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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: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our 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: An Introduction

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....


Football, Nationality and the State

by Vic Duke & Liz Crolley

Football, Nationality and the State examines the complex and ever-changing relationship between football (its development and structure), nationality and the state. Divided into two parts the book first deals...


Beating the Dragon: The Recovery from Dependent Drug Use

by James Mcintosh

Suitable for 2nd and 3rd year students taking courses on drug use/misuse principally in departments such as Sociology, Law, Cultural and Media Studies, and Psychology. Also particularly relevant for students...


Latin American Society

by Tessa Cubitt

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Russia in Transition

by David Lane

An accessible book covering the momentous changes that have occurred, and are still occurring, since the fall of the USSR in 1989. Contributions from an impressive collection of authors are drawn from the most...


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...


Magic: A Beginner's Guide

by Robert Ralley

Tracing magic’s fascinating history back to its earliest beginnings, Robert Ralley reveals its influence on religion, science, and society. From charms and curses to rites and spells, spanning the black magic...


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...