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  • 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...

  • Modalities of Changeby James Wilkerson; Robert Parkin

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with... more...

  • Citizenship and Immigrationby Christian Joppke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    This incisive book provides a succinct overview of the new academic field of citizenship and immigration, as well as presenting a fresh and original argument about changing citizenship in our contemporary human rights era. Instead of being nationally resilient or in “postnational” decline, citizenship in Western states has continued... more...

  • Anthropology of Religion: The Basicsby James S Bielo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 24.95

    Anthropology of Religion: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introductory text organized around key issues that all anthropologists of religion face. This book uses a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples to address not only what is studied by anthropologists of religion, but how such studies are approached. It addresses questions... more...

  • Sex at Dawnby Christopher Ryan; Cacilda Jetha

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science?as well as religious and cultural institutions?has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and... more...

  • Cross-Cultural Psychologyby John W. Berry; Ype H. Poortinga; Seger M. Breugelmans; Athanasios Chasiotis; David L. Sam

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    Third edition of leading textbook offering an advanced overview of all major perspectives of research in cross-cultural psychology. more...

  • Treading Lightlyby Karl-Erik Sveiby; Tex Skuthorpe

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.72

    Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...

  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • Pastoralism and Development in Africaby Andy Catley; Jeremy Lind; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: to the changing climate, to environmental degradation, to overpopulation, to geopolitics and conflict, to aid agency failures, and more.... more...

  • Religious Architectureby Oskar Verkaaik

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 37.50

    Borrowing from a range of theories on spacemaking and material religion, and with contributions from anthropologists working in the United Kingdom, Mali, Brazil, Spain, and Italy, this fascinating and comprehensive study develops an anthropological perspective on modern religious architecture including mosques, churches, and synagogues. Religious... more...