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  • The Para-Stateby Aldo Civico

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Since its independence in the nineteenth century, the South American state of Colombia has been shaped by decades of bloody political violence. In The Para-State,  Aldo Civico draws on interviews with paramilitary death squads and drug lords to provide a cultural interpretation of the country?s history of violence and state control. Between 2003 and... more...

  • Cannibal Metaphysicsby Eduardo Viveiros de Castro; Peter Skafish

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The iconoclastic Brazilian anthropologist and theoretician Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, well known in his discipline for helping initiate its ?ontological turn,? offers a vision of anthropology as ?the practice of the permanent decolonization of thought.? After showing that Amazonian and other Amerindian groups inhabit a radically different conceptual... more...

  • Pacific Identities and Wellbeingby Cabrini 'Ofa Makasiale; Margaret Nelson Agee; Philip Culbertson; Tracey McIntosh

    Otago University Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Filling a significant gap in the crosscultural and cross-disciplinary literature within the field of Pasifika (Polynesian) and Maori identities and mental health, this volume focuses on bridging mental health-related research and practice within the indigenous communities of the South Pacific. Much of the content reflects differences from and relationships... more...

  • The Art of the Latheby B.H. Fairchild

    Alice James Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    "...a contemporary classica passionate example of the plain style, so finely crafted..." ? Los Angeles Times more...

  • A Good Investment?by Amy Brown

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Select students and teachers worked the room at a fundraising event for a New York City public high school Amy Brown calls College Preparatory Academy. It was their job to convince wealthy attendants that College Prep, with its largely minority and disadvantaged student body and its unusually high rate of graduation and college acceptance, was a... more...

  • The Forge and the Funeralby Walter E. A. van Beek

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 31.95

    Throughout Africa one craft among many stands out: that of the blacksmith. In many African cultures, smiths occupy a significant position, not just as artisans engaging in a difficult craft but also as special people. Often they perform other crafts, as well, and make up a somewhat separate group inside society. The Forge and the Funeral describes... more...

  • Re-imagining Milkby Andrea S. Wiley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    Milk is a fascinating food: it is produced by mothers of each mammalian species for consumption by nursing infants of that species, yet many humans drink the milk of another species (mostly cows) and they drink it throughout life. Thus we might expect that this dietary practice has some effects on human biology that are different from other foods.... more...

  • Digitizing Identitiesby Irma van der Ploeg; Jason Pridmore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book explores contemporary transformations of identities in a digitizing society across a range of domains of modern life. As digital technology and ICTs have come to pervade virtually all aspects of modern societies, the routine registration of personal data has increased exponentially, thus allowing a proliferation of new ways of establishing... more...

  • Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese Stateby Hans Steinmüller; Susanne Brandtstädter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Unprecedented social change in China has intensified the contradictions faced by ordinary people. In everyday life, people find themselves caught between official and popular discourses, encounter radically different representations of China's past and its future, and draw on widely diverse moral frameworks. This volume explores irony and cynicism... 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...