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Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People

by Jon Entine

Could our sense of who we are really turn on a sliver of DNA? In our multiethnic world, questions of individual identity are becoming increasingly unclear. Now in ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN bestselling author Jon Entine...


Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World

by Doug Saunders

Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will have absorbed...


Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, Biopolitics

by Stephen J. Collier

The Soviet Union created a unique form of urban modernity, developing institutions of social provisioning for hundreds of millions of people in small and medium-sized industrial cities spread across a vast territory....


Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research

by Margaret D. LeCompte & Jean J. Schensul

This first volume of the Ethnographer's Toolkit provides a practical, straightforward introduction to ethnography and ethnographic practice to the student and novice fieldworker.


The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

by Mary Helen Spooner

In her acclaimed book Soldiers in a Narrow Land, Mary Helen Spooner took us inside the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Carrying Chile's story up to the present, she now offers this vivid account of...


The Constructivist Moment: From Material Text to Cultural Poetics

by Barrett Watten

Provocative cultural readings of avant-garde literature and art.


Metal, Rock, and Jazz: Perception and the Phenomenology of Musical Experience

by Harris M. Berger

A lively comparison of musical meaning in Ohio's Jazz, metal, and hard rock scene.


Skull Wars Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity

by David H. Thomas

Centered on the lawsuit over Kennewick Man, this lively history illuminates one of the most contentious issues in science: the battle between archeologists and American Indians.


Civil Islam: Muslims and Democratization in Indonesia

by Robert W. Hefner

Civil Islam tells the story of Islam and democratization in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation. Challenging stereotypes of Islam as antagonistic to democracy, this study of courage and reformation...


Lost World: Rewriting Prehistory---How New Science Is Tracing

by Tom Koppel

For decades the issue seemed moot. The first settlers, we were told, were big-game hunters who arrived from Asia at the end of the Ice Age some 12,000 years ago, crossing a land bridge at the Bering Strait and...


Psychodynamic Therapy

by K Huprich

This book reintroduces psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory to the practice of clinical psychology in ways that are easily understandable, practical and immediate in their application, and supported empirically....


Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

by Kaeko Chiba

This book examines the complex relationship between gender and class among Japanese tea ceremony (chad?) practitioners in Japan; it argues that chad? has a cultural, economic, social and symbolic value and...


Indigenous Knowledge, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology

by Raymond Pierotti

Indigenous ways of understanding and interacting with the natural world are characterized as Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), which derives from emphasizing relationships and connections among species....


The Insecure American: How We Got Here and What We Should Do About It

by Catherine Besteman, Hugh Gusterson & Barbara Ehrenreich

Americans are feeling insecure. They are retreating to gated communities in record numbers, fearing for their jobs and their 401(k)s, nervous about their health insurance and their debt levels, worrying about...


Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

by H. Russell Bernard

Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ BernardOs unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students...


Kinship and Gender: An Introduction

by Linda Stone

An essential introduction to anthropological kinship and its intricate connections to cross-cultural issues of gender


Anthropologists in Arms: The Ethics of Military Anthropology

by Jr., George R. Lucas

Anthropologists in Arms traces the troubled history of social scientists' collaboration with national military, security, and intelligence organizations and analyzes the moral and ethical debates provoked by...


Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie & Ulrike Wöhr

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation-states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state...


Twentieth-Century America: The Intellectual and Cultural Context

by Douglas Tallack

The multi-volume Longman literature in English series aims to provide students of literature with a critical introduction to the major genres in their historical and cultural context. This book looks at cinema,...


A Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essays: [1944]

by Bronislaw Malinowski

Published, posthumously, this volume is both a summing up and a reformulation of Malinowski's functional theory of culture.