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  • Vom Laien zum Fundamentalistenby Erdem Özbek

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 26.13

    Hauptbeschreibung Was lässt einige junge Muslime radikal werden, vor allem fern ihrer kulturellen Heimat? Erdem Özbek sucht nach Antworten auf diese Frage in intensiven Interviews. Er ist selbst Teil der zweiten Migrantengeneration in Deutschland, ausgestattet nicht nur mit eigenen Erfahrungen, sondern auch mit einem wissenschaftlichen Background.... more...

  • Wie ich Kannibalen, Taliban und die stärksten Frauen der Welt überlebteby Christoph Zürcher

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2013; US$ 17.27

    Ferien bei den Kannibalen. Skirennen in Afghanistan. Neandertaler-Diät in West Virginia. Zu Fuß durch Mexiko City. Marathon im Dschungel des Amazonas. Auf der Suche nach Bin Laden in Pakistan. Stelldichein mit Riesenechsen und Piraten. Flucht vor den stärksten Frauen der Welt. Christoph Zürcher lässt nichts aus. Er überschreitet Grenzen, dass jedem... more...

  • Understanding Ritualsby Daniel de Coppet

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95

    Understanding Rituals explores how ritual can be understood within the framework of contemporary social anthropology, and shows that ritual is now one of the most fertile fields of anthropological research. The contributors demonstrate how rituals create and maintain - or transform - a society's cultural identity and social relations. By examining... more...

  • Purity and Dangerby Professor Mary Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 22.95

    In Purity and Danger Mary Douglas identifies the concern for purity as a key theme at the heart of every society. In lively and lucid prose she explains its relevance for every reader by revealing its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes to society, values, cosmology and knowledge. The book has been hugely influential in many areas of debate - from... more...

  • Epistemology and Practiceby Anne Warfield Rawls

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Argues Durkheim was attempting to establish a unique epistemological basis for the study of sociology. more...

  • The Anthropology of Development and Globalizationby Marc Edelman; Angelique Haugerud

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 52.95

    The Anthropology of Development and Globalization is a collection of readings that provides an unprecedented overview of this field that ranges from the field’s classical origins to today’s debates about the “magic” of the free market. Explores the foundations of the anthropology of development, a field newly animated by... more...

  • A Handbook of Economic Anthropologyby J.G. Carrier

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 60.00

    For more than a century, anthropologists have studied the economic lives and institutions of people around the world. The results of their research and reflection on economy have generally stayed within the discipline and have not been available in an accessible form to a broader readership. more...

  • Medicine, Magic and Religionby W. H. R. Rivers

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 320.00

    One of the most fascinating men of his generation, W.H.R. Rivers was a British doctor and psychiatrist as well as a leading ethnologist. Immortalized as the hero of Pat Barker's award-winning Regeneration trilogy, Rivers was the clinician who, in the First World War, cared for the poet Siegfried Sassoon and other infantry officers injured on the... more...

  • Anthropologies of Modernityby Jonathan Xavier Inda

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    This book brings together a range of anthropological writings that are inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and examine Foucault’s contribution to current theories of modernity. Treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations. Tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism and globalization... more...

  • The Anthropology of the Stateby Aradhana Sharma; Akhil Gupta

    Wiley 2009; US$ 140.95

    This innovative reader brings together classic theoretical texts and cutting-edge ethnographic analyses of specific state institutions, practices, and processes and outlines an anthropological framework for rethinking future study of “the state”. Focuses on the institutions, spaces, ideas, practices, and representations that constitute... more...