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  • Watching the Englishby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2005; Not Available

    In "Watching The English" anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour. The rules of weather-speak.... more...

  • The Futureby Marc Auge; John Howe

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    For Marc Augé, best-selling author of Non-Places , the prevailing idea of ?the Future? rests on our present fears of the contemporary world. It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways... more...

  • The Resilient Families of Ethiopiaby Dennis P. Hogan; David P. Lindstrom; Assefa Hailemariam

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 199.95

    An excellent scientific review of major medical, public health, and demographic peer-reviewed essays. Topical organization of chapters facilitates the identification of the papers of greatest substantive interest. The writing inspires both the scholar and the less technically-oriented reader to draw lessons on population demographics that will be an... more...

  • Daughters of Tunisby Paula Holmes-Eber

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 22.99

    Daughters of Tunis is an innovative ethnography that carefully weaves the words and intimate, personal stories of four Tunisian women and their families with a statistical analysis of women?s survival strategies in a rapidly urbanizing, industrializing Muslim nation. Delineating three distinct network strategies, Holmes-Eber demonstrates the “public?... more...

  • The Unending Hungerby Megan A. Carney

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Based on ethnographic fieldwork from Santa Barbara, California, this book sheds light on the ways that food insecurity prevails in women?s experiences of migration from Mexico and Central America to the United States. As women grapple with the pervasive conditions of poverty that hinder efforts at getting enough to eat, they find few options for alleviating... more...

  • The Utopia of Rulesby David Graeber

    Melville House 2015; US$ 26.95

    From the author of the blockbuster international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And just how much are our lives being ruined... more...

  • Deja Vu and the End of Historyby Paolo Virno; David Broder

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    Déjà vu, which doubles and confuses our experience of time, is a psychological phenomenon with peculiar relevance to our contemporary historical circumstances. From this starting point, the acclaimed Italian philosopher Paolo Virno examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the ?end of history.? Through thinkers such as Bergson, Kojève... more...

  • The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamunby Kees van der Spek

    The American University in Cairo Press 2011; US$ 48.99

    A historical-anthropological study of the people who lived in the antiquities precinct of Luxor's West Bank. Until their recent demolition, the colorful mud-brick hamlets of al-Qurna village, situated among the Noble Tombs of the Theban Necropolis on the Luxor West Bank, were home to a vibrant community. Inhabiting a place of intensive Egyptological... more...

  • Evolution of Production Organization in a Maya Communityby Dean E. Arnold

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 56.00

    In The Evolution of Production Organization in a Maya Community , Dean E. Arnold continues his unique approach to ceramic ethnoarchaeology, tracing the history of potters in Ticul, Yucatán, and their production space over a period of more than four decades. This follow-up to his 2008 work Social Change and the Evolution of Ceramic Production and... more...

  • Disasters in Field Researchby Gillian H. Ice; Darna L. Dufour; Nancy J. Stevens

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    Disasters in Field Research is your guide to what can go wrong while conducting fieldwork?and what you can do to avoid or minimize the impact of unexpected negative events as diverse as ravenous ants, temperamental gear, debilitating illness, and unpredictable politics. more...