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Japanese Society
Japanese Society
by Chie Nakane
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"A brilliant wedding of 'national character' studies and analyses of small societies through the structural approach of British anthropology. One is of course reminded of Ruth Benedict's Chrysanthemum and the Sword which deals also with Japanese national... (read more)

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Human Adaptive Strategies : Ecology, Culture, and Politics (3RD 05 Edition)
Human Adaptive Strategies : Ecology, Culture, and Politics (3RD 05 Edition)
by Daniel Bates
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Based on Bates' Cultural Anthropology, this book provides a framework for analyzing cultures based on their economic systems. Cultural ecology is the study of human behavior and culture within an environmental context. It examines how humans adapt to... (read more)

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Sharing Our Worlds (08 Edition)
Sharing Our Worlds (08 Edition)
by Joy Hendry
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Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and the general public, and his influence had been... (read more)

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Anthropology of Religion (2ND 06 Edition)
Anthropology of Religion (2ND 06 Edition)
by Fiona Bowie
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The second edition of this popular introduction to the anthropology of religion now features new chapters on mythology and pilgrimage, as well as coverage of topics such as spirit possession and cargo cults. The volume: Introduces readers to the central... (read more)

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What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes
What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes
by Jonathan Marks
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An iconoclastic, witty and extremely readable' study of how science can uncover the mysteries of the relationship between humans and animals, and how much we take for granted in terms of what genetics can tell us about the evolutionary development of the... (read more)

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History and Theory in Anthropology (00 Edition)
History and Theory in Anthropology (00 Edition)
by Alan Barnard
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Overview of anthropological theory covering the historical contexts of the great debates.... (read more)

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Health and the Rise of Civilization (89 Edition)
Health and the Rise of Civilization (89 Edition)
by Mark Nathan Cohen
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Civilized nations popularly assume that 'primitive' societies are poor, ill, and malnourished and that progress through civilization automatically implies improved health. In this provocative book, Mark Nathan Cohen challenges this belief. Using findings... (read more)

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Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (94 Edition)
Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (94 Edition)
by Andrew Wallace-hadrill
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Few sources reveal the life of the ancient Romans as vividly as do the houses preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius. Wealthy Romans lavished resources on shaping their surroundings to impress their crowds of visitors. The fashions they set were taken up... (read more)

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In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an Out-Of-The-Way Place
In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an Out-Of-The-Way Place
by Anna Lowenhau Tsing
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"A loosely organized group of mountain people in southeastern Kalimantan ... [is the topic of Tsing's fieldwork in what is] perhaps the most detailed and certainly the most self-conscious examination of marginalization yet to appear."--New York Review of... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Rev 02 Edition)
Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Rev 02 Edition)
by Alan Barnard
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This is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. This work also covers key terms, ideas and people, thus eliminating the need to refer to... (read more)

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Evolution and Prehistory : Human Challenge (10TH 14 Edition)
Evolution and Prehistory : Human Challenge (10TH 14 Edition)
by William A. Haviland
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Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, Haviland, Walrath, Prins and McBride present evolution and prehistory in vivid, accessible terms, and demonstrate how the... (read more)

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No Bone Unturned: Inside the World of a Top Forensic Scientist and His Work on America's Most Notorious Crimes and Disasters
No Bone Unturned: Inside the World of a Top Forensic Scientist and His Work on America's Most Notorious Crimes and Disasters
by Jeff Benedict
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A curator for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Doug Owsley painstakingly rebuilds skeletons, helping to identify them and determine their cause of death. He has worked on several notorious cases -- from mass graves uncovered in Croatia to the... (read more)

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Anthropology of Media : Reader (02 Edition)
Anthropology of Media : Reader (02 Edition)
by Kelly Askew
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The Anthropology of Media: A ReaderBrings together key writings in the emergent field of the anthropology of media for the first timeIntegrates key themes in the anthropology of media by means of editorial commentaryExplores the theoretical issues that... (read more)

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Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
by Robert Wright
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"Exciting and intellectually stimulating?well-written, witty, and quite timely as we consider the challenges of our global, interconnected future."?The Philadelphia... (read more)

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Everyday Life in Traditional Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
Everyday Life in Traditional Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Charles J Dunn
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andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Everyday Life in Traditional Japanandlt;/iandgt; paints a vivid portrait of Tokugawa Japan, a time when contact with the outside world was deliberately avoided and the daily life of the different classes consolidated the... (read more)

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Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco (07 Edition)
Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco (07 Edition)
by Paul Rabinow
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In this landmark study, now celebrating thirty years in print, Paul Rabinow takes as his focus the fieldwork that anthropologists do. How valid is the process? To what extent do the cultural data become artifacts of the interaction between anthropologist... (read more)

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Introducing Cultural Anthropology (10 Edition)
Introducing Cultural Anthropology (10 Edition)
by Brian Howell
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What is the role of culture in human experience? This introductory cultural anthropology textbook helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. The book covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special... (read more)

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Outline of a Theory of Practice (Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology)
Outline of a Theory of Practice (Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology)
by Pierre Bourdieu
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A translation of the study in which Bourdieu develops the theory for his empirical work, based on fieldwork in Kabylia, Algeria.... (read more)

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Cassowary's Revenge (97 Edition)
Cassowary's Revenge (97 Edition)
by Donald Tuzin
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Donald Tuzin first studied the New Guinea village of Ilahita in 1972. When he returned many years later, he arrived in the aftermath of a startling event: the villages men voluntarily destroyed their secret cult that had allowed them to dominate women... (read more)

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Why We Love : the Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love (04 Edition)
Why We Love : the Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love (04 Edition)
by Helen Fisher
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"If you want flashes and particular experiences of romantic love, read novels. If you want to understand this central quality of human nature to its roots, read Why We Love." Edward O. Wilson In Why We Love, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a... (read more)

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