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  • Cultural Histories of Sociabilities, Spaces and Mobilitiesby Colin Divall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    For the majority of us the opportunity to travel has never been greater, yet differences in mobility highlight inequalities that have wider social implications. Exploring how and why attitudes towards movement have evolved across generations, the case studies in this essay collection range from medieval to modern times and cover several continents. more...

  • Applications in Computing for Social Anthropologistsby Michael Fischer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    As increasing numbers of social anthropologists use a computer for wordprocessing, interest in other applications inevitably follows, Computer Applications in Social Anthropology covers research activities shared by all social anthropologists and introduces new methods for organizing and interpreting data. Lucidly written, and sympathetic to the particular... more...

  • The Admonishment of Vegetarian Great Auntby Saskia Eleonora Wieringa

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 10.50

    Great Aunt Reflections on Sexual and Gender Multiplicity and Culture Inaugural Lecture delivered on the appointment to the chair of Gender and Women's Same-Sex Relations Cross-culturally at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences more...

  • The Anthropology of Moralitiesby Monica Heintz

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Anthropologists have been keenly aware of the tension between cultural relativism and absolute norms, and nowhere has this been more acute than with regards to moral values. Can we study the Other's morality without applying our own normative judgments? How do social anthropologists keep both the distance required by science and the empathy required... more...

  • Understanding Cross-Cultural Psychologyby Pittu D Laungani

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 64.00

    This unique textbook eloquently introduces students to international perspectives on cross-cultural psychology (both Eastern and Western cultures), adopting a truly accessible narrative approach throughout. The main thrust of the book's content is to discuss the framework of culture, family structure, health, and bereavement. Intercultural interaction—and... more...

  • Experiments in Holismby Ton Otto; Nils Bubandt

    Wiley 2011; US$ 143.95 US$ 129.56

    Experiments in Holism : Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology presents a series of essays from leading anthropologists that critically reexamine the relevance of holism as a foundational tenet of anthropology, and its theoretical and methodological potential in today's world. Represents the first volume to consider the modern role... more...

  • Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practiceby Suneetha M. Subramanian; Balakrishna Pisupati

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 38.00

    Traditional knowledge (TK) has contributed immensely to shaping development and human well-being. Its influence spans a variety of sectors, including agriculture, health, education and governance. However, in today’s world, TK is increasingly underrepresented or under-utilized. Further, while the applicability of TK to human and environmental... more...

  • Cultural Anthropologyby John H. Bodley

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 74.00

    This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. It uniquely challenges students to consider the big questions about the nature of cultural systems. more...

  • Zur Aktualität von Victor W. Turnerby Peter J. Bräunlein

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 17.06

    Der Ethnologe Victor W. Turner (1920-1983) gehört zu den einflussreichsten Kulturwissenschaftlern der Nachkriegszeit. Zusammen mit Clifford Geertz und Mary Douglas steht Turner für den "interpretative turn" in den Humanwissenschaften. "Bedeutung" steht über "Funktion", "Kultur" über "Gesellschaft". Maßgeblich inspiriert von seiner Feldforschung bei... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropologyby Richard Fardon; Oliva Harris; Trevor H J Marchand; Cris Shore; Veronica Strang; Richard A Wilson; Mark Nuttall

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 220.00

    A contemporary, comprehensive upper level volume for postgraduates and researchers. Sponsored by the ASA and authored by leading global scholars, it is a landmark handbook in the field. more...