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Ways of Baloma Rethinking Magic and Kinship from the Trobriands by Mark S. Mosko, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro Ways of Baloma Rethinking Magic and Kinship from the Trobriands
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Bronislaw Malinowski's path-breaking research in the Trobriand Islands shaped much of modern anthropology's disciplinary paradigm. Yet many conundrums remain. For example, Malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procreation but had limited influence on their living...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Quantum Anthropology Man, Cultures, and Groups in a Quantum Perspective by Radek Trnka, Radmila Lorencova Quantum Anthropology Man, Cultures, and Groups in a Quantum Perspective
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Quantum Anthropology offers a fresh look at humans, cultures, and societies that builds on advances in the fields of quantum mechanics, quantum philosophy, and quantum consciousness. Radek Trnka and Radmila Lorencova have developed an inspiring theoretical framework that transcends the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Comfort of People by Daniel Miller The Comfort of People

At the end of life, our comfort lies mainly in relationships. In this book, Daniel Miller, one of the world's leading anthropologists, examines the social worlds of people suffering from terminal or long-term illness.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

The Comfort of People by Daniel Miller The Comfort of People

At the end of life, our comfort lies mainly in relationships. In this book, Daniel Miller, one of the world's leading anthropologists, examines the social worlds of people suffering from terminal or long-term illness.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

The Biopolitics of Beauty Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil by Alvaro Jarrin The Biopolitics of Beauty Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

The Biopolitics of Beauty examines how beauty became an aim of national health in Brazil. Based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, the author explains how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

The Biopolitics of Beauty Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil by Alvaro Jarrin The Biopolitics of Beauty Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

The Biopolitics of Beauty examines how beauty became an aim of national health in Brazil. Based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, the author explains how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

The Europeanization of Heritage and Memories in Poland and Sweden by Krzysztof Kowalski, Barbara Tornquist-Plewa The Europeanization of Heritage and Memories in Poland and Sweden
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This book attempts to describe and understand the processes which are at work in the Polish and Swedish contexts and lead to the construction of new, Europeanized representations of the past. It asks how the ongoing process of European political...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Owners of Kinship Asymmetrical Relations in Indigenous Amazonia by Luiz Costa, Janet Carsten The Owners of Kinship Asymmetrical Relations in Indigenous Amazonia
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The Owners of Kinship investigates how kinship in Indigenous Amazonia is derived from the asymmetrical relation between an owner and his or her dependents. Through a comprehensive ethnography of the Kanamari, Luiz Costa shows how this relationship is centered around...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

People Like Us by Sasha Gusov, Amanda Renshaw People Like Us
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What is it that makes us human? There are more than seven billion of us on the planet and we come in all different shapes and sizes, are born in different cultures and to different parents, but fundamentally we are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory by Matei Candea Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory

From the inception of the discipline in the 19th century, great ideas have always inspired and guided anthropologists when conducting their research amongst people all over the world. Such great ideas are born from the social and political contexts of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory by Matei Candea Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory

From the inception of the discipline in the 19th century, great ideas have always inspired and guided anthropologists when conducting their research amongst people all over the world. Such great ideas are born from the social and political contexts of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Secret of Our Success How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter by Joseph Henrich The Secret of Our Success How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter

Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human groups...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Think Like an Anthropologist by Matthew Engelke Think Like an Anthropologist

How does anthropology help us understand who we are?What can it tell us about culture, from Melanesia to the City of London? Why does it matter?For well over one hundred years, social and cultural anthropologists have traversed the world from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Language and Materiality Ethnographic and Theoretical Explorations by Jillian R. Cavanaugh Language and Materiality Ethnographic and Theoretical Explorations

Language and Materiality argues the importance of analyzing language use with an eye toward new materialisms, semiotics, and ideology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Mirror for Man The Relation of Anthropology to Modern Life by Clyde Kluckhohn Mirror for Man The Relation of Anthropology to Modern Life

While the world has undoubtedly been shrinking, at the same time it has grown more complex. The likelihood of culture clashes leading to outright conflict is high, perhaps higher than ever. As Andrea Smith convincingly argues in her new introduction...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

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Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia Emergent conditions, relations and prototypes by Yuk Wah (City University of Hong Kong) Chan Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia Emergent conditions, relations and prototypes

This book provides a glimpse into the different emergent borderland prototypes in East and Southeast Asia, with illustrative cases and discussions. Asia has contained a number of reactivated border zones since the end of the Cold War, borders which have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

A Cultural History of Animals and Their Meat Live, Die, Buy, Eat by Karen Lykke Syse, Kristian Bjorkdahl A Cultural History of Animals and Their Meat Live, Die, Buy, Eat
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Live, Die, Buy, Eat. These four words both summarize the production of meat in the modern world, and categorize the way in which we relate to animals and meat. In the past few years, controversies around meat have arisen around...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Leona Wood by Aisha Ali Leona Wood

Leona Wood is the first publication to present a comprehensive overview of the work of the noted contemporary Northwest artist, designer, illustrator, writer, dancer, and choreographer. She painted subjects from Middle Eastern dancers to still lifes, masked aristocrats to female...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Concept of Action by N. J. (University of Sydney) Enfield, Jack (University of Toronto) Sidnell The Concept of Action
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A new theory of human behaviour, with three core ingredients: language, interaction, and social accountability.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Deciphering the City by William A. Schwab Deciphering the City

Well-written and extremely topical, Deciphering the City efficiently deals with the large and small issues facing cities today. A focus on globalization's impact on the role of cities, an explicit mission to drive home the applied nature of urban studies...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

X-Rays, Spirits, and Witches Understanding Health and Illness in Ethnographic Context by Julian M. Murchison X-Rays, Spirits, and Witches Understanding Health and Illness in Ethnographic Context

This book provides a brief, to-the-point book that is grounded in ethnographic research, written expressly for use in medical anthropology courses-that is, structured to highlight concepts and issues typically examined in such classes and to make overt the connections between...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Concept of Action by N. J. (University of Sydney) Enfield, Jack (University of Toronto) Sidnell The Concept of Action
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A new theory of human behaviour, with three core ingredients: language, interaction, and social accountability.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

X-Rays, Spirits, and Witches Understanding Health and Illness in Ethnographic Context by Julian M. Murchison X-Rays, Spirits, and Witches Understanding Health and Illness in Ethnographic Context

This book provides a brief, to-the-point book that is grounded in ethnographic research, written expressly for use in medical anthropology courses-that is, structured to highlight concepts and issues typically examined in such classes and to make overt the connections between...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

On Secularization Towards a Revised General Theory by David Martin On Secularization Towards a Revised General Theory

'Secularization' has been hotly debated since it was first subjected to critical attention in the mid-sixties by David Martin, before he sketched a 'General Theory' in 1969. 'On Secularization' presents David Martin's reassessment of the key issues: with particular regard...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Capricious Borders Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct Between Greece and Turkey by Olga Demetriou Capricious Borders Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct Between Greece and Turkey

This study explores the mechanisms employed at the interstices of two opposing views on the presence of minority populations in western Thrace: the legalization of their status as etablis (established) and the failure to incorporate the minority in the Greek...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Voice of Prophecy And Other Essays by The Voice of Prophecy And Other Essays


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Anthropology of Sport Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics by Susan Brownell, Niko Besnier, Thomas F. Carter The Anthropology of Sport Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics
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Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil's stadiums or parks in China, on Cuba's baseball diamonds or rugby fields in Fiji, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy, bet...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Robo sapiens japanicus Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation by Jennifer Robertson Robo sapiens japanicus Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, and schools have become celebrated in the mass media and social media...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Lissa A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution by Sherine Hamdy, Coleman Nye, Sarula Bao, Caroline Brewer Lissa A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
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As Anna and Layla reckon with illness, risk, and loss in different ways, they learn the power of friendship and the importance of hope.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Vehicles Cars, Canoes, and Other Metaphors of Moral Imagination by David Lipset Vehicles Cars, Canoes, and Other Metaphors of Moral Imagination

On-the-ground vehicles offer themselves as rich metaphors for the moral imagination, for thinking about ethical dimensions of the social. Vehicles presents a collection of ethnographic essays on the metaphoric significance of vehicles in different cultures, from canoes in Papua New...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

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A Visual Narrative Concerning Curriculum, Girls, Photography Etc. by Hedy Bach A Visual Narrative Concerning Curriculum, Girls, Photography Etc.

This multi-genre book is a deconstructive project that reveals the elisions, blind spots, and loci within the complex web of daily life of four schoolgirls. The girls, who attend school and actively connect their learning to the study of art,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Inside the Third World Village by Petra Weyland Inside the Third World Village

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Pushbutton Psychiatry A Cultural History of Electric Shock Therapy in America, Updated Paperback Edition by Timothy W Kneeland Pushbutton Psychiatry A Cultural History of Electric Shock Therapy in America, Updated Paperback Edition

This volume uncovers the roots of electroshock in America, an outgrowth of western patriarchal medicine with primarily female patients. The authors trace the history of electroshock in the United States in three historic stages: from an enthusiastic reception in 1940,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

When a Baby Dies of SIDS The Parents' Grief and Search for Reason by Karen Martin When a Baby Dies of SIDS The Parents' Grief and Search for Reason

The cause of the number-one killer of apparently healthy infants between the ages of one week and one year?Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?continues to defy science. This cruel mystery intensifies an already painful experience for bereaved parents, who frequently blame...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Reciprocity and Redistribution in Andean Civilizations The 1969 Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures by John V. Murra Reciprocity and Redistribution in Andean Civilizations The 1969 Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures

John V. Murra's Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures, originally given in 1969, are the only major study of the Andean avenue towards civilization. Collected and published for the first time here, they offer a powerful and insistent perspective on the Andean...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Anthropology of Sustainability Beyond Development and Progress by Marc Brightman The Anthropology of Sustainability Beyond Development and Progress

This book compiles research from leading experts in the social, behavioral, and cultural dimensions of sustainability, as well as local and global understandings of the concept, and on lived practices around the world. It contains studies focusing on ways of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Private Oceans The Enclosure and Marketisation of the Seas by Fiona McCormack Private Oceans The Enclosure and Marketisation of the Seas

An anthropological study of the privatisation and political economy of modern fishing
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage by Helen Walasek, Amra Hadzimuhamedovic, Dr. Valery Perry, Tina Wik Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage
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The massive intentional destruction of cultural heritage during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War targeting a historically diverse identity provoked global condemnation and became a seminal marker in the discourse on cultural heritage. It prompted an urgent reassessment of how cultural property...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

Basic K'ichee' Grammar 38 Lessons by James L. Mondloch Basic K'ichee' Grammar 38 Lessons


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

Basic K'ichee' Grammar 38 Lessons by James L. Mondloch Basic K'ichee' Grammar 38 Lessons


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

China's Rise and the Chinese Overseas by Bernard Wong China's Rise and the Chinese Overseas

Since the 1978 opening up of China and her active engagement in economic reformation and modernization, China has become a truly global economic power. These developments have, consequently, had an impact on ethnic Chinese people living across the world. Traditionally,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Fish in the Bible: Psychosocial Analysis of Contemporary Meanings, Values, and Effects of Christian Symbolism by Carmen M. Cusack Fish in the Bible: Psychosocial Analysis of Contemporary Meanings, Values, and Effects of Christian Symbolism


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2017

Religions in Practice An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion by John R. (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) Bowen Religions in Practice An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion
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Religions in Practice provides a comprehensive and primarily theme-based overview for students of the anthropology of religion. Whilst covering traditional topics such as magic, witchcraft, and spiritual healing, the book addresses key contemporary subjects including migration, transnationalism, nationalism, secularism, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Religions in Practice An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion by John R. (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) Bowen Religions in Practice An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion
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Religions in Practice provides a comprehensive and primarily theme-based overview for students who are being introduced to the anthropology of religion. While covering traditional topics like magic, witchcraft, and spiritual healing, the book also addresses key contemporary subjects such as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Darwin and the Bible The Cultural Confrontation by Richard H. Robbins Darwin and the Bible The Cultural Confrontation

For courses in evolution, creationism or as a supplemental item in biology and/or biological anthropology courses.Darwin and the Bible helps readers to understand the nature, history and passions behind the debate over scientific and religious versions of creation and human...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

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