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  • Numerical Notationby Stephen Chrisomalis

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 112.00

    This book is a cross-cultural reference volume of all attested numerical notation systems, encompassing more than 100 such systems used over the past 5,500 years. more...

  • Materialising Exileby Sandra Dudley

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    Focusing on the highly diverse Karenni refugee population living in camps on the Thai-Burma border, this innovative book explores materiality, embodiment, memory, imagination, and identity among refugees, providing new and important ways of understanding how refugees make sense of experience, self, and other. It examines how and to what ends refugees... more...

  • Body Piercing and Identity Constructionby Lisiunia A. Romanienko

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Based on a fifteen-year, longitudinal cross-cultural analysis on the role of the body in identity construction process around the world, this analysis provides readers with a comparative theoretical exploration of piercing and other forms of body modification that international communities of defiance use to express their identity. Romanienko describes... more...

  • Ethnobiologyby E. N. Anderson; Deborah Pearsall; Eugene Hunn; Nancy Turner

    Wiley 2012; US$ 103.95 US$ 90.09

    The single comprehensive treatment of the field, from the leading members of the Society of Ethnobiology The field of ethnobiology—the study of relationships between particular ethnic groups and their native plants and animals—has grown very rapidly in recent years, spawning numerous subfields. Ethnobiological research has produced... more...

  • Ethnobotany in the New Europeby Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana; Andrea Pieroni; Rajindra K. Puri

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    The study of European wild food plants and herbal medicines is an old discipline that has been invigorated by a new generation of researchers pursuing ethnobotanical studies in fresh contexts. Modern botanical and medical science itself was built on studies of Medieval Europeans' use of food plants and medicinal herbs. In spite of monumental changes... more...

  • An Intellectual History of Cannibalismby Catalin Avramescu; Alistair Ian Blyth

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00 US$ 30.10

    The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought--perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History... more...

  • Native American Architectureby Peter Nabokov; Robert Easton

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 40.99 US$ 36.89

    The collaboration between an architect and an anthropologist, Native American Architecture presents the first book-length, fully illustrated exploration of North American Indian architecture to appear in over a century. Peter Nabokov and Robert Easton together examine the building traditions of the major tribes in nine regional areas of the continent... more...

  • Grounded Visionby William H. Major

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 39.95

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  • Collaborators Collaboratingby Monica Konrad

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 120.00

    As bio-capital in the form of medical knowledge, skills and investments moves with greater frequency from its origin in First World industrialized settings to resource-poor communities with weak or little infrastructure, countries with emerging economies are starting to expand new indigenous science bases of their own. The case studies here, from... more...

  • Prehistoric Materialitiesby Andrew Meirion Jones

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 114.99 US$ 103.49

    This volume focuses on the analysis of materials, from the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age periods of Britain and Ireland, in the study of prehistoric artefacts. Challenging the assumption that materials are inert and shaped by past societies, it argues that it is rather the materials which shaped the societies. more...