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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food... (read more)

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Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman
Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman
by Marjorie Shostak
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This classic paperback is available once again — and exclusively — from Harvard University Press. This book is the story of the life of Nisa, a member of the !Kung tribe of hunter-gatherers from southern Africa's Kalahari desert. Told in... (read more)

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World
Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World
by Ella Frances Sanders
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An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express the way sunlight filters through the... (read more)

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
by Charles C. Mann
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Charles C. Mann has pulled off an impressive feat — a scholarly, thorough work of history that's almost compulsively readable. In 1491, he summarizes and examines the last thirty years of research into the pre-Columbian Americas, and comes to some... (read more)

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Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
by Elizabeth Wa Fernea
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A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman.... (read more)

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Katun: A Twenty-Year Journey with the Maya (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Katun: A Twenty-Year Journey with the Maya (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Cindy L Hull
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The focus of this case study is the changing social and economic structure of the henequen zone in northwest Yucatan, Mexico, with special attention paid to women's economic participation. The henequen zone is unique in that it has been dominated by... (read more)

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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
by Jared Diamond
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The Development of an Extraordinary Species We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of... (read more)

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
by Jared Diamond
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The bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us? Most of us take for granted the... (read more)

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Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools: An Ethnographic Portrait
Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools: An Ethnographic Portrait
by Guadalupe Valdes
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This book presents a study of ten Mexican immigrant families, describing how such families go about the business of surviving and learning to succeed in a new world. Guadalupe Valdes examines what appears to be a disinterest in education by Mexican... (read more)

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Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace
Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace
by Dorinne K Kondo
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The ethnography of Japan is currently being reshaped by a new generation of Japanologists, and the present work certainly deserves a place in this body of literature. . . . The combination of utility with beauty makes Kondo's book required reading, for... (read more)

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Conformity and Conflict : Readings in Cultural Anthropology (13TH 09 - Old Edition)
Conformity and Conflict : Readings in Cultural Anthropology (13TH 09 - Old Edition)
by James W. Spradley Late
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An ideal complement to standard anthropology texts or as a stand-alone text/reader, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict continues to offer an in-depth look at anthropology as a powerful way to study human behavior and events.   The 37 articles... (read more)

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Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by John Monaghan
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"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's... (read more)

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People of Chaco: A Canyon and Its Culture
People of Chaco: A Canyon and Its Culture
by Kendrick Frazier
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In northwestern New Mexico's Chaco Canyon lies a spectacular array of ruins. Like Stonehenge, they are both a monument to our pre-history and a cryptic puzzle. We know that in Chaco Canyon, one thousand years ago, there arose among the Pueblo people a... (read more)

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Wizard of the Upper Amazon : the Story of Manuel Cordova-rios (74 Edition)
Wizard of the Upper Amazon : the Story of Manuel Cordova-rios (74 Edition)
by F. Bruce Lamb
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US"This is one of the three or four best books I have ever encountered." —Peter Warshall, The CoEvolution Quarterly "A rare glimpse of the private life of a Peruvian healer." —Andrew Weil, M.D., author of the The... (read more)

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Envisioning Power: Ideologies of Dominance and Crisis
Envisioning Power: Ideologies of Dominance and Crisis
by Eric R Wolf
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"The book reconceptualizes power and explores factors that allow it to take on extreme forms. The three case studies are simply superb, each the most profound and most interesting I have seen on each of these examples of power in excess."and#151;Robert B.... (read more)

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Slip of the Tongue: Talking about Language (Real World)
Slip of the Tongue: Talking about Language (Real World)
by Katie Haegele
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Slip of the Tongue is a love letter to words and the myriad and contradictory ways we use them. Author Katie Haegele is a respected memoirist who makes sense of the world around her by looking at the ways we use language: to communicate, to make art, and... (read more)

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Bollingen Series #0076: Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
Bollingen Series #0076: Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
by Mircea Eliade
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First published in 1951, Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian émigré--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986... (read more)

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Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa
Remotely Global: Village Modernity in West Africa
by Charles Piot
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AcknowledgmentsNote on Kabre Orthography1. Introduction2. History: From the Black Atlantic to the Banality of Power3. Exchange: Hierarchies of Value in an Economy of Desire4. Persons: Engendering Subjects, Spectacular Rituals5. Houses: Collapsing... (read more)

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Book of Peoples of the World: A Guide to Cultures
Book of Peoples of the World: A Guide to Cultures
by National Geographic
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As cultures and languages disappear from the Earth at a shocking rate, it becomes all the more urgent for us to know and value the worlds many ethnic identities. National Geographics Book of Peoples of the World propels that important quest with concern,... (read more)

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The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (Vintage)
The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (Vintage)
by Lewis Hyde
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This 25th anniversary edition returns to the seminal argument originally proposed by Hyde that states that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity.... (read more)

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