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  • Living and Dying in the Contemporary Worldby Veena Das

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 175.00

    Taking a novel approach to the contradictory impulses of violence and care, illness and healing, this book radically shifts the way we think of the interrelations of institutions and experiences in a globalizing world. Living and Dying in the Contemporary World is not just another reader in medical anthropology but a true tour de force?a deep exploration... more...

  • Primate Behavior and Human Originsby Glenn E. King

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This comprehensive introduction demonstrates the theoretical perspectives and concepts that are applied to primate behavior, and explores the relevance of non-human primates to understanding human behavior. Using a streamlined and student-friendly taxonomic framework, King provides a thorough overview of the primate order. The chapters cover common... more...

  • Human Biological Diversityby Daniel E. Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 87.95

    This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses. In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome Project,... more...

  • Divination?s Graspby Richard Werbner

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Richard Werbner takes readers on a journey though contemporary charismatic wisdom divination in southern Africa. Beginning with the silent language of the divinatory lots, Werbner deciphers the everyday, metaphorical, and poetic language that is used to reveal their meaning. Through Werbner's skillful interpretations of the language of divination,... more...

  • Karaoke Idolsby Kevin Brown; Philip Auslander

    Intellect 2015; US$ 30.00

    Most ethnographers don’t achieve what Kevin Brown did while conducting their research: in his two years spent at a karaoke bar near Denver, Colorado, he wentfrom barely being able to carry a tune to someone whom other karaoke patrons requested to sing. Along the way, he learned everything you might ever want toknow about karaoke and the people... more...

  • Yucatecans in Dallas, Texasby Rachel H. Adler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Through fascinating vignettes and case studies, this unique text illustrates how Yucatecan migrants actively maintain social ties across borders.  It also paints a vivid picture of the people and their lives.  It places them in the context of current U.S. immigration policy and  mesmerizes students by bringing them up to speed on one of the most crucial... more...

  • Language, Education and Uyghur Identity in Urban Xinjiangby Joanne Smith Finley; Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As the regional lingua franca, the Uyghur language long underpinned Uyghur national identity in Xinjiang. However, since the ?bilingual education? policy was introduced in 2002, Chinese has been rapidly institutionalised as the sole medium of instruction in the region?s institutes of education. As a result, studies of the bilingual and indeed multi-lingual... more...

  • A Kingdom in Crisisby Andrew MacGregor Marshall

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    A fascinating, engaged account of a country on the brink of change. more...

  • The African Colonyby John Buchan

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields -- often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began writing fiction and non-fiction, endeavors he would continue throughout his life, even after he was elected to Parliament. The essays and remembrances... more...

  • Amada's Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texasby Stacy B. Schaefer

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Schaefer's book weaves together the geography, biology, history, cultures, and religions that created the unique life of Mrs. Cardenas and the people she knew. more...