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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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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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Archaeology: Down To Earth (4TH 10 - Old Edition)
Archaeology: Down To Earth (4TH 10 - Old Edition)
by Robert L. Kelly
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This new brief edition pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names--David Hurst Thomas of the American Museum of Natural History and Robert L. Kelly of the University of Wyoming. The authors' passionate, down-to-earth introduction to archaeological... (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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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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Invitation To Anthropology (3RD 09 - Old Edition)
Invitation To Anthropology (3RD 09 - Old Edition)
by Luke E. Lassiter
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Lassiter's accessible introduction to anthropology encourages students to evaluate its relevance in our increasingly complex world. Part I focuses on the underlying assumptions and concepts that have driven anthropological theory and practice since its... (read more)

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Invitations To Love : Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal (01 Edition)
Invitations To Love : Literacy, Love Letters, and Social Change in Nepal (01 Edition)
by Laura M. Ahearn
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Invitations to Love provides a close examination of the dramatic shift away from arranged marriage and capture marriage toward elopement in the village of Junigau, Nepal. Laura M. Ahearn shows that young Nepalese people are applying their newly acquired... (read more)

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Cultural Anthropology (6TH 13 Edition)
Cultural Anthropology (6TH 13 Edition)
by Richard H. Robbins
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Learn anthropology within a strong active learning environment when you open Robbins' unique sixth edition. In a first of-of-its-kind problem-based format, this brief, cost-effective text presents a variety of questions focused on the most important... (read more)

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Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking (03 Edition)
Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking (03 Edition)
by Richard J. Perry
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This highly readable introduction discusses anthropological theory in a manner accessible to lay readers, yet does not oversimplify the material. Addresses five key concepts—evolution, culture, structure, function, and relativism&#8212... (read more)

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Purity and Danger : an Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (02 Edition)
Purity and Danger : an Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (02 Edition)
by Mary Douglas
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In "Purity and Danger" Mary Douglas identifies the concern for purity as a key theme at the heart of every society. In lively and lucid prose she explains its relevance for every reader by revealing its wide-ranging impact on our attitudes to society... (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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Talking About People : Readings in Cultural Anthropology (4TH 06 Edition)
Talking About People : Readings in Cultural Anthropology (4TH 06 Edition)
by William A. Haviland
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How do people learn and experience their culture? How do people make a living? What does it mean to be in a family? How do we make sense of peoples beliefs and ritual practices? In exploring questions such as these, this cultural anthropology reader... (read more)

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Cultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective
Cultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective
by Gary Ferraro
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Explore cultural anthropology in an applied and fascinating way with Gary Ferraro and Susan Andreatta's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE. This contemporary text is highly relevant to today's students and gives you all the key material you... (read more)

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History of Archaeological Thought (2ND 06 Edition)
History of Archaeological Thought (2ND 06 Edition)
by Bruce G. Trigger
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Bruce Trigger examines the history of archaeological thought from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective.... (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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This gripping portrait of the rapidly evolving socioeconomic life of Ladakh - the Western Himalayan land known as Little Tibet - offers crucial lessons in sustainable development as its people attempt to balance growth and technology with cultural values.... (read more)

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Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan
Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan
by Bruce Feiler
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Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small... (read more)

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Political Anthropology (3RD 03 Edition)
Political Anthropology (3RD 03 Edition)
by Ted C. Lewellen
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In the foreword to the first edition, renowned anthropologist, Victor Turner, wrote that this book was a succinct and lucid account of the sporadic growth of political anthropology over the past four decades . . . the introduction we have all been... (read more)

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Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
by Colin Renfrew
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This best-selling textbook on what archaeologists do and how they do it has now been completely revised. Structured according to the key questions that archaeologists ask themselves, it provides coverage of all the major developments in methods, science,... (read more)

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Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
by Conrad P. Kottak
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Written by a prominent scholar in the field, this concise, up-to-date introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics with contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients... (read more)

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Cultural Anthropology: the Human Challenge (14TH 14 Edition)
Cultural Anthropology: the Human Challenge (14TH 14 Edition)
by William A. Haviland
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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of... (read more)

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