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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.”...

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...

Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran

by Shahram Khosravi

Drawing on extensive ethnographic engagement with youth in Tehran and Isfahan as well as with migrant workers in rural areas, Shahram Khosravi weaves a tapestry from individual stories, government reports, statistics,...

To Fool the Rain: Haiti's Poor and their Pathway to a Better Life

by Steven Werlin & Dr. Paul Farmer

To Fool the Rain thoughtfully chronicles Steven Werlin’s journey with Fonkoze, but it is also the story of Fonkoze itself.

Presented in vivid detail are the lived experiences of Mirlene, Micheline, Ti Rizib,...

Subjects of Modernity

by Saurabh Dube

This book thinks through modernity and its representations by drawing in critical considerations of time and space. It explores the oppositions and enchantments, the contradictions and contentions, and the identities...

Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life

by Nato Thompson

One of the country's leading activist curators explores how corporations and governments have used art and culture to mystify and manipulate us.

The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning...

Stripped: More Stories from Exotic Dancers, Completely Revised and Updated Edition

by Bernadette Barton

What kind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us inside countless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those that specialize in lap dancing, table dancing, topless...

Bridge Over Blood River

by Kajsa Norman

Nelson Mandela is dead and his dream of a rainbow nation in South Africa is fading. Twenty years after the fall of apartheid the white Afrikaner minority fears cultural extinction. How far are they prepared...

The Soul of the Indian

by Charles A. Eastman

Eastman was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve...

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Pilgrims of Love: The Anthropology of a Global Sufi Cult

by Pnina Werbner

"... will be of interest not only to those concerned with Pakistan and the new Muslim presence in Europe, but also to those interested in an anthropological study of religion." -Barbara Metcalf, University of...

State of Rebellion

by Louisa Lombard

In 2013, the Central African Republic was engulfed by violence. In the face of its rapid spread, journalists, politicians, and academics alike struggled to account for the conflict's origins.

In this first comprehensive...

Pathways that Changed Myanmar

by Matthew Mullen

In the midst of the political upheavals that engulfed Myanmar from 2010 to 2011, international attention was fixed upon the military regime and its dissident opponents. But away from the cameras, a very different...

Engaging Superdiversity

by Karel Arnaut, Martha Sif Karrebæk, Dr. Massimiliano Spotti & Dr. Jan Blommaert

This book is the fruition of five years’ work in exploring the idea of superdiversity. The editors argue that sociolinguistic superdiversity could be a source of inspiration to a wide range of post-structuralist,...

Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States

by Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

This groundbreaking study of race, religion and popular culture in the 21st century United States focuses on a new concept, “Muslim Cool.” Muslim Cool is a way of being an American Muslim—displayed in...