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  • Women And Microcredit In Rural Bangladeshby Aminur Rahman

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 39.00

    The Grameen Bank of Bangladesh has been extending small loans to poor borrowers (primarily women) to promote self-employment and income generation since 1976. The apparent success of the Grameen Bank (that is, recruitment of clients, investment of loans, recovery rates on invested loans and profit margins) has made microcredit a new model for poverty... 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...

  • Sex and Repression in Savage Societyby Bronislaw Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 325.00

    This volume explores and challenges the applicatio psychoanalytic theory to the study of traditional societies. more...

  • The Chrysanthemum and the Swordby Ruth Benedict

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99

    A recognized classic of cultural anthropology, this book explores the political, religious, and economic life of Japan from the seventh century through the mid-twentieth, as well as personal family life. more...

  • Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnographyby Jadran Mimica

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 27.95

    Whereas most anthropological research is grounded in social, cultural and biological analysis of the human condition, this volume opens up a different approach: its concerns are the psychic depths of human cultural life-worlds as explored through psycho-analytic practice and/or the psychoanalytically framed ethnographic project. In fact, some contributors... more...

  • Social Transformationsby Stephen K. Sanderson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 43.99

    In Social Transformations Stephen K. Sanderson develops a general theory of social evolution and uses it to explain the most important evolutionary transformations in human history and prehistory. In this expanded edition Sanderson has added a discussion of the biological constraints acting on humans that have helped to push social evolution along... more...

  • The Power of the Machineby Alf Hornborg

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Hornborg argues that we are caught in a collective illusion about the nature of modern technology that prevents us from imagining solutions to our economic and environmental crises other than technocratic fixes. He demonstrates how the power of the machine generates increasingly asymmetrical exchanges and distribution of resources and risks between... more...

  • Adventures In Arabiaby Seabrook

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Intro Work Marcel Maussby Claude Levi-Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...