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Anthropology

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  • System, Structure, and Contradictionby Jonathan Friedman

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 34.99

    The first edition of System, Structure, and Contradiction was an important step in merging the materialist determinism of the structuralist Marxists with the cultural, ideological approach favored by anthropologists. By reconciling these two traditionally warring schools of thought, the author provided a more nuanced understanding of the various factors... more...

  • The Warrior Herdsmenby Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    The Dodoth?a tall, handsome people of the northern tip of Uganda?are a tribe in transition. They are proud, often cruel, warrior herdsmen whose oldest members live just as they did hundreds of years ago, but whose younger members sometimes learn to read and write and have brushed against the modern world. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas accompanied three... 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...

  • Anthropology Explored, Second Editionby Ruth Selig; Marilyn R. London; P. Ann Kaupp

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 21.95

    This new edition offers a variety of clearly written and readily accessible articles from the Smithsonian?s highly acclaimed, award-winning publication AnthroNotes . Some of the world's leading anthropologists explore fundamental questions humans ask about themselves as individuals, as societies, and as a species. The articles reveal the richness... more...

  • Peripheral Visionsby Mary C. Bateson

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life, is our guide on a fascinating intellectual exploration of lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and concludes with a description of a tour... more...

  • Among the Cannibalsby Paul Raffaele

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    It's the stuff of nightmares, the dark inspiration for literature and film. But astonishingly, cannibalism does exist, and in Among the Cannibals travel writer Paul Raffaele journeys to the far corners of the globe to discover participants in this mysterious and disturbing practice. From an obscure New Guinea river village, where Raffaele went in... more...

  • Between Gay and Straightby Lisa M. Tillmann-Healy

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Art Of Japanese Gardensby Kuck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 355.00

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