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  • On Roadsby Joe Moran

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    In this history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them, one of Britain's favourite cultural historians reveals how a relatively simple road system turned into a maze-like pattern of roundabouts, flyovers, and spaghetti junctions. Using a unique blend of travel writing, anthropology, history and social observation, he... more...

  • The Foundations of Ethnic Politicsby Henry E. Hale

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Hale examines separatism in the USSR and CIS through a new psychological understanding of ethnic identity. more...

  • The Graffiti Subcultureby Nancy Macdonald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 44.00

    This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in London and New York, the author explores the varying ways young men use graffiti to construct masculinity, claim power and establish independence from the institutions which define and often limit... more...

  • Kannibalismus, eine anthropologische Konstante?by Friedrich Pöhl; Sebastian Fink

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 34.58

    Kann der Kannibalismus, definiert als ritueller Verzehr von Menschenfleisch durch Menschen, als eine anthropologische Konstante gelten? Schließlich drängt sich dieser Eindruck bei der Vielzahl der Quellen zu Menschenfresserei von der Antike bis in unsere Tage beinahe auf. Dieser Band widmet sich der Frage und bietet erstmals einen Überblick über die... more...

  • Polygynyby Debra Majeed

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Debra Majeed sheds light on families whose form and function conflict with U.S. civil law. Polygyny?multiple-wife marriage?has steadily emerged as an alternative to the low numbers of marriageable African American men and the high number of female-led households in black America. This book features the voices of women who welcome polygyny, oppose... more...

  • Reading Clocks, Alla Turcaby Avner Wishnitzer

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    Up until the end of the eighteenth century, the way Ottomans used their clocks conformed to the inner logic of their own temporal culture. However, this began to change rather dramatically during the nineteenth century, as the Ottoman Empire was increasingly assimilated into the European-dominated global economy and the project of modern state building... more...

  • Kinship in Actionby Andrew Strathern; Pamela J Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    For courses in Social Organization, Kinship, and Cultural Ecology. Kinship has made a come-back in Anthropology.  Not only is there a line of noted, general, introductory works and readers in the topic, but theoretical discussions have been stimulated both by technological changes in mechanisms of reproduction and by reconsiderations of how to define... more...

  • The Admonishment of Vegetarian Great Auntby Saskia Eleonora Wieringa

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 10.50

    Great Aunt Reflections on Sexual and Gender Multiplicity and Culture Inaugural Lecture delivered on the appointment to the chair of Gender and Women's Same-Sex Relations Cross-culturally at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences more...

  • Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychologyby Pittu D Laungani

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 64.00

    This unique textbook eloquently introduces students to international perspectives on cross-cultural psychology (both Eastern and Western cultures), adopting a truly accessible narrative approach throughout. The main thrust of the book?s content is to discuss the framework of culture, family structure, health, and bereavement. Intercultural interaction?and... more...

  • Trendwende zur Reurbanisierung in Leipzig?by Claudia Wiegandt

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 45.02

    Hauptbeschreibung Die ostdeutsche Siedlungsentwicklung wurde nach der Wiedervereinigung vor allem durch die Bevölkerungsabwanderung in die Alten Bundesländer, die nachholende Suburbanisierung und einem Einbruch der Geburtenraten infolge des demographischen Wandels geprägt. Dabei gelten sozioökonomische Ungleichheiten als ein Auslöser räumlicher Wanderungsbewegungen,... more...