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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This groundbreaking book examines the diverse manifestations of homosexuality in various historical periods and non-Western cultures. The distinguished authors examine Kimam male ritualized homosexual behavior, Mexican homosexual interaction in public contexts, male homosexuality and spirit possession in Brazil, and much more. more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 29.99
Theorien sozialer Gedächtnisse moderner Gesellschaften stehen vor dem Problem, soziale Dynamiken und Differenzierungsprozesse zu integrieren und dabei sowohl interaktionistisch konstituierende Gruppengedächtnisse als auch höherstufige Gedächtnisformen (Systeme, Diskurse, Nation etc.) im Blick zu behalten. Dieser Band versammelt theoretische Konzepte... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 68.00
In the early twentieth century, arguments between ?nature? and ?nurture? pitted a rigid genetic determinism against the idea that genes were flexible and open to environmental change. This book tells the story of three Viennese biologists who sought to show how the environment could shape heredity through the impact of hormones and explores the dynamic... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00
Hartmut Böhme?s study of fetishism spans all the way from Christian image magic in the Middle Ages to fetishistic practices in fashion, advertising, sport and popular culture today. In it he provides a thorough exploration of religion, magic, idolatry, sexuality and consumption, charting the mental, scientific and artistic processes through... more...
- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 39.99
This new volume from the Society for Economic Anthropology examines the unique contributions of anthropologists to general economic theory. The authors challenge our understanding of human economies in the expanding global systems of interaction, with models and analyses from cross-cultural research. The book will be a valuable resource for anthropologists,... more...
- AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 34.99
Lawrence Kuznar makes a compelling case that it is even more important today, a decade after the publication of the first edition of Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology, for anthropology to return to its roots in empirical science. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 35.99
The international contributors to this collection ask us to pause and consider the complex ways in which value is created and destroyed. Their diverse approaches of ethics, philosophy, cultural studies, and politics are at the forefront of a new field of 'ecohumanites.' more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 35.99
A group of distinguished anthropologists and economists discuss the value attached to material objects by different cultures. The authors consider the sacred nature of objects that are exchanged between individuals, the value and power of markets, money, and credit, and the ways in which contemporary people bestow symbolic value on objects or individuals.... more...