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Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture

by Marvin Harris

Cultural Materialism, published in 1979, was Marvin Harris's first full-length explication of the theory with which his work has been associated. While Harris has developed and modified some of his ideas over...

The Theory Primer: A Sociological Guide

by Mark A. Schneider

This book is a classical theory text aimed at teaching theorizing as a skill. After analyzing the process of theorizing into a set of simple steps, it shows how the theories of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Mead...

Forced to Flee: Human Rights and Human Wrongs in Refugee Homelands

by Van Peter W. Arsdale

Author Peter W. Van Arsdale presents first-hand fieldwork conducted over a 30-year span in six refugee homelands ranging from Sudan to Bosnia. This expert research bridges the emergent refugee and human rights...

Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico: Migration, Return Migration, and the Struggles of Incorporation

by Elizabeth M. Aranda

Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico is about Puerto Ricans' struggles of incorporation into U.S. society, and the conditions under which members of the Puerto Rican middle-class move back and forth between the...

War, Media, and Propaganda: A Global Perspective

by Nancy Snow, Yahya R. Kamalipour & Ben H. Bagdikian

This timely book presents a multifaceted look at war, media, and propaganda from international perspectives. Focusing on the media's role in global conflicts, prominent authors, journalists, scholars, and researchers...

Ecoviolence: Links Among Environment, Population, and Security

by Thomas Homer-Dixon & Jessica Blitt

Ecoviolence explores links between environmental scarcities of key renewable resources-such as cropland, fresh water, and forests-and violent rebellions, insurgencies, and ethnic clashes in developing countries....

Toward an Integrative Medicine: Merging Alternative Therapies with Biomedicine

by Hans A. Baer

This book chronicles the transformation of the holistic health movement as it increasingly influences the delivery of health care in America. He describes the battle for legitimacy by alternative therapeutic...

Understanding Inequality: The Intersection of Race/Ethnicity, Class, and Gender

by Barbara A. Arrighi, Judi Addelston & Derrick Bell

As the age of globalization and New Media unite disparate groups of people in new ways, the continual transformation and interconnections between ethnicity, class, and gender become increasingly complex. This...

Using Methods in the Field: A Practical Introduction and Casebook

by Victor C. de Munck & Elisa J. Sobo

Methods textbooks generally offer prescriptive advice on how to perform certain techniques, how to develop specific strategies, how to analyze your results. But, as all experienced ethnographers know, this fine-sounding...

Visual Anthropology: Essential Method and Theory

by Fadwa El Guindi

El Guindi provides a comprehensive guide to visual anthropology and the use of film in ethnographic research. She shows how visual media is now an accepted part of anthropological methodology, a vital tool that...

Religion in Philanthropic Organizations: Family, Friend, Foe?

by Thomas J. Davis

Religion in Philanthropic Organizations explores the tensions inherent in religious philanthropies across a variety of organizations and examines the effect assumptions about "professional, scientific, nonsectarian"...

Between Slavery and Freedom: Philosophy and American Slavery

by Jr., Howard McGary & Bill E. Lawson

Using the writings of slaves and former slaves, as well as commentaries on slavery, Between Slavery and Freedom explores the American slave experience to gain a better understanding of six moral and political...

Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary

by Krisztina Fehérváry

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous-the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits...

The Emergence of the Digital Humanities

by Steven E. Jones

The past decade has seen a profound shift in our collective understanding of the digital network. What was once understood to be a transcendent virtual reality is now experienced as a ubiquitous grid of data...

Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policies, 1933-1945

by Justus D. Doenecke & Mark A. Stoler

Franklin D. Roosevelt led the United States through some of the most dramatic and trying foreign and domestic episodes in its history. In Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policies, noted historians Justus...

Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge, and the United Nations in Cambodia

by Benny Widyono

This fascinating book recounts the remarkable tale of a career UN official caught in the turmoil of international and domestic politics swirling around Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. First as a...

The Time at Darwin's Reef: Poetic Explorations in Anthropology and History

by Ivan Brady

The Time at Darwin's Reef is primarily a book of storytelling through mixed genres-verse, prose, and painting. Brady's work is designed to draw out key dimensions of the poetics of anthropology and history embedded...

Why TV Is Not Our Fault: Television Programming, Viewers, and Who's Really in Control

by Eileen R. Meehan

This book dispels the myth that the television industry is just giving viewers the programming they want to see and, thus, we as viewers are "responsible" for the existence of shows like Fear Factor and yet...

Curating Archaeological Collections: From the Field to the Repository

by Terry S. Childs & Lynne P. Sullivan

Introduction to curation and preservation of archaeological materials.

Negotiating Bioethics: The Governance of UNESCO S Bioethics Programme

by Adèle Langlois

The sequencing of the entire human genome has opened up unprecedented possibilities for healthcare, but also ethical and social dilemmas about how these can be achieved, particularly in developing countries....