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Caravan of Martyrs

by David B. Edwards

What compels a person to strap a vest loaded with explosives onto his body and blow himself up in a crowded street? Scholars have answered this question by focusing on the pathology of the “terrorist mind”...

Moving by the Spirit

by Naomi Haynes

Drawing on two years of ethnographic research, Naomi Haynes explores Pentecostal Christianity in the kind of community where it often flourishes: a densely populated neighborhood in the heart of an extraction...

Disruptive Fixation

by Christo Sims

In New York City in 2009, a new kind of public school opened its doors to its inaugural class of middle schoolers. Conceived by a team of game designers and progressive educational reformers and backed by prominent...

The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

by Agustín| Fuentes

A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans...

Visualising Facebook

by Daniel Miller & Jolynna Sinanan

Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book represents the first attempt to analyse the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. It includes hundreds...

A Diagram for Fire

by Jon Bialecki

What is the work that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How can miracles be unanticipated and yet worked for? And finally, what do miracles tell us about other kinds of Christianity and even...

The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth about Men and Women in the 21st Century

by Stephen Marche & Sarah Fulford

In response to books such as Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business, cultural commentator Stephen Marche examines the status of male-female relations in the twenty-first century—with the help of his...

Origini - XXXVI

by Lorna Anguilano, Francesca Balossi Restelli, Baruch Brandl & Salvatore Chilardi et al.


The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap

by Gish Jen

A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business.


Unorthodox Kin

by Naomi Leite

Unorthodox Kin is a groundbreaking exploration of identity, relatedness, and belonging in the context of profound global interconnection. Naomi Leite paints a poignant and graceful portrait of Portugal's urban...

The Sound of Navajo Country

by Kristina M. Jacobsen

In this ethnography of Navajo (Diné) popular music culture, Kristina M. Jacobsen examines questions of Indigenous identity and performance by focusing on the surprising and vibrant Navajo country music scene....

Us, Relatives

by Nurit Bird-David

Anthropologists have long looked to forager-cultivator cultures for insights into human lifeways. But they have often not been attentive enough to locals’ horizons of concern and to the enormous disparity...

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

by Bill Schutt

“A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world.”...

Worshiping Power

by Peter Gelderloos

Where did the state come from? Where is it going? This study in politogenesis shakes up the status quo.

Worshiping Power cuts through inadequate theories of early state formation to offer a new analysis of the...

The Extreme in Contemporary Culture

by Pramod K. Nayar

This is a study of vulnerability as a dominant cultural discourse today, especially as it manifests in ‘extreme cultures’. These are cultural practices and representations of humans in risky, painful or...

The Memory Code: The Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments

by Lynne Kelly

The discovery of a powerful memory technique used by our Neolithic ancestors in their monumental memory places—and how we can use their secrets to train our own minds In ancient, pre-literate cultures across...

Tourism and Memories of Home

by Sabine Marschall

This book investigates ‘home’ and ‘homeland’ as destinations of touristic journeys and adds to recent scholarly interest in the intersection between tourism and migration. It covers the temporary visits...

Anthropology of Landscape

by Christopher Tilley & Kate Cameron-Daum

An Anthropology of Landscape tells the fascinating story of a heathland landscape in south-west England and the way different individuals and groups engage with it. Based on a long-term anthropological study,...

The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics

by Yan Huang

This volume brings together distinguished scholars from all over the world to present an authoritative, thorough, and yet accessible state-of-the-art survey of current issues in pragmatics. Following an introduction...

Heritage Tourism in China

by Hongliang Yan

This book offers new approaches and insights into the relationships between heritage tourism and notions of modernity, identity building and sustainable development in China. It demonstrates that the role of...