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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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The Language of the Land: Living Among the Hadzabe in Africa
The Language of the Land: Living Among the Hadzabe in Africa
by James Stephenson
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At the age of twenty-two, James Stephenson arranged to spend a year living among the Hadzabe, the last hunters and gatherers still living a traditional life in Africa. He wanted to live their life, hunting what they hunted, eating what they ate... (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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Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: The Culture and History of a South African People
Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: The Culture and History of a South African People
by Jean Comaroff
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In this sophisticated study of power and resistance, Jean Comaroff analyzes the changing predicament of the Barolong boo Ratshidi, a people on the margins of the South African state. Like others on the fringes of the modern world system, the Tshidi... (read more)

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Aboriginal Men of High Degree: Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition
Aboriginal Men of High Degree: Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition
by A P Elkin
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The first book to reveal the secret and sacred practices of Aboriginal shamans, Aboriginal Men of High Degree presents an extraordinary series of rites by which the young Aboriginal male begins the degrees of shamanic initiation--each marked by its own... (read more)

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Extinct Humans
Extinct Humans
by Ian Tattersall
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Scientists have long envisioned the human “family tree” as a straight-line progression from the apelike australopithecines to the enigmatic Homo habilis to the famous Neanderthals, culminating in us, Homo sapiens. But this model is unlike the... (read more)

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Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Leo R Chavez
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One of the few case studies of undocumented immigrants available, this insightful anthropological analysis humanizes a group of people too often reduced to statistics and stereotypes. The hardships of Hispanic migration are conveyed in the immigrants... (read more)

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Mammals of Ungava and Labrador: The 1882-1884 Fieldnotes of Lucien M. Turner Together with Inuit and Innu Knowledge
Mammals of Ungava and Labrador: The 1882-1884 Fieldnotes of Lucien M. Turner Together with Inuit and Innu Knowledge
by Lucien M Turner
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Scott A. Heyes is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, Australia, and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center in the Department of Anthropology. Kristofer M. Helgen is... (read more)

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The Wizard of the Upper Amazon
The Wizard of the Upper Amazon
by F Bruce Lamb
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Wizard of the Upper Amazon is an extraordinary document of the life among a tribe of South American Indians at the beginning of the 20th century. For many readers, the most compelling sections of the book will be the descriptions of the use of... (read more)

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The Seam Line: Arab Workers and Jewish Managers in the Israeli Textile Industry
The Seam Line: Arab Workers and Jewish Managers in the Israeli Textile Industry
by Israel Drori
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Reconciliation of industrial production and social, political and gender conflicts in Israeli textile plants.... (read more)

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Clifford Geertz (Key Contemporary Thinkers)
Clifford Geertz (Key Contemporary Thinkers)
by Fred Inglis
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This is the first full-scale study of the work of Clifford Geertz, who is one of the best-known anthropologists in the world today. In a lively and accessible introduction to his work, Fred Inglis situates Geertz's thought in the context of his life and... (read more)

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Blood, Bones and Spirit: Aboriginal Christianity in an East Kimberley Town
Blood, Bones and Spirit: Aboriginal Christianity in an East Kimberley Town
by Heather Mcdonald
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This fascinating book examines the Aboriginal people's experiences of colonialism and postcolonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. It analyzes how Aboriginal people have appropriated Biblical stories of land inheritance, expansion, and loss in order... (read more)

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The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging: Life Course and Personal Destiny in Niger
The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging: Life Course and Personal Destiny in Niger
by Susan J Rasmussen
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The Tuareg in Africa understand aging in a way that is distinctly nonlinear -- a dimension of life they measure outside a chronological time frame. For the Tuareg, the life course of an individual is more important to the notion of age than the literal... (read more)

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Festival Elephants and the Myth of Global Poverty
Festival Elephants and the Myth of Global Poverty
by Glynn Cochrane
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Anthropology / International Development / Current Affairs   Where do all the millions of dollars of aid money go?   Drawing on his many years as a development anthropologist, Glynn Cochrane shows how the flashy “Festival Elephants”... (read more)

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Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel
Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel
by Elenore Smith Bowen
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A vivid and dramatic account of the experiences of an American anthropologist who lived with a primitive bush tribe in Africa.... (read more)

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Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice
Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice
by Catherine Bell
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In recent years the notion of ritual has emerged as an important focus for new forms of cultural analysis. Arguing that the concept of ritual is overdue for critical rethinking, Bell here offers a close theoretical analysis of the recent developments in... (read more)

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Origins of Anatomically Modern Humans (NATO Asi Series)
Origins of Anatomically Modern Humans (NATO Asi Series)
by Matthew H Nitecki
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This volume assembles a diverse group of researchers to analyze the anthropological and biological disagreements regarding the origins of humans. The difficulties of various positions are pointed out, and an attempt at resolution is made by a rigorous... (read more)

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Narratives of Human Evolution
Narratives of Human Evolution
by Misia Landau
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Landau analyzes classic texts on evolution by Darwin, Keith, and Eliot Smith, as well as more recent accounts by Dart, Robinson, Tobias, and Johanson, to reveal that they have a common narrative form based on the universal hero tale, an understanding of... (read more)

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A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning
A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning
by Ray Jackendoff
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Hailed as a "masterpiece" (Nature) and as "the most important book in the sciences of language to have appeared in many years" (Steven Pinker), Ray Jackendoff's Foundations of Language was widely acclaimed as a landmark work of scholarship that radically... (read more)

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Agricultural Involution: Processes of Ecological Change Indonesia
Agricultural Involution: Processes of Ecological Change Indonesia
by Clifford Geertz
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"A remarkably interesting account of Indonesian agricultural history, primarily covering the period of Dutch control, from 1619 to 1942. Drawing on ecology, sociology, and economics, Geertz...provides an insightful and persuasive analysis."—The... (read more)

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