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  • Hunter-Gatherer Behaviorby Metin I Eren

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    A major global climate event called the Younger Dryas dramatically affected local environments and human populations at the end of the Pleistocene. This volume is the first book in fifteen years to comprehensively address key questions regarding the extent of this event and how hunter-gatherer populations adapted behaviorally and technologically in... more...

  • Anthropology in the Cityby Italo Pardo; Giuliana Prato

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    With half of humanity already living in towns and cities and that proportion expected to increase in the coming decades, society - both Western and non-Western - is fast becoming urban and even mega-urban. As such, research in urban settings is evidently timely and of great importance. Anthropology in the City brings together a leading team of anthropologists... more...

  • Indigenous Pathways into Social Researchby Donna M Mertens; Fiona Cram; Bagele Chilisa

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 94.00

    A new generation of indigenous researchers is taking its place in the world of social research in increasing numbers. These scholars provide new insights into communities under the research gaze and offer new ways of knowing to traditional scholarly models. They also move the research community toward more sensitive and collaborative practices. But... more...

  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    This essential volume explores the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. This eagerly awaited second edition includes substantial revisions, with important additions on new indigenous literature and... more...

  • Nomadic and Indigenous Spacesby Judith Miggelbrink; Joachim Otto Habeck; Nuccio Mazzullo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This volume is devoted to aspects of space that have thus far been largely unexplored. How space is perceived and cognised has been discussed from different stances, but there are few analyses of nomadic approaches to spatiality. Nor are there a sufficient number of studies on indigenous interpretations of space, despite the importance of territory... more...

  • Imagining the Good Lifeby Francis Khek Gee Lim

    BRILL 2008; US$ 115.00

    Combining ethnographic research and theoretical reflections on the pursuit of the good life in a Tibetan community in the Nepal Himalaya, this book offers a perspective in seeking to understand contemporary experience of development and globalization. more...

  • Bhutanby John A. Ardussi; Francoise Pommaret

    BRILL 2007; US$ 96.00

    Presents a variety of themes from the historical and modern periods of Bhutan, illustrating change and adaptation to new realities. This work explores topics such as: the early history, Buddhism and the lives of Bhutanese Buddhist saints, the changing role of local, non-Buddhist religious practitioners in society, and more. more...

  • Deleuze and Research Methodologiesby Rebecca Coleman; Jessica Ringrose

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 128.00

    Deleuzian thinking is having a significant impact on research practices in the Social Sciences, particularly because it breaks down the false divide between theory and practice. This book brings together international academics from a range of Social Science and Humanities disciplines to reflect on how Deleuze's philosophy is opening up and shaping... more...

  • The New Imperial Orderby Makere Stewart-Harawira

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 38.95

    The New Imperial Order discusses the political economy of world order and the basic ideological and ontological grounds upon which the emergent global order is based. Starting from a Maori perspective it examines the development of international law and the world order of nation states. In engaging with these issues across macro and micro levels, the... more...

  • The Urban Ethnography Readerby Mitchell Duneier; Philip Kasinitz; Alexandra Murphy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 30.99

    Urban ethnography is one of the oldest traditions of American social science and has helped define how we think about cities and city dwellers since its inception in the early twentieth century. Renewed interest in urban poverty, the immigrant experience, and gentrification among the public and scholars alike has focused attention on qualitative methods... more...