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  • 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...

  • Communication and Materialityby Susanne Enderwitz; Rebecca Sauer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This volume reconsiders literacy and communication in pre-modern societies, focusing especially on how material form affects the way textual artefacts are understood and interpreted. By bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines such as archaeology, medieval studies, and Islamic studies, this volume provides the specialist and... more...

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterialby Victor Buchli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other attempts to transcend material circumstances. Exploring... 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...

  • Cross-Cultural Psychologyby Eric B. Shiraev; David Levy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 116.95

    Dynamic author team provides comprehensive overview with focus on critical-thinking. The fifth edition continues a heavy focus on applying critical thinking framework in examining, analyzing, and evaluating psychological data. With significant rewriting and additional new topics as well as updated references on new research, Cross-Cultural Psychology... more...

  • Reading Clocks, Alla Turcaby Avner Wishnitzer

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    Up until the end of the eighteenth century, the way Ottomans used their clocks conformed to the inner logic of their own temporal culture. However, this began to change rather dramatically during the nineteenth century, as the Ottoman Empire was increasingly assimilated into the European-dominated global economy and the project of modern state building... more...

  • Kinship in Actionby Andrew Strathern; Pamela J Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    For courses in Social Organization, Kinship, and Cultural Ecology. Kinship has made a come-back in Anthropology.  Not only is there a line of noted, general, introductory works and readers in the topic, but theoretical discussions have been stimulated both by technological changes in mechanisms of reproduction and by reconsiderations of how to define... more...

  • Kannibalismus, eine anthropologische Konstante?by Friedrich Pöhl; Sebastian Fink

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 34.58

    Kann der Kannibalismus, definiert als ritueller Verzehr von Menschenfleisch durch Menschen, als eine anthropologische Konstante gelten? Schließlich drängt sich dieser Eindruck bei der Vielzahl der Quellen zu Menschenfresserei von der Antike bis in unsere Tage beinahe auf. Dieser Band widmet sich der Frage und bietet erstmals einen Überblick über die... 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...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropologyby Dr Pamela J Stewart; Professor Andrew Strathern

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 175.00

    This companion provides an indispensable overview of contemporary and classical issues in social and cultural anthropology. Although anthropology has expanded greatly over time in terms of the diversity of topics in which its practitioners engage, many of the broad themes and topics at the heart of anthropological thought remain perennially vital,... more...