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The Vulnerable Observer
Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart
Written by Ruth Behar


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $22.00

Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only... Read more >
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Our Political Nature
Our Political Nature
Written by Avi Tuschman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616148232
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Our Political Nature
The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us
Written by Avi Tuschman


Format: Hardcover, 500 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.95

The first book to tell the natural history of political orientations. 
 

     Our Political Nature is the first book to reveal the hidden roots of our most deeply held moral values. It shows how political orientations across space and time arise from three clusters of measurable personality traits. These clusters entail opposing attitudes... Read more >
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Our Political Nature
The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us
Written by Avi Tuschman


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $12.99

The first book to tell the natural history of political orientations. 
 

     Our Political Nature is the first book to reveal the hidden roots of our most deeply held moral values. It shows how political orientations across space and time arise from three clusters of measurable personality traits. These clusters entail opposing attitudes... Read more >
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Anthropology Explored, Second Edition
The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes
Edited by Ruth Selig, Marilyn R. London and P. Ann Kaupp


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $21.95

This new edition offers a variety of clearly written and readily accessible articles from the Smithsonian’s highly acclaimed, award-winning publication AnthroNotes. Some of the world's leading anthropologists explore fundamental questions humans ask about themselves as individuals, as societies, and as a species. The articles reveal the richness and breadth of anthropology... Read more >
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The Future as Cultural Fact
The Future as Cultural Fact
Written by Arjun Appadurai
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844679829
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The Future as Cultural Fact
Essays on the Global Condition
Written by Arjun Appadurai


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $29.95

This major collection of essays, a sequel to Modernity at Large and Fear of Small Numbers, is the product of ten years’ research and writing, constituting an important contribution to globalization studies. Appadurai takes a broad analytical look at the genealogies of the present era of globalization through essays on violence... Read more >
Primitive Passions
Primitive Passions
Written by Marianna Torgovnick
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ISBN: 9780307826114
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Primitive Passions
Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy
Written by Marianna Torgovnick


Format: eBook, 268 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2013
Price: $15.99

Beginning with early 20th-century figures--among them Carl Jung, Isak Dinesen, and Georgia O'Keeffe--who found in "the primitive" a medium for soul-searching and personal change, Torgovnivk probes how the return to the primitive has signaled a quest to transcend the limitations of the body in a variety of contemporary practices, from genital... Read more >
Landscapes of Fear
Landscapes of Fear
Written by Yi-Fu Tuan
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ISBN: 9780307819024
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Landscapes of Fear

Written by Yi-Fu Tuan


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2013
Price: $18.99

To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful? Here is one geographer’s striking exploration of our landscapes of fear as they change throughout our lives and have changed throughout history. Yi-fu Tuan investigates landscapes of the natural environment which are threatening, and landscapes... Read more >
The Island of the Colorblind
The Island of the Colorblind
Written by Oliver Sacks
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ISBN: 9780345805898
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The Island of the Colorblind

Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 14, 2012
Price: $11.99

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands--their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace.

Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll... Read more >
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The Warrior Herdsmen
The Warrior Herdsmen
Written by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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ISBN: 9780307826497
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The Warrior Herdsmen

Written by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas


Format: eBook, 254 pages
On Sale: November 14, 2012
Price: $9.99

The Dodoth—a tall, handsome people of the northern tip of Uganda—are a tribe in transition. They are proud, often cruel, warrior herdsmen whose oldest members live just as they did hundreds of years ago, but whose younger members sometimes learn to read and write and have brushed against the modern world... Read more >
Gossip
Gossip
Written by Patricia Meyer Spacks
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307806666
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Gossip

Written by Patricia Meyer Spacks


Format: eBook, 287 pages
On Sale: May 30, 2012
Price: $18.99

Explores the nature, morality, and aesthetics of gossip; examines gossip in history and the psychology of gossip; and analyzes gossip--as subject and literary technique--in plays, letters, biographies, and novels. Read more >
Arrival City
Arrival City
Written by Doug Saunders
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ISBN: 9780307388568
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Arrival City
How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World
Written by Doug Saunders


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $15.95

A powerfully argued work that combines reporting, sociology, economics, and urban studies to show how the migration of workers from villages to urban centers has become one of the most significant forces in the world today.

For the first time in history, there are now more people in the world living...

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A Natural History of the Senses
A Natural History of the Senses
Written by Diane Ackerman
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ISBN: 9780307763310
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A Natural History of the Senses

Written by Diane Ackerman


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 7, 2011
Price: $13.99

Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the... Read more >
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Kids
Kids
Written by Meredith Small
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ISBN: 9780307765499
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Kids
How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Raise Young Children
Written by Meredith Small


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $14.99

To what extent do our parenting practices help or hinder our children? As parents, how much influence do we have over what kind of people our children will grow up to be? In the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Our Babies, Ourselves, Cornell anthropologist Meredith Small now takes on these and... Read more >
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Our Babies, Ourselves
Our Babies, Ourselves
Written by Meredith Small
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ISBN: 9780307763976
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Our Babies, Ourselves
How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
Written by Meredith Small


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $14.99

New parents are faced with innumerable decisions to make regarding the best way to care for their baby, and, naturally, they often turn for guidance to friends and family members who have already raised children. But as scientists are discovering, much of the trusted advice that has been passed down through... Read more >
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Cannibals and Kings
Cannibals and Kings
Written by Marvin Harris
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ISBN: 9780307801234
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Cannibals and Kings
Origins of Cultures
Written by Marvin Harris


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $13.99

In this brilliant and profound study the distinguished American anthropologist Marvin Harris shows how the endless varieties of cultural behavior -- often so puzzling at first glance -- can be explained as adaptations to particular ecological conditions. His aim is to account for the evolution of cultural forms as Darwin accounted... Read more >
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Arrival City
Arrival City
Written by Doug Saunders
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ISBN: 9780307379658
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Arrival City
How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World
Written by Doug Saunders


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

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 3.1 billion people. Urbanization is the mass movement that will change our world during the...

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Intertwined Lives
Intertwined Lives
Written by Lois W. Banner
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ISBN: 9780307773401
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Intertwined Lives
Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Their Circle
Written by Lois W. Banner


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $13.99

A uniquely revealing biography of two eminent twentieth century American women. Close friends for much of their lives, Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead met at Barnard College in 1922, when Mead was a student, Benedict a teacher. They became sexual partners (though both married), and pioneered in the then male-dominated discipline... Read more >
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The Harmless People
The Harmless People
Written by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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ISBN: 9780307772954
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The Harmless People

Written by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

A study of primitive people which, for beauty of...style and concept, would be hard to match." -- The New York Times Book Review

In the 1950s Elizabeth Marshall Thomas became one of the first Westerners to live with the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Botswana and South-West Africa. Her account of... Read more >
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Comanches
Comanches
Written by T.R. Fehrenbach
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307774002
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Comanches
The History of a People
Written by T.R. Fehrenbach


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: November 10, 2010
Price: $14.99

Authoritative and immediate, this is the classic account of the most powerful of the American Indian tribes. T.R. Fehrenbach traces the Comanches’ rise to power, from their prehistoric origins to their domination of the high plains for more than a century until their demise in the face of Anglo-American expansion.

Master horseback... Read more >
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The Last Speakers
The Last Speakers
Written by K. David Harrison
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426204616
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The Last Speakers
The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages
Written by K. David Harrison


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $27.00

Part travelogue and part scientist's notebook, The Last Speakers is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison's expeditions around the world to meet with last speakers of vanishing languages. The speakers' eloquent reflections and candid photographs reveal little-known lifeways as well as revitalization efforts to teach disappearing languages to younger... Read more >
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The Last Speakers
The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages
Written by K. David Harrison


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $27.00

Part travelogue and part scientist's notebook, The Last Speakers is the poignant chronicle of author K. David Harrison's expeditions around the world to meet with last speakers of vanishing languages. The speakers' eloquent reflections and candid photographs reveal little-known lifeways as well as revitalization efforts to teach disappearing languages to younger... Read more >
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Death and Rebirth of Seneca
Death and Rebirth of Seneca
Written by Anthony Wallace
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ISBN: 9780307760562
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Death and Rebirth of Seneca

Written by Anthony Wallace


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society that he and his followers achieved in the years around 1800. Read more >
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Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity
Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity
Edited by Pablo B. Eyzaguirre and Olga F. Linares
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ISBN: 9781588342881
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Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity

Edited by Pablo B. Eyzaguirre and Olga F. Linares


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $29.95

Focusing on peoples throughout the tropical world, and including case studies from Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Venezuela, and Vietnam, Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity explains how both rural and urban households manage home garden diversity in ways that enable them to cope with change, and adapt their crops to new situations.

After introducing theoretical... Read more >
Meeting the Family
Meeting the Family
Written by Donovan Webster, Foreword by Spencer Wells
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426205736
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Meeting the Family
One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry
Written by Donovan Webster
Foreword by Spencer Wells


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $26.00

Donovan Webster brings his vivid journalistic gifts to a new subject, tracing our deep genealogy using cutting-edge DNA research to map our eons-old journey from prehistoric Africa into the modern world. With the same genetic haplotype as many white American males, Webster makes an ideal subject—he is a genuine Everyman. While... Read more >
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Race and Reality
Race and Reality
Written by Guy P. Harrison
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ISBN: 9781591027676
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Race and Reality
What Everyone Should Know about Our Biological Diversity
Written by Guy P. Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2009
Price: $20.00

The concept of race has had a powerful impact on history and continues to shape the world today in profound ways. Most people derive their attitudes about race from their family, culture, and education. Very few, however, are aware that there are vast differences between the popular notions of race and... Read more >
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