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  • Archaeological Human Remainsby Barra O?Donnabhain; María Cecilia Lozada Cerna

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This volume addresses the directions that studies of archaeological human remains have taken in a number of different countries, where attitudes range from widespread support to prohibition. Overlooked in many previous publications, this diversity in attitudes is examined through a variety of lenses, including academic origins, national identities,... more...

  • Moral Laboratoriesby Cheryl Mattingly

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Moral Laboratories is an engaging ethnography and a groundbreaking foray into the anthropology of morality. It takes us on a journey into the lives of African American families caring for children with serious chronic medical conditions, and it foregrounds the uncertainty that affects their struggles for a good life. Challenging depictions of moral... more...

  • The Art of Belongingby Hugh Mackay

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 25.45

    The Art of Belonging advances the argument put forward in Mackay's bestselling The Good Life : a 'good life' is not lived in isolation or in the pursuit of independent goals; a good life is lived at the heart of a thriving community, among people we trust, and within an environment of mutual respect. Drawing on 50 years' experience as a social... more...

  • Stigma »Indio«by Enrique Alcántara Granados

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 55.00

    Die universellen Erklärungsansprüche von Luhmanns Systemtheorie überprüft Enrique Alcántara Granados, indem er die Entstehung Indigener Exklusion in Mexiko untersucht. Er leistet dadurch einen alternativen Beitrag zu soziologischen Forschungen, die sich spezifisch mit den sozialen Phänomenen der Geschichte Mexikos im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert und im... more...

  • Transatlantic Caribbeanby Stefan Rinke; Ingrid Kummels; Claudia Rauhut; Birte Timm

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 55.00

    »Transatlantic Caribbean« widens the scope of research on the Caribbean by focusing on its transatlantic interrelations with North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa and by investigating long-term exchanges of people, practices and ideas. Based on innovative approaches and rich empirical research from anthropology, history and literary studies... more...

  • Care/Sorgeby Tatjana Thelen

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 46.00

    »Care« has moved increasingly into the focus of public debate in recent years. Against the background of German reunification, Tatjana Thelen combines this central theme with the construction, reproduction, and resolution of significant bonds - a key problem in social science theory. This lays the foundation for an innovative theory of care and introduces... more...

  • The Courage of ¦¦kabboby Janette Deacon; Pippa Skotnes

    University of Cape Town Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Just over a century ago, Specimens of Bushman Folklore first appeared in print. A project of Wilhelm Bleek, Lucy Lloyd, ||kabbo, Dia!kwain, and several of their kin, that book first brought the oral traditions of the |xam to the attention of the public. The Courage of ||kabbo is a collective testimony to the enduring value of the Bleek and Lloyd... more...

  • The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Editionby Richard Grossinger; Bernadette Mayer

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed, the stories we told ourselves about the universe and our place in it developed as well. In The Night Sky, Richard Grossinger traces those... more...

  • Caricaturing Culture in Indiaby Ritu Gairola Khanduri

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A highly original study of newspaper cartoons throughout India's history and culture, and their significance for the world today. more...