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  • Anthropology of the Brainby Roger Bartra

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    A novel study on consciousness and the brain that places culture at the center of the analysis. more...

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    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The culture of twenty-first century America revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world. more...

  • Bücherdämmerungby Detlef Bluhm; Detlef Bluhm; Dietmar Dath; Jan Hegemann; Thomas Macho; Volker Oppmann; Elisabeth Ruge; Stephan Selle; Klaus Sielker; Katja Splichal

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 18.13

    Ob die vor uns liegende "Bücherdämmerung" als Morgen- oder Abenddämmerung zu bewerten sein wird, entscheidet sich in allernächster Zeit. Fest steht schon heute, dass die Digitalisierung einschneidende Veränderungen für die Verlagsbranche und den gesamten Buchmarkt mit sich bringen wird. Und die Umwälzungen treffen die Leser nicht minder.... more...

  • Doing Ethnography Todayby Elizabeth Campbell; Luke Eric Lassiter

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Doing Ethnography Today explores the methodologies and theories behind contemporary, collaborative ethnography and provides an opportunity to cultivate experience with included exercises. • Presents ethnography as creative and artful rather than analytical or technical • Emphasises the collaborative nature of ethnography • Structured... more...

  • Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropologyby H. Russell Bernard; Clarence C. Gravlee

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography; mixed methods and social survey research; and network and geospatial analysis. more...

  • Malinowski and the Work of Mythby Ivan Strenski

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942) was a wide-ranging thinker whose ideas affected almost every branch of the social sciences. And nowhere is this impact more evident or more persistent than on the study of myth, ritual, and religion. He articulated as never before or since a program of seeing myths as part of the functional, pragmatic, or performed... more...

  • Handbuch der Anthropologieby Wolfgang Pleger

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 72.74

    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...

  • Brunchby Farha Ternikar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. This volume examines and explores how brunch has evolved historically, developed cross-culturally, and claimed its place in popular culture.... 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...

  • Hacker Cultureby Douglas Thomas

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    Douglas Thomas provides an in-depth history of this important and fascinating subculture, contrasting mainstream images of hackers with a detailed firsthand account of the computer underground. more...