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  • Mosquito Trailsby Alex M. Nading

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Dengue fever is the world?s most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells... more...

  • Life Beside Itselfby Margaret Elizabeth Stevenson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Life Beside Itself, Lisa Stevenson takes us on a haunting ethnographic journey through two historical moments when life for the Canadian Inuit has hung in the balance: the tuberculosis epidemic (1940s to the early 1960s) and the subsequent suicide epidemic (1980s to the present). Along the way, Stevenson troubles our commonsense understanding... more...

  • Blind Spotby M.D. Salmaan Keshavjee

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give rise to political democracy led to policies that promoted the belief that private markets were the optimal agents for the distribution of social... more...

  • Six Degreesby Duncan Watts

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.86

    'Six degrees of separation' is a cliche, as is 'it's a small world', both cliches of the language and cliches of everyday experience. But it's also an intriguing idea with a long history and some surprising implications. We all live in tightly bonded social networks, yet linked to vast numbers of people more closely than we sometimes think. Scientists... more...

  • Backlog Studiesby Charles Dudley Warner

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The central position that the fireplace has in holding a family together is explained in an enchanting manner. Warner claims that modern advancements have led to the deterioration of family values, chivalry and courtesy. The work captivates the fancy and presents the charms of the days gone by. more...

  • The Right to Useful Unemploymentby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1978; US$ 17.49

    In this political essay, Ivan Illich calls for the right to useful unemployment: a positive, constructive, and even optimistic concept dealing with that activity by which people are useful to themselves and others outside the production of commodities for the market. more...

  • Ideology & Econ Refor Under Dengby Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Laboratory Lifeby Jonas Salk; Bruno Latour; Steve Woolgar

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of... more...

  • The Warrior Herdsmenby Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    The Dodoth?a tall, handsome people of the northern tip of Uganda?are a tribe in transition. They are proud, often cruel, warrior herdsmen whose oldest members live just as they did hundreds of years ago, but whose younger members sometimes learn to read and write and have brushed against the modern world. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas accompanied three... more...

  • Sandals of the Basketmaker and Pueblo Peoplesby Lynn Shuler Teague; Dorothy Koster Washburn

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    The decorated sandals worn by prehistoric southwesterners with their complex fiber structures and designs have been dissected, described, and interpreted for a century. Nevertheless, these artifacts remain mysterious in many respects. Teague and Washburn examine these sandals as sources of information on the history of the people known as the Basketmakers.... more...