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  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life—and death—in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world’s poor is the most important human rights... more...

  • Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic Databy Margaret D. LeCompte; Jean J. Schensul

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 38.00

    Analysis and Interpretation of Ethnographic Data: A Mixed Methods Approach, Second Edition , is a comprehensive treatment of analysis strategies used in ethnographic research, addressing the “crunching” and manipulation of both qualitative and quantitative ethnographic data. more...

  • The Vulnerable Observerby Ruth Behar

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology,... more...

  • The Beau Mondeby Hannah Greig

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 23.99

    The story of the world's first fashion-obsessed society in eighteenth-century London - and the colourful tales of extravagance, vanity, intrigue, and sexual indiscretion that accompanied it more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 10.50

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told Youby Agustín Fuentes

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative Agustín Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race,... more...

  • Ancient Religions of the Austronesian Worldby Julian Baldick

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    Austronesia is the vast oceanic region which stretches from Madagascar to Taiwan to New Zealand. Encompassing both scattered archipelagos and major landmasses, Austronesia – derived from the Latin australis, ‘southern’, and Greek nesos, ‘island’ – is used primarily as a linguistic term, designating a family of languages spoken by peoples with a shared... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • North American Indians: A Very Short Introductionby Theda Perdue; Michael D. Green

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    This book begins with the emergence of peoples in North America and traces their stories to the beginning of the early twentieth-first century. The narrative rests on the premise that indigenous nations retain sovereign rights, and it explores the ways in which contests over those rights shaped their histories. more...

  • Methods, Theories, and Empirical Applications in the Social Sciencesby Samuel Salzborn; Eldad Davidov; Jost Reinecke

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 44.19

    The volume addresses major features in empirical social research from methodological and theoretical perspectives. Prominent researchers discuss central problems in empirical social research in a theory-driven way from political science, sociological or social-psychological points of view. These contributions focus on a renewed discussion of foundations... more...