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  • The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousnessby E. Paul Durrenberger

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 60.00

    Presenting prehistoric, historic, and ethnographic data from Mongolia, China, Iceland, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States, The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousness offers a first step toward examining class as a central issue within anthropology. Contributors to this volume use the methods of historical materialism, cultural ecology,... more...

  • Learning from the Childrenby Jacqueline Waldren; Ignacy-Marek Kaminski

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 24.95

    Children and youth, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are experiencing lifestyle choices their parents never imagined and contributing to the transformation of ideals, traditions, education and adult?child power dynamics. As a result of the advances in technology and media as well as the effects of globalization, the transmission of social... more...

  • Ehemuster von Migranten in Westdeutschlandby Julia Henrike Schroedter

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    Das Ausmaß von Ehen zwischen Migranten und Angehörigen der Aufnahmegesellschaft gilt als einer der härtesten Indikatoren der sozialen Integration. Von transnationalen Ehen, die über Ländergrenzen hinweg mit Mitgliedern der eigenethnischen Gruppe geschlossen werden, wird dagegen ein eher hemmender Einfluss auf den Integrationsprozess... more...

  • Primitive Passionsby Marianna Torgovnick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    Beginning with early 20th-century figures--among them Carl Jung, Isak Dinesen, and Georgia O'Keeffe--who found in "the primitive" a medium for soul-searching and personal change, Torgovnivk probes how the return to the primitive has signaled a quest to transcend the limitations of the body in a variety of contemporary practices, from genital piercing... 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...

  • Relative Valuesby Sarah Franklin; Susan McKinnon; Janet Carsten; Gillian Feeley-Harnik

    Duke University Press 2002; US$ 94.95

    A collection of essays that redefine and transform the field of kinship. more...

  • Childbirth, Midwifery and Concepts of Timeby Christine McCourt

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 32.95

    All cultures are concerned with the business of childbirth, so much so that it can never be described as a purely physiological or even psychological event. This volume draws together work from a range of anthropologists and midwives who have found anthropological approaches useful in their work. Using case studies from a variety of cultural settings,... more...

  • Ethnographies of Youth and Temporalityby Anne Line Dalsgard; Martin Frederiksen; Susanne Hojlund; Lotte Meinert; Michael G. Flaherty

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 85.50

    As we experience and manipulate time—be it as boredom or impatience—it becomes an object: something materialized and social, something that affects perception, or something that may motivate reconsideration and change. The editors and contributors to this important new book, Ethnographies of Youth and Temporality, have provided a diverse... more...

  • Kamilaroi and Kurnaiby Lorimer Fison

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 20.99

    A landmark in Australian anthropology when it first appeared in 1880, this is the first major analysis of Aboriginal social structure, adopting a model today termed "social Darwinist." While this theory is now rejected, it exerted tremendous influence on European attitudes for decades. more...

  • The Gulf Familyby Alanoud Alsharekh

    Saqi 2012; US$ 18.94

    The six Arab States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are all monarchies, but their societies, economies and politics are organised primarily through kinship, in the form of extended families and tribes. No other region in the world consists of states so traditional in their organisation, developing at rates well above global averages, are ultra-modern... more...