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  • Governing Culturesby Kendra Coulter; William R. Schumann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    By assembling original, ethnographically-grounded research in legislatures, executives, and bureaucracies, this volume illuminates and unpacks the structures, practices, and values of government actors in local, regional, and national contexts. more...

  • Light, Bright, and Damned Near White: Biracial and Triracial Culture in Americaby Stephanie Bird

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    The election of America's first biracial president brings the question dramatically to the fore. What does it mean to be biracial or tri-racial in the United States today? Anthropologist Stephanie Bird takes us into a world where people are struggling to be heard, recognized, and celebrated for the racial diversity one would think is the epitome of... more...

  • Making of Jordanby Yoav Alon

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    At the beginning of the 20th Century Jordan, like much of the Middle East, was a loose collection of tribes. By the time of its independence in 1946 it had the most firmly embedded state structures in the Arab world. Drawing on previously untapped sources, Yoav Alon examines how the disparate clan networks of Jordan were integrated into the Hashemite... more...

  • Measuring Race and Ethnicityby Larry E. Davis; Ray Engel

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 179.00

    This book gathers psychological measures of common phenomena such as racial identity, acculturation, and intra- and intergroup relations enabling researchers to compare concepts across groups and better evaluate differences and disparities. more...

  • Merchants of Despairby Robert Zubrin

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 25.95

    There was a time when humanity looked in the mirror and saw something precious, worth protecting and fighting for?indeed, worth liberating. But now, we are beset on all sides by propaganda promoting a radically different viewpoint. According to this idea, human beings are a cancer upon the Earth, a horde of vermin whose aspirations and appetites are... more...

  • Migration, Ethnicity and Identity in Host Labor Marketsby Amelie F. Constant

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    Covering four main themes: ethnicity, religion, discrimination and exclusion; Citizenship: determinants and employability; Interethnic marriages and economic performance and Ethnic entrepreneurship, this ebook further expands the literature on migration and its effects on the economy, population, employment and many other topics. With authors from... more...

  • Neoliberal Frontiersby Brenda Chalfin

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    In Neoliberal Frontiers , Brenda Chalfin presents an ethnographic examination of the day-to-day practices of the officials of Ghana?s Customs Service, exploring the impact of neoliberal restructuring and integration into the global economy on Ghanaian sovereignty. From the revealing vantage point of the Customs office, Chalfin discovers a fascinating... more...

  • New Perspectives in Political Ethnographyby Lauren Joseph; Matthew Mahler; Javier Auyero

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 129.00

    Ethnography is uniquely equipped to look microscopically at the foundations of political institutions and their attendant sent of practices, just as it is ideally suited to explain why political actors behave the way they do and to identify the causes, processes and outcomes that are part and parcel of political life. This volume, based on a special... more...

  • New Perspectives on Racial Identity Developmentby Charmaine Wijeyesinghe; Bailey W. Jackson

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 89.00

    New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development brings together leaders in the field to deepen, broaden, and reassess our understandings of racial identity development. Contributors include the authors of some of the earliest theories in the field, such as William Cross, Bailey W. Jackson, Jean Kim, Rita Hardiman, and Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe, who... more...

  • Order and Disorderby Keebet von Benda-Beckmann; Fernanda Pirie

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 27.95

    Disorder and instability are matters of continuing public concern. Terrorism, as a threat to global order, has been added to preoccupations with political unrest, deviance and crime. Such considerations have prompted the return to the classic anthropological issues of order and disorder. Examining order within the political and legal spheres and in... more...