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  • Watching the Englishby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2005; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Social and Economic Change in the Pamirs (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan)by Frank Bliss

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Since Olufsen and Schulz published their monographs on the Pamirs in 1904 and 1914, respectively, this is the first book to deal with the history, anthropology and recent social and economic development of the Pamiri people in Gorno-Badakhshan, Eastern Tajikistan. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, such high mountain areas were more or less forgotten... more...

  • With Shaking Handsby Samantha Solimeo

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    At the heart of With Shaking Hands is the account of elder Americans in rural Iowa who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. With a focus on the impact of chronic illness on an aging population, Samantha Solimeo combines clear and accessible prose with qualitative and quantitative research to demonstrate how PD accelerates, mediates,... more...

  • I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorcedby Nujood Ali; Delphine Minoui

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.00

    ?I?m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.?   Nujood Ali's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. With harrowing directness, Nujood tells... more...

  • From Foraging to Farming in the Andesby Tom D. Dillehay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    This book proposes a new and more complex model for understanding the transition from hunting and gathering to cultivation. more...

  • Being Ethnographicby Raymond Madden

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 48.00

    This book provides theoretical, practical and critical lessons which allow researchers of all levels of experience to successfully engage with their ethnographic research more...

  • Coming of Age in Americaby Mary C. Waters; Patrick Joseph Carr; Maria Kefalas; Jennifer Ann Holdaway

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    What is it like to become an adult in twenty-first-century America? This book takes us to four very different places?New York City, San Diego, rural Iowa, and Saint Paul, Minnesota?to explore the dramatic shifts in coming-of-age experiences across the country. Drawing from in-depth interviews with people in their twenties and early thirties, it probes... more...

  • Latino Spinby Arlene Dávila

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award in Latino Studies from the Latin American Studies Association Illegal immigrant, tax burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Ever since Latinos became the largest minority in the U.S. they have been caught between these wildly contrasting characterizations leaving us... more...

  • The Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 16.00

    WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize The Inconvenient Indian is at once a ?history? and the complete subversion of a history?in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be ?Indian? in North America.   Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book... more...

  • Republic Of Loveby Nizar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...