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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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The Annoying Difference: The Emergence of Danish Neonationalism, Neoracism, and Populism in the Post-1989 World
The Annoying Difference: The Emergence of Danish Neonationalism, Neoracism, and Populism in the Post-1989 World
by Peter Hervik
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The Muhammad cartoon crisis of 2005/06 caught the world by surprise as Denmark decided to ridicule, mug, and insult Muslims because they were Muslims. Through the methodologies of media anthropology, cultural studies, and communication studies, this book... (read more)

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Europe & the People Without History, with New Preface
Europe & the People Without History, with New Preface
by Eric R Wolf
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Eric R. Wolf (1923–1999) was Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Herbert H. Lehman College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York.... (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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A sociological study of life in provincial France, but vividly detailed, full of charming characters and funny anecdotes, and with prose as humane as the author's photographs. -- Publishers... (read more)

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A Seventh Man: A Book of Images and Words about the Experience of Migrant Workers in Europe
A Seventh Man: A Book of Images and Words about the Experience of Migrant Workers in Europe
by John Berger
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Why does the Western world look to migrant laborers to perform the most menial tasks? What compels people to leave their homes and accept this humiliating situation? In A Seventh Man, John Berger and Jean Mohr come to grips with what it is to be a... (read more)

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The Death Rituals of Rural Greece
The Death Rituals of Rural Greece
by Loring M Danforth
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This compelling text and dramatic photographic essay convey the emotional power of the death rituals of a small Greek village--the funeral, the singing of laments, the distribution of food, the daily visits to the graves, and especially the rite of... (read more)

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Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia
Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia
by Sindre Bangstad
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In late July 2011, Norway was struck by the worst terror attacks in its history. In a fertilizer-bomb attack on Government Headquarters in Oslo and a one-hour-long shooting spree at the Labour Party Youth Camp at Utøya, seventy-seven people... (read more)

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Firewalking and Religious Healing: The Anastenaria of Greece and the American Firewalking Movement (Princeton Modern Greek Studies)
Firewalking and Religious Healing: The Anastenaria of Greece and the American Firewalking Movement (Princeton Modern Greek Studies)
by Loring M Danforth
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"If the Saint calls you, if you have an open road, then you don't feel the fire as if it were your enemy," says one of the participants in the Anastenaria. This compelling work evokes and contrasts two forms of firewalking and religious healing: first... (read more)

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Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies
Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies
by Mikey Walsh
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An Eye-Opening Memoir of Growing Up Gypsy Mikey Walsh was born into a Romany Gypsy family. They live in a secluded community, and little is known about their way of life. After centuries of persecution, Gypsies are wary of outsiders, and if you choose... (read more)

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The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia
The Reindeer People: Living with Animals and Spirits in Siberia
by Piers Vitebsky
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Since the last Ice Age, the reindeer's extraordinary adaptation to cold has sustained human life over vast tracts of the earth's surface, providing meat, fur, and transport. Images carved into rocks and tattooed on the skin of mummies hint at ancient... (read more)

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People of the Sierra
People of the Sierra
by Julian Pitt Rivers
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Julian A. Pitt-Rivers (1919–2001) was a British social anthropologist and ethnographer of Andalusian and Mediterranean societies. ... (read more)

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Congo-Paris: Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law (African Issues)
Congo-Paris: Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law (African Issues)
by Janet Macgaffey
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Examines aspects of the informal economy operating between Central Africa and Paris and its role in the identity of the traders involved.... (read more)

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Occasions of Faith: An Anthropology of Irish Catholics (Series in Contemporary Ethnography)
Occasions of Faith: An Anthropology of Irish Catholics (Series in Contemporary Ethnography)
by Lawrence J Taylor
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Occasions of FaithAn Anthropology of Irish CatholicsLawrence J. TaylorDevotional "occasions" or experiences by Irish Catholics form the crux of this powerful, first book-length anthropological study of Irish Catholicism.Rich in ethnographical material... (read more)

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What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next? (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)
What Was Socialism, and What Comes Next? (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)
by Katherine Verdery
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Among the first anthropologists to work in Eastern Europe, Katherine Verdery had built up a significant base of ethnographic and historical expertise when the major political transformations in the region began to take place. In this collection of essays... (read more)

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Between Two Fires: Gypsy Performance and Romani Memory from Pushkin to Post-Socialism
Between Two Fires: Gypsy Performance and Romani Memory from Pushkin to Post-Socialism
by Alaina Lemon
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The gypsies of Russia and the part they have played in both Soviet and Post-Soviet society.... (read more)

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Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians
Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians
by Garth Cartwright
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First book on the extraordinary music of the gypsies of... (read more)

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Gypsy Girl. Rosie McKinley
Gypsy Girl. Rosie McKinley
by Rosie Mckinley
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Imagine being born into a world where communities are constantly on the move, but freedom is not a birthright. Rosie grew up traveling all over England and Ireland in her family's caravan. She had an idyllic childhood roaming fields and meadows with her... (read more)

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The Romani Gypsies
The Romani Gypsies
by Yaron Matras
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"Gypsies" have lived among Europeans since the Middle Ages. Yet Roms still seem exotic to Westerners, who often rely on fictional depictions for what they know, or think they know, about this much-misunderstood people. The Romani Gypsies challenges... (read more)

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Svinia in Black and White : Slovak Roma and Their Neighbours (05 Edition)
Svinia in Black and White : Slovak Roma and Their Neighbours (05 Edition)
by David Z. Scheffel
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Roma--or Gypsies as some people still call them--constitute Europe's largest, poorest, and most enigmatic minority. In spite of their centuries-long coexistence with mainstream Europeans, our picture of this people remains rooted in stereotypes and myths... (read more)

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Hegemonic Male: Masculinity in a Portuguese Town
Hegemonic Male: Masculinity in a Portuguese Town
by Miguel Vale Almeida
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Much revised and updated, this edition (last, 1990) first discusses the trend toward democracy in the face of inequitable income distribution, debt, and violence. The remainder of the volume consists of a country-by-country political analysis of Latin... (read more)

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