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- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Anthropology of Public Policy sees the community in a global and national view, raises a statement saying that society itself is policy making, and asks what societies can achieve if they did things differently. The book is divided into five parts. Part I discusses the challenge of policy and explains how anthropology... more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 38.95
De Sardan reasserts the relevance of mainstream anthropology to development and argues that contemporary development should be the main theme of modern anthropological research. Much of the empirical material is drawn from Africa. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95
Throughout the 1980s there have been calls, often from development organizations of global repute, for the incorporation of social science perspectives into the design and management of sustainable development programmes. Practising Development is the first collection to offer first-hand critical assessments of the success and failures found within... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95
The historization of anthropology has entailed a radically new view upon history and the nature of history. This collection of papers from the first conference of the newly formed European Association of Social Anthropologists demonstrate how ways of thinking about history are important features of any production of history, and how cultural concepts... more...
- 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...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 37.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 103.95 US$ 90.09
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... more...