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  • Selling EthniCityby Olaf Kaltmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 139.95

    Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of scholars, this book explores the importance of ethnicity and cultural economy in the post-Fordist city in the Americas. The work argues that cultural, political and economic elites make use of cultural and ethnic elements in city planning and architecture in order to construct a unique image of a particular... more...

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    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 230.00

    A guide to new tools and methods for accurate measurement of the wide range of human forms more...

  • Spirits without Bordersby Karen Fjelstad; Nguyen Thi Hien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 30.00

    Spirits without Borders is an ethnographic study of the transnational and multicultural expansion of Vietnam's Mother Goddess Religion and its spirit possession ritual. The product of collaborative research by an American anthropologist and a Vietnamese folklorist, the work explores how and why the ritual spread from Vietnam to the US and back again,... more...

  • Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psycheby Andrew Kipnis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and marketization have led to startling social changes in reform-era China. Mindful of the many forms of social theory that relate modernity to individualism, this volume addresses social and cultural change through the lens of psychological anthropology. more...

  • Latin American Business Culturesby Dr Robert Crane; Dr Carlos Rizowy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 115.00

    How often has an American or European businessman been astonished to have his Mexican or Brazilian counterpart break off discussions without explanation and refuse to return his calls? This book helps non-Latin American businessmen or MBA students address the region. If you want to study or work in Latin America this is a must read. more...

  • Society of Othersby Rupert Stasch

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This important study upsets the popular assumption that human relations in small-scale societies are based on shared experience. In a theoretically innovative account of the lives of the Korowai of West Papua, Indonesia, Rupert Stasch shows that in this society, people organize their connections to each another around otherness. Analyzing the Korowai... more...

  • Tribal Modernby Miriam Cooke

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In the 1970s, one of the most torrid and forbidding regions in the world burst on to the international stage. The discovery and subsequent exploitation of oil allowed tribal rulers of the U.A.E, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait to dream big. How could fishermen, pearl divers and pastoral nomads catch up with the rest of the modernized world? Even today,... more...

  • Excision: Les jeunes changent l?Afrique par les TICby Marie-H?l?ne Mottin-Sylla; Jo?lle Palmieri

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 29.95

    Assessing the impact of twenty-five years of action to promote the discontinuation of female circumcision (FGM) in Francophone West Africa, should consider a key issue: the contribution of the digital revolution, and how young people - girls and boys - have been associated. As victims, subjects, objects, actors, citizens, leaders and family and community... more...

  • Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritageby Pathisa Nyathi

    amabooks 2005; US$ 17.00

    " Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage won first prize in the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Awards in 2006 for Non-fiction: Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a collection of pieces of the culture of the Ndebele, Shona, Tonga, Kalanga, Nambiya, Xhosa and Venda. The book gives the reader an insight into the world view of different peoples, through... more...

  • Espaces, culture materielle et identites en Senegambieby Ibrahima Thiaw

    CODESRIA 2011; US$ 22.95

    This book re-examines historical, ethnographic and anthropological productions in various spaces in Senegambia. Just like language, material culture in original forms is powerful in the transmission and affirmation of identity. Unfortunately, archeology has so far played a very minor role in this domain in Senegambia, as the discipline has been confined... more...