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  • 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...

  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • Dark Emuby Bruce Pascoe

    Magabala Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen... more...

  • Gender in World Historyby Peter N. Stearns

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    Covering societies from classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men, women, and gender roles when different cultural systems come into contact. The book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context. ... more...

  • The Book of Yokaiby Michael Dylan Foster

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga,... more...

  • Castles, A Very Peculiar Historyby Jacqueline Morley

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    Whether you're planning your first seige, building a fortress or just looking for a way to escape the peasants below, 'Castles: A Very Peculiar History' is full of tips, tricks and horror stories from the castle-building trade. We can't all match up to the combined beauty and danger of the Tower of London, but in this title you'll... more...

  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 16.99

    This essential volume explores the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. This eagerly awaited second edition includes substantial revisions, with important additions on new indigenous literature and... more...

  • Doing Ethnographyby Giampietro Gobo

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 66.00

    Doing Ethnography systematically describes the various phases of an ethnographic inquiry, provides numerous examples, and offers suggestions and advice for the novice ethnographer. Ethnography seeks to understand, describe, and explain the symbolic world lying beneath the social action of groups, organizations, and communities. This book clearly... more...

  • The Invention of Traditionby Eric Hobsbawm; Terence Ranger

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history. more...

  • Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspectiveby Ann McElroy; Patricia K Townsend

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Integrating biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, this premier teaching text for medical anthropology has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. more...