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  • Race and Nationby Paul Spickard

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95

    Race and Nation is the first book to compare the racial and ethnic systems that have developed around the world. It is the creation of nineteen scholars who are experts on locations as far-flung as China, Jamaica, Eritrea, Brazil, Germany, Punjab, and South Africa. The contributing historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists,... more...

  • The Sociology of Ethnicityby Sinisa Malesevic

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 62.00

    Provides a coherent theoretical framework for the sociological analysis of ethnicity more...

  • The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindiansby Richard J. Chacon; David H. Dye

    Springer US 2007; US$ 44.95

    This edited volume mainly focuses on the practice of taking and displaying various body parts as trophies in both North and South America. The editors and contributors (which include Native Peoples from both continents) examine the evidence and causes of Amerindian trophy taking. Additionally, they present objectively and discuss dispassionately the... more...

  • Ancient Germanic Warriorsby Michael P. Speidel

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Presenting a range of evidence for these diverse styles, from Roman art to early medieval bracteate amulets, and from classical texts to Beowulf, the Edda and Icelandic sagas, Professor Speidel here details seventeen different Germanic warriors styles, including berserks, wolf-warriors, club-wielders, long-hairs, ghost warriors and horse-stabbers,... more...

  • Annihilating Differenceby Alexander Laban Hinton

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Genocide is one of the most pressing issues that confronts us today. Its death toll is staggering: over one hundred million dead. Because of their intimate experience in the communities where genocide takes place, anthropologists are uniquely positioned to explain how and why this mass annihilation occurs and the types of devastation genocide causes.... more...

  • Anthropology and the United States Militaryby Pamela R. Frese; Margaret C. Harrell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 38.00

    An edited collection of ethnographic research that seeks to provide visions of and for US military culture from a solid anthropological base. The volume explores several important but relatively unknown cultural variations in the defense community through a variety of lenses. A strong list of contributors highlight important issues such as: anthrax... more...

  • Bloodtaking and Peacemakingby William Ian Miller

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 29.00

    Dubbed by the New York Times as "one of the most sought-after legal academics in the county," William Ian Miller presents the arcane worlds of the Old Norse studies in a way sure to attract the interest of a wide range of readers. Bloodtaking and Peacemaking delves beneath the chaos and brutality of the Norse world to discover a complex interplay... more...

  • Contested Cities in the Modern Westby Professor A.C. Hepburn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 145.00

    Cities are close-knit communities. When rival ethnic groups develop which refuse to concede predominance, deep conflicts may occur. Some have been managed peacefully, as in Brussels and Montreal. Other cases, such as Danzig/Gdansk and Trieste have, more or less forcefully, been resolved in favour of one of the parties. In further cases, such as Belfast... more...

  • The Postcolonial Questionby Iain Chambers; Lidia Curti

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    Brings together renowed and emerging critical voices to respond to the questions raised by the concept of the 'post-colonial'. The contributors explore the diverse cultures which are shaping our global future. more...

  • The Rape of Troyby Jonathan Gottschall

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 36.00

    A highly innovative study analysing Homeric conflict from the perspective of modern evolutionary biology. more...