis; Arthur P. Bochner

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 36.99

    This volume presents the latest explorations of the literary turn in ethnographic work by many of the leading people in the area. Centering on autoethnography, personal narrative, ethnographic performance, and the blending of social science and the arts, the articles collected here emphasize embodiment, experiential understanding, participatory ways... more...