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  • 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...

  • Der Geburtenrückgang in Indonesienby Carolin Rudolf

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99

    Der seit über 40 Jahren anhaltende Trend in Indonesien zu immer niedrigeren Geburtenraten lenkt die Aufmerksamkeit der DemografInnen auf sich. Einen neuen methodischen Zugang wählt Carolin Rudolf, die den Geburtenrückgang anhand eines von ihr entwickelten Erklärungsmodells, basierend auf dem ?Value of Children?-Ansatz, untersucht. Danach ist für den... more...

  • Der Mensch - Evolution, Natur und Kulturby Jochen Oehler

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 29.99

    Gut 150 Jahren sind vergangen, seit Darwin sein Werk ?Die Entstehung der Arten? geschrieben hat. Das Evolutionsparadigma hat inzwischen als erfolgreicher Forschungsansatz dazu beigetragen, u. a. psychologische, soziale, ethische, ästhetische oder auch politische Fragen zu klären. Namhafte Natur- und Geisteswissenschaftler zeigen in dem Band die Möglichkeiten... 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...

  • Embodied Progressby Sarah Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    New reproductive technologies, such as in vitrio fertilization, have been the subject of intense public discussion and debate worldwide. In addition to difficult ethical, moral, personal and political questions, new technologies of assisted conception also raise novel socio-cultural dilemmas. How are parenthood, kinship and procreation being redefined... more...

  • Empathy and Healingby Vieda Skultans

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    For more than three decades the author has been concerned with issues to do with emotion, suffering and healing. This volume presents ethnographic studies of South Wales, Maharashtra and post-Soviet Latvia connected by a theoretical interest in healing, emotion and subjectivity. Exploring the uses of narrative in the shaping of memory, autobiography... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistoryby Eric Delson; Ian Tattersall; John Van Couvering; Alison S. Brooks

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 335.00

    Praise for the first edition: "The most up-to-date and wide-ranging encyclopedia work on human evolution available."--American Reference Books Annual "For student, researcher, and teacher...the most complete source of basic information on the subject."--Nature "A comprehensive and authoritative source, filling a unique niche...essential to academic... more...

  • Fat Chinaby Paul French; Matthew Crabbe

    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 24.78

    'Fat China' provides an in-depth analysis of the growing problem of obesity and body image in China as urban lifestyles change and a sizeable middle class emerges. Rising obesity rates are examined in relationship to changing diets, modern lifestyles, investment from foreign fast food and supermarket retailers and urban planning. Crucial to this analysis... more...

  • Forensic Anthropologyby Megan B. Brickley; Roxana Ferllini

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 53.95

    This important new text contains the first collection of forensic anthropology case studies to be published from Europe. Forensic Anthropology: Case Studies From Europe aims to highlight recent developments in the discipline within Europe, and to allow comparisons to be made between work done in various European countries and the Americas. This book... more...

  • Forensic Detectiveby Robert Mann; Miryam Williamson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Death. It?s not only inevitable and frightening, it?s intriguing and fascinating?especially today, when science continues to make ever more stunning advances in the investigation of the oldest and darkest of mysteries. To discover the how and why of death, unearth its roots, and expose the mechanics of its grim handiwork is, at least in some sense,... more...

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