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  • Kamilaroi & Kurnaiby Lorimer Fison; A.W. Howitt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.50

    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. Kamilaroi and Kurnai is of particular relevance to Koories of... more...

  • Transcultural Bodiesby Ylva K. Hernlund; Bettina K. Shell-Duncan

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

    Female “circumcision” or, more precisely, female genital cutting (FGC), remains an important cultural practice in many African countries, often serving as a coming-of-age ritual. It is also a practice that has generated international dispute and continues to be at the center of debates over women’s rights, the limits of cultural pluralism,... more...

  • Ghosts of Memoryby Janet Carsten

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    Ghosts of Memory provides an overview of literature on relatedness and memory and then moves beyond traditional approaches to the subject, exploring the subtle and complex intersections between everyday forms of relatedness in the present and memories of the past. Explores how various subjects are located in personal and familial histories that... more...

  • Anthropologists inside Organisationby Devi Sridhar

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 29.95

    Anthropologists Inside Organisations: South Asian Case Studies responds. to a shift in anthropology over the past decade towards working with and studying. organisations. This book brings together seven fresh case studies on how anthropologists. have negotiated the issues related to interacting with organisations. While providing. examples of how research... more...

  • Early Human Kinshipby Nicholas J. Allen; Hilary Callan; Robin Dunbar; Wendy James

    Wiley 2009; US$ 119.95

    Early Human Kinship brings together original studies from leading figures in the biological sciences, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics to provide a major breakthrough in the debate over human evolution and the nature of society. A major new collaboration between specialists across the range of the human sciences including evolutionary... more...

  • Circumcision and Human Rightsby Frederick Mansfield Hodges; Marilyn Fayre Milos

    Springer 2008; US$ 259.00

    Presents research on circumcision. This book outlines steps for eradicating this abusive practice to enable males and females the dignity of living out their lives with all the body parts with which they were born. more...

  • Safe, Voluntary, Informed Male Circumcision and Comprehensive HIV Prevention Programmingby UNAIDS

    World Health Organization 2008; US$ 15.00

    Throughout the world HIV prevalence is generally lower in populations that practice male circumcision than in populations where most men are uncircumcised. This has been observed over the years of the epidemic and has been confirmed by three randomized controlled trials concluded in 2005-2006.The results have led to the conclusion that male circumcision... more...

  • UNAIDS Legal and Regulatory Self-Assessment Tool for Male Circumcision in sub-Saharan Africaby UNAIDS

    World Health Organization 2008; US$ 10.00

    This self-assessment tool provides practical guidance on legal, regulatory, and policy considerations associated with implementation and scale-up of male circumcision services for HIV transmission prevention in sub-Saharan Africa more...

  • Sexual Selection and the Origins of Human Mating Systemsby Alan F. Dixson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 69.99

    Comparative analyses of the anatomy, reproductive physiology, and behaviour of extant primates and other mammals can offer important insights into the origins of human sexual behaviour, allowing us to reconstruct the origins of human mating systems, the evolution of sexual attractiveness, patterns of mate choice, and copulatory behaviour. Sexual Selection... more...

  • Myth, Matriarchy and Modernityby Peter Davies

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    This study explores the prevalence in German culture of myths about ancient matriarchal societies, tracing their presence in left and right wing politics, feminist and antifeminist writing, sociology, psychoanalysis and literary production. The work of the Swiss theorist of matriarchy, Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815?1887), has been highly influential,... more...