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Anthropology

  • Food Healthby Janet Chrzan; John Brett

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Nutritional Anthropology and public health research and programming have employed similar methodologies for decades; many anthropologists are public health practitioners while many public health practitioners have been trained as medical or biological anthropologists. Recognizing such professional connections, this volume provides in-depth analysis... more...

  • Anthropology and Public Serviceby Jeremy MacClancy

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    These days an increasing number of social anthropologists do not find employment within academia. Rather, many find jobs with commercial organizations or in government, where they run research teams and create policy. These scholars provide a much-needed social dimension to government thinking and practice. Anthropology and Public Service shows... more...

  • Redescribing Relationsby Ashley Lebner

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Marilyn Strathern is among the most creative and celebrated contemporary anthropologists, and her work draws interest from across the humanities and social sciences. Redescribing Relations brings some of Strathern's most committed and renowned readers into conversation in her honour ? especially on themes she has rarely engaged. The volume not only... more...

  • Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practiceby Sarah Pink; Vaike Fors; Tom O'Dell

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Academics across the globe are being urged by universities and research councils to do research that impacts the world beyond academia. Yet to date there has been very little reflection amongst scholars and practitioners in these fields concerning the relationship between the theoretical and engaged practices that emerge through such forms of scholarship.... more...

  • Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutritionby Janet Chrzan; John Brett

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 84.00

    The dramatic increase in all things food in popular and academic fields during the last two decades has generated a diverse and dynamic set of approaches for understanding the complex relationships and interactions that determine how people eat and how diet affects culture.  These volumes offer a comprehensive reference for students and established... more...

  • Women of the Streetby Susan Dewey; Tonia St. Germain

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 25.50

    Explores encounters between those who make their living by engaging in street-based prostitution and the criminal justice and social service workers who try to curtail it     Working together every day, the lives of sex workers, police officers, public defenders, and social service providers are profoundly intertwined, yet their relationships... more...

  • The Girl at the Baggage Claimby Gish Jen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 26.95

    A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another. Is our mantra "To thine own self be true"? Or... more...

  • Shaping Taxpayersby Lotta Björklund Larsen

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    How do you make taxpayers comply? This ethnography offers a vivid, yet nuanced account of knowledge making at one of Sweden's most esteemed bureaucracies ? the Swedish Tax Agency. In its aim to collect taxes and minimize tax faults, the Agency mediates the application of tax law to ensure compliance and maintain legitimacy in society. This volume... more...

  • Marriage by Capture in the Book of Judgesby Katherine Southwood

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book explores the concepts of marriage, ethnicity, rape, and power in Judges 21 as means of ethnic preservation and exclusion. more...

  • Ethnic Capital in a Japanese Brazilian Communeby Nobuko Adachi

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 94.99

    This study is an anthropological examination of an ethnic Japanese diaspora community living in an agricultural commune in Brazil. It analyzes the group?s search for identity, its place in the ethnic politics of Brazil, and its connections to transnational economic networks. more...