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  • African Herdersby Andrew B. Smith

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 38.99

    Utilizing almost 40 years' work, Andrew Smith presents a detailed portrait of modern herdsmen and their historical antecedents. Following the assumption that Africa has never been isolated from the rest of the world, Smith illuminates key topics ranging from material culture and rituals, to future prospects for pastoralists. more...

  • A Contemporary Geography of Ugandaby Bakama B. BakamaNume

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2010; US$ 44.95

    The last text on the geography of Uganda was written in 1975 by Professor Brian Langlands. Since the last publication, Uganda has undergone numerous changes. The population has more than tripled from less than 10 million to almost 30 million. The district boundaries have changed and the number of districts increases every year. New districts are created... more...

  • Die Germanenby Kai Brodersen; Heinz Heinen; Martin Kintzinger; Charlotte Schubert; Martin Bommas; Peter Funke; Frank Ausbüttel; Ingemar König; Veit Rosenberger; Michael Sommer; Hartmut Leppin; Raimund Schulz; Burkhard Meißner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 183.31

    Völkerwanderung, Varusschlacht. Mythologie: Dies sind nur einige Stichworte zu einem umfassenden Thema, mit welchem sich Frank Ausbüttel in seinem neuen Buch über die Germanen verständlich und klar gegliedert auseinandersetzt. Von der Herkunft der Germanen über ihre Auseinandersetzungen mit den Römern bis hin zum alltäglichen und gesellschaftlichen... more...

  • Geschichte Hessensby Frank-Lothar Kroll

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.14

    Dieses Buch bietet einen anschaulichen und allgemeinverständlichen Überblick über die Geschichte des Landes Hessen von den mittelalterlichen Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart des nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg neu geschaffenen Bundeslandes, das mit seiner Verfassung vom Dezember 1946 seine heutige Gestalt erhielt. Frank-Lothar Kroll schildert die reiche Geschichte... more...

  • Argonauts of the Western Pacificby Bronislaw Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 103.95

    First published in 1922, this classic text examines the extensive and complex trading system maintained by the Trobriand Islanders. While the main theme is economics and social organization, the power of magic, mythology and folklore are also examined. more...

  • Archaeology of Differenceby Anne Clarke; Robin Torrence

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    The Archaeology of Difference presents a new and radically different perspective on the archaeology of cross-cultural contact and engagement. The authors move away from acculturation or domination and resistance and concentrate on interaction and negotiation by using a wide variety of case studies which take a crucially indigenous rather than colonial... more...

  • Asian Anthropologyby Jan Van Bremen; Eyal Ben-Ari; Syed Farid Alatas

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Asian Anthropology raises important questions regarding the nature of anthropology and particularly the production and consumption of anthropological knowledge in Asia. Instead of assuming a universal standard or trajectory for the development of anthropology in Asia, the contributors to this volume begin with the appropriate premise that anthropologies... more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of Japanby Jennifer Robertson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 214.95

    This book is an unprecedented collection of 29 original essays by some of the world’s most distinguished scholars of Japan. Covers a broad range of issues, including the colonial roots of anthropology in the Japanese academy; eugenics and nation building; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and fashion and food cultures... more...

  • Power Sharingby Elizabeth Keating

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 134.99

    This text challenges theories on the nature of social stratification. The author went to Pohnpei and studied how people use language and other semiotic codes to reproduce and manipulate status differences. The result is this view of how language works to create power and social inequality. more...

  • Democracy Compromisedby Lungisile Ntsebeza

    BRILL 2005; US$ 39.00

    This book argues that the promulgation of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework and Communal Land Rights Acts runs the risk of compromising South Africa's democracy. The acts establish traditional councils with land administration powers. These structures are dominated by unelected members. more...