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  • Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Minority Rightsby Stephen May; Tariq Modood; Judith Squires

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    Addresses the position of minorities in democratic societies, with a particular focus on minority rights. more...

  • Understanding Material Cultureby Ian Woodward

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 51.00

    "In his interdisciplinary review of material culture, Ian Woodward goes beyond synthesis to offer a theoretically innovative reconstruction of the field. It is filled with gems of conceptual insight and empirical discovery. A wonderful book." - Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University "A well-grounded and accessible survey of the burgeoning... more...

  • The Roman Monetary Systemby Constantina Katsari

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    A comprehensive study of the Roman monetary system in the Eastern provinces during the Principate. more...

  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty Chinaby Matthew H. Sommer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book is a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). By analyzing over 1200 legal cases from local and central court archives, Matthew Sommer explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the survival strategies of the rural poor under conditions of overpopulation,... 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...

  • Freunde und Verwandteby Kerstin Seidel

    Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 30.95

    Auch im Mittelalter waren verwandtschaftliche und freundschaftliche Beziehungen wichtige Bezugspunkte im Leben. Kerstin Seidel stellt in einem Vergleich der beiden Beziehungsformen dar, wie sich diese ergänzten, durchdrangen und miteinander konkurrierten. Am Beispiel des spätmittelalterlichen Köln veranschaulicht sie, dass Verwandtschaftsbeziehungen... more...

  • Vom Ritual zum Theaterby Victor Turner; Erika Fischer-Lichte; Sylvia M. Schomburg-Scherff

    Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 15.47

    Victor Turner hat in diesem erstmals 1982 erschienenen Buch Maßstäbe für die Anwendung ethnologischer, an »fremden Kulturen« gewonnener Erkenntnisse gesetzt. Er hat die Rituale, Symbole und Interaktionsformen der Industriegesellschaft dem ethnologischen Blick ausgesetzt und dabei ihre Theatralität und ihre Spielstrukturen erforscht: die Inszenierungen... more...