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- Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 8.74
Naked at Lunch is one man's cracklingly witty, compellingly odd and oddly life-affirming journey into the subculture of nudism. Celebrated journalist Mark Haskell Smith meets, and indeed joins, those shucking off social conventions by shucking off their clothes - he hikes bare-back in the alps with a naked rambler's society; he buys baguettes in... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
Omolade Adunbi investigates the myths behind competing claims to oil wealth in Nigeria?s Niger Delta. Looking at ownership of natural resources, oil extraction practices, government control over oil resources, and discourse about oil, Adunbi shows how symbolic claims have created an "oil citizenship." He explores the ways NGOs, militant groups, and... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; Not Available
This volume explores what phenomenology adds to the enterprise of anthropology, drawing on and contributing to a burgeoning field of social science research inspired by the phenomenological tradition in philosophy. Essays by leading scholars ground their discussions of theory and method in richly detailed ethnographic case studies. The contributors... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00
Fairy tales are supposed to be magical, surprising, and exhilarating, an enchanting counterpoint to everyday life that nonetheless helps us understand and deal with the anxieties of that life. Today, however, fairy tales are far from marvelous?in the hands of Hollywood, they have been stripped of their power, offering little but formulaic narratives... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00
Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In early civilizations?such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, and China?kings used elephants for royal sacrifice, spectacular hunts, public display of live captives, or the conspicuous consumption of ivory?all of them tending... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Within the last 50 years archaeologists have discovered that around the 10th century A.D., native southeastern peoples began a process of cultural change far more complex than anything that had occurred previously. These late prehistoric societies?known as Mississippian?have come to be regarded as chiefdoms.... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95
"An outstanding and innovative study on hunting, gardening, and love magic among the Aguaruna. . . . [It is] both highly useful ethnographically and an important contribution to the understanding of how a primitive culture conceptualizes its transactions with nature. The book touches on cosmology and religion as well as the ethnoecology of... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Investigations of skeletal remains from key archaeological sites reveal new data and offer insights on prehistoric life and health in the Southeast. The shift from foraging to farming had important health consequences for prehistoric peoples, but variations in health existed within communities that had made this transition. This new collection... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99
Explores and explains how the mysteries of everyday life?from conversations and observations through web browsing and popular culture?can become the basis of rich ethnography and deep cultural analysis. more...