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  • The Comfort of Thingsby Daniel Miller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    The diversity of contemporary London is extraordinary, and begs to be better understood. Never before have so many people from such diverse backgrounds been free to mix and not to mix in close proximity to each other. But increasingly people's lives take place behind the closed doors of private houses. How can we gain an insight into what those lives... more...

  • Language and Social Relationsby Asif Agha

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 48.00

    Provides a way of accounting for the relationship between language and a variety of social phenomena. 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...

  • Theater in a Crowded Fireby Lee Gilmore

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Every summer, thousands gather from around the world in the blistering heat of Nevada?s Black Rock Desert for the seven-day celebration of art, community, and fire known as Burning Man. Culminating in the spectacular incineration of a wooden effigy, this festival is grand-scale theater for self-expression, personal transformation, eclectic spirituality,... more...

  • Deep Economyby Bill McKibben

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 11.19

    The bestselling author of The End of Nature issues an impassioned call to arms for an economy that creates community and ennobles our lives In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes, "more" is no... more...

  • Concise Companion to Aboriginal Historyby Malcolm Prentis

    Rosenberg Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    This book provides an overview of Australian Aboriginal history from creation stories involving the Dreaming through to Aboriginal cultural and political activity in the 21st century. Its alphabetically arranged entries include biographies, historical events, pioneering work by anthropologists, historical controversies, literature and sport, and a... more...

  • War, Technology, Anthropologyby Koen Stroeken

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    Technologies of the allied warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, such as remote-controlled drones and night vision goggles, allow the user to "virtualize" human targets. This coincides with increased civilian casualties and a perpetuation of the very insecurity these technologies are meant to combat. This concise volume of research and reflections from... more...

  • Measuring Behaviourby Paul Martin; Patrick Bateson

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 56.00

    An eagerly awaited updated and reorganised third edition of the market leader in behavioural analysis. more...

  • Confucius Lives Next Doorby T.R. Reid

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    Those who've heard T. R. Reid's weekly commentary on National Public Radio or read his far-flung reporting in National Geographic or   The Washington Post know him to be trenchant, funny, and cutting-edge, but also erudite and deeply grounded in whatever subject he's discussing. In Confucius Lives Next Door he brings all these attributes to... more...

  • Militant Lactivism?by Charlotte Faircloth

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Following networks of mothers in London and Paris, the author profiles the narratives of women who breastfeed their children to full term, typically a period of several years, as part of an 'attachment parenting' philosophy. These mothers talk about their decision to continue breastfeeding as 'the natural thing to do': 'evolutionarily appropriate',... more...