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African Political Systems

by M. Fortes & E. E. Evans-Pritchard

<p>First published in 1940 and this edition in 1987, this book is a comparative study of African political institutions. It describes different types of social organisation that are found in a number of African societies and analyses the ...

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African Re-Genesis

Confronting Social Issues in the Diaspora

by Jay B Haviser & Kevin C MacDonald

<p>Ripped from motherland and family, ethnically mixed to quell the potential of uprisings, and brutalized by regimes of hard labor, the heart - the spirit - of Africa did not stop beating in the New World. Rather, it survived and has ...

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African Systems of Kinship and Marriage

by A. R. Radcliffe-Brown & Daryll Forde

<p>First published in 1950 and this edition in 1987, this book is one of the most wide-ranging and respected surveys on kinship and marriage in African social life. In his introduction, Radcliff-Brown provides a masterly analysis of the main ...

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After a Fall

A Sociomedical Sojourn

by Laurel Richardson

<p>For renowned sociologist and writer Laurel Richardson, a broken foot led to a month as a patient in an extended care facility. In this compelling description of her lived experience in one of these institutions, she addresses key questions of

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After A Funeral

by Diana Athill

<p>This is the story of how and why a talented writer came to kill himself.</p> <p>When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, an Egyptian in exile, she fell in love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi moved into her flat, they ...

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After Difference

Queer Activism in Italy and Anthropological Theory

by Paolo Heywood

<p>Queer activism and anthropology are both fundamentally concerned with the concept of difference. Yet they are so in fundamentally different ways. The Italian queer activists in this book value difference as something that must be produced, in

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After Ethics

Ancestral Voices and Post-Disciplinary Worlds in Archaeology

by Alejandro Haber & Nick Shepherd

<p>While books on archaeological and anthropological ethics have proliferated in recent years, few attempt to move beyond a conventional discourse on ethics to consider how a discussion of the social and political implications of archaeological ...

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After Mabo

by Tim Rowse

<p>In <em>After Mabo</em>, Tim Rowse draws on such disciplines as history, political science, anthropology, cultural studies, ecology and archaelogy to introduce some dominant critiques of non-Aboriginal ways of perceiving Aboriginality, ...

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After Rape

Violence, Justice, and Social Harmony in Uganda

by Holly Porter

<p>Following the ICC intervention in 2005, northern Uganda has been at the heart of international justice debates. The emergent controversy, however, missed crucial aspects of Acholi realities: that the primary moral imperative in the wake of ...

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After the Ancestors

An Anthropologist's Story

by Andrew Beatty

<p>Set on an isolated Indonesian island, this is the gripping true story of a fieldworker's experience of living in a tribal society during a period of crisis. Featuring a cast of unforgettable characters, After the Ancestors follows a bitter ...

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After the Crisis

Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath

by James G. Carrier

<p><em>After the Crisis: Anthropological Thought, Neoliberalism and the Aftermath</em> offers a thought-provoking examination of the state of contemporary anthropology, identifying key issues that have confronted the discipline in recent years ...

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After the First Full Moon in April

A Sourcebook of Herbal Medicine from a California Indian Elder

by Josephine Grant Peters & Beverly Ortiz

<p>In this extraordinary book Josephine Peters, a respected northern California Indian elder and Native healer, shares her vast, lifelong cultural and plant knowledge. The book begins with Josephine's personal and tribal history and gathering ...

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After the Interview in Community Oral History

by Nancy MacKay, Mary Kay Quinlan & Barbara W Sommer

<p>Community projects often falter after the interviews are completed. This final book of the five-volume Community Oral History Toolkit explains the importance of processing and archiving oral histories and takes the reader through all the ...

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After-School Programs to Promote Positive Youth Development

Integrating Research into Practice and Policy, Volume 1

by Nancy L. Deutsch

<p>The first volume of this SpringerBrief presents a series of papers compiled from a conference about how after-school programs may be implemented to promote positive youth development (PYD) hosted by Youth-Nex, the University of Virginia ...

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Aftermath

The Cultures of the Economic Crisis

by Manuel Castells, Gustavo Cardoso & João Caraça

<p>The crisis of global capitalism that has unfolded since 2008 is more than an economic crisis. It is structural and multidimensional. The sequence of events that have taken place in its aftermath show that we are entering a world that is very ...

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Aftershocks

Dispatches from the Frontlines of Identity

by Nadia Owusu

<p><em>I have lived in disaster and disaster has lived in me. Our shared languages are thunder and reverberation.</em></p> <p>When Nadia Owusu was two years old her mother abandoned her and her baby sister and fled from Tanzania back to the US.

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Against Exoticism

Toward the Transcendence of Relativism and Universalism in Anthropology

by Dimitrios Theodossopoulos & Bruce Kapferer

<p>Anthropology begins in the encounter with the ‘exotic’: what stands outside of—and challenges—conventional or established understandings. This volume confronts the distortions of orientalism, ethnocentrism, and romantic nostalgia to expose ...

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Against Hybridity

Social Impasses in a Globalizing World

by Haim Hazan

<p>One of the major characteristics of our contemporary culture is a positive, almost banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural boundaries. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern world of hybrids and ...

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Agape, Justice, and Law

How Might Christian Love Shape Law?

by Robert F. Cochran, Jr. & Zachary R. Calo

<p>In a provocative essay, philosopher Jeffrie Murphy asks: 'what would law be like if we organized it around the value of Christian love, and if we thought about and criticized law in terms of that value?'. This book brings together leading ...

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Age Determination of Young Rocks and Artifacts

Physical and Chemical Clocks in Quaternary Geology and Archaeology

by Günther A. Wagner

<p>Dating the Quaternary, which covers approximately the last 2 million years, has experienced considerable progress over the past few decades. On the one hand, this resulted from the necessity to obtain a valid age concept for this period which

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