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  • A Walk to the River in Amazoniaby Carla Stang

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality - the flow of moment-to-moment existence - and yet it has been largely overlooked as a subject in itself for anthropological study. In this work, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian people, in two stages: first by observing various aspects... more...

  • Creative Labourby David Hesmondhalgh; Sarah Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    What is it like to work in the media? Are media jobs more ?creative? than those in other sectors? To answer these questions, this book explores the creative industries, using a combination of original research and a synthesis of existing studies. Through its close analysis of key issues ? such as tensions between commerce and creativity, the conditions... more...

  • Identity, Interest and Actionby Erik Ringmar

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 40.00

    Critique of rational choice theory and original, cultural analysis of key historical problem. more...

  • 1491 (Second Edition)by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.   Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...

  • Media Consumption and Public Engagementby Nick Couldry; Sonia Livingstone; Tim Markham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 36.00

    Democracy is based on the belief that the media gets the attention of voters. But is this plausible in an age of multiplying media, disillusionment with the political system and time-scarcity? This book, now available in paperback, addresses this question, and charts experiences of 'public connection'. more...

  • Cahokiaby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost... more...

  • The Life and Death of the Australian Backyardby Tony Hall

    CSIRO Publishing 2010; US$ 59.95

    Examines the disappearance of the traditional, substantial Australian backyard. more...

  • The Ecology of Pastoralismby P. Nick Kardulias

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 56.00

    In The Ecology of Pastoralism , diverse contributions from archaeologists and ethnographers address pastoralism?s significant impact on humanity?s basic subsistence and survival, focusing on the network of social, political, and religious institutions existing within various societies dependent on animal husbandry. Pastoral peoples, both past and... more...

  • Against Hybridityby Haim Hazan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 64.95

    Haim Hazan is professor sociology and social anthropology at Tel-Aviv University, and Co-Director of the Minerva Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of the End of Life. more...