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  • Laboratory Lifeby Jonas Salk; Bruno Latour; Steve Woolgar

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...