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The Monk's Cell

by Paula Pryce

The call to contemplative Christianity is not an easy one. Those who answer it set themselves to the arduous task of self-reformation through rigorous study and practice, learned through the teachings of monks...


by Anand Vivek Taneja

In the ruins of a medieval palace in Delhi, a unique phenomenon occurs: Indians of all castes and creeds meet to socialize and ask the spirits for help. The spirits they entreat are Islamic jinns, and they write...

Research Methods in Anthropology

by H. Russell Bernard

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

Thinking beyond the State

by Marc Abélès, Phillip Rousseau & Marie-Claude Haince

The French scholar Marc Abélès is one of the leading political and philosophical anthropologists of our time. He is perhaps the leading anthropologist writing on the state and globalization. Thinking beyond...

Sex Rules!

by Janice Z. Brodman

• Janice will market the book widely using her rich “multiplier network” of people who can contact tens of thousands of others. This network includes media travel gurus like Richard Bangs, award-winning...

From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos & Kirsten Day

Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting...

Possessed by the Virgin

by Kristin C. Bloomer

In the early 1980s, in a rural village in South India, a Dalit woman miscarried. She hovered on the edge of death--until the Virgin Mary led her to a chapel and possessed her. For years, hundreds of ailing Catholics...


by Maria Paz Moreno

As the capital city of Spain, Madrid is nowadays considered one of the most interesting “food towns” in the world. This is perhaps due to the wide variety of specialty dishes that its cuisine boasts, ranging...

Technologies for Intuition

by Alaina Lemon

Since the Cold War, Americans and Russians alike have cultivated a special fascination with the workings and failures of communication. Each has accused the other of media jamming and propaganda, posed competing...

Robo sapiens japanicus

by Jennifer Robertson

Japan is arguably the first post-industrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence.  Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for future use in homes, hospitals, offices,...

Owners of the Map

by Claudio Sopranzetti

On May 19th 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Thai protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok. For the previous two months,...

The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change

by Gleb Raygorodetsky

An enlightening global journey reveals the inextricable links between Indigenous cultures and their lands—and how it can form the foundation for climate change resilience around the world.

One cannot turn...

Buzz: The Stimulating History of the Sex Toy

by Hallie Lieberman

In the vein of Mary Roach's Bonk, a brilliant microhistory of the sex toy that ultimately tells the story of our changing sexual mores and evolving cultural values.  Once only whispered about in clandestine...

On the Road of the Winds

by Patrick Vinton Kirch

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, the home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid...

Self-Esteem  in Time and Place

by Peggy J. Miller & Grace E. Cho

The concept of self-esteem is a fixture in the psychological and moral landscape of American society. This is especially true in the arena of childrearing: images and references to self-esteem are ubiquitous...

Neoliberal Reform in Machu Picchu

by Pellegrino A. Luciano

As Latin America completes its second decade of neoliberal reforms, Pellegrino A. Luciano takes readers on an ethnographic journey back to a moment of monumental social and economic change in Peru. In Neoliberal...

The Classical Roots of Ethnomethodology

by Richard A. Hilbert

Hilbert demonstrates the historical connection between the nineteenth-century theory of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, in which sociology had its origins, and the ethnomethodological approach articulated in the...

The Gospel According to Blindboy in 15 Short Stories

by Blindboy Boatclub

The Gospel According to Blindboy is a surreal and genre-defying collection of short stories and visual art exploring the myths, complacencies and contradictions at the heart of modern Ireland. Covering themes...

In America

by Caitríona Perry

As RTÉ’s Washington correspondent, Caitríona Perry has earned a reputation as a reliable source of truth as the world tries to make sense of the maelstrom of shocking headlines emanating from Donald Trump’s...

Georgian Portraits

by Martin Demant Frederiksen & Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen

Georgian Portraits chronicles everyday life in the Republic of Georgia in the decade that followed the Rose Revolution of 2003. Recent anthropological developments argue for the use of “afterlives” as an...