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  • Lifestylesby David Chaney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    This clearly written introduction to the concept of lifestyles offers a concise guide to how the term is used in sociological accounts to refer to this modern social form. more...

  • Paradise in Ashesby BEATRIZ MANZ

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • Bad Womenby Janet Staiger

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 97.50

    Bad Women takes us back to this time of massive social, cultural, and economic change to show us how American cinema gave women and women?s sexuality images useful to the new consumer culture of the early 1900s and its exploitation of sexual pleasure. Rich in historical detail and theoretical insight, this book offers an original depiction of a culture... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16

    Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our time. In Pathologies of Power Farmer uses harrowing stories of life - and death - in extreme situations to link... more...

  • Aboriginal Australiansby Richard Broome

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 31.81

    A powerful history of black-white encounters in Australia since colonisation, this fully updated edition remains the only concise survey of Aboriginal history since 1788. more...

  • The Social Animalby David Brooks

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success happens, told through... more...

  • Trade of the Tricksby Graham Jones

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    From risqué cabaret performances to engrossing after-hours shop talk, Trade of the Tricks offers an unprecedented look inside the secretive subculture of modern magicians. Entering the flourishing Paris magic scene as an apprentice, Graham M. Jones gives a firsthand account of how magicians learn to perform their astonishing deceptions. He follows... more...

  • All Our Kinby Carol B. Stack

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    "This landmark study debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized. Here is the chronicle of a young white woman?s sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto comm" more...

  • Primate Communicationby Katja Liebal; Bridget M. Waller; Anne M. Burrows; Katie E. Slocombe

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Multimodal approach to primate communication with focus on its cognitive foundations and how this relates to theories of language evolution. more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...