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  • Love and Liberationby Sarah H. Jacoby

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé Dorjé, 18921940) was extraordinary not only for achieving religious mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics,... more...

  • The Stickup Kidsby Randol Contreras

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack-cocaine. For this riveting book, he returns to the South Bronx with a sociological eye and provides an unprecedented insider?s look at the workings of a group... more...

  • Post-Hindu Indiaby Kancha Ilaiah

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 34.95

    Kancha Ilaiah, the author of the best selling book Why I am Not a Hindu , pens a thought-provoking critique of Brahmanism and the caste system in India, while anticipating the death of Hinduism as a direct consequence of, what he says is, its anti-scientific and anti-nationalistic stand. This work challenges Hinduism`s interpretation of history, with... more...

  • Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient Worldby John G. Gager

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 43.99 US$ 39.59

    In the ancient Greco-Roman world, it was common practice to curse or bind an enemy or rival by writing an incantation on a tablet and dedicating it to a god or spirit. These curses or binding spells, commonly called defixiones were intended to bring other people under the power and control of those who commissioned them. More than a thousand such... 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...

  • The Right to Useful Unemploymentby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1978; US$ 18.99

    In this political essay, Ivan Illich calls for the right to useful unemployment: a positive, constructive, and even optimistic concept dealing with that activity by which people are useful to themselves and others outside the production of commodities for the market. more...

  • Ideology & Econ Refor Under Dengby Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Laboratory Lifeby Bruno Latour; Steve Woolgar; Jonas Salk

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.36

    This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of... more...

  • System, Structure, and Contradictionby Jonathan Friedman

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 41.99

    The first edition of System, Structure, and Contradiction was an important step in merging the materialist determinism of the structuralist Marxists with the cultural, ideological approach favored by anthropologists. By reconciling these two traditionally warring schools of thought, the author provided a more nuanced understanding of the various factors... more...

  • Anthropology Explored, Second Editionby Ruth Selig; Marilyn R. London; P. Ann Kaupp

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 21.95

    This new edition offers a variety of clearly written and readily accessible articles from the Smithsonian?s highly acclaimed, award-winning publication AnthroNotes . Some of the world's leading anthropologists explore fundamental questions humans ask about themselves as individuals, as societies, and as a species. The articles reveal the richness... more...