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    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 35.63

    Seit der Entstehung des Strafgesetzbuchs (StGB) wurde die Frage, inwieweit eine gesellschaftlich konsentierte Vorstellung von Moral und Sittlichkeit zum Maßstab öffentlicher Strafe werden darf, immer wieder kontrovers diskutiert. Am Beispiel des Inzestverbots zeichnet der Autor den Einfluss historisch bedingter Moralvorstellungen und Sittlichkeitsüberlegungen... more...

  • Organizing Bronze Age Societiesby Timothy Earle; Kristian Kristiansen

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    In-depth, comparative study of household economy and settlement in three Bronze Age micro-regions: the Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Northern Europe. more...

  • La contraception masculineby Roger Mieusset; Jean-Claude Soufir

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    La contraception masculine est une pratique très ancienne, même si sa médicalisation est plus récente. Les enquêtes montrent que si «une pilule pour homme » existait, elle serait accueillie positivement par la majorité des hommes et des femmes.Cet ouvrage fait le point sur les différentes méthodes de... more...

  • Consanguinity, Inbreeding, and Genetic Drift in Italy (MPB-39)by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza; Antonio Moroni; Gianna Zei

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    In 1951, the geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza was teaching in Parma when a student--a priest named Antonio Moroni--told him about rich church records of demography and marriages between relatives. After convincing the Church to open its records, Cavalli-Sforza, Moroni, and Gianna Zei embarked on a landmark study that would last fifty years and... more...

  • The Many Faces of Homosexualityby Evelyn Blackwood

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This groundbreaking book examines the diverse manifestations of homosexuality in various historical periods and non-Western cultures. The distinguished authors examine Kimam male ritualized homosexual behavior, Mexican homosexual interaction in public contexts, male homosexuality and spirit possession in Brazil, and much more. more...

  • Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategiesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.50

    Zygmunt Bauman's new book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the 'taboo' subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in the book is that the necessity of human... more...

  • Deviant Burial in the Archaeological Recordby Eileen M. Murphy

    Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 30.00

    This edited volume contains twelve papers that present evidence on non-normative burial practices from the Neolithic through to Post-Medieval periods and includes case studies from some ten countries. It has long been recognised by archaeologists that certain individuals in a variety of archaeological cultures from diverse periods and locations have... more...

  • Haut ab!by Alfred Bodenheimer

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 5.70

    Hauptbeschreibung Eine Schrift gegen die Bedenkenlosigkeit der Beschneidungsgegner, gegen die Sprachlosigkeit der Juden. Das "Kölner Urteil", das im Frühjahr 2012 die religiöse Beschneidung eines Knaben als strafbaren Akt wertete, hat in Deutschland und anderen Staaten eine hitzige Debatte zu diesem Thema ausgelöst. Für die europäische Gesellschaft... more...

  • The Ethics of Kinshipby James Faubion

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 38.99

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  • The Manner Bornby Lauren Dundes

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 33.99

    This essential collection on maternal and child health focuses on the rites of giving birth from a cross-cultural perspective. The distinguished list of contributors describe the many customs surrounding birth through infancy, highlighting a wide range of variation in practices across cultures. They discuss attitudes and techniques in childbirth, the... more...