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  • Soul, Self, and Society: The New Morality and the Modern Stateby Edward L. Rubin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Political and social commentators regularly bemoan the decline of morality in the modern world. They claim that the norms and values that held society together in the past are rapidly eroding, to be replaced by permissiveness and empty hedonism. But as Edward Rubin demonstrates in this powerful account of moral transformations, these prophets of doom... more...

  • Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchismby Brian Morris; Peter Marshall

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Over the course of a long career, Brian Morris has created an impressive body of engaging and insightful writings?from social anthropology and ethnography to politics, history, and philosophy?that is accessible to the layperson without sacrificing analytical rigor. But until now, the essays collected here, originally published in obscure journals... more...

  • Special Focus ? Symbols of Diasporaby Rüdiger Ahrens; Klaus Stierstorfer

    De Gruyter 2014; 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...

  • Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Developmentby Patricia M. Greenfield; Rodney R. Cocking

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development was the first volume to analyze minority child development by comparing minority children to children in their ancestral countries, rather than to children in the host culture. It was a ground-breaking volume that not only offered an historical reconstruction of the cross-cultural roots of minority... more...

  • The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2013by Stuart Casey-Maslen

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 67.99

    This War Report provides detailed information on every armed conflict which took place during 2013, offering an unprecedented overview of the nature, range, and impact of these conflicts and the legal issues they created. In Part I, the Report describes its criteria for the identification and classification of armed conflicts under international law,... more...

  • Introducing Anthropology of Religionby Jack David Eller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as well as symbols, myth and ritual. The book also explores... more...

  • Tangible Things: Making History through Objectsby Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Ivan Gaskell; Sara Schechner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, ordinary things like the food on their plate and extraordinary things like the transit of planets across the sky. It argues that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link... more...

  • Rituals and Traditional Events in the Modern Worldby Jennifer Laing; Warwick Frost

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.00

    Many events have evolved over centuries, drawing on local customs and conditions. However, as the world becomes increasingly globalised, traditional events and the identities they support are increasingly being challenged and rituals may be lost. Reacting against this trend towards homogeneity, communities strive to preserve and even recreate their... more...

  • Female Genital Cutting in Industrialized Countries: Mutilation or Cultural Tradition?by Mary Nyangweso

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    This book comprehensively examines the practice of female genital mutilation and proposes new intervention programs and community-based initiatives that protect the rights of children and women who live with the serious risks and long-term consequences of the practice. more...

  • The Human Canvasby Karala Barendregt

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 50.00

    "The human body is the most beautiful thing to us, both inside and out." --Nick & Brian Wolfe Inside the Magical World of Bodypainting From fine art to fashion and from advertising to competition, the world of bodypainting is vast and beautiful. With The Human Canvas you will get front row seats to the pageantry of mind-blowing images from... more...