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  • Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolutionby Stephen Shennan

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    This volume offers an integrative approach to the application of evolutionary theory in studies of cultural transmission and social evolution and reveals the enormous range of ways in which Darwinian ideas can lead to productive empirical research, the touchstone of any worthwhile theoretical perspective. While many recent works on cultural evolution... more...

  • Man's Place in Natureby Thomas H. Huxley; Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 3.49

    Thomas H. Huxley was one of the first supporters of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, and he did more than any other writer to advance its acceptance among scientists and nonscientists alike. His most famous book, Man’s Place in Nature , published only five years after Darwin’s The Origin of Species , offers a compelling... more...

  • Your Pocket Is What Cures Youby Ellen E Foley

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    In the wake of structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and health reforms in the 1990s, the majority of sub-Saharan African governments spend less than ten dollars per capita on health annually, and many Africans have limited access to basic medical care. Using a community-level approach, anthropologist Ellen E. Foley analyzes the implementation... more...

  • The Taste for Knowledgeby Sylvie Fainzang; Hans Eimar Hem; Mette Bech Risør

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 27.72

    The Taste for Knowledge: Medical anthropology facing medical realities demonstrates how medical anthropology is becoming increasingly important in the fields of medical research and public health.The taste for knowledge is precisely what readers of this book will come to share with the authors, who examine some of the major issues in medical anthropology... more...

  • Childhood, Philosophy and Open Societyby Chi-Ming Lam

    Springer Singapore 2013; US$ 146.81

    This book develops a theory and practice of education from Karl Popper’s non-justificationist philosophy for promoting an open society, taking the form of an educational program for fostering critical thinking in children, especially in group discussion. more...

  • Scientists and Storytellersby Catherine Lavender

    University of New Mexico Press 2006; US$ 39.95 US$ 33.96

    The work of four early women ethnographers--Elsie Clews Parsons, Ruth Benedict, Gladys Reichard, and Ruth Underhill-- and their emphases on women's roles in Southwestern Indian cultures. more...

  • A Companion to Paleoanthropologyby David R. Begun

    Wiley 2012; US$ 219.95 US$ 197.95

    A Companion to Paleoanthropology presents a compendium of readings from leading scholars in the field that define our current knowledge of the major discoveries and developments in human origins and human evolution, tracing the fossil record from primate and hominid origins to the dispersal of modern humans across the globe. Represents an accessible... more...

  • The Anthropology of Performanceby Frank J. Korom

    Wiley 2013; US$ 55.95 US$ 50.36

    The Anthropology of Performance is an invaluable guide to this exciting and growing area.  This cutting-edge volume on the major advancements in performance studies presents the theories, methods, and practices of performance in cultures around the globe. Leading anthropologists describe the range of human expression through performance and... more...

  • Neanderthals in Walesby Stephen Aldhouse-Green; Rick Peterson; Elizabeth A. Walker

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 43.16

    The final publication of results of the excavations at Pontnewydd cave in north-east Wales has been eagerly awaited. The site was investigated as part of the Palaeolithic Settlement of Wales Research Programme, which has been responsible for transforming understanding of the nature of human settlement on the very margins of Eurasia by early Neanderthals.... more...

  • Bioarchaeology of East Asiaby Kate Pechenkina; Marc Oxenham

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 99.95 US$ 84.96

    Interprets human skeletal collections from a region where millets, rice, and several other important cereals were cultivated, leading to attendant forms of agricultural development that were accompanied by significant technological innovations. The contributors follow the diffusion of these advanced ideas to other parts of Asia, and unravel a maze... more...