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Talking about People: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
Talking about People: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
by William A Haviland
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How do people learn and experience their culture? How do people make a living? What does it mean to be in a family? How do we make sense of peoples beliefs and ritual practices? In exploring questions such as these, this cultural anthropology reader... (read more)

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Anthropology
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Anthropology
by Kirk M Endicott
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This debate style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in anthropology. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading anthropologists and researchers, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their... (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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Learnability in Optimality Theory
Learnability in Optimality Theory
by Bruce Tesar
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Highlighting the close relationship between linguistic explanation and learnability, Bruce Tesar and Paul Smolensky examine the implications of Optimality Theory (OT) for language learnability. They show how the core principles of OT lead to the learning... (read more)

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Like People You See in a Dream: First Contact in Six Papuan Societies
Like People You See in a Dream: First Contact in Six Papuan Societies
by Edward Schieffelin
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This book is at once a detailed ethnographic and historical analysis of one of the final modern-day experiences of first-culture contact, a classic example of historical geography, and an extraordinary tale of exploration, imperialist arrogance, blood... (read more)

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Antique Drums of War
Antique Drums of War
by James H Mcrandle
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“ . . . a fascinating book. Well written, it is a blend of history, anthropology, ethology, sociology, archaeology, paleontology, psychology, mythology, philosophy, poetry and realism. McRandles purpose is to show that war is one of mankinds four... (read more)

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The Seam Line: Arab Workers and Jewish Managers in the Israeli Textile Industry
The Seam Line: Arab Workers and Jewish Managers in the Israeli Textile Industry
by Israel Drori
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Reconciliation of industrial production and social, political and gender conflicts in Israeli textile plants.... (read more)

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The Shaman's Doorway: Opening Imagination to Power and Myth
The Shaman's Doorway: Opening Imagination to Power and Myth
by Stephen Larsen
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The Shaman’s Doorway is one of the most significant and inspiring works on the relationship of shamanism to both the psyche and society. Drawing on his experience as a psychotherapist and his understanding of primordial shamanic traditions, Stephen... (read more)

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Language of the Land
Language of the Land
by James Stephenson
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At the age of twenty-two, James Stephenson arranged to spend a year living among the Hadzabe, the last hunters and gatherers still living a traditional life in Africa. He wanted to live their life, hunting what they hunted, eating what they ate... (read more)

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Agricultural Involution: Processes of Ecological Change Indonesia
Agricultural Involution: Processes of Ecological Change Indonesia
by Clifford Geertz
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"A remarkably interesting account of Indonesian agricultural history, primarily covering the period of Dutch control, from 1619 to 1942. Drawing on ecology, sociology, and economics, Geertz...provides an insightful and persuasive analysis."—The... (read more)

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Bushman Myth: The Making of a Namibian Underclass
Bushman Myth: The Making of a Namibian Underclass
by Robert J Gordon
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Images of the Bushman—from the innocent hero of the hit movie, The Gods Must Be Crazy, to “vermin” eradicated by the colonists, to the superhuman trackers conscripted by the South African Defense Forces, and the living embodiment of... (read more)

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Essentials of Anthropology (Rev 94 Edition)
Essentials of Anthropology (Rev 94 Edition)
by Research And Education Association Publishing Staff And Angrosino (ed.)
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REAs Essentials is an insightful series of practical and informative study guides covering nearly 100 subjects. Our Anthropology study guide is packed with student-friendly topic reviews that explain everything about Anthropology. Its a handy resource... (read more)

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International Bibliography of Anthropology
International Bibliography of Anthropology
by Jean Sykes
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IBSS is the essential tool for librarians, university departments, research institutions and any public or private institution whose work requires access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the social sciences.... (read more)

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One World, Many Cultures
One World, Many Cultures
by Stuart Hirschberg
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"A truly global, multicultural, and cross-cultural reader, One World, Many Cultures features 60 selections by major authors from 31 countries." The readings explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender, region, and nation, challenging... (read more)

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Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's
Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's
by John Naisbitt
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An invaluable guide to a rapidly changing world Nearly two decades have passed since thepublication of the groundbreaking national bestsellerMegatrends--and a remarkable number of itscontroversial prophecies have come to pass. Nowthe forecasters who... (read more)

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Anthropology
Anthropology
by Barcharts
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Defines the most important aspects of various forms of anthropology, including archeology, cultural and biological anthropology. For students studying anthropology; most helpful for those in introductory anthropology. 6-page laminated guide includes... (read more)

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Victims of the Miracle
Victims of the Miracle
by Shelton Davis
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The Brazilian government's effort to develop the immense Amazon region has created widespread controversy. Written in a clear, nonacademic style, Victims of the Miracle is the first in-depth account by an anthropologist of the social and environmental... (read more)

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Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon
Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon
by Patrick Tierney
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Thought to be the last "virgin" people, the Yanomami were considered the most savage and warlike tribe on earth, as well as one of the most remote, secreted in the jungles and highlands of the Venezuelan and Brazilian rainforest. Preeminent... (read more)

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The Hidden Dimension
The Hidden Dimension
by Edward T Hall
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An examination of various cultural concepts of space and how differences among them affect modern society. Introducing the science of "proxemics," Hall demonstrates how man's use of space can affect personal business relations, cross-cultural... (read more)

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Greener Pastures: Politics, Markets and Community Among a Migrant Pastoral People
Greener Pastures: Politics, Markets and Community Among a Migrant Pastoral People
by Arun Agrawal
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Social scientists theorizing about political economy and the allocation of resources have usually omitted migrant communities from their studies. In Greener Pastures Arun Agrawal uses the story of the Raikas, a little-known group of migrant shepherds in... (read more)

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