The Nervous System

The Nervous System

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ISBN Code : 9780415904445
Book Author : Michael Taussig
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Total Pages : 340

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Based on anthropological fieldwork in Australia and Colombia, this collection of essays uses the workings of the human nervous system to illustrate concepts of culture.

Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa

Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa

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ISBN Code : 9780881337488
Book Author : Katherine A. Dettwyler
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Total Pages : 486

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This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not-soon-forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, engaging, and oftentimes dramatic stories that relate the authors experiences conducting research on infant feed

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory

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ISBN Code : 9781551117607
Book Author : Paul A. Erickson
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Total Pages : 282

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This comprehensive anthology presents 34 readings that are critical to an understanding of anthropological theory and the development of anthropology as an academic discipline. The readings have broad anthropological appeal, emphasizing cultural anthropology in the North American and European traditions.Thematic coverage begins with nineteenth-century foundations and forer

Vacas, cerdos, guerras y brujas: Los enigmas de la cultura

Vacas, cerdos, guerras y brujas: Los enigmas de la cultura

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ISBN Code : 9788420639635
Book Author : Marvin Harris
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Total Pages : 439

Vacas, cerdos, guerras y brujas: Los enigmas de la cultura Book Detail/ Review :

El proposito de esta original y sorprendente obra de Marvin Harris es dar respuesta a una serie de curiosos enigmas. ?Por que un tabu religioso prohibe a judios y musulmanes comer carne de cerdo? ?Cual es el motivo de que los hindues adoren a las vacas? ? Por que surgen los movimientos mesianicos? ?Como interpretar el machismo o la belicosidad de ciertas culturas? La estra

The Primate Anthology: Essays on Primate Behavior, Ecology and Conservation from Natural History

The Primate Anthology: Essays on Primate Behavior, Ecology and Conservation from Natural History

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ISBN Code : 9780136138457
Book Author : Russell L. Ciochon
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Total Pages : 511

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Offers a multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspective. this anthology offers a collection of 33 readings on primate behavior, ecology, and conservation -- originally published in Natural History Magazine.

The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics(Cultures of History)

The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics(Cultures of History)

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ISBN Code : 9780231138185
Book Author : Charles Hirschkind
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Total Pages : 243

The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics(Cultures of History) Book Detail/ Review :

Charles Hirschkinds unique study explores how a popular Islamic media form--the cassette sermon--has profoundly transformed the political geography of the Middle East over the last three decades.An essential aspect of what is now called the Islamic Revival, the cassette sermon has become omnipresent in most Middle Eastern cities, punctuating the daily routines of many men

Forgotten Africa: An Introduction to Its Archaeology

Forgotten Africa: An Introduction to Its Archaeology

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ISBN Code : 9780415305914
Book Author : Graham Connah
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Total Pages : 409

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Forgotten Africa introduces the general reader and beginning student to Africas past, emphasizing those aspects only known or best known from archaeological and related evidence. It covers four million years of history across the continent, examining important aspects of Africas momentous human story. Graham Connah is concerned to raise public awareness, both inside and

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