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  • Out of Africa Iby John G. Fleagle; John J. Shea; Frederick E. Grine; Andrea L. Baden; Richard E. Leakey

    Springer 2010; US$ 139.00

    For the first two thirds of our evolutionary history, we hominins were restricted to Africa. Dating from about two million years ago, hominin fossils first appear in Eurasia. This volume addresses many of the issues surrounding this initial hominin intercontinental dispersal. Why did hominins first leave Africa in the early Pleistocene and not earlier?... more...

  • The Anthropology of Health and Healingby Mari Womack

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    The Anthropology of Health and Healing is the first text to take an integrative approach to the discipline of medical anthropology. In this book, Mari Womack champions a practice of medicine that includes the maintenance of health as well as treatment of illness, emphasizing the importance of lifestyle and the life cycle. more...

  • Adam's Tongueby Derek Bickerton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    How language evolved has been called ?the hardest problem in science.? In Adam?s Tongue , Derek Bickerton?long a leading authority in this field?shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and the... more...

  • Selling EthniCityby Olaf Kaltmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 139.95

    Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of scholars, this book explores the importance of ethnicity and cultural economy in the post-Fordist city in the Americas. The work argues that cultural, political and economic elites make use of cultural and ethnic elements in city planning and architecture in order to construct a unique image of a particular... more...

  • The Descent of Womanby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    A pioneering work, the first to argue for the equal role of women in human evolution. On its first publication in 1972 it became a rallying-point for feminism and changed the terminology of anthropologists forever. It remains a key text in feminist history, as well as an extension to the author's Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, which is gaining more academic... more...

  • The Aquatic Ape Hypothesisby Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Why do humans differ from other primates? What do those differences tell us about human evolution? Elaine Morgan gives a revolutionary hypothesis that explains our anatomic anomalies--why we walk on two legs, why we are covered in fat, why we can control our rate of breathing? The answers point to one conclusion: millions of years ago our ancestors... more...

  • Deep Chinaby Arthur Kleinman; Yunxiang Yan; Jing Jun; Dr. Sing Lee; Everett Zhang

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Deep China investigates the emotional and moral lives of the Chinese people as they adjust to the challenges of modernity. Sharing a medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry perspective, Arthur Kleinman, Yunxiang Yan, Jing Jun, Sing Lee, Everett Zhang, Pan Tianshu, Wu Fei, and Guo Jinhua delve into intimate and sometimes hidden areas of personal... more...

  • How To Think Like a Neandertalby Thomas Wynn; Frederick L. Coolidge

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    There have been many books, movies, and even TV commercials featuring Neandertals--some serious, some comical. But what was it really like to be a Neandertal? How were their lives similar to or different from ours? In How to Think Like a Neandertal, archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge team up to provide a brilliant account... more...

  • Wilhelm Wundt ? Völkerpsychologieby Christa M. Schneider

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2008; US$ 37.93

    Wie entwickelt sich das Selbstbewusstsein einer Gruppe, eines Volkes, einer Nation oder einer Staatengemeinschaft? Welche unbewussten Prozesse wirken bei der Entwicklung von Sprache, Mythos und Sitte, durch die die Einzelnen miteinander verbunden sind? Diesen kulturwissenschaftlichen Fragen geht Wundt in seinen völkerpsychologischen Schriften nach.... more...