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  • The Forest Peopleby Colin Turnbull

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 9.99

    The bestselling, classic text on one anthropologist’s incredible experience living among the African Mbuti Pygmies, and what he learned from their culture, customs, and love of life. In this bestselling book, Colin Turnbull, a British cultural anthropologist, details the incredible Mbuti pygmy people and their love of the forest, and each other. Turnbull... 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...

  • Women with Mustaches and Men without Beardsby Afsaneh Najmabadi

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    Drawing from a rich array of visual and literary material from nineteenth-century Iran, this groundbreaking book rereads and rewrites the history of Iranian modernity through the lens of gender and sexuality. Peeling away notions of a rigid pre-modern Islamic gender system, Afsaneh Najmabadi provides a compelling demonstration of the centrality of... more...

  • The Terror Dreamby Susan Faludi

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 6.79

    From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash —an unflinching dissection of the mind of America after 9/11 In this most original examination of America's post-9/11 culture, Susan Faludi shines a light on the country's psychological response to the attacks on that terrible day. Turning her acute observational powers... more...

  • Reassessing Jewish Life in Medieval Europeby Robert Chazan

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Chazan argues that the challenges of life for Jews in medieval Western Christendom stimulated ingenuity, leading to later Jewish successes. more...

  • The Eurasian Miracleby Jack Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.66

    The idea of long-term European dominance is characteristic of most evolutionary theories of human culture and society in the nineteenth century. It was commonly believed that there was a natural progression from Antiquity through Feudalism to Capitalism which could not have taken place elsewhere. Today there are many who still believe that this progression... more...

  • Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodiesby Seth Holmes

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Holmes’s material is visceral... more...

  • Women and War in the Twentieth Centuryby Nicole A. Dombrowski

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 42.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Sociology Of Tasteby Jukka Gronow

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The modern society of consumption is a society of fashion. Fashion has extended its influence over various fields of social life and, together with taste, become central to our understanding of the inner dynamics of any modern society. The Sociology of Taste looks at the role of taste - or the aesthetic reflection - in society at large and in modern... more...

  • Sociology and Developmentby Tony Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...