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Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
by Thor Heyerdahl
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Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by... (read more)

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Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Leo R Chavez
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One of the few case studies of undocumented immigrants available, this insightful anthropological analysis humanizes a group of people too often reduced to statistics and stereotypes. The hardships of Hispanic migration are conveyed in the immigrants... (read more)

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Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
by Elizabeth Wa Fernea
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A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman.... (read more)

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The Sacred and Profane
The Sacred and Profane
by Mircea Eliade
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A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade   In The Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times... (read more)

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Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- And Cold-Climate Cultures
Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- And Cold-Climate Cultures
by Sarah A Lanier
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Author Sarah Lanier explains how cultures around the world can fit into two basic categories and how these categories differ. Whether you are a cross-cultural worker or simply live in a cross-cultural neighborhood, you'll find this book to be a valuable... (read more)

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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
by Isabel Fonseca
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After the revolutions of 1989, Isabel Fonseca lived and traveled with the Gypsies of Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia, Romainia, and Albania — listening to their stories and recording their attempts to become... (read more)

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Where the Spirits Dwell: An Odyssey in the Jungle of New Guinea
Where the Spirits Dwell: An Odyssey in the Jungle of New Guinea
by Tobias Schneebaum
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Tobias Schneebaum here tells the remarkable story of his four years among the Asmat of New Guinea, a jungle-dwelling people rumored to have killed Michael Rockefeller. Instead of ferocious cannibals, Schneebaum found a regal, gentle people who freely... (read more)

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Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan
Tuhami: Portrait of a Moroccan
by Vincent Crapanzano
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Tuhami is an illiterate Moroccan tilemaker who believes himself married to a camel-footed she-demon. A master of magic and a superb story-teller, Tuhami lives in a dank, windowless hovel near the kiln where he works. Nightly he suffers visitations from... (read more)

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Number Our Days (Touchstone Books)
Number Our Days (Touchstone Books)
by Barbara G Myerhoff
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When noted anthropologist Barbara Myerhoff received a grant to explore the process of aging, she decided to study some elderly Jews from Venice, California, rather than to report on a more exotic people. The story of the rituals and lives of these... (read more)

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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
by Jared Diamond
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The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of... (read more)

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Village in the Vaucluse 3RD Edition
Village in the Vaucluse 3RD Edition
by Laurence Wylie
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Laurence Wylie's remarkably warm and human account of life in the rural French village he calls Peyrane vividly depicts the villagers themselves within the framework of a systematic description of their culture. Since 1950, when Wylie began his study of... (read more)

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Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle
Intertwined Lives: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle
by Lois W Banner
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A uniquely revealing biography of two eminent twentieth century American women. Close friends for much of their lives, Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead met at Barnard College in 1922, when Mead was a student, Benedict a teacher. They became sexual... (read more)

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Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind
Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind
by Donald Johanson
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When Donald Johanson found a partial skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in a remote region of Ethiopia in 1974, a headline-making controversy was launched that continues on today.... (read more)

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Voyages and Beaches: Pacific Encounters, 1769-1840
Voyages and Beaches: Pacific Encounters, 1769-1840
by Alex Calder
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Writing from, and between, a variety of disciplines (history, anthropology, Maori Studies, literary criticism, law, cultural studies, art history, Pacific Studies), scholars from European, Polynesian, and Settler backgrounds show how the Pacific reveals... (read more)

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Overseas Research: A Practical Guide
Overseas Research: A Practical Guide
by Christopher Barrett
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Scholars and students engaged in overseas research projects often spend much of their time worrying about mundane details never reported in published research. In fact, the quality of scholarship often depends on the researcher's ability to navigate a... (read more)

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People of the Sierra
People of the Sierra
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The People of the Sierra presents an engrossing account of the social structure of a rural community in Andalusia, the mountainous region of southern Spain. The author applies the principles of social anthropology, without recourse to jargon, to... (read more)

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Picturing Casablanca
Picturing Casablanca
by Susan Ossman
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In Picturing Casablanca, Susan Ossman probes the shape and texture of mass images in Casablanca, from posters, films, and videotapes to elections, staged political spectacles, and changing rituals. In a fluid style that blends ethnographic narrative... (read more)

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Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius
Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius
by Colin Dickey
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The after-death stories of Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig Beethoven, Swedenborg, Sir Thomas Browne and many others have never before been told in such detail and vividness. Fully illustrated with some surprising images, this is a fascinating and... (read more)

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Fragments of Death, Fables of Identity: An Athenian Anthropography (New Directions in Anthropological Writing)
Fragments of Death, Fables of Identity: An Athenian Anthropography (New Directions in Anthropological Writing)
by Neni Panourgia
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A reference on all aspects of the regional and international conflict, focusing on the period since the adoption of the Palestinian partition plan in November 1947; the first Arab-Israeli War up to the Israel- PLO Declaration of Principles; and the... (read more)

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Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by John Monaghan
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"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's... (read more)

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