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  • India's New Capitalistsby Harish Damodaran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    In order to do business effectively in contemporary South Asia, it is necessary to understand the culture, the ethos, and the region's new trading communities. In tracing the modern-day evolution of business communities in India, this book uses social history to systematically document and understand India's new entrepreneurial groups. more...

  • Statistics for Anthropologyby Lorena Madrigal

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 38.00

    A clear, step-by-step guide to statistical methods for anthropology students, providing a solid footing in basic statistical techniques. more...

  • Differentiating Developmentby Soumhya Venkatesan; Thomas Yarrow

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    Over the last two decades, anthropological studies have highlighted the problems of ?development? as a discursive regime, arguing that such initiatives are paradoxically used to consolidate inequality and perpetuate poverty. This volume constitutes a timely intervention in anthropological debates about development, moving beyond the critical stance... more...

  • Situating Everyday Lifeby Sarah Pink

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 44.00

    A fresh, timely book from a rising star - this is an excellent resource for students and researchers of everyday life, activism and sustainability across the social sciences. It provides a useful theoretical and methodological framework for understanding everyday practices, and uses real world case-studies to bring it to life. more...

  • Anthropology, Development and Modernitiesby Alberto Arce; Norman Long

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    While the diffusion of modernity and the spread of development schemes may bring prosperity, optimism and opportunity for some, for others it has brought poverty, a deterioration in quality of life and has given rise to violence. This collection brings an anthropological perspective to bear on understanding the diverse modernities we face in the contemporary... more...

  • The Dynamics of Hired Farm Labourby J.L. Findeis; A. Vandeman; J. Larson; J. Runyan

    CABI 2002; US$ 120.00

    Hired seasonal labour forms a significant part of the agricultural workforce in many countries. This book focuses on labour used in agriculture in the US, Canada and Australia. The perpective is interdisciplinary, with contributions from economists, sociologists and anthropologists. more...

  • Surveying Culturesby David R. Heise

    Wiley 2010; US$ 102.00

    Surveying Cultures uniquely employs techniques rooted in survey methodology to discover cultural patterns in social science research. Examining both classical and emerging methods that are used to survey and assess differing norms among populations, the book successfully breaks new ground in the field, introducing a theory of measurement for ethnographic... more...

  • The Offensive Artby Leonard Freedman

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 63.00

    The Offensive Art is an arch and sometimes caustic look at the art of political satire as practiced in democratic, monarchical, and authoritarian societies around the world over the past century-together with the efforts by governmental, religious, and corporate authorities to suppress it by censorship, intimidation, policy, and fatwa. Examples are... more...

  • Launching Europeby Stacia E. Zabusky

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 55.00

    In this first ethnographic study of the European Space Agency, Stacia Zabusky explores the complex processes involved in cooperation on space science missions in the contemporary context of European integration. Zabusky argues that the practice of cooperation does not depend on a homogenizing of interests in a bland unity. Instead, it consists of... more...

  • Living Languageby Laura M. Ahearn

    Wiley 2011; US$ 101.95

    Accessible and clearly written, Living Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology introduces readers to the study of language in real-life social contexts around the world through the contemporary theory and practice of linguistic anthropology. A highly accessible introduction to the study of language in real-life social contexts around... more...