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  • The Social Order of the Underworldby David Skarbek

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 26.99

    When most people think of prison gangs, they think of chaotic bands of violent, racist thugs. Few people think of gangs as sophisticated organizations (often with elaborate written constitutions) that regulate the prison black market, adjudicate conflicts, and strategically balance the competing demands of inmates, gang members, and correctional officers.... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2014; US$ 35.36

    100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens . How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws;... more...

  • Food and Cultureby Carole Counihan; Penny Van Esterik

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95

    The classic book that helped to define and legitimize the field of food and culture studies is now available, with major revisions, in a specially affordable e-book version (978-0-203-07975-1).? The third edition includes 40 original essays and reprints of previously published classics under 5 Sections: FOUNDATIONS, HEGEMONY AND DIFFERENCE,... more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Belonging Togetherby Patrick Sullivan

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    Belonging Together provides a unique overview of the trajectory of current Indigenous policy, with Sullivan advancing a new consolidated approach to Indigenous policy which moves beyond the debate over self-determination and assimilation. more...

  • Fossil Legends of the First Americansby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and... more...

  • Cheating Deathby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    To live forever is one of man's oldest aspirations--and it might be become a reality. With advances in medicine and new gene research, human life span could extend into hundreds of years. But is this life extension a good thing? "Cheating Death" examines every side of the dilemma of aging and longevity--from improvements in diet and medicine to the... more...

  • Social and Cultural Anthropologyby John Monaghan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 9.99

    This introduction to social and cultural anthropology combines an account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with examples of anthropologists at work. The book ends with an assessment of anthropology's current position and a look forward to its future. more...

  • Oldeholtwoldeby L. Johansen; D. Stapert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    The well-preserved archaeological site at Oldeholtwolde in the Netherlands was inhabited by a small group of people during the last Ice Age, some 13,000 years ago. This book focuses on the examination of the ca. 10.000 flint artefacts discovered at this ancient site, which have been subjected to modern approaches such as refitting and spatial analysis.... more...

  • Ethnographyby Harry F. Wolcott

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 33.99

    Harry Wolcott discusses the fundamental nature of ethnographic studies, offering important suggestions on improving and deepening research practices for both novice and expert researchers. more...