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  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life?and death?in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world?s poor is the most important human rights... more...

  • Joining Placesby Anthony E. Kaye

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    In this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Anthony Kaye offers a vivid portrait of slaves transforming adjoining plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes men and women opening paths from their owners' plantations to adjacent farms to go courting and take spouses, to work, to run away, and to otherwise contend with owners and their... more...

  • Wandern, Weiden, Welt erkundenby Christine Taube; Charlotte Schubert; Michaela Rücker

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 206.10

    Die Erforschung des Nomadentums erlebt im Zuge der Globalisierung eine Renaissance ? nicht zuletzt aufgrund der Faszination, die jede Beschäftigung mit dem Thema bereitet. Die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Nomaden und Sesshaften in der Antike stehen im Mittelpunkt dieses Bandes. Während Leben und Verhaltensmuster der sesshaften Bevölkerung aufgrund der... more...

  • Water Management through Indigenous Knowledge: A Case of Historic Settlement of Bhaktapur City, Nepalby Dipendra Gautam

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.40

    Techno-Anthropological approach has been formulated in researching a traditional settlement of Bhaktapur City, Nepal. The practices of indigenous people have been analyzed by juxtaposing the science along with the indigenous technology. It has been significantly concluded that, the impetus behind the city sustainability is primarily the indigenous... more...

  • Pommes und Scampiby Ricarda Berlin

    tredition 2014; US$ 5.49

    Tanja Karpinski ist die Tochter von bodenständigen, einfachen Eltern aus dem Ruhrpott, die es mit viel Fleiß und Geschäftstüchtigkeit zu mehreren Imbiss-Buden und damit zu Wohlstand gebracht haben. Doch Tanja leidet ein bisschen unter dem "kulturellen Background" ihrer Lieben, vor allem, nachdem sie ihre Freundin Lioba kennenlernt, die aus... more...

  • Structured Worldsby Aubrey Cannon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured Worlds' examines the role of cosmology, values, and perceptions in the archaeological histories of hunter-fisher-gatherers. The essays examine... more...

  • Hunters of the Recent Pastby Leslie B. Davis; Brian O.K. Reeves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    One of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, which brought together archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, academics from contingent disciplines, and non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This book considers prehistoric and more recent manifestations... more...

  • In the Way of Developmentby Mario Blaser; Harvey A. Feit; Glenn McRae

    International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 60.00

    Indigenous peoples today are enmeshed in the expanding modern economy, subject to the pressures of both market and government. This book takes indigenous peoples as actors, not victims, as its starting point in analysing this interaction. It assembles a rich diversity of statements, case studies and wider thematic explorations, primarily from North... more...

  • Indigenous Diplomaciesby J. Marshall Beier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    This volume explores broad conceptual questions raised by the 'discovery' of indigenous peoples as increasingly important global political actors - questions made all the more urgent by the sudden recognition that indigenous diplomacies are not at all new, but merely newly noticed. more...

  • The Politics of Indigeneityby Sita Venkateswar; Emma Hughes

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The Politics of Indigeneity explores the concept of indigeneity across the world and the ways in which it intersects with local, national and international social and political realities. The authors discuss with indigenous spokespersons, scholars and activists the possibilities of a ‘second-wave indigeneity’, one that is alert to the challenges... more...