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  • 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...

  • No Heavenly Delusion?by Michael Tyldesley

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    No Heavenly Delusion? analyses three movements of communal living, the Kibbutz, the Bruderhof and the Integrierte Gemeinde, all of which can trace their origins to the German Youth Movement of the first part of the twentieth century. The book looks at the alternative societies and economies the movements have created, their interactions with the wider... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Social Construction of Communitiesby Mark D. Varien; James M. Potter

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 84.99

    The Social Construction of Communities examines formation of ancient communities in the Southwest, focusing especially on the fundamental theoretical concepts of structure, agency, and identity construction. 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...

  • Kinship and Beyondby Sandra Bamford; James Leach

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    The genealogical model has a long-standing history in Western thought. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which assumptions about the genealogical model-in particular, ideas concerning sequence, essence, and transmission-structure other modes of practice and knowledge-making in domains well beyond what is normally labeled "kinship."... more...

  • Hierarchyby Knut M. Rio; Olaf H. Smedal

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Louis Dumont's concept of hierarchy continues to inspire social scientists. Using it as their starting point, the contributors to this volume introduce both fresh empirical material and new theoretical considerations. On the basis of diverse ethnographic contexts in Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East they challenge some current conceptions of hierarchical... more...

  • Fearful Symmetriesby Chantal Zabus

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 88.40

    Often labelled ‘rituals’ or ‘customs’, male circumcision and female excision are also irreversible amputations of human genitalia, with disastrous and at times life-long consequences for both males and females. However, scholars and activists alike have b more...