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  • Careers in Anthropologyby Paula L. W. Sabloff

    Wiley 2009; US$ 33.95

    NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. peer reviewed publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology dedicated to the practical problem-solving... more...

  • Border Crossingsby Kathleen S Fine-Dare; Steven L. Rubenstein

    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...

  • Children In The Fieldby Joan Cassell

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    "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 BooksThe conditions under which knowledge is acquired help shape that knowledge. Yet, until quite recently, the conditions... more...

  • Voices from the Forestby Malcolm Cairns

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 62.95

    This handbook of locally based agricultural practices brings together the best of science and farmer experimentation, vividly illustrating the enormous diversity of shifting cultivation systems as well as the power of human ingenuity. Environmentalists have tended to disparage shifting cultivation (sometimes called 'swidden cultivation' or 'slash-and-burn... more...

  • Hunting by Fritz Allhoff; Nathan Kowalsky; David Petersen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95

    Hunting - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of readings from academics and non-academics alike that move beyond the ethical justification of hunting to investigate less traditional topics and offer fresh perspectives on why we hunt. The only recent book to explicitly examine the philosophical issues surrounding hunting Shatters... more...

  • The Ascent Of Manby Jacob Bronowski

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09

    Dr Jacob Bronowksi's The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation... more...

  • On Roadsby Joe Moran

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    In this history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them, one of Britain's favourite cultural historians reveals how a relatively simple road system turned into a maze-like pattern of roundabouts, flyovers, and spaghetti junctions. Using a unique blend of travel writing, anthropology, history and social observation, he... more...

  • Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyoneby Robert Arp

    Wiley 2012; US$ 21.95

    Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with tattoos themselves),... more...

  • Entangledby Ian Hodder

    Wiley 2012; US$ 41.95

    A powerful and innovative argument that explores the complexity of the human relationship with material things, demonstrating how humans and societies are entrapped into the maintenance and sustaining of material worlds Argues that the interrelationship of humans and things is a defining characteristic of human history and culture Offers... more...

  • From Craft to Industryby Esther N. Goody

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    The essays in this volume focus on two themes: the centrality of the production of and trade in cloth in the emergence of market activity; and the nature of the industrialization process. more...