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  • 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...

  • The Rights of Indians and Tribesby Stephen L. Pevar

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    The Rights of Indians and Tribes, 4th Edition addresses the most significant legal issues facing Indians and Indian tribes, including the regulation of non-Indians on reservations, definitions of important legal terms, Indian treaties, the Indian Civil Rights Act, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. more...

  • Situating Everyday Lifeby Sarah Pink

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 37.00

    A fresh, timely book from a rising star - this is an excellent resource for students and researchers of everyday life, activism and sustainability across the social sciences. It provides a useful theoretical and methodological framework for understanding everyday practices, and uses real world case-studies to bring it to life. more...

  • Symbols and Meaningby Mari Womack

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 32.99

    Womack illustrates the power of symbols in all human societies in her concise, easy-to-read overview of symbols and meaning. Her eclectic, anthropological approach makes Symbols and Meaning an accessible introduction for readers who want to learn more generally about meaning in human society. It is an essential introductory textbook for courses that... more...

  • The Social Life of Thingsby Arjun Appadurai

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The meaning that people attribute to things necessarily derives from human transactions and motivations, particularly from how those things are used and circulated. The contributors to this volume examine how things are sold and traded in a variety of social and cultural settings, both present and past. Focusing on culturally defined aspects of exchange... more...

  • Visual Intelligenceby Amy E. Herman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 28.00

    An engrossing, eye-opening guide to seeing?and communicating?more clearly, from the groundbreaking course that helps FBI agents, cops, CEOs, military Special Forces, ER docs, and others save money, reputations, and lives. Please note: this ebook contains full-color art reproductions and photographs, and color is at times essential to the observation... more...

  • One Riverby Wade Davis

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.00

    The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America?Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis?an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers... more...

  • The Story of the Human Bodyby Daniel Lieberman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    Story of the Human Body explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong. From an evolutionary perspective, if normal is defined as what most people have done for millions of years, then it's normal to walk and run 9 -15 kilometers a day to hunt and gather fresh food which is high in fibre, low in sugar, and barely processed. It's also normal... more...

  • Becoming Sinnersby Joel Robbins

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    In a world of swift and sweeping cultural transformations, few have seen changes as rapid and dramatic as those experienced by the Urapmin of Papua New Guinea in the last four decades. A remote people never directly "missionized," the Urapmin began in the 1960s to send young men to study with Baptist missionaries living among neighboring communities.... more...

  • Mutton Fishby Beryl Cruse; Liddy Stewart; Sue Norman

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 22.00

    This is the story of the Aboriginal people of the south coast of New South Wales as told through the metaphor of Haliotis (mutton fish or abalone). Haliotis is a subsistence food ? easy to find and harvest, rich in energy and accessible when the beaches are freely open to all. At times, the abalone story seems almost secondary to the fascinating picture... more...