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  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introductionby John Monaghan; Peter Just

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology combines an accessible account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropologys most important contributions to modern thought, and then examine... more...

  • Holistic Anthropologyby David Parkin; Stanley Ulijaszek

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 29.95

    Given the broad reach of anthropology as the science of humankind, there are times when the subject fragments into specialisms and times when there is rapprochement. Rather than just seeing them as reactions to each other, it is perhaps better to say that both tendencies co-exist and that it is very much a matter of perspective as to which is dominant... more...

  • The Story of the Human Bodyby Daniel Lieberman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman?chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field?gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age... more...

  • Creating a Nation with Clothby Ping-Ann Addo

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Tongan women living outside of their island homeland create and use hand-made, sometimes hybridized, textiles to maintain and rework their cultural traditions in diaspora. Central to these traditions is an ancient concept of homeland or nation- fonua -which Tongans retain as an anchor for modern nation-building. Utilizing the concept of the "multi-territorial... more...

  • A Dictionary of Sociologyby John Scott

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The most authoritative dictionary of sociology available. Fully revised to include the most up-to-date concepts and contemporary social issues. It is both an ideal introduction to the subject, and an invaluable reference work for more advanced students and teachers. more...

  • Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't be Wrongby Jean-Benoit Nadeau; Julie Barlow

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 7.28

    The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's fourth-biggest economic power. So how do they do it? From a distance modern France looks like a riddle.... more...

  • An Anthropology of Names and Namingby Gabriele vom Bruck; Barbara Bodenhorn

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book provides the tools through which we examine the politics and power of names. more...

  • The Armchair Economist (revised and updated May 2012)by Steven E. Landsburg

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.00

    The extensively revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg?s hugely popular book, The Armchair Economist ??a delightful compendium of quotidian examples illustrating important economic and financial theories? ( The Journal of Finance ). In this revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg?s hugely popular book, he applies economic theory... more...

  • Why We Buyby Paco Underhill

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 17.00

    Revolutionary retail guru Paco Underhill is back with a completely revised edition of his classic, witty bestselling book on our ever-evolving consumer culture?full of fresh observations and important lessons from the cutting edge of retail such as Internet behemoths Amazon and iTunes as well as the globalization of retail in the world?s emerging markets. more...

  • Meeting the Familyby Donovan Webster; Spencer Wells

    National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 26.00

    Donovan Webster brings his vivid journalistic gifts to a new subject, tracing our deep genealogy using cutting-edge DNA research to map our eons-old journey from prehistoric Africa into the modern world. With the same genetic haplotype as many white American males, Webster makes an ideal subject?he is a genuine Everyman. While his voice and spirit... more...