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  • The Corn Wolfby Michael Taussig

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    Collecting a decade of work from iconic anthropologist and writer Michael Taussig, The Corn Wolf pinpoints a moment of intellectual development for the master stylist, exemplifying the ?nervous system? approach to writing and truth that has characterized his trajectory. Pressured by the permanent state of emergency that imbues our times, this approach... more...

  • Sounding the Limits of Lifeby Stefan Helmreich; Sophia Roosth; Michele Friedner

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    What is life? What is water? What is sound? In Sounding the Limits of Life , anthropologist Stefan Helmreich investigates how contemporary scientists?biologists, oceanographers, and audio engineers?are redefining these crucial concepts. Life, water, and sound are phenomena at once empirical and abstract, material and formal, scientific and social.... more...

  • Phenomenology in Anthropologyby Kalpana Ram; Christopher Houston; Michael Jackson

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    This volume explores what phenomenology adds to the enterprise of anthropology, drawing on and contributing to a burgeoning field of social science research inspired by the phenomenological tradition in philosophy. Essays by leading scholars ground their discussions of theory and method in richly detailed ethnographic case studies. The contributors... more...

  • Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty Chinaby Matthew H. Sommer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book is a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). By analyzing over 1200 legal cases from local and central court archives, Matthew Sommer explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the survival strategies of the rural poor under conditions of overpopulation,... more...

  • Tales of the Ex-Apesby Jonathan Marks

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    What do we think about when we think about human evolution? With his characteristic wit and wisdom, anthropologist Jonathan Marks explores our scientific narrative of human origins?the study of evolution?and examines its cultural elements and theoretical foundations. In the process, he situates human evolution within a general anthropological framework... more...

  • Communication and Materialityby Susanne Enderwitz; Rebecca Sauer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This volume reconsiders literacy and communication in pre-modern societies, focusing especially on how material form affects the way textual artefacts are understood and interpreted. By bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines such as archaeology, medieval studies, and Islamic studies, this volume provides the specialist and... more...

  • Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britainby Dr Christina Julios

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of forced marriage and ?honour? killings in Britain. Set against a background of increasing ?honour?-based violence within the country?s South Asian and Muslim Diasporas, the book traces the development of the ?honour? question over the past two decades. It accordingly witnesses unprecedented changes... more...

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterialby Victor Buchli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other attempts to transcend material circumstances. Exploring... more...

  • Migration and Disruptionsby Brenda J. Baker; Takeyuki Tsuda

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    Migration has always been a fundamental human activity, yet little collaboration exists between scientists and social scientists examining how it has shaped past and contemporary societies. This innovative volume brings together sociocultural anthropologists, archaeologists, bioarchaeologists, ethnographers, paleopathologists, and others to develop... more...

  • Understanding Ethnic Conflictby Raymond Taras; Rajat Ganguly

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 106.13

    Understanding Ethnic Conflict provides all the key concepts needed to understand conflict among ethnic groups. Including approaches from both comparative politics and international relations, this text offers a model of ethnic conflict's internationalization by showing how domestic and international actors influence a country's ethnic and sectarian... more...

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