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Anthropology

  • Devil behind the Mirrorby Steven Gregory

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In The Devil behind the Mirror , Steven Gregory provides a compelling and intimate account of the impact that transnational processes associated with globalization are having on the lives and livelihoods of people in the Dominican Republic. Grounded in ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the adjacent towns of Boca Chica and Andrés, Gregory's study... more...

  • Fantasies of Identificationby Ellen Samuels

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    In the mid-nineteenth-century United States, as it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between bodies understood as black, white, or Indian; able-bodied or disabled; and male or female, intense efforts emerged to define these identities as biologically distinct and scientifically verifiable in a literally marked body. Combining literary analysis,... more...

  • Walesby Jan Morris

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Jan Morris's magnificent book celebrates Wales and all things Welsh. Written as a deeply personal study, it reflects the rich bilingual literature and folklore of Wales, the buildings and wonderfully varied landscapes, the national character and humour, the historical predicaments and the political condition of this small but extraordinary country.... more...

  • Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updatedby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 31.00

    Kate Fox reveals the hidden rules of English behavior in this completely revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. more...

  • Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updatedby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Kate Fox reveals the hidden rules of English behavior in this completely revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. more...

  • How Do You Know?by Russell Hardin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    How do ordinary people come to know or believe what they do? We need an account of this process to help explain why people act as they do. You might think I am acting irrationally--against my interest or my purpose--until you realize that what you know and what I know differ significantly. My actions, given my knowledge, might make eminently good... more...

  • Sing the Rageby Sonali Chakravarti

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    What is the relationship between anger and justice, especially when so much of our moral education has taught us to value the impartial spectator, the cold distance of reason? In  Sing the Rage , Sonali Chakravarti wrestles with this question through a careful look at the emotionally charged South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which... more...

  • Time and the Otherby Johannes Fabian; Matti Bunzl

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Time and the Other is a classic work that upended the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind. Johannes Fabian challenges the assumption that anthropologists live in the “here and now,? that their objects live in the “there and... more...

  • Incest Avoidance and the Incest Taboosby Arthur Wolf

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Why do most people never have sex with close relatives? And why do they disapprove of other people doing so? Incest Avoidance and Incest Taboos investigates our human inclination to avoid incest and the powerful taboo against incest found in all societies. Both subjects stir strong feelings and vigorous arguments within and beyond academic circles.... more...

  • War! What Is It Good For?by Ian Morris

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society?for the better ?War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing,? says the famous song?but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer. In War! What Is It... more...