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  • Race?by Ian Tattersall; Rob DeSalle

    Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Race has provided the rationale and excuse for some of the worst atrocities in human history. Yet, according to many biologists, physical anthropologists, and geneticists, there is no valid scientific justification for the concept of race. To be more precise, although there is clearly some physical basis for the variations that underlie perceptions... more...

  • Enforcing Orderby Didier Fassin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Most incidents of urban unrest in recent decades - including the riots in France, Britain and other Western countries - have followed lethal interactions between the youth and the police. Usually these take place in disadvantaged neighborhoods composed of working-class families of immigrant origin or belonging to ethnic minorities. These tragic events... more...

  • The Sociology of Ethnicityby Sinisa Malesevic

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 78.00

    Provides a coherent theoretical framework for the sociological analysis of ethnicity more...

  • North American Indiansby Theda Perdue; Michael D. Green

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today? Eminent historians Theda Perdue and Michael Green begin by... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • The History of Terrorismby Gérard Chaliand; Arnaud Blin

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    This authoritative work provides an essential perspective on terrorism by offering a rare opportunity for analysis and reflection at a time of ongoing violence, chilling threats, and renewed reprisals. In it, some of the best international specialists working on the subject today examine terrorism's long and complex history from antiquity to the present... 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...

  • Conceptualizing Cultural Hybridizationby Philipp Wolfgang Stockhammer

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    Within the context of globalization, cultural transformations are increasingly analyzed as hybridization processes. Hybridity itself, however, is often treated as a specifically post-colonial phenomenon. The contributors in this volume assume the historicity of transcultural flows and entanglements; they consider the resulting transformative powers... more...

  • Mensch.by Stefan Bayer; Volker Stümke

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 52.69

    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...

  • Handbuch der Anthropologieby Wolfgang Pleger

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 183.45

    Wolfgang Pleger bietet in diesem Handbuch eine kompakte, historisch-systematische Darstellung der wichtigsten anthropologischen Konzepte der europäischen Geschichte und thematisiert die problematische Situation des Menschen in der Welt. Wie etwa in der antiken und biblischen Mythologie, wo der Mensch als sterbliches Geschöpf Gottes gilt oder der materialistischen... more...