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  • Sitting Up With The Dead: A Storied Journey through the American Southby Pamela Petro

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Stories provide the connective tissue of the South. The intrepid Pamela Petro drives from the Carolinas to the Appalachians to the Atlantic seaboard, from Virginia's valleys to Louisiana's swamps to meet the mesmerizing guardians of its history: the storytellers, who often double as local, or national, treasures. A gifted listener, Petro records how... more...

  • Immer nur der Mensch?by Wolfgang Welsch

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 77.00

    Fast 25 Jahre nach seinem Bestseller ?Unsere postmoderne Moderne? legt Wolfgang Welsch eine neuartige und tiefer gehende Infragestellung der Moderne vor. Als zentral für die Moderne sieht er das anthropische Prinzip an: In allem ist vom Menschen auszugehen, alles ist auf den Menschen zu beziehen; der Mensch ist das Maß der Welt, die Welt ist Menschenwelt... more...

  • Folk Nationby Simon J. Bronner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the... more...

  • Visual Anthropologyby Fadwa El Guindi

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 31.99

    El Guindi provides a comprehensive guide to visual anthropology and the use of film in ethnographic research. She shows how visual media is now an accepted part of anthropological methodology, a vital tool that produces knowledge about the range of cultures and about culture itself. It is an excellent guide for ethnographic research, and for film and... more...

  • Man's Most Dangerous Mythby Ashley Montagu

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 35.99

    Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence. It presented a revolutionary theory for its time; breaking the link between genetics and culture, it argued that race is largely a social... more...

  • Bestattungby Lutz Friedrichs

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 11.35

    Die Bestattungskultur hat sich unverkennbar pluralisiert. Der Friedhof verliert seine Monopolstellung. In ungewisser Zeit sind Menschen auf der Suche nach Sinn und Trost. Sie suchen nach neuen Orten der Bestattung und persönlichen Formen der Trauerfeier. Auch in kirchlichen Trauerfeiern soll das »Lieblingslied« der Verstorbenen erklingen. Der aktiven... more...

  • Why Minorities Play or Don't Play Soccerby Kausik Bandyopadhyay

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has always remained a marker of identities of various sorts. Behind the façade of its obvious entertainment aspect, it has proved to be a perpetuating reflector of nationalism, ethnicity, community or communal identity, and cultural specificity. Naturally therefore, the game is a complex... more...

  • Borders and Orders in Central Asiaby Bernd Kuzmits

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 68.33

    Borders and Orders in Central Asia : Transactions and Attitudes between Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan more...

  • Totems and Teachersby Sydel Silverman

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 40.99

    This classic volume, edited by Sydel Silverman, presents the insiders' reflection of distinguished contemporary anthropologists on nine prominent figures who helped shape the discipline. This is one of few books that traces the theoretical development of anthropology through the lives of the well-known figures who have influenced its historical trajectory. more...

  • The Structural Study of Myth and Totemismby Edmund Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Designed to provoke controversy, the papers in this volume concentrate on two main themes: the study of myth and totemism. Starting with an English translation of La Geste d'Asdiwal, which is widely considered to be the most brilliant of all of Lévi-Strauss's shorter expositions of his technique of myth analysis, the volume also contains criticism... more...