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  • Methodological Issues and Practices in Ethnographyby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 118.99

    What counts as ethnography and what counts as good ethnography are both highly contested. This volume presents a diversity of views on the issues and practices in ethnographic methodology. It does not try to present a single coherent view but, through its heterogeneity, illustrates the strengths and impact of the debate. more...

  • Choice in Economic Contextsby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 123.99

    Part of the "Research in Economic Anthropology" series, this work contains 12 original papers, nine empirical ethnographic studies and three theoretical essays - all linked by a common concern with economic choice in various social and cultural situations. more...

  • Racial Politics of Booker T. Washingtonby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 129.99

    Scholars have sought to understand the mystique surrounding Booker T Washington. He is an enigma and continues to be lauded by those who offer him and his ideas as a model for Black Progress. This volume aims to provide the reader with a wide inter-disciplinary landscape with which to assess Washington. more...

  • Margins of Faithby

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 36.00

    This volume documents the ethnographies of regionally distinct Dalit and tribal Christian communities, raising new arguments pertaining to the autonomy and distinct identity of these communities in adverse social set-ups. Stressing upon the plurality of identities, the essays reject the idea of determining these exclusively on the basis of religion.... more...

  • Letters From The Promised Landby

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 57.00

    H Arnold Barton has contributed to Letters from the Promised Land: Swedes in America, 1840- 1914 as an author.H. Arnold Barton, professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, is the author of "The Search for Ancestors: A Swedish-American Family Saga, "and "Scandinavia in the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1815.  more...

  • Economics of Health and Wellnessby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 123.99

    Focuses on the issue of health. This book concentrates on the identification and analysis of economic factors in the production of health and wellness. It consists of ten anthropological papers that explore the general theme of the economics of health and wellness in a variety of ways. more...

  • Participant Observationby Kathleen Musante (DeWalt); Billie R. DeWalt

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 43.50

    Qualitative research in such diverse areas as anthropology, sociology, education, nursing, and medical research draws on the insights gained through the use of participant observation for gaining greater understanding of phenomena from the point of view of participants. This book serves as a basic primer for the beginning researcher and as a useful... more...

  • Gendering Border Studiesby Jane Aaron; Henrice Altink; Chris Weedon

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    The study of borders has recently undergone significant transitions, reflecting changes in the functions of boundaries themselves, as the world political map has experienced transformations. In the interplay with other categories of difference like class, race, ethnicity, and religion, gender plays a major role in giving meaning to different forms... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Somaliaby Mohamed Abdullahi

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 64.00

    Somalia, the Horn of Africa nation, is finally recovering from recent wars and famine. Written by a native Somali, Culture and Customs of Somalia gives students and interested readers an in-depth look at the land and people, past and present. It is the only accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date general reference on this country. Somalia was... more...

  • Becoming Animalby David Abram

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    David Abram’s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous  has become a classic of environmental literature. Now he returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature.   As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in... more...