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  • So, How Long Have You Been Native?by Alexis C. Bunten

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 26.95

    So, How Long Have You Been Native? is Alexis C. Bunten?s firsthand account of what it is like to work in the Alaska cultural tourism industry. An Alaska Native and anthropologist, she spent two seasons working for a tribally owned tourism business that markets the Tlingit culture in Sitka. Bunten?s narrative takes readers through the summer tour... more...

  • New Reproductive Technologies and Disembodimentby Carla Lam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    A rich exploration of birth appropriation in the West, New Reproductive Technologies and Disembodiment investigates the assimilation of women's embodied power into patriarchal systems of symbolism, culture and politics through the inversion of women's and men's reproductive roles. Contending that new reproductive technologies represent... more...

  • Riceby Francesca Bray; Peter A. Coclanis; Edda Fields-Black; Dagmar Schaefer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Rice is a first step toward a history of rice and its place in capitalism from global and comparative perspectives. more...

  • Costumeby Pravina Shukla

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart from everyday dress, costume marks the divide between ordinary and extraordinary settings and enables the wearer to project a different self... more...

  • Sex and Unisexby Jo B. Paoletti

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Notorious as much for its fashion as for its music, the 1960s and 1970s produced provocative fashion trends that reflected the rising wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution. In an era when gender stereotypes were questioned and dismantled, and when the feminist and gay rights movements were gaining momentum and a voice, the fashion industry... more...

  • Is Shame Necessary?by Jennifer Jacquet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

    An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform.   In cultures that champion the individual, guilt is advertised as the cornerstone of conscience. But while guilt holds individuals to personal standards, it is powerless in the face of corrupt institutions.... more...

  • Emergence and Diversity of Modern Human Behavior in Paleolithic Asiaby Yousuke Kaifu; Masami Izuho; Ted Goebel; Hiroyuki Sato; Akira Ono

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 130.00

    Despite the obvious geographic importance of eastern Asia in human migration, its discussion in the context of the emergence and dispersal of modern humans has been rare. Emergence and Diversity of Modern Human Behavior in Paleolithic Asia focuses long-overdue scholarly attention on this under-studied area of the world. Arising from a 2011 symposium... more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity?s creation and evolution?a #1 international bestseller?that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ?human.? One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet... more...

  • Autobiography of an Archiveby Nicholas B. Dirks

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The decades between 1970 and the end of the twentieth century saw the disciplines of history and anthropology draw closer together, with historians paying more attention to social and cultural factors and the significance of everyday experience in the study of the past. The people, rather than elite actors, became the focus of their inquiry, and anthropological... more...

  • Wiley Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolutionby Bernard Wood

    Wiley 2015; US$ 149.95

    Once upon a time, say 50 years ago, the only background you needed in order to appreciate what was known about human evolution was a familiarity with a relatively sparse hominid fossil record, what limited information there was about the context of the sites, some knowledge of gross anatomy and simple analytical methods, and an appreciation of general... more...