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  • Children In The Fieldby Joan Cassell

    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...

  • Hunting by Fritz Allhoff; Nathan Kowalsky; David Petersen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 20.95

    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 many... more...

  • Ancestral Appetitesby Kristen J. Gremillion

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This book explores the relationship between prehistoric people and their food. more...

  • The Crossbow Cannibalby Cyril Dixon

    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...

  • The Ascent Of Manby Jacob Bronowski

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    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... more...

  • Native American Architectureby Peter Nabokov; Robert Easton

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 44.99

    For many people, Native American architecture calls to mind the wigwam, tipi, iglu, and pueblo. Yet the richly diverse building traditions of Native Americans encompass much more, including specific structures for sleeping, working, worshipping, meditating, playing, dancing, lounging, giving birth, decision-making, cleansing, storing and preparing... more...

  • Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyoneby Robert Arp

    Wiley 2012; US$ 20.95

    Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religioussymbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos andPhilosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that willlead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a newand profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all withtattoos themselves), tattoo... more...

  • Entangledby Ian Hodder

    Wiley 2012; US$ 37.95

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

  • Serendipity in Anthropological Researchby Haim Hazan; Esther Hertzog

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 139.95

    Serendipity in Anthropological Research explores the role of fortune and happenstance in anthropology. It conceives of anthropological research as a lifelong nomadic journey of discovery in which the world yields an infinite number of unexplored issues and innumerable ways of studying them, each study producing its own questions and demanding its own... more...

  • Visuality/Materialityby Gillian Rose; Divya Tolia-Kelly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    Two of the key theoretical shifts over the past two decades of critical work have been the 'visual turn' and the 'material turn'. This collection argues that these hitherto distinct fields should be understood as in continual dialogue and co-constitution and focuses on reconceptualising the visual as an embodied, material, and often... more...