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  • Symbolism 14by Rüdiger Ahrens; Klaus Stierstorfer; Florian Kläger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Symbolic representation is a crucial subject for and a potent heuristic instrument of diaspora studies. This special focus inquires into the forms and functions of symbols of diaspora both in aesthetic practice and in critical discourse, analyzing and theorizing symbolic practices from Shakespeare to Bollywood as well as in critical writings... more...

  • Themes in Economic Anthropologyby Raymond Firth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The main focus of the volume - the processes of choice and decision-making in different economic systems - offers exceptional scope for the convergence of economic and anthropological perspectives. It concentrates on transactions that both express and influence social relationships and values. Covering a wide geographic area there are specific studies... more...

  • Theory in Economic Anthropologyby Jean Ensminger

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Three Styles in the Study of Kinshipby J.A. Barnes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The study of kinship is a fundamental part of the study and the practice of social anthropology. This volume examines the work of three distinguished anthropologists that bear on kinship and determines what theoretical models are implicit in their writings and assesses to what extent their claims have been validated. The anthropologists studied are... 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.... more...

  • Understanding Ethnic Conflictby Raymond Taras; Rajat Ganguly

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 106.13

    Understanding Ethnic Conflict provides all the key concepts needed to understand conflict among ethnic groups. Including approaches from both comparative politics and international relations, this text offers a model of ethnic conflict's internationalization by showing how domestic and international actors influence a country's ethnic and sectarian... more...

  • Values and Valuablesby Cynthia Werner; Duran Bell

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Vom Laien zum Fundamentalistenby Erdem Özbek

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 22.89

    Hauptbeschreibung Was lässt einige junge Muslime radikal werden, vor allem fern ihrer kulturellen Heimat? Erdem Özbek sucht nach Antworten auf diese Frage in intensiven Interviews. Er ist selbst Teil der zweiten Migrantengeneration in Deutschland, ausgestattet nicht nur mit eigenen Erfahrungen, sondern auch mit einem wissenschaftlichen Background.... more...

  • Wie ich Kannibalen, Taliban und die stärksten Frauen der Welt überlebteby Christoph Zürcher

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2013; US$ 15.13

    Ferien bei den Kannibalen. Skirennen in Afghanistan. Neandertaler-Diät in West Virginia. Zu Fuß durch Mexiko City. Marathon im Dschungel des Amazonas. Auf der Suche nach Bin Laden in Pakistan. Stelldichein mit Riesenechsen und Piraten. Flucht vor den stärksten Frauen der Welt. Christoph Zürcher lässt nichts aus. Er überschreitet Grenzen, dass jedem... more...

  • Working with Indigenous Knowledgeby Louise Grenier

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 25.00

    Experience has shown us that development efforts that ignore local technologies, local systems of knowledge, and the local environment generally fail to achieve their desired objectives. Examples abound of western-lead teams of researchers failing to consult properly with indigenous populations,with the resulting "advancements" quickly proving to be... more...