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American Education and the Demography of the US Student Population, 1880 – 2014

by Richard R. Verdugo

<p>This monograph examines changes in the American public school population from 1900 to 2010. It shows how different historical periods have affected the composition of the student body and have posed important challenges to those involved in ...

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American Fire

Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

by Monica Hesse

<p>Shocked by a five-month arson spree that left a Virginia county reeling, reporter Monica Hesse drove to Accomack to cover the trial of Charlie Smith who pled guilty to 67 counts of arson. But Smith wasn't lighting fires alone: his crimes were

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American Jewish Year Book 2012

by Arnold Dashefsky & Ira Sheskin

<p>The 2012 <em>American Jewish Year Book</em>, “The Annual Record of American Jewish Civilization,” contains major chapters on Jewish secularism (Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar), Canadian Jewry (Morton Weinfeld, David Koffman, and Randal ...

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American Medicine As Culture

by Howard F. Stein

<p>This book situates biomedicine within American culture and argues that the very organization and practice of medicine are themselves cultural. It demonstrates the symbolic construction of clinical reality within American biomedicine and shows

ISBN: 9780429718625

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American Workers, American Unions

The Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries

by Robert H. Zieger, Timothy J. Minchin & Gilbert J. Gall

<p>Highly acclaimed and widely read since its first publication in 1986, <em>American Workers, American Unions</em> provides a concise and compelling history of American workers and their unions in the twentieth century and the first decade of ...

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Among The Tibetans

by Isabella Bird

<p>This little know gem by the doyenne of women travellers in the East describes a journey on horseback through the Himalayas and into Tibet, where she spent four months.  Enchanted by the Tibetans who she found the 'pleastest of people', Bird's

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Amongst Digital Humanists

An Ethnographic Study of Digital Knowledge Production

by Smiljana Antonijevic

<p ><span style="font-style:italic;" >Amongst Digital Humanists</span> brings an ethnographic account of the changing landscape of humanities scholarship as it affects individual scholars, academic fields and institutions, and argues for a ...

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An Academic Skating on Thin Ice

by Worsley, Peter

<p> Peter Worsley's studies at Cambridge were interrupted by war service as a communist officer in the colonial forces in Africa and India, and it was here that he developed a keen interest in anthropology. He work in mass education in ...

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An African Aristocracy

Rank Among the Swazi

by Hilda Kuper

<p>Originally published in 1947 and reprinted with a new preface in 1961, this book is based on field studies and gives an account of the social organization of the Swazi, wiith special reference to the aristocratic structure of their society ...

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An Anthropological Defense of God

by Lloyd E. Sandelands

<p>Anthropology--the study of man--is unlike every other study because humans are its subject. And because we are its subject we cannot manage the philosophic and emotional distance necessary to see clearly. Unable to stand apart from ourselves ...

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An Anthropological Study of Hospitality

The Innkeeper and the Guest

by Amitai Touval

<p>This volume explores recent developments in the practice of hospitality, as well as the curious, precarious relationship between guests and their hosts. Drawing from personal interactions with an aging innkeeper called Herr Klaus and modern ...

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An Anthropologist at Work

by Ruth Benedict

<p>An Anthropologist at Work is the product of a long collaboration between Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead. Mead, who was Benedict's student, colleague, and eventually her biographer, here has collected the bulk of Ruth Benedict's writings. ...

ISBN: 9781351531931

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An Anthropology of Absence

Materializations of Transcendence and Loss

by Mikkel Bille, Frida Hastrup & Tim Flohr Soerensen

<p>In studying material culture, anthropologists and archaeologists use meaningful physical objects from a culture to help understand the less tangible aspects of that culture, such as societal structure, rituals, and values. What happens when ...

ISBN: 9781441955296

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An Anthropology of Contemporary Art

Practices, Markets, and Collectors

by Thomas Fillitz & Paul van der Grijp

<p>Drawing on the exciting developments that have occurred in the anthropology of art over the last twenty years, this study uses ethnographic methods to explore shifts in the art market and global contemporary art. Recognizing that the huge ...

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An Anthropology of Ethics

by James D. Faubion

<p>Through an ambitious and critical revision of Michel Foucault's investigation of ethics, James Faubion develops an original program of empirical inquiry into the ethical domain. From an anthropological perspective, Faubion argues that ...

ISBN: 9781139063852

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An Anthropology of Landscape

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

by Kate Cameron-Daum & Professor Christopher Tilley, Professor of Anthropology & Archaeology, UCL

<p><em>An Anthropology of Landscape</em> tells the fascinating story of a heathland landscape in south-west England and the way different individuals and groups engage with it. Based on a long-term anthropological study, the book emphasises four

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An Anthropology of Learning

On Nested Frictions in Cultural Ecologies

by Cathrine Hasse

<p>This book has one explicit purpose: to present a new theory of cultural learning in organisations which combines practice-based learning with cultural models - a cognitive anthropological schema theory of taken-for-granted connections - tied ...

ISBN: 9789401796064

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An Anthropology of Lying: Information in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

by Dr Sylvie Fainzang

<p>In the era of health democracy, where a patient’s right to be informed is not only widely advocated but also guaranteed by law, what is the real situation regarding patient information? Do patients receive the information that they request ...

ISBN: 9781472456045

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An Anthropology of Money

A Critical Introduction

by Tim Di Muzio & Richard H. Robbins

<p><em>An Anthropology of Money: A Critical Introduction</em> shows how our present monetary system was imposed by elites and how they benefit from it. The book poses the question: how, by looking at different forms of money, can we appreciate ...

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An Anthropology of Puzzles

The Role of Puzzles in the Origins and Evolution of Mind and Culture

by Professor Marcel Danesi

<p><em>An Anthropology of Puzzles</em> argues that the human brain is a &quot;puzzling organ&quot; which allows humans to literally solve their own problems of existence through puzzle format. Noting the presence of puzzles everywhere in ...

ISBN: 9781350089877

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