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  • 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...

  • Gebräuche und Leistungsfähigkeit des Menschen im Tragen von Lastenby G. Kenntner

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 49.95

    Das Tragen von Lasten durch den Menschen hat heute in den meisten Teilen der Erde nur noch geringe Bedeutung. In manchen EntwicklungsHindern spieJt aber das Lastentragen sowie die Frage nach der Belastungsfahigkeit des Men­ schen im Tragen noch eine wichtige Rolle. Auch in Hochgebirgsregionen, wo Wagen und Tragtiere nicht zu gebrauchen sind, mtissen... more...

  • Perplexity and Knowledgeby M. Clark

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 145.00

    In making his distinction between revisionary and descriptive metaphysics, P.F. Strawson wrote that the former has some value provided that its "partial vision" is at the service of the latter, "which needs no justification at all beyond that of inquiry in general." (Individuals, p. 9) Perhaps we feel no need to ask what justification there is for... more...

  • The Ross Dependencyby F.M. Auburn

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    In the year 1867 the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for the sum of 7,200,000 dollars. At the time the Americans did not under­ stand why money was being spent on buying a desert. A hundred years later one of the largest oilfields in the world was discovered there at Prudhoe Bay. There seems little doubt that large mineral resources will... more...

  • Buddhist Politics: Japan?s Clean Government Partyby A. Palmer

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    On November 17,1964, a new and rather unique political organization was inaugurated in Japan. This organization was called Komeito or the Clean Government Party. ! The mother organization was the lay Buddhist group, Soka Gakkai 2 or Value Creation Society. It had previously been engaged in some political activities, but the establish­ ment of the party... more...

  • Between Gay and Straightby Lisa M. Tillmann-Healy

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 35.99

    It started as a class project?a young, married, small-town white woman interviewing a gay acquaintance and his circle of friends. From this developed a three-year exploration of the complexities of carrying on gay-straight friendships. This reflexive, thoughtful, and compellingly written study moves from gay bars to softball leagues to visits with... more...

  • Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnographyby Jadran Mimica

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Elusive Unityby Fernando Armstrong-Fumero

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 15.95

    In Elusive Unity , Armstrong-Fumero examines early twentieth-century peasant politics and twenty-first-century indigenous politics in the rural Oriente region of Yucatán. The rural inhabitants of this region have had some of their most important dealings with their nation?s government as self-identified ?peasants? and ?Maya.? Using ethnography,... more...

  • Art Of Japanese Gardensby Kuck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Power of the Machineby Alf Hornborg

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 36.99

    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...