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  • Laboratory Lifeby Bruno Latour; Steve Woolgar; Jonas Salk

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 43.95

    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$ 37.99

    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...

  • The Warrior Herdsmenby Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    The Dodoth?a tall, handsome people of the northern tip of Uganda?are a tribe in transition. They are proud, often cruel, warrior herdsmen whose oldest members live just as they did hundreds of years ago, but whose younger members sometimes learn to read and write and have brushed against the modern world. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas accompanied three... 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...

  • Sandals of the Basketmaker and Pueblo Peoplesby Lynn Shuler Teague; Dorothy Koster Washburn

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    The decorated sandals worn by prehistoric southwesterners with their complex fiber structures and designs have been dissected, described, and interpreted for a century. Nevertheless, these artifacts remain mysterious in many respects. Teague and Washburn examine these sandals as sources of information on the history of the people known as the Basketmakers.... more...

  • Custom and Politics in Urban Africaby Abner Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Based on Cohen's fieldwork in the 1960s among the Hausa migrants, a people of the Yoruba area (then the western region of the Federation of Nigeria), Custom and Politics in Urban Africa looks at how ethnic groups use elements of tradition in jostling for power and privilege in new urban situations. This is a landmark work in urban anthropology and... more...

  • Gebräuche und Leistungsfähigkeit des Menschen im Tragen von Lastenby G. Kenntner

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 49.95

    Das Tragen von Lasten durch den Menschen hat heute in den meisten Teilen der Erde nur noch geringe Bedeutung. In manchen EntwicklungsHindern spieJt aber das Lastentragen sowie die Frage nach der Belastungsfahigkeit des Men­ schen im Tragen noch eine wichtige Rolle. Auch in Hochgebirgsregionen, wo Wagen und Tragtiere nicht zu gebrauchen sind, mtissen... more...

  • Perplexity and Knowledgeby M. Clark

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 145.00

    In making his distinction between revisionary and descriptive metaphysics, P.F. Strawson wrote that the former has some value provided that its "partial vision" is at the service of the latter, "which needs no justification at all beyond that of inquiry in general." (Individuals, p. 9) Perhaps we feel no need to ask what justification there is for... more...

  • The Ross Dependencyby F.M. Auburn

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    In the year 1867 the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for the sum of 7,200,000 dollars. At the time the Americans did not under­ stand why money was being spent on buying a desert. A hundred years later one of the largest oilfields in the world was discovered there at Prudhoe Bay. There seems little doubt that large mineral resources will... more...

  • Buddhist Politics: Japan?s Clean Government Partyby A. Palmer

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    On November 17,1964, a new and rather unique political organization was inaugurated in Japan. This organization was called Komeito or the Clean Government Party. ! The mother organization was the lay Buddhist group, Soka Gakkai 2 or Value Creation Society. It had previously been engaged in some political activities, but the establish­ ment of the party... more...