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- Random House 2014; US$ 15.52
'Six degrees of separation' is a cliche, as is 'it's a small world', both cliches of the language and cliches of everyday experience. But it's also an intriguing idea with a long history and some surprising implications. We all live in tightly bonded social networks, yet linked to vast numbers of people more closely than we sometimes think. Scientists... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields -- often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began writing fiction and non-fiction, endeavors he would continue throughout his life, even after he was elected to Parliament. The essays and remembrances... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
The central position that the fireplace has in holding a family together is explained in an enchanting manner. Warner claims that modern advancements have led to the deterioration of family values, chivalry and courtesy. The work captivates the fancy and presents the charms of the days gone by. more...
- Marion Boyars 1978; US$ 17.49
In this political essay, Ivan Illich calls for the right to useful unemployment: a positive, constructive, and even optimistic concept dealing with that activity by which people are useful to themselves and others outside the production of commodities for the market. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 27.50
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...