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Applied anthropology

  • 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...

  • Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazoniaby Miguel N. Alexiades

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Contrary to ingrained academic and public assumptions, wherein indigenous lowland South American societies are viewed as the product of historical emplacement and spatial stasis, there is widespread evidence to suggest that migration and displacement have been the norm, and not the exception. This original and thought-provoking collection of case... 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...

  • 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...

  • Improvising Theoryby Allaine Cerwonka; Liisa H. Malkki

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Scholars have long recognized that ethnographic method is bound up with the construction of theory in ways that are difficult to teach. The reason, Allaine Cerwonka and Liisa H. Malkki argue, is that ethnographic theorization is essentially improvisatory in nature, conducted in real time and in necessarily unpredictable social situations. In a unique... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Speaking the language of powerby USA). University Edited by David Fetterman (Professor of Stanford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...