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  • Surrendering to Utopiaby Mark Goodale

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    A broad and ambitious reexamination of anthropology's potential and obligation to transform human rights theory and practice. more...

  • Cities and the Shaping of Memory in the Ancient Near Eastby Ömür Harmansah

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    This book investigates the practice of constructing cities in the ancient Near East, bringing together architecture and cultural history. more...

  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...

  • No Shame in My Gameby Katherine S. Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game , Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care... more...

  • Alone Togetherby Sherry Turkle

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    A wake-up call from a cyber-expert: our use of technology is fueling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing between true human connection and digital communication more...

  • War before Civilizationby Lawrence H. Keeley

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 19.99

    The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized societies alone. Prehistoric warfare, according to this view, was little more than a ritualized... more...

  • Ed Geinby Chloe Castleden

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 1.01

    The story of the killer Ed Gein is one of the weirdest, most disturbing ever, one that has inspired horror stories as diverse as Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre . His crimes, which were committed in and around Plainfield, Wisconsin, included exhuming corpses from local graveyards and making trophies and keepsakes from their skin and bones.... more...

  • Perfectly Japaneseby Merry White

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years?the Meiji era and postwar period?to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families... 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...

  • The Scope Of Anthropologyby Laurent Dousset; Serge TcherkA©zoff

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Some of the most prominent social and cultural anthropologists have come together in this volume to discuss Maurice Godelier?s work. They explore and revisit some of the highly complex practices and structures social scientists encounter in their fieldwork. From the nature?culture debate to the fabrication of hereditary political systems, from transforming... more...