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  • The Ethics of Kinshipby James Faubion

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 38.99

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    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Values and Valuablesby Cynthia Werner; Duran Bell

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • New Directions in Anthropological Kinshipby Linda Stone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 38.99

    Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues of inquiry in this re-emerging subfield. The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural... more...

  • Social Memory and Historyby Jacob J. Climo; Maria G. Cattell

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 33.99

    An examination of social memory developed within communities from the perspective of anthropology. Many case studies from around the world. more...

  • Economic Developmentby Jeffrey H. Cohen; Norbert Dannhaeuser

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 32.99

    Economic development is an important focus of anthropological work in rural and urban communities around the world, and in this volume the contributors offer expert analyses on the theory and practice of development. Chapters cover the key topics of market systems, agricultural knowledge, modernization, population growth, participatory development,... more...

  • Labor in Cross-Cultural Perspectiveby E. Paul Durrenberger; Judith E. Martí

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 33.99

    This excellent new volume in the series from the Society for Economic Anthropology focuses on the role of labor in world economies. Contributors offer a range of case studies illustrating labor processes in both western and nonwestern societies. Individual sections include discussions on household labor, firms and corporatations, and state and transnational... more...

  • The Manner Bornby Lauren Dundes

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 33.99

    This essential collection on maternal and child health focuses on the rites of giving birth from a cross-cultural perspective. The distinguished list of contributors describe the many customs surrounding birth through infancy, highlighting a wide range of variation in practices across cultures. They discuss attitudes and techniques in childbirth, the... more...

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    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.50

    Zygmunt Bauman's new book is a brilliant exploration, from asociological point of view, of the 'taboo' subject in modernsocieties: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of theways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, insocial institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in thebook is that the necessity of human beings... more...

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    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2014; US$ 4.25

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