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  • 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...

  • Ritual and Politicsby Zbigniew Dalewski

    BRILL 2008; US$ 159.00

    Referring, by way of example, to the chronicler's story about a dynastic conflict in medieval Poland, this book offers an insight into the modes of using ritual as an effective tool of political action in the Middle Ages-both in the practice of political entreprising, and on the level of narrative information about that practice-and then reflects... 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...

  • My Crazy Days as a Young Offenderby Justin Rollins

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    Justin Rollins spent the formative days of his youth out on the streets, the leader of a feared gang. As the level of violence increased, Rollins behaviour became more unpredictable and, aged 18, he attacked two men with a meat cleaver on the London Underground and was detained in a prison for young offenders.Diagnosed as having ‘Borderline personality... more...

  • Tolerationby Andrew Jason Cohen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    In this engaging and comprehensive introduction to the topic of toleration, Andrew Jason Cohen seeks to answer fundamental questions, such as: What is toleration? What should be tolerated? Why is toleration important? Beginning with some key insights into what we mean by toleration, Cohen goes on to investigate what should be tolerated and why. We... more...

  • Comparative Peace Processesby Jonathan Tonge

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95

    The term ‘peace process’ is now widely used to describe attempts to manage and resolve conflict. As the nature of conflict has changed, so the range of available tools for producing peace has grown. Alongside a plethora of political actions, there is now a greater international awareness of how peace can be brokered and policed. As a result,... more...

  • Precious Cargoby David DeWitt

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 28.00

    Precious Cargo tells the fascinating story of how western hemisphere foods conquered the globe and saved it from not only mass starvation, but culinary as well. Focusing heavily American foods—specifically the lowly crops that became commodities, plus one gobbling protein source, the turkey—Dewitt describes how these foreign and often suspect temptations... more...

  • Killing in the Name of Identityby Vamik Volkan

    Pitchstone Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    ?Why do they hate us so?? Vamik Volkan has the most compelling, humane, and universal response to the riddle of our time. In this extraordinary and timely book, Volkan explains better than anyone the relationship between large-group identities and massive traumas and current events and ongoing conflicts around the world, including those related to... more...

  • The Great Book of Cleveland Sports Listsby Bill Livingston; Greg Brinda

    Running Press 2008; US$ 14.95

    Sports talk in America has evolved from small-time barroom banter into a major media smorgasbord that runs 24/7 on TV and radio. With hundreds of billions of dollars generated annually by pro and college teams in major markets nationwide, sports fans across the country are more dedicated than ever to their teams. And when it comes to sports talk?especially... more...

  • How We Think They Thinkby Maurice E F Bloch

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    These essays by one of anthropology?s most original theorists consider such fundamental questions as: Is cognition language-based? How reliable a guide to memory are people?s narratives about themselves? What connects the “social recalling? studied by anthropologists to the “autobiographical memory? studied by psychologists? Now gathered in accessible... more...