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Spearheading Debate: Culture Wars & Uneasy Truces

by Steven C Dubin

As South Africa’s democracy matures, this book raises pertinent questions: How does the state mediate between traditional tribal authority and constitutional law in matters such as initiation customs or...


Volunteer Tourism: Popular Humanitarianism in Neoliberal Times

by Mary Mostafanezhad

This first full length treatment of volunteer tourism taking a longitudinal ethnographic approach offers a comprehensive and comparative study of the perspectives of Thai host community members, NGO practitioners...


Mosquito Trails: Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement

by Alex M. Nading

Dengue fever is the world's most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two...


Blind Spot: How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Global Health

by Salmaan, M.D. Keshavjee

Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give...


Under the Mountain Wall

by Peter Matthiessen

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

by Laure-Anne Bosselaar & Charles Simic

Lyrical poetry that sings of farmers, families and nunneries in Belgium and Flanders.


Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

by Heather Menzies

An engaging and intimate journey of personal and political discovery.


The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories

by Ralph Maud

A selection of the best stories by Henry W. Tate (d. 1914), an important Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas.


Food Waste: Home Consumption, Material Culture and Everyday Life

by David Evans

Food Waste is the first academic study to tackle this highly topical subject. Drawing from social science approaches to waste, material culture and everyday life in the home, the author uncovers the reasons...


The Lao: Gender, Power, and Livelihood: Gender, Power, and Livelihood

by Carol Ireson-Doolittle & Geraldine Moreno-Black

Shows the effects of recent development projects on the relative power of men and women in rural Lao society, and highlights the responses of women to those changes.


Pastoralists: Equality, Hierarchy, And The State

by Philip Carl Salzman

Drawing upon the author's extensive field research among pastoral peoples in the Middle East, India, and the Mediterranean, and on more than 30 years of comparative study of pastoralists around the world, Pastoralists...


Stratagems And Spoils: A Social Anthropology Of Politics

by F.g. Bailey

F.G. Bailey’s classic political-anthropology text is reissued here with a Postscript that comments critically on the book’s scope, its reception, and its uses. First published in 1969, Stratagems and Spoils...


Women And Microcredit In Rural Bangladesh: An Anthropological Study Of Grameen Bank Lending

by Aminur Rahman

The first anthropological study of the Grameen Bank microlending program to rural poor women, focused on both economic and social processes to examine and understand grassroots microlending structure and its...


Landscape And Power In Ancient Mesoamerica

by Rex Koontz, Kathryn Reese-taylor & Annabeth Headrick

From the early cities in the second millennium BC to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan on the eve of the Spanish conquest, Ancient Mesoamericans created landscapes full of meaning and power in the center of...


Reflections Of Our Past: How Human History Is Revealed In Our Genes

by John H Relethford

An accessible and absorbing examination of how the genes of living people reveal the history of humankind, from the origins of humans 6 million years ago to the present


The Yin & Yang of American Culture: A Paradox

by Eun Y. Kim

Kim presents a highly personal and readable book that candidly addresses American traits when compared to Asian customs and values


Human Osteology

by Tim D. White, Michael T. Black & Pieter A. Folkens

A classic in its field, Human Osteology has been used by students and professionals through nearly two decades. Now revised and updated for a third edition, the book continues to build on its foundation of detailed...


Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics

by Christian Scharen & Aana Marie Vigen

In response to a variety of critical intellectual currents (post-colonial, post-modern, and post-liberal) scholars in Christian theology and ethics are increasingly taking up the tools of ethnography as a means...


The Peoples of Southeast Asia Today: Ethnography, Ethnology, and Change in a Complex Region

by Robert L. Winzeler

This textbook explores Southeast Asia's modern peoples and their cultural ways and patterns of adaptation. It introduces the region's geography, languages, prehistory, and history, then delves into religion,...


Sacred Games, Death, and Renewal in the Ancient Eastern Woodlands: The Ohio Hopewell System of Cult Sodality Heterarchies

by A. Martin Byers

A. Martin Byers challenges the traditional views of the Ohio Hopewell embankment earthworks, providing an interpretation of them as sites of sacred games and world renewal rituals built and used by complex alliances...