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  • Theory in Economic Anthropologyby Jean Ensminger

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Crime and Custom in Savage Societyby Bronislaw Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume discusses aspects of small scale societies, including the study of the mental processes, as well as indigenous economics and law. more...

  • Border Fetishismsby Patricia Spyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Fetishism and Cultureby Hartmut Böhme

    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 which fetishism... more...

  • Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropologyby Lawrence A. Kuznar

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • Hormones, Heredity, and Raceby Cheryl A. Logan

    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...

  • The Ethics of Kinshipby James Faubion

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 38.99

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  • Culture and Wasteby Gay Hawkins; Stephen Muecke

    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...

  • Doing Anthropological Researchby Natalie Konopinski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Doing Anthropological Research provides a practical toolkit for carrying out research. It works through the process chapter by chapter, from the planning and proposal stage to methodologies, secondary research, ethnographic fieldwork, ethical concerns, and writing strategies. Case study examples are provided throughout to illustrate the particular... more...