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  • Introducing Anthropology of Religionby Jack David Eller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as well as symbols, myth and ritual. The book also explores... more...

  • Tangible Things: Making History through Objectsby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Ivan Gaskell; Sara Schechner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link... more...

  • Anthropologists and Their Traditions across National Bordersby Regna Darnell; Frederic W. Gleach

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 40.00

    Volume 8 of the Histories of Anthropology Annual series, the premier series published in the history of the discipline, explores national anthropological traditions in Britain, the United States, and Europe and follows them into postnational contexts. Contributors reassess the major theorists in twentieth-century anthropology, including the work of... more...

  • Cairo Popby Daniel J. Gilman

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Cairo Pop is the first book to examine the dominant popular music of Egypt, shababiyya . Scorned or ignored by scholars and older Egyptians alike, shababiyya plays incessantly in Cairo, even while Egyptian youth joined in mass protests against their government, which eventually helped oust longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.... more...

  • Female Genital Cutting in Industrialized Countries: Mutilation or Cultural Tradition?by Mary Nyangweso Wangila

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    This book comprehensively examines the practice of female genital mutilation and proposes new intervention programs and community-based initiatives that protect the rights of children and women who live with the serious risks and long-term consequences of the practice. more...

  • Hunters of the Recent Pastby Leslie B. Davis; Brian O.K. Reeves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    One of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, which brought together archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, academics from contingent disciplines, and non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This book considers prehistoric and more recent manifestations... more...

  • Rituals and Traditional Events in the Modern Worldby Jennifer Laing; Warwick Frost

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.00

    Many events have evolved over centuries, drawing on local customs and conditions. However, as the world becomes increasingly globalised, traditional events and the identities they support are increasingly being challenged and rituals may be lost. Reacting against this trend towards homogeneity, communities strive to preserve and even recreate their... more...

  • The Vulnerable Observerby Ruth Behar

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology,... more...

  • 52 Activities for Successful International Relocationby Patricia A Cassiday; Donna M. Stringer

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2014; US$ 49.95

    Third in a series of very popular activity books for intercultural trainers, this time focusing on international relocation. more...

  • Labors of Loveby Jason Rodriquez

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Every day for the next twenty years, more than 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65. With life expectancies increasing as well, many of these Americans will eventually require round-the-clock attention?and we have only begun to prepare for the challenge of caring for them. In  Labors of Love , Jason Rodriquez examines the world of the fast-growing... more...