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  • Vehiclesby David Lipset; Richard Handler

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a sign-for example, a cattle car-and its referent, the Holocaust. These "sign-vehicles" serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground... more...

  • Up, Down, and Sidewaysby Rachael Stryker; Roberto J. Gon

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 105.00

    Using a "vertical slice" approach, anthropologists critically analyze the relationship between undemocratic uses and abuses of power and the survival of the human species. The contributors scrutinize modern institutions in a variety of regions-from Russia and Mexico to South Korea and the U.S. Up, Down, and Sideways is an ethnographic examination... 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$ 215.00

    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...

  • Anthropology of Childhood and Youthby Geoffrey Vitale

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    In this book, Geoffrey Vitale shows the ways in which people understand, raise, and educate children and youth differently from century to century and from country to country according to the culture, lifestyle, politics, and economics of their place of origin. He also introduces a professional anthropological perspective on the topic. more...

  • Ethnobiological Classificationby Brent Berlin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    A founder of and leading thinker in the field of modern ethnobiology looks at the widespread regularities in the classification and naming of plants and animals among peoples of traditional, nonliterate societies--regularities that persist across local environments, cultures, societies, and languages. Brent Berlin maintains that these patterns can... more...

  • Negotiating Territorialityby Allan Charles Dawson; Laura Zanotti; Ismael Vaccaro

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This edited collection disrupts dominant narratives about space, states, and borders, bringing comparative ethnographic and geographic scholarship in conversation with one another to illuminate the varied ways in which space becomes socialized via political, economic, and cognitive appropriation. Societies must, first and foremost, do more than wrangle... more...

  • Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurityby Janet Page-Reeves

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    In Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity: Life Off the Edge of the Table , contributors stress the relationship between food insecurity and women?s agency. By problematizing the mundane world of how women procure and prepare food in a context of scarcity, this book, edited by Janet Page-Reeves, reveals dynamics, relationships and... more...

  • Social Geographiesby Gill Valentine

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Most social geography undergraduate textbooks are structured around different social categories, splintering the discussion of gender, class, race and increasingly now sexuality and disability, into separate chapters. This has the effect, firstly, of making social relations rather than space (the raison d'etre of human geography) the focus of undergraduate... 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...

  • Stuff Mattersby Mark Miodownik

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 26.00

    An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, from concrete and steel to denim and chocolate, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science. more...