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  • Female Genital Cutting in Industrialized Countries: Mutilation or Cultural Tradition?by Mary Nyangweso

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    Why is FGM on the increase in industrialized countries in spite of existing policies against the practice? How is political correctness contributing to this increase? And how does religion contribute implicitly or explicitly to the persistence of FGM? This work is authored by a Kenyan immigrant to the United States who recognizes the necessity of... more...

  • Feminism and Anthropologyby Henrietta L. Moore

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    This is the first book which examines the nature and significance of a feminist critique in anthropology. It offers a clear introduction to, and balanced assessment of, the theoretical and practical issues raised by the development of a feminist anthropology. Henrietta Moore situates the development of a feminist approach in anthropology within... more...

  • From Foraging to Farming in the Andesby Tom D. Dillehay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 44.00

    This book proposes a new and more complex model for understanding the transition from hunting and gathering to cultivation. more...

  • Gender, Kinship and Powerby Mary Jo Maynes; Ann Waltner; Birgitte Soland; Ulrike Strasser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Through twenty engaging essays exploring cultures ranging from ancient Judaic civilization to contemporary Brazil, Gender, Kinship and Power places important contemporary issues related to kinship--such as parental responsibility and female-headed households--in their proper comparative and historical framework. more...

  • Human Territorial Functioningby Ralph B. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 72.00

    'Territorial functioning' refers to an interlocked system of sentiments, cognitions, and behaviors that are highly place-specific, and socially and culturally determined and maintaining. more...

  • Interweaving Worldsby Toby C. Wilkinson; John Bennet; Susan Sherratt

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 55.00

    How do we understand the systemic interactions that took place in and between different regions of prehistoric Eurasia and their consequences for individuals, groups and regions on both a theoretical and empirical basis? Such interactions helped create economic and cultural spheres that were mutually dependent yet distinct. This volume, emerging from... more...

  • Inzestverbot und Gesetzgebungby Karl Ubl

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    From the 6th to 11th centuries, the prohibition of marriage between relatives (incest) often headed the agenda of legislative assemblies and can be seen as a key topic of this age. The reasons for this unique development have occupied ethnologists, sociologists and historians for quite some time. This book is the first to trace the radical... more...

  • Jugendliche begleitenby Joachim Armbrust

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 11.44

    Die Pubertät ist eine Umbruchzeit, eine Herausforderung für die Heranwachsenden wie auch für die Erwachsenen in ihrer Umgebung, z.B. Eltern und LehrerInnen.Jugendliche brauchen gut vorbereitete sanktionsarme Räume für eine wertbildende Kommunikation. Sie wollen Grenzerfahrungen machen, sie hinken mal der Lerngruppe hinterher, preschen ihr aber auch... more...

  • Kinship, Law and the Unexpectedby Marilyn Strathern

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    Examines Euro-American kinship as the kinship of a specifically knowledge-based society. more...

  • Kinship in Actionby Andrew Strathern; Pamela J Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    For courses in Social Organization, Kinship, and Cultural Ecology. Kinship has made a come-back in Anthropology.  Not only is there a line of noted, general, introductory works and readers in the topic, but theoretical discussions have been stimulated both by technological changes in mechanisms of reproduction and by reconsiderations of how to define... more...