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Anthropology

  • Negotiating Respectby Brendan Jamal Thornton

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 69.95

    Negotiating Respect is an ethnographically rich investigation of Pentecostal Christianity--the Caribbean?s fastest growing religious movement--in the contemporary Dominican Republic. Within the context of urban poverty in a barrio of Villa Altagracia, Brendan Jamal Thornton considers the role of religious identity in the lives of young male churchgoers... more...

  • Early Inuit Studiesby Igor Krupnik

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 49.95

    This collection of 15 chronologically arranged papers is the first-ever definitive treatment of the intellectual history of Eskimology?known today as Inuit studies?the field of anthropology preoccupied with the origins, history, and culture of the Inuit people. The authors trace the growth and change in scholarship on the Inuit (Eskimo) people from... more...

  • Religion in the Kitchenby Elizabeth Pérez

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.00

    Before honey can be offered to the Afro-Cuban deity Ochún, it must be tasted, to prove to her that it is good. In African-inspired religions throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, such gestures instill the attitudes that turn participants into practitioners. Acquiring deep knowledge of the diets of the gods and ancestors constructs... more...

  • The Battle over Peleliuby Stephen C. Murray

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    The expansionist Japanese empire annexed the inhabited archipelago of Palau in 1914. The airbase built on Peleliu Island became a target for attack by the United States in World War II. The Battle over Peleliu offers an ethnographic study of how Palau and Peleliu were transformed by warring great powers and further explores how their conflict is... more...

  • Selling the Serengetiby Benjamin Gardner

    University of Georgia Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    Situating safari tourism within the discourses and practices of development, Selling the Serengeti examines the relationship between the Maasai people of northern Tanzania and the extraordinary influence of foreign-owned ecotourism and biggame- hunting companies. It looks at two major discourses and policies surrounding biodiversity conservation, the... more...

  • Vilfredo Paretoby Joseph Femia

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 225.00

    Including twenty-one classic essays, published during the past 70 years, this collection introduces the reader to the issues and controversies raised by Pareto's social and political thought. In his introduction Joseph V. Femia explains the importance of the essays, all of them written by distinguished experts in the field, and sketches out the ideas... more...

  • Violence Expressedby Maria Six-Hohenbalken; Nerina Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Violence Expressed explores the diverse expressions and manifestations through which the meaning of violent experiences and events is (re)produced. As language alone does not always suffice for the description of violence, this book focuses not only on the verbal and discursive expressions of violence, but also on the performative acts, material culture... more...

  • Urban Growth and Land Degradation in Developing Citiesby Roy Maconachie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The peri-urban interface in poor countries is frequently an area of great dynamism and a focus of competition for basic resources. In Nigeria, peri-urban livelihood strategies have become an increasingly important survival mechanism in the context of rapid urban growth. This book uses an innovative combination of methodologies from both the natural... more...

  • Urban Politics and Cultural Capitalby Ma Haili

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    This book tells the story of how a regional Chinese theatrical form, Shanghai Yue Opera, evolved from the all-male â??beggarâ??s songâ?? of the early twentieth century to become the largest all-female opera form in the nation, only to face increasing pressure to survive under Chinese political and economic reforms in the new millennium. Previous publications... more...

  • Beneath the Iceby Kenneth Steven

    Saraband 2016; US$ 10.19

    "A poetic voice of great sensitivity." " Alexander McCall Smith. Beneath the Ice tells the fascinating, often troubling, story of the Sami " the indigenous people of the Scandinavian Arctic. A proud and resilient people in an unforgiving yet stunningly beautiful northern wildscape, the Sami have carved out an existence rich in tradition, where the... more...