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  • 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...

  • Aristotle in Hollywoodby A. Hiltunen

    Intellect 2002; US$ 10.00

    Throughout the centuries Aristotle's Poetics remained something of a mystery. What was the great philosopher trying to say about the nature of drama and storytelling? What did he mean by pity, fear and catharsis? In this book, Ari Hiltunen explains the mystery of the 'proper pleasure', which, according to Aristotle, is the goal of drama and can be... more...

  • Cahokiaby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Framing the Brideby Bonnie Adrian

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    With a wedding impending, the Taiwanese bride-to-be turns to bridal photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists to transform her image beyond recognition. They give her fairer skin, eyes like a Western baby doll, and gowns inspired by sources from Victorian England to MTV. An absorbing consideration of contemporary bridal practices in Taiwan,... more...

  • Joining Placesby Anthony E. Kaye

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    In this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Anthony Kaye offers a vivid portrait of slaves transforming adjoining plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes men and women opening paths from their owners' plantations to adjacent farms to go courting and take spouses, to work, to run away, and to otherwise contend with owners and their... more...

  • Living and Dying in the Contemporary Worldby Veena Das

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 175.00

    Taking a novel approach to the contradictory impulses of violence and care, illness and healing, this book radically shifts the way we think of the interrelations of institutions and experiences in a globalizing world. Living and Dying in the Contemporary World is not just another reader in medical anthropology but a true tour de force?a deep exploration... more...

  • Primate Behavior and Human Originsby Glenn E. King

    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...

  • Human Biological Diversityby Daniel E. Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 87.95

    This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses. In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome Project,... more...

  • Divination?s Graspby Richard Werbner

    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...

  • Karaoke Idolsby Kevin Brown; Philip Auslander

    Intellect 2015; US$ 30.00

    Most ethnographers don’t 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...