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- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 99.95
The contributions to this series consist of original research papers from an international community of specialists on race and ethnic relations. The purpose of this series is to explore recent theoretical and empirical developments in the field. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 99.95
This 25th volume in the "Research in Economic Anthropology" series contains 12 original papers, nine empirical ethnographic studies and three theoretical essays - all linked by a common concern with economic choice in various social and cultural situations, and authored by researchers in anthropology, economics, and sociology. The ethnographic studies... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 34.95
What happens when anthropologists lose themselves during fieldwork while attempting to understand divergent cultures? When they stray from rigorous agendas and are forced to confront radically unexpected or unexplained experiences? In Extraordinary Anthropology leading ethnographers from across the globe discuss the importance of the deeply personal... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00
This book examines the relationships between society and material culture: the interaction between people and things. Tim Dant argues that the traditional approach to material culture has focused on the symbolic meanings of objects, largely overlooking the material impact that objects have on everyday life in late modernity. Dant resists the now well-established... more...
- International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 20.00
This guidebook zeros in on what indigenous knowledge can contribute to a sustainable development strategy that accounts for the potential of the local environment and the experience and wisdom of the indigenous population. Through an extensive review of field examples as well as current theory and practice, it provides a succinct yet comprehensive... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 249.00
Circumcision is a cultural phenomenon that affects 15.3 million children and young adults annually. This book explores the problem of male and female circumcision in modern society from religious, psychological, medical, and ethical perspectives. It illuminates the vulnerability of human society to medical, economic, and historical pressures. more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 129.00
Surveys psychological and behavioral phenomena in native context in various developing and developed countries, with focus on Asia. This work clarifies culture-specific concepts (such as paternalism and the Japanese concept of amae), and models integrative methods of study. It aims to dispel typical misconceptions about the field and its goals. more...