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Anthropology

  • Death and Resurrectionby Dennis J. Horton

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 30.00

    Dennis Horton highlights the shape and function of the death-and-resurrection motif by applying William Freedman's criteria of a literary motif to the Acts narrative. By analyzing the statements about death and resurrection together with the examples of this messianic pattern among the experiences of major and minor characters, the motif becomes... more...

  • My Soul Is in Haitiby Bertin Louis

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    In the Haitian diaspora, as in Haiti itself, the majority of Haitians have long practiced Catholicism or Vodou. However, Protestant forms of Christianity now flourish both in Haiti and beyond. In the Bahamas, where approximately one in five people are now Haitian-born or Haitian-descended, Protestantism has become the majority religion for immigrant... more...

  • Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Editionby Bruce Burgett; Glenn Hendler

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.25

    Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations... more...

  • Rank Hypocrisiesby Derek Sayer

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    A book that all HE academics and administrators will want to read. Derek Sayer has been involved in a well-publicized dispute with his employer, Lancaster University, about what he sees as irregularities in the REF process. In this scathing account, he not only criticizes the REF for discouraging innovation and harming staff morale, but also questions... more...

  • Violent Capitalism and Hybrid Identity in the Eastern Congoby Timothy Raeymaekers

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    This book analyses the radical political transformation of eastern Congo through the lens of cross-border risk management. more...

  • Ain't I a Womanby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move... more...

  • Consuming Ocean Islandby Katerina Martina Teaiwa

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mining stripped away the island's surface, the land was rendered uninhabitable, and the indigenous Banabans were relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji. Katerina... more...

  • A Coney Island Readerby Louis J. Parascandola; John Parascandola

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world?s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, E. E. Cummings, Djuna Barnes, Colson Whitehead, Robert Olen Butler, and Katie Roiphe—this anthology is the first to focus on the unique history... more...

  • Rural Women's Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Illiteracyby Gisele Maynard-Tucker

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Rural Women ? s Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Illiteracy examines the intimate lives of women in the developing world, their sexuality, and views on family planning and gender inequality. Providing insights on cultural traditions and understanding of modern medicine, it is essential for public health and anthropology scholars and practitioners.... more...

  • Regional Cultures and Mortality in Americaby Stephen J. Kunitz

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines how state government policies and their historic beginnings have present-day effects on their residents' political lives and on population health, especially for marginalized groups. more...