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  • Reading Clocks, Alla Turcaby Avner Wishnitzer

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    Up until the end of the eighteenth century, the way Ottomans used their clocks conformed to the inner logic of their own temporal culture. However, this began to change rather dramatically during the nineteenth century, as the Ottoman Empire was increasingly assimilated into the European-dominated global economy and the project of modern state building... more...

  • Before Boasby Han F. Vermeulen

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 75.00

    The history of anthropology has been written from multiple viewpoints, often from perspectives of gender, nationality, theory, or politics. Before Boas delves deeper into issues concerning anthropology?s academic origins to present a groundbreaking study that reveals how ethnology and ethnography originated during the eighteenth rather than the... more...

  • Old Man's Storyby Bill Neidjie; Mark Lang

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Known as ?Old Man? in this book, Bill Neidjie wanted to record aspects of his life for a younger generation of Gagadju, to help them look after their country and remember its stories, as well as for balanda , or non-Aboriginal people. Bill is perhaps best known for being central to the opening up of his land, which led to the creation of the world... more...

  • Polygynyby Debra Majeed

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Debra Majeed sheds light on families whose form and function conflict with U.S. civil law. Polygyny?multiple-wife marriage?has steadily emerged as an alternative to the low numbers of marriageable African American men and the high number of female-led households in black America. This book features the voices of women who welcome polygyny, oppose... more...

  • Nature, Human Nature, and Human Differenceby Justin E. H. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    People have always been xenophobic, but an explicit philosophical and scientific view of human racial difference only began to emerge during the modern period. Why and how did this happen? Surveying a range of philosophical and natural-scientific texts, dating from the Spanish Renaissance to the German Enlightenment, Nature, Human Nature, and Human... more...

  • A Companion to Food in the Ancient Worldby John Wilkins; Robin Nadeau

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Food in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of the cultural aspects relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food and drink in antiquity. ? Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food in the ancient world ? Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution, preparation, and consumption... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropologyby Dr Pamela J Stewart; Professor Andrew Strathern

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 175.00

    This companion provides an indispensable overview of contemporary and classical issues in social and cultural anthropology. Although anthropology has expanded greatly over time in terms of the diversity of topics in which its practitioners engage, many of the broad themes and topics at the heart of anthropological thought remain perennially vital,... more...

  • Digesting Recipesby Susannah Worth

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Chapters become courses in this curious feast, exploring the form of the recipe from post-war to today. more...

  • See It, Cook Itby Oliver Brachat

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    If you?ve ever shown even the slightest interest in cooking, you?ve probably accumulated quite a wealth of cookbooks over the years—some that you probably haven?t even opened more than once or twice. This cookbook, however, is too useful to ever begin gathering dust in your home. With over 50 stunning photographs, just flipping through the pages... more...

  • Den Tod durchdringt das Lebenby Siegfried Johannes Schwemmer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Der Tod gehört zum Leben. Jeder Mensch muß sich mit ihm auseinandersetzen, er betrifft ihn in seiner ganzen Existenz.Wie gehen wir mit den Grenzen des Lebens um? Grenzerfahrungen sind emotional belastend. Sie können zu psychischen Reaktionen führen, Bilder und Vorstellungen wecken, grenzüberschreitende Erfahrungen hervorrufen und zu einer geistigen... more...