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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
This comprehensive introduction demonstrates the theoretical perspectives and concepts that are applied to primate behavior, and explores the relevance of non-human primates to understanding human behavior. Using a streamlined and student-friendly taxonomic framework, King provides a thorough overview of the primate order. The chapters cover common... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
Richard Werbner takes readers on a journey though contemporary charismatic wisdom divination in southern Africa. Beginning with the silent language of the divinatory lots, Werbner deciphers the everyday, metaphorical, and poetic language that is used to reveal their meaning. Through Werbner's skillful interpretations of the language of divination,... more...
- Intellect 2015; US$ 30.00
Most ethnographers dont achieve what Kevin Brown did while conducting their research: in his two years spent at a karaoke bar near Denver, Colorado, he wentfrom barely being able to carry a tune to someone whom other karaoke patrons requested to sing. Along the way, he learned everything you might ever want toknow about karaoke and the people... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95
Through fascinating vignettes and case studies, this unique text illustrates how Yucatecan migrants actively maintain social ties across borders. It also paints a vivid picture of the people and their lives. It places them in the context of current U.S. immigration policy and mesmerizes students by bringing them up to speed on one of the most crucial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
As the regional lingua franca, the Uyghur language long underpinned Uyghur national identity in Xinjiang. However, since the ?bilingual education? policy was introduced in 2002, Chinese has been rapidly institutionalised as the sole medium of instruction in the region?s institutes of education. As a result, studies of the bilingual and indeed multi-lingual... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields -- often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began writing fiction and non-fiction, endeavors he would continue throughout his life, even after he was elected to Parliament. The essays and remembrances... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Schaefer's book weaves together the geography, biology, history, cultures, and religions that created the unique life of Mrs. Cardenas and the people she knew. more...
- Smithsonian 2015; US$ 39.95
Originally published in 1848 as the first major work in the nascent discipline as well as the first publication of the newly established Smithsonian Institution, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley remains today not only a key document in the history of American archaeology but also the primary source of information on hundreds of mounds and... more...
- 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...