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  • Human Variability and Plasticityby C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor; Barry Bogin; G. A. Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 54.00

    Investigates human variability in relation to changing environments. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Selling EthniCityby Olaf Kaltmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • Being Blackby Ian Keen; Marie Reay

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.95

    Bringing together the results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people formerly labeled “part-Aborigines? or “urban Aborigines,? this volume discusses issues including the bases of identity, the ties of family, the structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about the country, and attitudes toward history. more...

  • Imagining the Post-Apartheid Stateby John T. Friedman

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    In northwest Namibia, people's political imagination offers a powerful insight into the post-apartheid state. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, this book focuses on the former South African apartheid regime and the present democratic government; it compares the perceptions and practices of state and customary forms of judicial administration,... more...

  • Playing Different Gamesby Dereje Feyissa

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 95.00

    Focusing on ethnicity and its relation to conflict, this book goes beyond sterile debates about whether ethnic identities are 'natural' or 'socially constructed'. Rather, ethnic identity takes different forms. Some ethnic boundaries are perceived by the actors themselves as natural, while others are perceived to be permeable. The argument is substantiated... more...

  • Spirits without Bordersby Karen Fjelstad; Nguyen Thi Hien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • Saltwater Socialityby Katharina Schneider

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 95.00

    The inhabitants of Pororan Island, a small group of 'saltwater people' in Papua New Guinea, are intensely interested in the movements of persons across the island and across the sea, both in their everyday lives as fishing people and on ritual occasions. From their observations of human movements, they take their cues about the current state of... more...

  • Aging and Health in Africaby Pranitha Maharaj

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    Population aging is a matter of global concern. It often occurs in tandem with changes in the health profile of the population. In Africa, many countries are already facing a high burden of communicable diseases. However, as more and more children survive childhood and move on to adult years and old age they are also more likely to experience health... more...