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Anthropology

  • Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourismby Donald C. Wood

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 124.95

    Volume 37 of REA features eleven original articles organized in four different sections, each focusing on a specific, popular and significant theme in economic anthropology: production, exchange, vending, and tourism. more...

  • Reclaiming Civilizationby Brendan Myers

    John Hunt Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    How civilization leads us to the meaning of life, not by discovery, but by invention. more...

  • Bilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Poetry, Music, and Narrativeby Norbert Francis

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    Bilingual and multicultural approaches to the study of literature and music give the most complete panorama of the problems related to understanding artistic ability and sensibility. Norbert Francis argues that poetic, narrative, and musical abilities are an intrinsic part of human nature. more...

  • Heritage and the Legacy of the Past in Contemporary Britainby Ryan Trimm

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together heritage studies and literary studies, this book examines heritage as a ubiquitous trope in contemporary Britain, a seemingly inescapable figure for relations to the past. Inheritance has been an important metaphor for characterizing cultural and political traditions since the 1970s, but one criticized for its conservatism and apparent... more...

  • iGenby Jean M. Twenge

    Atria Books 2017; US$ 27.00

    A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me . With generational divides wider than ever, parents,... more...

  • Religious Division and Social Conflictby Peggy Froerer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    This book is an ethnographic account of the emergence of Hindu nationalism in a tribal (adivasi) community in Chhattisgarh, central India. It is argued that the successful spread of Hindu nationalism in this area is due to the involvement of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a militant Hindu nationalist organization, in local affairs. While active... more...

  • Cultural Performanceby Kevin Landis; Suzanne Macaulay

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 29.41

    An introduction to the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of cultural performance, with case studies from a rich cross-section of academics offering a variety of ethnographic approaches to culture and performance. This unique collection presents a clear framework for studying the themes, methodologies and developments in cultural performance. more...

  • Historical Theory and Methods through Popular Music, 1970–2000by Kenneth L. Jr. Shonk; Daniel Robert McClure

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 158.71

    This book examines the post-1960s era of popular music in the Anglo-Black Atlantic through the prism of historical theory and methods. By using a series of case studies, this book mobilizes historical theory and methods to underline different expressions of alternative music functioning within a mainstream musical industry. Each chapter highlights... more...

  • Stimmungen und Atmosphärenby Larissa Pfaller; Basil Wiesse

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 26.69

    ​Unter dem Leitbegriff einer „Affektivität des Sozialen“ geht der vorliegende Sammelband den Phänomenen Stimmungen und Atmosphären nach, indem er theoretische Ansätze und empirische Analysen aus Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften ins Gespräch bringt. Insgesamt loten die im Band versammelten Beiträge aus, wie die allgegenwärtige Affektivität des Sozialen... more...

  • Memory as Colonial Capitalby Erica L. Johnson; Éloïse Brezault; Marianne Hirsch

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.13

    This volume examines the ways that writers from the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S. theorize and employ postcolonial memory in ways that expose or challenge colonial narratives of the past, and shows how memory assumes particular forms and values in post/colonial contexts in twenty and twenty-first-century works. The problem of contested memory and... more...