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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...

  • 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...

  • The Chinese Mindby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A fascinating examination of contemporary Chinese culture, The Chinese Mind offers an informative, accessible look at the values, attitudes and behavior patterns of modern China?and their roots in the history of this ancient nation. This excellent overview of Chinese tradition, history and culture is perfect for the classroom, for tourists or outsiders... 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...

  • 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...

  • Japanby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Scholar and travel writer Lafcadio Hearn spent decades in Japan, eventually adopting it as his home country. Perhaps more than any other single writer, Hearn is responsible for documenting and interpreting Japan for Western audiences. In this engrossing volume, Hearn undertakes his most comprehensive comparative analysis of Japanese culture. more...

  • After Kinshipby Janet Carsten

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 29.00

    An approachable and original view of the past, present, and future of kinship in anthropology. more...