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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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Leo R. Chavez was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico. His parents moved to the Los Angeles area in the early 1950s. He studied anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, receiving his B.A. in 1974. He then moved to Stanford University and... (read more)

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The Sambia: Ritual, Sexuality, and Change in Papua New Guinea (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
The Sambia: Ritual, Sexuality, and Change in Papua New Guinea (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Gilbert Herdt
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In this update of a case study of sexuality in the Sambia tribe of Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands, Herdt (human sexuality studies, San Francisco State U.) discusses changes in this Micronesian culture since his original fieldwork in the 1970s... (read more)

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Aboriginal Populations in the Mind: Race and Primitivity in Psychoanalysis
Aboriginal Populations in the Mind: Race and Primitivity in Psychoanalysis
by Celia Brickman
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Brickman, an American university academic whose affiliations are not provided, examines the question of how psychoanalysis configures racial difference, taking a post- colonial perspective to investigate some of the foundational texts of... (read more)

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Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship (CBC Massey Lectures)
Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship (CBC Massey Lectures)
by Adrienne Clarkson
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Never has the world experienced greater movement of peoples from one country to another, from one continent to another. These seismic shifts in population have brought huge challenges for all societies, particularly in the developed world. Do changes in... (read more)

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Interest & Emotion: Essays on the Study of Family & Kinship
Interest & Emotion: Essays on the Study of Family & Kinship
by Hans Medick
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Bringing together the work of anthropologists and historians, this volume, first published in 1984, challenges the notion that interests and emotions are polar opposites, and questions how far the history of the family in Europe and America can be... (read more)

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Color: Essays on Race, Family, and History (ND Afro/Amer Intellectual Heritage)
Color: Essays on Race, Family, and History (ND Afro/Amer Intellectual Heritage)
by Kenneth A Mcclane
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A cultural critic of extraordinary erudition, encyclopedic knowledge, and boundless curiosity, Ilan Stavans, an Ashkenazic Jew who grew up in Mexico, negotiates wildly varied topics as effortlessly and deftly as he manages the multiple perspectives of a... (read more)

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Samoan Planters: Tradition & Economic Development in Polynesia
Samoan Planters: Tradition & Economic Development in Polynesia
by J Tim Omeara
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Vignettes of villagers enliven this exploration into how traditional customs and values influence economic development among Samoan planters. Emphasis on research design and fieldwork combines with an intimate portrayal of a modern Polynesian nation in... (read more)

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Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures: Born in One World, Living in Another
Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures: Born in One World, Living in Another
by George Spindler
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In this volume, 15 case study authors write about culture change in today's diverse settings around the world. Each original article provides insight into the dynamics and meanings of change, as well as the effects of globalization at the local level.... (read more)

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Leviathans at the Gold Mine: Creating Indigenous and Corporate Actors in Papua New Guinea
Leviathans at the Gold Mine: Creating Indigenous and Corporate Actors in Papua New Guinea
by Alex Golub
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C. A. Gregoryandrsquo;s Gifts and Commodities is one of the undisputed classics of economic anthropology. On its publication in 1982, it spurred intense, ongoing debates about gifts and gifting, value, exchange, and the place of political economy in... (read more)

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Hawaiian Fishermen
Hawaiian Fishermen
by Edward W Glazier
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Ed Glazier earned his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2002 after years of involvement in applied anthropological research around the U.S. He is currently Research Director for the Pacific Islands Office of Impact Assessment, Inc. and... (read more)

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Introduction to Cultural Ecology
Introduction to Cultural Ecology
by Mark Q Sutton
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This unique book examines the role of pastoral psychotherapy as it relates to the individual, the community, and God, and describes the process of pastoral psychotherapy in detail. It identifies human healing as a mark of God's activity on earth, and... (read more)

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The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Richard B Lee
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Richard Lee (B.A. and M.A., University of Toronto; Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley) is a professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto and a member of the faculty of the Centre for International Health. He has held academic... (read more)

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Family and Work in Everyday Ethnography
Family and Work in Everyday Ethnography
by Tamara M Brown
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Family and Work in Everyday Ethnography exposes the intimate relationship between ethnographers as both family members and researchers. The contributors to this exciting volume question and problematize the “artificial divide” between work... (read more)

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Yanomamo 5TH Edition Case Studies in Cultural An
Yanomamo 5TH Edition Case Studies in Cultural An
by Napoleon A Chagnon
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Napoleon A. Chagnon was born the second of twelve children in Port Austin, Michigan, in 1938. He is married and has two children. He began his academic training at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (now called... (read more)

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Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences
Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences
by William Bascom
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George E. Marcus is a Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. ... (read more)

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Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village
Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village
by Ruth Behar
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The Description for this book, Santa Maria del Monte: The Presence of the Past in a Spanish Village, will be forthcoming.... (read more)

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Fusion of the Worlds: An Ethnography of Possession Among the Songhay of Niger
Fusion of the Worlds: An Ethnography of Possession Among the Songhay of Niger
by Paul Stoller
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Paul Stoller is a professor of anthropology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.... (read more)

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Nomads of South Persia: The Basseri Tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy
Nomads of South Persia: The Basseri Tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy
by Fedrik Barth
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Fishermen of South Thailand: The Malay Villagers
Fishermen of South Thailand: The Malay Villagers
by Thomas M Fraser
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Headman & I: Ambiguity & Ambivalence in the Fieldworking Experience
Headman & I: Ambiguity & Ambivalence in the Fieldworking Experience
by Jean Paul Dumont
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