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Economies and Cultures : Foundations of Economic Anthropology (2ND 07 Edition)
Economies and Cultures : Foundations of Economic Anthropology (2ND 07 Edition)
by Richard R. Wilk
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More than any other anthropological subdiscipline, economic anthropology constantly questions and debates the practical motives of people as they go about their daily lives. Tracing the history of the dialog between anthropology and economics, Richard R.... (read more)

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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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The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History
The Great Cat Massacre: And Other Episodes in French Cultural History
by Robert Darnton
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When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730's held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in... (read more)

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Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology
Human Adaptability: An Introduction to Ecological Anthropology
by Emilio F Moran
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Designed to help students understand the multiple levels at which human populations respond to their surroundings, this essential text offers the most complete discussion of environmental, physiological, behavioral, and cultural adaptive strategies... (read more)

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Human Potential for Peace : Anthropological Challenge To Assumptions About War and Violence (05 Edition)
Human Potential for Peace : Anthropological Challenge To Assumptions About War and Violence (05 Edition)
by Douglas P. Fry
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In this captivating book, renowned anthropologist Douglas P. Fry shows how anthropology can provide unique insights into the nature of war and the potential for peace. Challenging the traditional view that humans are by nature primarily violent and... (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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Medicine, Rationality, and Experience : an Anthropological Perspective (94 Edition)
Medicine, Rationality, and Experience : an Anthropological Perspective (94 Edition)
by Byron J. Good
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Beyond Culture
Beyond Culture
by Edward T Hall
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Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
by Sidney Mintz
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"Shows how the intelligent analysis of the history of a single commodity can be used to pry open the history of an entire world of social relationships and human behavior."—The New York Review of Books.... (read more)

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Human Variation : Races, Types and Ethnic Groups (6TH 06 Edition)
Human Variation : Races, Types and Ethnic Groups (6TH 06 Edition)
by Stephen Molnar
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This classic introduction to human variation has been updated to include the issues and controversies facing the contemporary study of diversity. Covers the adaptation of complex traits; how the race concept shapes our perspective of health and disease;... (read more)

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Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
by Erving Goffman
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Visible Self: Global Perspectives... (4TH 15 Edition)
Visible Self: Global Perspectives... (4TH 15 Edition)
by Eicher
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Everywhere around the world, people make daily decisions about what to wear or how to dress. The Visible Self, 4th Edition, presents a systematic approach to analyzing daily rituals that we all share—not simply the act of putting on clothing... (read more)

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Social Suffering
Social Suffering
by Arthur Kleinman
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"Social suffering" takes in the human consequences of war, famine, depression, disease, tortureand#151;the whole assemblage of human problems that result from what political, economic, and institutional power does to peopleand#151;and also human... (read more)

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Grand Valley Dani: Peaceful Warriors (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Grand Valley Dani: Peaceful Warriors (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Karl Heider
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This case study examines an isolated tribe in Indonesia, West New Guinea, when tribe members were still using stone axes, bows, arrows and spears, up to more present times spanning 34 years (1961-1995). The author's long engagement with the Dani results... (read more)

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Politics and History in Band Societies
Politics and History in Band Societies
by Eleanor Leacock and Richard Lee
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The papers collected in this volume present important information on the history and culture of contemporary gathering and hunting peoples from Canada, India, Africa, Australia and the Philippines. The volume focuses on two themes: first, on the... (read more)

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Social Life of Things : Commodities in Cultural Perspective (86 Edition)
Social Life of Things : Commodities in Cultural Perspective (86 Edition)
by Arjun (ed.) Appadurai
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The contributors to this volume examine how things are sold and traded in a variety of social and cultural settings, both present and past. Bridging the disciplines of social history, cultural anthropology, and economics, the volume marks a major step in... (read more)

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Introduction To the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (08 - Old Edition)
Introduction To the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (08 - Old Edition)
by Kathryn Bard
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An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt is a comprehensive overview of Egyptian archaeology skillfully organized to guide the reader from Egypt's prehistoric past through the pharaonic dynasties and the Greco-Roman Period.... (read more)

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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
by Daniel C Dennett
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In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of andlt;Iandgt;The Boston Globeandlt;/Iandgt; calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of... (read more)

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Ancient Futures: Lessons From Ladakh for a Globalizing World (09 Edition)
Ancient Futures: Lessons From Ladakh for a Globalizing World (09 Edition)
by Helena Norberg-hodge
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A gripping portrait of the western Himalayan land sometimes known as “Little Tibet,” Ancient Futures opens with author Helena Norberg-Hodges first visit in 1975 to idyllic, preindustrial Ladakh. She then tracks the profound changes that... (read more)

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Savages and Civilization : Who Will Survive? (94 Edition)
Savages and Civilization : Who Will Survive? (94 Edition)
by Jack Weatherford
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In Indian Givers and Native Roots, renowned anthropologist Jack Weatherford opened the eyes of tens of thousands of readers to the clash between Native American and European cultures. Now, in his brilliant new book, Weatherford broadens his focus to... (read more)

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