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  • Anthropology and Anthropologistsby Adam Kuper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Anthropology and Anthropologists provides an entertaining and provocative account of British social anthropology from the foundations of the discipline, through the glory years of the mid-twentieth century and on to the transformation in recent decades. The book shocked the anthropological establishment on first publication in 1973 but soon established... more...

  • In Amazoniaby Hugh Raffles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new... more...

  • Belonging in Oceaniaby Elfriede Hermann; Wolfgang Kempf; Toon van Meijl

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Ethnographic case studies explore what it means to "belong" in Oceania, as contributors consider ongoing formations of place, self and community in connection with travelling, internal and international migration. The chapters apply the multi-dimensional concepts of movement, place-making and cultural identifications to explain contemporary life... more...

  • The Use of Signing Space in a Shared Sign Language of Australiaby Anastasia Bauer

    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...

  • The Handbook of Contemporary Animismby Graham Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Animism is an important part of many religions - from Shinto, Hinduism and Buddhism to Paganism and a range of indigenous religions - which connects the spiritual and material and holds that humans might not be unique in possessing souls or in being intentional agents. Over recent decades, research into animism has broadened its scope to consider,... more...

  • Friendshipby Barbara Caine

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95

    There has been an increasing interest in the meaning and importance of friendship in recent years, particularly in the West. However, the history of friendship, and the ways in which it has changed over time, have rarely been examined. Friendship: A History traces the development of friendship in Europe from the Hellenistic period to today. The... more...

  • Egalitarian Revolution in the Savannaby Stephen A. Dueppen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    Many West African societies have egalitarian political systems, with non-centralised distributions of power. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' analyses a wide range of archaeological data to explore the development of such societies. The volume offers a detailed case study of the village settlement of Kirikongo in western Burkina Faso. Over the... more...

  • Autoethnographyby Tony E. Adams; Stacy Holman Jones; Carolyn Ellis

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Autoethnography is a method of research that involves describing and analyzing personal experiences in order to understand cultural experiences. The method challenges canonical ways of doing research and recognizes how personal experience influences the research process. Autoethnography acknowledges and accomodates subjectivity, emotionality, and the... more...

  • Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazinesby Andrea McDonnell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Americans are obsessed with celebrities. While our fascination with fame intensified throughout the twentieth century, the rise of the weekly gossip magazine in the early 2000s confirmed and fueled our popular culture’s celebrity mania. After a decade of diets and dates, breakups and baby bumps, celebrity gossip magazines continue to sell millions... more...

  • The Global Prehistory of Human Migrationby Peter Bellwood; Immanuel Ness

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95

    Previously published as the first volume of The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration , this work is devoted exclusively to prehistoric migration, covering all periods and places from the first hominin migrations out of Africa through the end of prehistory. Presents interdisciplinary coverage of this topic, including scholarship from the fields... more...