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  • Foreign Bodiesby Alphonso Lingis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Foreign Bodies analyzes how our culture elaborates for us the bodies we have by natural evolution. Calling on the new means contemporary thinkers have used to understand the body, Alphonso Lingis explores forms of power, pleasure and pain, and libidinal identity. The book contrasts the findings of theory with the practice of the body as formulated... more...

  • Hungarian Folktalesby Linda Degh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Folklore, Literature, and Cultural Theoryby Cathy L. Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Transatlantic Parallaxesby Anne Raulin; Susan Carol Rogers

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Anthropological inquiry developed around the study of the exotic. Now that we live in a world that seems increasingly familiar, putatively marked by a spreading sameness, anthropology must re-envision itself. The emergence of diverse national traditions in the discipline offers one intriguing path. This volume, the product of a novel encounter of... more...

  • Cinema of John Marshallby Jay Ruby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Uncoiling Pythonby Harold Scheub

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world?s leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores the ways in which oral traditions have served to combat and subvert colonial domination in South Africa. From the time colonial forces... more...

  • Childhood in a Sri Lankan Villageby Bambi L. Chapin

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village starts with a mystery: why do Sri Lankan children, normally rambunctious and demanding as toddlers, become uncannily compliant as they grow older? To answer this question, anthropologist Bambi Chapin spent over a decade tracking the development of children in a rural Sri Lankan village. What she learned gives us... more...

  • Anthropologyby Joy Hendry; Jane Urquhart

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.99

    In this illuminating tour of humanity, Joy Hendry and Simon Underdown reveal the origins of our species, and the fabric of human society, through the discipline of anthropology. Via fascinating case studies and discoveries, they unravel our understanding of human behaviours and beliefs, including how witchcraft has been used to justify misfortune,... more...

  • LEGO Studiesby Mark J.P. Wolf

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO has also become a medium into which a wide number... more...

  • Treasure Hunterby W.C. Jameson

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    W.C. Jameson was an active treasure hunter for more than fifty years. He has fallen from cliffs, had ropes break during climbs, been caught in mine shaft cave-ins, contended with flash floods, been shot at, watched men die, and had to deal with rattlesnakes, water moccasins, scorpions, and poisonous centipedes. He has fled for his life from park... more...