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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Once Upon a Quinceaneraby Julia Alvarez

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 12.99

    Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a ?phenomenal, indispensable? (USA Today) exploration of the Latina ?sweet fifteen? celebration, by the bestselling author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies The quinceañera , a celebration of a Latina girl?s fifteenth birthday, has become a uniquely... more...

  • Why White Kids Love Hip Hopby Bakari Kitwana

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 14.95

    Why White Kids Love Hip Hop addresses uncomfortable truths about America's level of comfort with black people and challenges preconceived notions of race. more...

  • 'Stony the Road' to Changeby Marilyn M. Thomas-Houston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00

    An anthropological study of issues within a Black community that affect social action, political participation, and social cohesion. more...

  • Becoming Sinnersby Joel Robbins

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Smell and the Ancient Sensesby Mark Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    From flowers and perfumes to urban sanitation and personal hygiene, smell?a sense that is simultaneously sublime and animalistic?has played a pivotal role in western culture and thought. Greek and Roman writers and thinkers lost no opportunity to connect the smells that bombarded their senses to the social, political and cultural status of the individuals... more...

  • Magicby Owen Davies

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Defining 'magic' is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all but loses its sense altogether. For this reason, many people often shy away from providing a detailed... more...

  • Mensch.by Stefan Bayer; Volker Stümke

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 52.73

    Hauptbeschreibung Das vorliegende Buch, entstanden im Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften an der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr, bietet dem Leser multidisziplinäre Zugänge zu verschiedenen Menschenbildern, die Überprüfung der jeweiligen Konzepte anhand realen menschlichen Verhaltens und abschließend den Bezug zur Bundeswehr. Die einzelnen Beiträge... more...

  • Menschenbilder im Wandel ihrer Aspekte: von Vernunft- zu Mischwesen.by Rolf Grawert

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 41.93

    Das Grundgesetz und die Menschenrechtskodifikationen gehen vom Menschen als einer Selbstverständlichkeit aus, wenn sie ihm eine Würde und das Recht zu leben zuschreiben. Die Ideen- und Rechtsgeschichte zeigen jedoch, dass Menschenbilder Ansichtssache sind. Seit der Renaissance und verstärkt während der Aufklärung haben die Vorstellungen, die Menschen... 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...