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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
by Christopher McDougall
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Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology (Myanthrolab)
Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology (Myanthrolab)
by James Spradley
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Demonstrate the nature of culture and its influence on people’s lives.   For over 40 years, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict has brought together original readings and cutting edge research alongside classic works as a powerful way to... (read more)

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Performing Afro-Cuba: Image, Voice, Spectacle in the Making of Race and History
Performing Afro-Cuba: Image, Voice, Spectacle in the Making of Race and History
by Kristina Wirtz
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Visitors to Cuba will notice that Afro-Cuban figures and references are everywhere: in popular music and folklore shows, paintings and dolls of Santería saints in airport shops, and even restaurants with plantation themes. In Performing Afro... (read more)

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Island: How Islands Transform the World
Island: How Islands Transform the World
by J. Edward Chamberlin
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Islands are everywhere—in the oceans of the world, in the seas and sounds, and on lakes and rivers inland—and they have been at the heart of our desires, and our fears, forever. *Island* tells the groundbreaking story of humans and islands... (read more)

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Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond (Oxford Ritual Studies)
Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond (Oxford Ritual Studies)
by Beatriz Caiuby Labate
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Beatriz Caiuby Labate and Clancy Cavnar offer an in-depth exploration of how Amerindian epistemology and ontology concerning indigenous shamanic rituals of the Amazon have spread to Western societies, and of how indigenous, mestizo, and cosmopolitan... (read more)

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A Prehistory of Western North America: The Impact of Uto-Aztecan Languages
A Prehistory of Western North America: The Impact of Uto-Aztecan Languages
by David Leedom Shaul
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This book offers a new approach to the use of linguistic data to reconstruct prehistory. The author shows how a well-studied language family--in this case Uto-Aztecan--can be used as an instrument for reconstructing prehistory.... (read more)

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Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District
Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District
by Mieka Brand Polanco
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In Historically Black, Mieka Brand Polanco examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical landscapes—and how... (read more)

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On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan
On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan
by Jamal Elias
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Illustrated with beautiful colour photos throughout, On Wings of Diesel takes us on a journey through the fascinating world of Pakistani truck decoration. Ornately adorned and considered as “moving art”, these trucks—veritable roving... (read more)

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Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition
Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition
by Devika Chawla
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The Indian Independence Act of 1947 granted India freedom from British rule, signaling the formal end of the British Raj in the subcontinent. This freedom, though, came at a price: partition, the division of the country into India and Pakistan, and the... (read more)

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Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone
Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone
by Susan Shepler
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Childhood Deployed examines the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Based on eighteen months of participant-observer ethnographic fieldwork and ten years of follow-up research, the book argues that there is a fundamental... (read more)

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The Political Biography of an Earthquake: Aftermath and Amnesia in Gujarat, India
The Political Biography of an Earthquake: Aftermath and Amnesia in Gujarat, India
by Edward Simpson
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For those so-minded, the aftermath of an earthquake presents opportunities to intervene. Thus, in Gujarat, following the disaster of 2001, leaders were deposed, proletariats created, religious fundamentalism incubated, the state restructured, and... (read more)

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The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
by Carlos Castaneda
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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick
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A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick... (read more)

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Foxfire 8 (Foxfire)
Foxfire 8 (Foxfire)
by Eliot Wigginton
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Southern folk pottery from pug mills, ash glazes, and groundhog kilns to face jugs, churns and roosters; mule swapping, chicken fighting, and more are included in this eighth volume.... (read more)

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Why Is Sex Fun? Evolution of Human Sexuality (97 Edition)
Why Is Sex Fun? Evolution of Human Sexuality (97 Edition)
by Jared M. Diamond
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To us humans the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be?Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying... (read more)

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California Series in Public Anthropology #27: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States
California Series in Public Anthropology #27: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States
by Seth M. Holmes, Ph.d., M.d.
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"In Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies, Seth Holmes offers up an important and captivating new ethnography, linking the structural violence inherent in the migrant labor system in the United States to the social processes by which it becomes normalized. Drawing... (read more)

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Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
by Natasha Dow Schull
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"A stunning portrayal of technology and the inner life. Searing, sobering, compelling: this is important, first-rate, accessible scholarship that should galvanize public conversation."--Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of... (read more)

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House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest
by Craig Childs
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In this landmark work on the Anasazi tribes of the Southwest, naturalist Craig Childs dives head on into the mysteries of this vanished people. The various tribes that made up the Anasazi people converged on Chaco Canyon (New Mexico) during the 11th... (read more)

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People of the Peyote: Huichol Indian History, Religion, and Survival
People of the Peyote: Huichol Indian History, Religion, and Survival
by Stacy B. (edt) Schaefer
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The first substantial study of a Mexican Indian society that more than any other has preserved much of its ancient way of life and religion.... (read more)

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Life and Death on MT. Everest : Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering (99 Edition)
Life and Death on MT. Everest : Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering (99 Edition)
by Sherry B. Ortner
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"Sherry Ortner's Life and Death on Mt. Everest is a stunning book: it is a probing ethnography of the strange, unequal relationship between 'sahibs' and Sherpas, a suggestive social history of the contemporary leisure class, and a powerful, often painful... (read more)

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