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  • 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...

  • Anthropology of Religion: The Basicsby James S Bielo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 24.95

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached. It addresses questions... more...

  • Insatiable Appetitesby Kelly L. Watson

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    " Insatiable Appetites offers a thoughtful and wide-ranging analysis of cannibalism as a crucial ingredient of European imperialism during the early modern period. Watson finds references to cannibalism as a savage manifestation of disordered sex and gender in the accounts of Spanish, French, and English chroniclers across four centuries before it... 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$ 80.00

    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$ 43.87

    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$ 31.06

    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$ 15.53

    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...

  • Dreaming Down Heavenby Gini Gentry

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 13.99

    Dreaming Down Heaven mixes magic with wisdom and a perfect pinch of humor to serve up the reluctant spiritual quest of Gigi Lenox-a once together woman in major crisis. Imagine Carrie Bradshaw meets Carlos Castaneda over cosmic Cosmopolitans. more...

  • Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practiceby Suneetha M. Subramanian; Balakrishna Pisupati

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 38.00

    Traditional knowledge (TK) has contributed immensely to shaping development and human well-being. Its influence spans a variety of sectors, including agriculture, health, education and governance. However, in today’s world, TK is increasingly underrepresented or under-utilized. Further, while the applicability of TK to human and environmental... more...