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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Burn on, Homo sapiens!by Kilian Mehl

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 37.84

    Erschöpfte Menschen, eine erschöpfte Gesellschaft und ein erschöpfter Planet führen zur Frage, ob wir noch zu retten sind oder das Ende unserer Wohlstandsgesellschaft absehbar ist. In bunten Essays und Erfahrungsberichten über die Menschen schildert und erklärt der Autor unser derzeitiges Verhalten. In modernen Gesellschaften mit Veränderungen der... more...

  • The Future of Indigenous Museumsby Nick Stanley

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95

    Indigenous museums and cultural centres have sprung up across the developing world, and particularly in the Southwest Pacific. They derive from a number of motives, ranging from the commercial to the cultural political (and many combine both). A close study of this phenomenon is not only valuable for museological practice but, as has been argued,... 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...

  • Twenty-Nine Livesby Tony Mayo

    Publish Green 2013; US$ 3.95

    This true narrative is an account of twenty-eight occasions during my life where I faced death. Each chapter chronicles a series of events in which I encountered near death situations, or was involved in something that could have easily led to my demise. After surviving each of these twenty-eight incidents, I felt as if I had been given another chance... more...

  • Folk-Tales of Kashmirby J. Hinton Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Bone Womanby Clea Koff

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65

    In the Spring of 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since the Second World War to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist, was one of sixteen scientists chosen by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal to go to Rwanda to unearth physical evidence of war crimes... more...