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  • The Life of Linesby Tim Ingold

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    To live, every being must put out a line, and in life these lines tangle with one another. This book is a study of the life of lines. Following on from Tim Ingold's groundbreaking work Lines: A Brief History , it offers a wholly original series of meditations on life, ground, weather, walking, imagination and what it means to be human. In the... more...

  • The Manner Bornby Lauren Dundes

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • The Many Faces of Homosexualityby Evelyn Blackwood

    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...

  • Menschenkenntnisby Martina Gessner

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2014; US$ 4.22

    <!-- Generated by XStandard version 2.0.1.0 on 2014-01-22T14:18:13 --><p>Menschenkenntnis können Sie lernen. Das Buch erklärt erprobte Techniken und hilft Ihnen dabei, die Persönlichkeit, Eigenarten und Motive anderer zu erkennen und sich darauf einzustellen. Sie gewinnen Sicherheit im Umgang mit Kollegen, Vorgesetzten und Mitarbeitern... more...

  • Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategiesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 82.50

    Zygmunt Bauman's new book is a brilliant exploration, from a sociological point of view, of the 'taboo' subject in modern societies: death and dying. The book develops a new theory of the ways in which human mortality is reacted to, and dealt with, in social institutions and culture. The hypothesis explored in the book is that the necessity of human... more...

  • New Directions in Anthropological Kinshipby Linda Stone

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 42.99

    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...

  • Objects and Materialsby Penny Harvey; Eleanor Conlin Casella; Gillian Evans; Hannah Knox; Christine McLean; Elizabeth B. Silva; Nicholas Thoburn; Kath Woodward

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    There is broad acceptance across the Humanities and Social Sciences that our deliberations on the social need to take place through attention to practice, to object-mediated relations, to non-human agency and to the affective dimensions of human sociality. This Companion focuses on the objects and materials found at centre stage, and asks: what matters... more...

  • Organizing Bronze Age Societiesby Timothy Earle; Kristian Kristiansen

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    In-depth, comparative study of household economy and settlement in three Bronze Age micro-regions: the Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Northern Europe. more...

  • Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty Chinaby Matthew H. Sommer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book is a study of polyandry, wife-selling, and a variety of related practices in China during the Qing dynasty (1644-1912). By analyzing over 1200 legal cases from local and central court archives, Matthew Sommer explores the functions played by marriage, sex, and reproduction in the survival strategies of the rural poor under conditions of overpopulation,... more...

  • Polygynyby Debra Majeed

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Debra Majeed sheds light on families whose form and function conflict with U.S. civil law. Polygyny?multiple-wife marriage?has steadily emerged as an alternative to the low numbers of marriageable African American men and the high number of female-led households in black America. This book features the voices of women who welcome polygyny, oppose... more...