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  • The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversityby Richard J. Crisp

    Wiley 2011; US$ 110.95

    Promoting a scholarly understanding of the psychology of social and cultural diversity in the early stages of 21st century, this volume encourages an in-depth appreciation of the value in diversity while directly addressing social intervention and policy implications. Offers, for the very first time, an integrated approach to the issues raised by ... 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...

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

    Wiley 2012; US$ 97.95

    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 a wide... more...

  • Community Resilience and Environmental Transitionsby Geoff Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This book discusses the resilience of communities in both developed and developing world contexts. It investigates the notion of ?resilience? and the challenges faced by local communities around the world to deal with disturbances (natural hazards or human-made) that may threaten their long-term survival. Using global examples, specific emphasis is... more...

  • Chinese concepts of privacyby B.S. McDougall

    BRILL 2002; US$ 151.00

    Examines the Chinese approach to the subject of privacy, showing that concepts of privacy have been part of discourse in China from the earliest recorded times to the present, with varying contents, mechanisms, functions and values at different times and among different groups of people. more...

  • Mental Slaveryby Barbara Fletchman Smith

    Karnac Books 2000; US$ 30.95

    Mental Slavery is a unique and timely contribution to the field of trans-cultural psychoanalysis, casting light on an area previously neglected within mainstream psychoanalytic writing.Barbara Fletchman Smith examines the complex effects of the experience of slavery and its impact on generations of Caribbean people, with particular reference to families... more...

  • Other Historiesby Kirsten Hastrup

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Explores the nature of history and assesses the position of history within social anthropology. Using historical and ethnographic material, the contributors show how cultural concepts act as forces of historical causation. more...

  • Border Theoryby Scott Michaelsen; David E. Johnson

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 66.00

    The authors gathered in this volume examine the multiple borders that define the United States and the Americas, including the Mason-Dixon line, the U.S.-Canadian border, the shifting boundaries of urban diasporas, and the colonization and confinement of American Indians. They examine the way border studies beckons us to rethink all objects of study... more...

  • No Shame in My Gameby Katherine S. Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game , Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care... more...