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  • Anthropology's Politicsby Lara Deeb; Jessica Winegar

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    U.S. involvement in the Middle East has brought the region into the media spotlight and made it a hot topic in American college classrooms. At the same time, anthropology?a discipline committed to on-the-ground research about everyday lives and social worlds?has increasingly been criticized as "useless" or "biased" by right-wing forces. What happens... more...

  • Violence and the Civilising Process in Cambodiaby Roderic Broadhurst; Thierry Bouhours; Brigitte Bouhours

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    Surveys violence in Cambodia from the nineteenth century to the present, testing the theories of Norbert Elias in a non-western context. more...

  • Strange and Secret Peoplesby Carole G. Silver

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 50.00

    Teeming with creatures - both real and imagined - this study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 7.99

    The Book of Tea discusses the impact of "Teaism" on all aspects of Japanese culture and life. Kakuzo elaborates on the relationship between tea ceremony and Zen and Taoism. He also talks about the tea masters and their contribution to the tea ceremony. Kakuzo spoke English from an early age, and so was able to make his writings accessible... more...

  • Talking Drums: Reading and Writing with African American Stories, Spirituals, and Multimedia Resourcesby Wanda Finnen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 32.00

    Through stories, spirituals, and recommended resource books, Finnen exposes students to the rich history and heritage of Africa and African Americans. Each chapter provides the teacher or librarian with beautifully told folktales that provide the basis for further exploration of the chapter's focus. This rich resource is ideal for language arts and... more...

  • Tales and Translationby Cay Dollerup

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    Dealing with the most translated work of German literature, the Tales of the brothers Grimm (1812-1815), this book discusses their history, notably in relation to Denmark and subsequently other nations from 1816 to 1986. The Danish intelligentsia responded enthusiastically to the tales and some were immediately translated into Danish by a nobleman... more...

  • Grimm Languageby Orrin W. Robinson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    Grimm Language addresses a number of issues in the Grimms? fairy tales from a (Germanic) linguist?s point of view. In sections dealing with the Grimms? use of regional dialect material, various grammatical constructions, and specific nouns and adjectives in their Children?s and Household Tales , the author argues that the Grimms were consciously... more...

  • Viking DNAby Stephen Harding; Mark Jobling; Turi King; Michael Wood

    Nottingham University Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Focusing on men from old families in England?s Wirral and West Lancashire regions, this survey traces the DNA of the local populace back to their Viking ancestors in order to determine the impact of past societies on their genetic make-up. Arguing that the areas exhibit many archaeological and historical features proving them to have had a clear... more...

  • The Ethnographic Self as Resourceby Peter Collins; Anselma Gallinat

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    It is commonly acknowledged that anthropologists use personal experiences to inform their writing. However, it is often assumed that only fieldwork experiences are relevant and that the personal appears only in the form of self-reflexivity. This book takes a step beyond anthropology at home and auto-ethnography and shows how anthropologists can... more...

  • The Body Beautifulby Dr Viren Swami; Professor Adrian Furnham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    In this volume, contributors from a range of perspectives - evolutionary psychology to anthropology, sociology to cognitive and motivational psychology - explore questions of what our attractiveness preferences are and why we find certain others physically attractive, offering a fresh perspective to understanding the perception of attractiveness. more...