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  • Man's Most Dangerous Mythby Ashley Montagu

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 35.99

    Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence. It presented a revolutionary theory for its time; breaking the link between genetics and culture, it argued that race is largely a social... more...

  • Totems and Teachersby Sydel Silverman

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 40.99

    This classic volume, edited by Sydel Silverman, presents the insiders' reflection of distinguished contemporary anthropologists on nine prominent figures who helped shape the discipline. This is one of few books that traces the theoretical development of anthropology through the lives of the well-known figures who have influenced its historical trajectory. more...

  • Why Minorities Play or Don't Play Soccerby Kausik Bandyopadhyay

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has always remained a marker of identities of various sorts. Behind the fašade of its obvious entertainment aspect, it has proved to be a perpetuating reflector of nationalism, ethnicity, community or communal identity, and cultural specificity. Naturally therefore, the game is a complex... more...

  • Borders and Orders in Central Asiaby Bernd Kuzmits

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 68.33

    Borders and Orders in Central Asia : Transactions and Attitudes between Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan more...

  • The Structural Study of Myth and Totemismby Edmund Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Designed to provoke controversy, the papers in this volume concentrate on two main themes: the study of myth and totemism. Starting with an English translation of La Geste d'Asdiwal, which is widely considered to be the most brilliant of all of LÚvi-Strauss's shorter expositions of his technique of myth analysis, the volume also contains criticism... more...

  • Cheating Deathby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    To live forever is one of man's oldest aspirations--and it might be become a reality. With advances in medicine and new gene research, human life span could extend into hundreds of years. But is this life extension a good thing? "Cheating Death" examines every side of the dilemma of aging and longevity--from improvements in diet and medicine to the... more...

  • Folk-Tales of Kashmirby J. Hinton Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Bone Womanby Clea Koff

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    <p>In the Spring of 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since the Second World War to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later, Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist, was one of sixteen scientists chosen by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal to go to Rwanda to unearth physical evidence... more...

  • The Puzzle of Left-handednessby Rik Smits; Liz Waters

    Reaktion Books 2011; US$ 35.00

     Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama have both signed bills into law with their left hands. And being left-handed certainly did not hold back the artistic achievements of Michelangelo or Raphael. And the dexterous guitar playing of Jimmi Hendrix may only have been aided by his southpaw tendencies. Left-handedness, in fact, would appear to be no big... more...

  • Waitingby Ghassan Hage Hage

    Melbourne University Press 2009; US$ 33.32

    In this rich and insightful collection of essays, leading anthropologist Ghassan Hage brings together academics across political science, philosophy, anthropology and sociology for an examination into the experience of waiting. What is it to wait? What do we wait for? And how is waiting connected to the social worlds in which we live?From Beckett's... more...