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Anthropology

  • How Gender Shapes the Worldby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This book focuses on how gender in its many guises - Linguistic, Natural, Social - is reflected in human languages, how it features in myths and metaphors, and the role it plays in human cognition. Examples are drawn from all over the world, with a special focus on Aikhenvald's extensive fieldwork in Amazonia and New Guinea. more...

  • Hawaiian Legends of Dreamsby Caren Loebel-Fried

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 21.99

    Moe?uhane, the Hawaiian word for dream, means "soul sleep." Hawaiians of old believed they communicated with ?auma-kua, their ancestral guardians, while sleeping, and this important relationship was sustained through dreaming. During "soul sleep," people received messages of guidance from the gods; romantic relationships blossomed; prophecies... more...

  • Figures of Buddhist Modernity in Asiaby Jeffrey Samuels; Justin Thomas McDaniel; Mark Michael Rowe

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    This book introduces contemporary Buddhists from across Asia and from various walks of life. Eschewing traditional hagiographies, the editors have collected sixty-six profiles of individuals who would be excluded from most Buddhist histories and ethnographies. In addition to monks and nuns, readers will encounter artists, psychologists, social workers,... more...

  • Economic Citizenshipby Amalia Sa'ar

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    With the spread of neoliberal projects, responsibility for the welfare of minority and poor citizens has shifted from states to local communities. Businesses, municipalities, grassroots activists, and state functionaries share in projects meant to help vulnerable populations become self-supportive. Ironically, such projects produce odd discursive... more...

  • Living on Thin Iceby Steven C. Dinero

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    The Gwich'in Natives of Arctic Village, Alaska, have experienced intense social and economic changes for more than a century. In the late 20th century, new transportation and communication technologies introduced radically new value systems; while some of these changes may be seen as socially beneficial, others suggest a weakening of what was once... more...

  • Made In Egyptby Leila Zaki Chakravarti

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    This ground-breaking ethnography of an export-orientated garment assembly factory in Egypt examines the dynamic relationships between its managers ? emergent Mubarak-bizniz (business) elites who are caught in an intensely competitive globalised supply chain ? and the local daily-life realities of their young, educated, and mixed-gender labour force.... more...

  • Creativity in Transitionby Svaš Maru&scaron ek; ka; Birgit Meyer

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    In an era of intensifying globalization and transnational connectivity, the dynamics of cultural production and the very notion of creativity is in transition. Exploring creative practices in various settings, the book does not only call attention to the spread of modernist discourses of creativity, from the colonial era to the current obsession with... more...

  • The State We're Inby Joanna Cook; Nicholas J. Long; Henrietta L. Moore

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    What makes people lose faith in democratic statecraft? The question seems an urgent one. In the first decades of the twenty-first century, citizens across the world have grown increasingly disillusioned with what was once a cherished ideal. Setting out an original theoretical model that explores the relations between democracy, subjectivity and sociality,... more...

  • Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeologyby Soren Blau; Douglas H. Ubelaker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    With contributions from 70 experienced practitioners from around the world, this second edition of the authoritative Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology provides a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. The book weaves together the discipline?s historical development; current field methods for... more...

  • Wohnräume als pädagogische Herausforderungby Hendrik Trescher

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    Hendrik Trescher zeigt, dass der Heimalltag von Menschen mit Behinderungen oftmals von Regulierung, Überwachung und asymmetrischen Abhängigkeitsverhältnissen geprägt ist. Er stellt fest, dass HeimbewohnerInnen vom Steuerungssystem der sogenannten Behindertenhilfe in ihrer persönlichen Handlungsökonomie und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung eingeengt werden,... more...