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Thrown

by Kerry Howley

A woman infiltrates the violent world of mixed martial arts and investigates the lives of two cage fighters.


Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran: The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

by Lois Beck

Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this...


Range Management In Arid Zones

by Omar

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


Prehistory In Northeastern Arabi

by Masry

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


India

by Loti

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Social Life In Britain

by Coulton

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Anthropology and Anthropologists: The British School in the Twentieth Century

by Adam Kuper

Anthropology and Anthropologists provides an entertaining and provocative account of British social anthropology from the foundations of the discipline, through the glory years of the mid-twentieth century and...


Zapotec Deviance: The Convergence of Folk and Modern Sociology

by Henry A. Selby

Henry Selby's ethnographic study of the Zapotec Indians of a small community in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, reveals that the notion of the social basis of deviance is implicit in Zapotec thinking. Zapotecs...


System and Succession: The Social Bases of Political Elite Recruitment

by John B. Nagle

System and Succession provides a comparative analysis of the social composition of national political leadership in the United States, Russia, Germany, and Mexico. These systems were chosen as case studies because...


The Virgin's Children: Life in an Aztec Village Today

by William Madsen

An absorbing account of the descendants of the ancient Aztecs and of the survival of their culture into the twentieth century in the Valley of Mexico is presented in this fascinating volume. Focusing on San...


Peasants on the Edge: Crop, Cult, and Crisis in the Andes

by William P. Mitchell

Throughout Latin America and the rest of the Third World, profound social problems are growing in response to burgeoning populations and unstable economic and political systems. In Peru, terrorist acts by the...


The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Edition: Soul and Cosmos: The Physics and Metaphysics of the Stars and Planets

by Richard Grossinger & Bernadette Mayer

Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed,...


Conflicts About Class: Debating Inequality in Late Industrialism

by David J. Lee & Bryan S. Turner

In recent years there has been growing debate among sociologists about the concept of class and its relevance to the highly industrialised world of the late twentieth century. This book makes available in a...


Anthropology: A Beginner's Guide

by Joy Hendry & Simon Underdown

The first introductory guide to explore both biological and cultural approaches to the study of humanity, from the origin of our species, to traits that we all share, to the vast range of our sacred rites and...


Kinship and Gender: An Introduction

by Linda Stone

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


Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna: The Origins of a West African Political System

by Stephen A. Dueppen

Many West African societies have egalitarian political systems, with non-centralised distributions of power. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' analyses a wide range of archaeological data to explore the...


Native on the Net: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples in the Virtual Age

by Kyra Landzelius

Exploring the influence of the Internet on the lives of indigenous and diasporic peoples, Kyra Landzelius leads a team of expert anthropologists and ethnographers who go on-site and on-line to explore how a...


Knowing Their Place: The Intellectual Life of Women in the 19th Century

by Professor Brendan Walsh

Knowing Their Place is a comprehensive account of the public, private and intellectual life of Irish women in the Victorian age. In particular, this book looks at the steady progress of girls and women within...


Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century

by Justvna Olko

In this significant work, Olko reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities...


Cultural Science: A Natural History of Stories, Demes, Knowledge and Innovation

by John Hartley & Jason Potts

Cultural Science is a new way of thinking about culture. The book synthesises recent work across different disciplines, setting out a new, evolutionary approach to cultural studies. Engaging with scientific...