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  • The Corn Wolfby Michael Taussig

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    Collecting a decade of work from iconic anthropologist and writer Michael Taussig, The Corn Wolf pinpoints a moment of intellectual development for the master stylist, exemplifying the ?nervous system? approach to writing and truth that has characterized his trajectory. Pressured by the permanent state of emergency that imbues our times, this approach... more...

  • The Domesticated Penisby Loretta A. Cormier; Sharyn R. Jones

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Domesticated Penis challenges long-held assumptions that, in the development of Homo sapiens, form follows function alone. In this fascinating exploration, Loretta A. Cormier and Sharyn R. Jones explain the critical contribution that conscious female selection has made to the attributes of the modern male phallus.   Synthesizing a wealth... more...

  • 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...

  • Bodies and Lives in Ancient Americaby Debra L. Martin; Anna J. Osterholtz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human remains, as well as cultural and environmental data derived... more...

  • The Witchesby Stacy Schiff

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra , the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man... more...

  • The Real Planet of the Apesby David R. Begun

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage?such as dexterous hands and larger brains. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world?s leading paleoanthropologists,... more...

  • Sounding the Limits of Lifeby Stefan Helmreich; Sophia Roosth; Michele Friedner

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    What is life? What is water? What is sound? In Sounding the Limits of Life , anthropologist Stefan Helmreich investigates how contemporary scientists?biologists, oceanographers, and audio engineers?are redefining these crucial concepts. Life, water, and sound are phenomena at once empirical and abstract, material and formal, scientific and social.... more...

  • A Companion to Dental Anthropologyby Joel D. Irish; G. Richard Scott

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today Features... more...

  • Wiley-Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolutionby Bernard Wood

    Wiley 2015; US$ 149.95

    Not so long ago, all a student studying human evolution needed was a familiarity with the relatively sparse fossil record and what limited information there was about the context of the sites, a basic knowledge of gross anatomy and archeology, and an understanding of simple analytical methods. Times have changed. The fossil record has grown exponentially,... more...