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Anthropology

  • Says Who?by Paul Verhaeghe; David Shaw

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 20.99

    ‘We live in an extremely controlling society in which authority has disappeared … traditional authority is lapsing into brute force … and we ourselves must take the first steps towards creating a new social order.’ This was the trenchant diagnosis by Paul Verhaeghe at the end of his acclaimed book about identity, What About Me? Now he returns... more...

  • America's Digital Armyby Robertson Allen

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    America’s Digital Army is an ethnographic study of the link between interactive entertainment and military power, drawing on Robertson Allen’s fieldwork observing video game developers, military strategists, U.S. Army marketing agencies, and an array of defense contracting companies that worked to produce the official U.S. Army video game, America’s... more...

  • The Myth of Self-Relianceby Naohiko Omata

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    For many refugees, economic survival in refugee camps is extraordinarily difficult. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative research , this volume challenges the reputation of a 'self-reliant' model given to Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana and sheds light on considerable economic inequality between refugee households.By following the same refugee... more...

  • The Ethics of Knowledge Creationby Lisette Josephides; Anne Sigfrid Grønseth

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Anthropology lies at the heart of the human sciences, tackling questions having to do with the foundations, ethics, and deployment of the knowledge crucial to human lives. The Ethics of Knowledge Creation focuses on how knowledge is relationally created, how local knowledge can be transmuted into 'universal knowledge', and how the transaction and... more...

  • Azan on the Moonby Till Mostowlansky

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Azan on the Moon is an in-depth anthropological study of people’s lives along the Pamir Highway in eastern Tajikistan. Constructed in the 1930s in rugged high-altitude terrain, the road fundamentally altered the material and social fabric of this former Soviet outpost on the border with Afghanistan and China. The highway initially brought sentiments... more...

  • The Dance of Nurtureby Penny Van Esterik; Richard A. O'Connor

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Breastfeeding and child feeding at the center of nurturing practices, yet the work of nurture has escaped the scrutiny of medical and social scientists. Anthropology offers a powerful biocultural approach that examines how custom and culture interact to support nurturing practices. Our framework shows how the unique constitutions of mothers and infants... more...

  • Money in a Human Economyby Keith Hart

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    A human economy puts people first in emergent world society. Money is a human universal and now takes the divisive form of capitalism. This book addresses how to think about money (from Aristotle to the daily news and the sexual economy of luxury goods); its contemporary evolution (banking the unbanked and remittances in the South, cross-border investment... more...

  • Indigeneity and the Sacredby Fausto O. Sarmiento; Sarah Hitchner

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    This book presents current research in the political ecology of indigenous revival and its role in nature conservation in critical areas in the Americas. An important contribution to evolving studies on conservation of sacred natural sites (SNS), the book elucidates the complexity of development scenarios within cultural landscapes related to the... more...

  • Indigenous Tourismby Michelle Whitford; Lisa Ruhanen; Anna Carr

    Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 2017; US$ 55.00

    This volume presents a collection of unique case studies focusing on issues pertaining to indigenous tourism in two of the world’s recognised leading destinations for indigenous tourism planning and development. more...

  • Culture and Communicationby James M. Wilce

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 28.00

    This introductory textbook of culture and communication shows students how to use language as a tool to reveal cultural phenomena. more...