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  • African Religionsby Jacob K. Olupona

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 9.99

    What are African religions? African Religions: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by examining primarily indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, as well as exploring Christianity and Islam. It focuses on the diversity of ethnic groups, languages, cultures, and worldviews, emphasizing the continent's regional diversity.... more...

  • Coca-Globalizationby Robert J. Foster

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    Coca-Globalization explores globalization through an historical and anthropological study of soft drinks such as Coke and Pepsi, examining how they have become more than mere commodities. more...

  • Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asiaby Kathleen Collins

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    A study of the role of clan networks in Central Asia from the early twentieth century through 2004. more...

  • Politics and Ethnicityby Joseph Rudolph

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 36.00

    A comparative look at the issue of ethnic politics and conflict using the case studies of France, Czechoslovakia, and Nigeria. more...

  • Ed Geinby Chloe Castleden

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 1.01

    The story of the killer Ed Gein is one of the weirdest, most disturbing ever, one that has inspired horror stories as diverse as Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre . His crimes, which were committed in and around Plainfield, Wisconsin, included exhuming corpses from local graveyards and making trophies and keepsakes from their skin and bones.... more...

  • A Movable Feastby Kenneth F. Kiple

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 16.00

    Combining fascinating facts with historical evidence, this book is a sweeping narrative of food's place in the world. more...

  • Three Styles in the Study of Kinshipby J.A. Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The study of kinship is a fundamental part of the study and the practice of social anthropology. This volume examines the work of three distinguished anthropologists that bear on kinship and determines what theoretical models are implicit in their writings and assesses to what extent their claims have been validated. The anthropologists studied are... more...

  • Practical Ethnographyby Sam Ladner

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Ethnography is an increasingly important research method in the private sector, yet ethnographic literature continues to focus on an academic audience. Sam Ladner fills the gap by advancing rigorous ethnographic practice that is tailored to corporate settings where colleagues are not steeped in social theory, research time lines may be days rather... more...

  • Incest Avoidance and the Incest Taboosby Arthur Wolf

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Why do most people never have sex with close relatives? And why do they disapprove of other people doing so? Incest Avoidance and Incest Taboos investigates our human inclination to avoid incest and the powerful taboo against incest found in all societies. Both subjects stir strong feelings and vigorous arguments within and beyond academic circles.... more...

  • Situated Livesby Louise Lamphere; Helena Ragone; Patricia Zavella

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Situated Lives brings together the most important recent feminist and critical research that situates gender in relationship to the historical and material circumstances where gender, race, class and sexual orientation intersect and shape everyday interaction. Contributors include: Barbara Babcock, Jean Comaroff, Sarah Franklin, Faye Ginsburg, Matthew... more...