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  • Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South Americaby Michael Taussig

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    In this classic book, Michael Taussig explores the social significance of the devil in the folklore of contemporary plantation workers and miners in South America. Grounding his analysis in Marxist theory, Taussig finds that the fetishization of evil, in the image of the devil, mediates the conflict between precapitalist and capitalist modes of objectifying... more...

  • Soul Huntersby Rane Willerslev

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    This is an insightful, highly original ethnographic interpretation of the hunting life of the Yukaghirs, a little-known group of indigenous people in the Upper Kolyma region of northeastern Siberia. Basing his study on firsthand experience with Yukaghir hunters, Rane Willerslev focuses on the practical implications of living in a "hall-of-mirrors"... more...

  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • Anthropology of Religion: The Basicsby James S Bielo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 24.95

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached. It addresses questions... more...

  • Dreaming Down Heavenby Gini Gentry

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 13.99

    Dreaming Down Heaven mixes magic with wisdom and a perfect pinch of humor to serve up the reluctant spiritual quest of Gigi Lenox-a once together woman in major crisis. Imagine Carrie Bradshaw meets Carlos Castaneda over cosmic Cosmopolitans. more...

  • Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practiceby Suneetha M. Subramanian; Balakrishna Pisupati

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 38.00

    Traditional knowledge (TK) has contributed immensely to shaping development and human well-being. Its influence spans a variety of sectors, including agriculture, health, education and governance. However, in today’s world, TK is increasingly underrepresented or under-utilized. Further, while the applicability of TK to human and environmental... more...

  • Werte und Moralvorstellungen in Kinderkrimis: Dargestellt an Erich Kästners 'Emil und die Detektive' (1929) und Andreas Steinhöfels 'Beschützer der Diebe' (1994)by Sonja Hilvert

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 22.08

    Das vorliegende Buch untersucht die literarische Vermittlung von Werten und Moralvorstellungen in Kinderkrimis. Dargestellt an Erich Kästners 'Emil und die Detektive' (1929) und Andreas Steinhöfels 'Beschützer der Diebe' (1994) wird aufgezeigt, auf welche Art und Weise die Autoren das Genre des Kinderkrimis als Transportmittel für die literarische... more...

  • African Religionsby Jacob K. Olupona

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 9.99

    What are African religions? African Religions: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by examining primarily indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, as well as exploring Christianity and Islam. It focuses on the diversity of ethnic groups, languages, cultures, and worldviews, emphasizing the continent's regional diversity.... more...

  • The International Handbook of Creativityby James C. Kaufman; Robert J. Sternberg

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    This 2006 book presents a diverse set of perspectives on the psychology of human creativity. more...

  • Working with Indigenous Knowledgeby Louise Grenier

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 25.00

    Experience has shown us that development efforts that ignore local technologies, local systems of knowledge, and the local environment generally fail to achieve their desired objectives. Examples abound of western-lead teams of researchers failing to consult properly with indigenous populations,with the resulting "advancements" quickly proving to be... more...