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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 67.95
Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground fallow to regain its soil fertility. This book brings together... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00
Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements ? including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food knowledge and food sovereignty ? consistently invoke themes around autonomy, sufficiency, cooperation, mutual aid, freedom, and responsibility.... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00
This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyday life in late modernity. Dant resists the now well-established... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 42.00
In what ways do we interact with material things? How do material objects affect the way we relate to each other? This book draws on theoretical work to explore a variety of things - from stone cairns to denim jeans, televisions to penis rings, houses to works of art - to understand something of how we live with them. more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 8.99
The most comprehensive book yet on this unique art form. Whether flaunted or hidden, sought as art or curiosity, the tatoo has left its mark on generations. From its beginnings as a pagan ornament to today's popular body art, this book takes an intriguing look at the world of tatoos. 150 photos. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99
Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 35.00
For anthropologists and social scientists working in North and South America, the past few decades have brought considerable change as issues such as repatriation, cultural jurisdiction, and revitalization movements have swept across the hemisphere. Today scholars are rethinking both how and why they study culture as they gain a new appreciation for... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 29.95
"The wisdom of taking children on this journey into the abyss of otherness is debatable. That's the point: the unsettled (and unsettling) quality of this book is what makes it worth reading and pondering." --The Women's Review of Books The conditions under which knowledge is acquired help shape that knowledge. Yet, until quite recently,... more...
- John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99
During Midsummer 2009, Susan Rushworth, a mother, grandmother, and former grammar school girl, went missing. She was followed ten months later by Shelley Armitage, a one-time wannabe model. Four weeks on it was Suzanne Blamires, who had been a trainee nurse. All three sold their bodies for sex to fund their drug habits. All three vanished as if the... more...