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  • The Ascent Of Manby Jacob Bronowski

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.53

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 20.95

    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), tattoo... more...

  • Entangledby Ian Hodder

    Wiley 2012; US$ 96.95

    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 a nuanced... more...

  • Serendipity in Anthropological Researchby Haim Hazan; Esther Hertzog

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    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$ 109.95

    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...

  • From Craft to Industryby Esther N. Goody

    Cambridge University Press 1982; 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...

  • Eat Thy Neighbourby Daniel Diehl; Mark F Donnelly

    The History Press 2012; US$ 13.11

    In Eat Thy Neighbour the authors put cannibalism into its social and historical perspective. Even in an age when almost nothing is sacred numerous prohibitions surround the subject. However, there is some dark fascination with the subject. Characters include Sweeny Todd, Jeffrey Dahmer, Armin Meiwes and much to the pleasure of Boris Johnson the inhabitants... more...