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  • Agricultural Decision Makingby Peggy F. Barlett

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Agricultural Decision Making: Anthropological Contributions to Rural Development presents the impact of farmers' choices in agricultural production. This book discusses how individual decisions determine household profits and well-being, capital requirements, land use, and the adoption of technology. Organized into three parts encompassing 14 chapters,... more...

  • The Practice of Eatingby Alan Warde

    Wiley 2016; US$ 22.95

    This book reconstructs and extends sociological approaches to the understanding of food consumption. It identifies new ways to approach the explanation of food choice and it develops new concepts which will help reshape and reorient common understandings. Leading sociologist of food, Alan Warde, deals both with abstract issues about theories of practice... more...

  • Caravansby Scott Levi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 16.00

    Caravans tells the fascinating story of countless Punjabi Khatri merchants who built great business empires through their ingenuity and spirit of adventure. Operating during the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, these merchants risked everything and travelled across Afghanistan, Central Asia, Iran and Russia. They used sophisticated techniques... more...

  • PISAs fremde Kinderby Miriam Sitter

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 44.99

    Im Rahmen einer wissenssoziologischenDiskursanalyse arbeitet Miriam Sitter heraus, wie die anhaltenden Bezüge aufdie PISA-Studie dazu beitragen, Kinder mit Migrationshintergrund als Prototypenvon Bildungsbenachteiligungen zu konstituieren. Die Autorin zeigt, dass diekonstanten Verweise auf die ersten PISA-Ergebnisse zu einer Verfremdung von Migrantenkindernführen... more...

  • Homeby John S. Allen

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    Home is where the heart is. Security, comfort, even love, are all feelings that are centered on the humble abode. But what if there is more to the feeling of being at home? Neuroanthropologist John S. Allen believes that the human habitat is one of the most important products of human cognitive, technological, and cultural evolution over the past... more...

  • Muslimas und Muslime in Österreich im Migrationsstressby Paul M. Zulehner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 39.99

    In einer repräsentativen Studie untersucht Paul M. Zulehner den Modernisierungsstress in Bezug auf Freiheitsbewusstsein/Unterwerfungsbereitschaft, Geschlechterrollen, islamische Gläubigkeit, dem viele Muslime aus vormodernen Kulturen, die in westeuropäische Länder migrieren, ausgesetzt werden. Die Daten belegen, dass zumal jüngere Muslimas sich in... more...

  • 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...

  • The Love of Strangersby Nile Green

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In July 1815, six Iranian students arrived in London under the escort of their chaperone, Captain Joseph D?Arcy. Their mission was to master the modern sciences behind the rapid rise of Europe. Over the next four years, they lived both the low life and high life of Regency London, from being down and out after their abandonment by D?Arcy to charming... more...

  • Remembering the 1980 Turkish Military Coup d?Étatby Elifcan Karacan

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 49.99

    In her research studies, Elifcan Karacan shows the relation between trauma, violence and memory with a specific focus on the events considering the 1980 Military Coup d?État in Turkey. Based on collective memory theories and cultural trauma theories, the author focuses on the reconstruction of the past in present times and memory practices, such as... more...