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Normal Training - The Principles and Methods of Human Culture (Paperback): William Russell Normal Training - The Principles and Methods of Human Culture (Paperback)
William Russell
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Siouan Tribes of the East (Hardcover): James Mooney The Siouan Tribes of the East (Hardcover)
James Mooney
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Haiti Rising - Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (Paperback): Martin Munro Haiti Rising - Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (Paperback)
Martin Munro
R686 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R149 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 thrust the nation into the public consciousness as never before. There is now an unprecedented empathy for and interest in Haiti, and a related need for information on Haitian reality, beyond the cliches often associated with the nation. In particular, there is a special interest in the earthquake and the questions of Haiti's future development. Haiti Rising responds to this public interest and has three fundamental aims: to raise awareness of Haiti, its people, culture and history; to allow some who were in Haiti during the earthquake a chance to testify. The book brings together more than twenty essays written by some of the most prominent authorities on Haiti, and offers insights on the political, social and historical contexts, as well as the uniquely rich culture of the nation. The first part features survivor testimonies - moving accounts of the earthquake and its aftermath written by authors and academics, Haitian nationals and foreign visitors. The second part presents essays on economics, politics, society and culture (music, religion, visual art), and the ways in which they are interrelated in history and in contemporary life. The third section focuses on the history of Haiti from colonial times to the present and shows the ways in which history has shaped Haitian society. It shows how colonial class and colour structures have persisted, how the revolution has shaped subsequent political, cultural and social structures, and how the legacy of the Duvalier dictatorship has lingered. The final section features contributors who were not in Haiti at the time of the earthquake, but who have strong ties to Haiti. These authors write about their personal connections to Haiti, their reactions to the earthquake, and their hopes and recommendations for reconstruction.

Culture and Communication - An Introduction (Hardcover): James M. Wilce Culture and Communication - An Introduction (Hardcover)
James M. Wilce
R2,083 Discovery Miles 20 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

James M. Wilce's new textbook introduces students to the study of language as a tool in anthropology. Solidly positioned in linguistic anthropology, it is the first textbook to combine clear explanations of language and linguistic structure with current anthropological theory. It features a range of study aids, including chapter summaries, learning objectives, figures, exercises, key terms and suggestions for further reading, to guide student understanding. The complete glossary includes both anthropological and linguist terminology. An Appendix features material on phonetics and phonetic representation. Accompanying online resources include a test bank with answers, useful links, an instructor's manual, and a sign language case study. Covering an extensive range of topics not found in existing textbooks, including semiotics and the evolution of animal and human communication, this book is an essential resource for introductory courses on language and culture, communication and culture, and linguistic anthropology.

Life on Mars - And in the Cosmos (Hardcover): Fred Hoyle, Chandra Wickramasinghe Life on Mars - And in the Cosmos (Hardcover)
Fred Hoyle, Chandra Wickramasinghe
R509 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R138 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text expounds in a logical and scientific manner the idea that life did not originate on earth, but was added to it from the comets. When Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe first made this proposal in the 1970s, they had few takers - because the theory flew in the face of established beliefs. This text argues that in recent years, evidence to support this theory has accumulated from many different directions and grown to the point of being compelling. This work should be of value to readers interested in general science, the origin of man and the meaning of life.

Bunker - Building for the End Times (Hardcover): Bradley Garrett Bunker - Building for the End Times (Hardcover)
Bradley Garrett
R657 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Performing Nostalgia: Migration Culture and Creativity in South Albania (Hardcover, New Ed): Eckehard Pistrick Performing Nostalgia: Migration Culture and Creativity in South Albania (Hardcover, New Ed)
Eckehard Pistrick
R3,101 Discovery Miles 31 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Migration studies is an area of increasing significance in musicology as in other disciplines. How do migrants express and imagine themselves through musical practice? How does music help them to construct social imaginaries and to cope with longings and belongings? In this study of migration music in postsocialist Albania, Eckehard Pistrick identifies links between sound, space, emotionality and mobility in performance, provides new insights into the controversial relationship between sound and migration, and sheds light on the cultural effects of migration processes. Central to Pistrick's approach is the essential role of emotionality for musical creativity which is highlighted throughout the volume: pain and longing are discussed not as a traumatising end point, but as a driving force for human action and as a source for cultural creativity. In addition, the study provides a fascinating overview about the current state of a rarely documented vocal tradition in Europe that is a part of the mosaic of Mediterranean singing traditions. It refers to the challenges imposed onto this practice by heritage politics, the dynamics of retraditionalisation and musical globalisation. In this sense the book constitutes an important study to the dynamics of postsocialism as seen from a musicological perspective. Winner of the 2017 Stavro Skendi Book Prize for Achievement in Albanian Studies, Society for Albanian Studies Dr. Pistrick's book, in the committee's judgment, impressively connects ethnomusicology, anthropology and migration studies. Linking sound with space and emotionality, it offers a new understanding of the role of the oral tradition within Albanian communities, in particular its ability to deal creatively with painful experiences and the realities of migration. Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies

The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Volume Two - Codical Texts (Hardcover): Martha J. Macri, Gabrielle Vail The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Volume Two - Codical Texts (Hardcover)
Martha J. Macri, Gabrielle Vail
R1,827 Discovery Miles 18 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This long-awaited resource complements its companion volume on Classic Period monumental inscriptions. Authors Martha J. Macri and Gabrielle Vail provide a comprehensive listing of graphemes found in the Dresden, Madrid, and Paris codices, 40 percent of which are unique to these painted manuscripts, and discuss current and past interpretations of these graphemes.The New Catalog uses an original coding system developed for the Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project. The new three-digit codes group the graphemes according to their visual, rather than functional, characteristics to allow readers to see distinctions between similar signs. Each entry contains the grapheme's New Catalog code, an image, the corresponding Thompson number, proposed syllabic and logographic values, calendrical significance, and bibliographical citations. Appendices and an index of signs from both volumes contain images of all graphemes and variants ordered by code, allowing readers to search for graphemes by visual form or by their proposed logographic and phonetic values. Together the two volumes of the New Catalog represent the most significant updating of the sign lists for the Maya script proposed in half a century. They provide a cutting-edge reference tool critical to the research of Mesoamericanists in the fields of archaeology, art history, ethnohistory, and linguistics, and a valuable resource to scholars specializing in comparative studies of writing systems and related disciplines.

Power Politics - Environmental Activism in South Los Angeles (Paperback): Power Politics - Environmental Activism in South Los Angeles (Paperback)
R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the late 1990s, when California's deregulation of the production and sale of electric power created massive energy shortages, a group of environmental justice activists blocked construction of a power plant in their working-class Mexican and Central American neighborhoods. Why did they choose this battle? And how did the largely high school student activists come to prevail in the face of statewide political opinion?

"Power Politics" is a rich and readable study of a grassroots campaign where longtime labor and environmental allies found themselves on opposite sides of a conflict that pitted good jobs against good air. Karen Brodkin analyzes how those issues came to be opposed and in doing so unpacks the racial and class dynamics that shape Americans' grasp of labor and environmental issues. "Power Politics'" activists stood at the forefront of a movement that is building broad-based environmental coalitions and placing social justice at the heart of a new and robust vision.

Mad Drum Circle Skills - Fundamental Concepts and Foundational Drillz (Paperback): Wolf Murphy Mad Drum Circle Skills - Fundamental Concepts and Foundational Drillz (Paperback)
Wolf Murphy; Edited by Dale Lynn Pearsall
R769 Discovery Miles 7 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Horse, the Wheel, and Language - How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World (Paperback): David... The Horse, the Wheel, and Language - How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World (Paperback)
David W. Anthony
R788 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R212 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. "The Horse, the Wheel, and Language" lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization.

Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange. He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding.

"The Horse, the Wheel, and Language" solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries--the source of the Indo-European languages and English--and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.

Upheaval - Turning Points for Nations in Crisis (Paperback): Jared Diamond Upheaval - Turning Points for Nations in Crisis (Paperback)
Jared Diamond
R558 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R106 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Local Knowledge (Paperback, New ed): Clifford Geertz Local Knowledge (Paperback, New ed)
Clifford Geertz
R332 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R94 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This sequel to The Interpretation of Cultures is a collection of essays which reject large abstractions, going beyond the mere translation of one culture into another, and looks at the underlying, compartmentalized reality.

Negotiating Ethnicity - Second-Generation South Asians Traverse a Transnational World (Paperback): Bandana Purkayastha Negotiating Ethnicity - Second-Generation South Asians Traverse a Transnational World (Paperback)
Bandana Purkayastha
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Purkayastha's work disentangles the effects of race and class. . . . Her findings suggest that ethnic identity is fluid and multi-layered and that the meanings and boundaries of these multiple layers constantly diverge, intersect, and clash." --Min Zhou, professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Asian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles In the continuing debates on the topic of racial and ethnic identity in the United States, there are some that argue that ethnicity is an ascribed reality. To the contrary, others claim that individuals are becoming increasingly active in choosing and constructing their ethnic identities. Focusing on second-generation South Asian Americans, Bandana Purkayastha offers fresh insights into the subjective experience of race, ethnicity, and social class in an increasingly diverse America. The young people of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Nepalese origin that are the subjects of the study grew up in mostly white middle-class suburbs, and their linguistic skills, education, and occupation profiles are indistinguishable from their white peers. By many standards, their lifestyles mark them as members of mainstream American culture. But, as Purkayastha shows, their ethnic experiences are shaped by their racial status as neither "white" or "wholly Asian," their continuing ties with family members across the world, and a global consumer industry, which targets them as ethnic consumers. Drawing on information gathered from forty-eight in-depth interviews and years of research, this book illustrates how ethnic identity is negotiated by this group through the adoption of ethnic labels, the invention of "traditions," the consumption of ethnic products, and participation in voluntary societies. The pan-ethnic identities that result demonstrate attempts to balance racial marginalization, an attachment to heritage, and a celebration of reinvention. Lucidly written and enriched with vivid personal accounts, Negotiating Ethnicity is an important contribution to the literature on ethnicity and racialization in contemporary American culture. Bandana Purkayastha is an assistant professor of sociology and Asian American studies at the University of Connecticut.

The Abundant Herds - A Celebration of the Nguni Cattle of the Zulu People (Hardcover, New Edition): Leigh Voigt The Abundant Herds - A Celebration of the Nguni Cattle of the Zulu People (Hardcover, New Edition)
Leigh Voigt; Edited by David Hammond-Tooke, Marguerite Poland
R470 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R95 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A publication that contributes to the recording and understanding of a significant aspect of South Africa's cultural heritage. It is a title about human creativity. Not the creativity of the plastic arts, or of music, but rather that of the poet, the wordsmith. The title gives an overview of the history of the Nguni cattle and their economic, social, political and spiritual importance to the Zulu people, both past and present. It examines the vital role played by cattle and cattle-related imagery in the oral tradition of the Zulu people in Zulu poetry, tales, proverbs and riddles. The colour and pattern of a hide or the shape of a pair of horns, is metaphorically linked to the names of animals, birds, plants and the everyday objects familiar to pastoralists in nature.

Liars, Lovers, and Heroes - What the New Brain Science Reveals about How We Become Who We Are (Paperback): Steven R. Quartz,... Liars, Lovers, and Heroes - What the New Brain Science Reveals about How We Become Who We Are (Paperback)
Steven R. Quartz, Terrence J. Sejnowski
R373 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book combines cutting-edge findings in neuroscience with examples from history and the headlines to introduce the new science of cultural biology, born of advances in brain imaging, computer modeling, and genetics. Doctors Quartz and Sejnowski show how both our noblest and darkest traits are rooted in brain systems so ancient that we share them with insects. They then demystify the dynamic engagement between brain and world that makes us something far beyond the sum of our parts.

The authors show how our humanity unfolds in precise stages as brain and world engage on increasingly complex levels. Their discussion embraces shaping forces as ancient as climate change over millennia and events as recent as the terrorism and heroism of September 11, and offers intriguing answers to some of our most enduring questions, including why we live together, love, kill -- and sometimes lay down our lives for others.

The Anthropology of the Future (Paperback): Rebecca Bryant, Daniel M. Knight The Anthropology of the Future (Paperback)
Rebecca Bryant, Daniel M. Knight
R631 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R76 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Study of the future is an important new field in anthropology. Building on a philosophical tradition running from Aristotle through Heidegger to Schatzki, this book presents the concept of 'orientations' as a way to study everyday life. It analyses six main orientations - anticipation, expectation, speculation, potentiality, hope, and destiny - which represent different ways in which the future may affect our present. While orientations entail planning towards and imagining the future, they also often involve the collapse or exhaustion of those efforts: moments where hope may turn to apathy, frustrated planning to disillusion, and imagination to fatigue. By examining these orientations at different points, the authors argue for an anthropology that takes fuller account of the teleologies of action.

Superior - The Return of Race Science (Paperback): Angela Saini Superior - The Return of Race Science (Paperback)
Angela Saini 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Financial Times Book of the Year Telegraph Top 50 Books of the Year Guardian Book of the Year New Statesman Book of the Year 'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge Where did the idea of race come from, and what does it mean? In an age of identity politics, DNA ancestry testing and the rise of the far-right, a belief in biological differences between populations is experiencing a resurgence. The truth is: race is a social construct. Our problem is we find this hard to believe. In Superior, award-winning author Angela Saini investigates the concept of race, from its origins to the present day. Engaging with geneticists, anthropologists, historians and social scientists from across the globe, Superior is a rigorous, much needed examination of the insidious and destructive nature of the belief that race is real, and that some groups of people are superior to others.

Kaleidoscopic Ethnicity - International Migration and the Reconstruction of Community Identities in India (Hardcover): Prema... Kaleidoscopic Ethnicity - International Migration and the Reconstruction of Community Identities in India (Hardcover)
Prema Kurien
R1,650 Discovery Miles 16 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Based on ethnographic research in three communities (Ezhava Hindu, Mappila Muslim, and Syrian Christian) in Kerala, India, which sent large numbers of workers to the Middle East for temporary jobs, Kaleidoscopic Ethnicity explores the factors responsible for the striking differences in the groups' patterns of migration and migration-induced social change. Most broadly, Prema Kurien seeks to understand what ethnicity is and how it affects people's activities and decisions. She argues that, in each case, a community-specific nexus of religion, gender, and status shaped migration, and was, in turn, transformed by it.

The religious background of the three groups determined their social location within colonial and postcolonial Kerala. This social location in turn affected their occupational profiles, family structures, and social networks, as well as their conceptions of gender and honor, and thus was fundamental in shaping migration patterns. The rapid enrichment brought about by international migration resulted in a reinterpretation of religious identity and practice which was manifested by changes in patterns of gendered behavior and status in each of the three communities.

What makes this book unique is its focus on the sociocultural patterns of short-term international migration and its comparative ethnographic approach.

Humankind - How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity (Hardcover): Alexander H. Harcourt Humankind - How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity (Hardcover)
Alexander H. Harcourt
R513 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R257 (50%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Where did the human species originate? Why are tropical peoples much more diverse than those at polar latitudes? Why can only Japanese peoples digest seaweed? How are darker skin, sunlight, and fertility related? Did Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens ever interbreed? In Humankind, U. C. Davis professor Alexander Harcourt answers these questions and more, as he explains how the expansion of the human species around the globe and our interaction with our environment explains much about why humans differ from one region of the world to another, not only biologically, but culturally. What effects have other species had on the distribution of humans around the world, and we, in turn, on their distribution? And how have human populations affected each other's geography, even existence? For the first time in a single book, Alexander Harcourt brings these topics together to help us understand why we are, what we are, where we are. It turns out that when one looks at humanity's expansion around the world, and in the biological explanations for our geographic diversity, we humans are often just another primate. Humanity's distribution around the world and the type of organism we are today has been shaped by the same biogeographical forces that shape other species.

The School and Society (Hardcover): Dewey The School and Society (Hardcover)
Dewey
R209 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R40 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

These two short, influential books, which grew out of Dewey's hands-on experience in administering the laboratory school at the University of Chicago, represent the earliest authoritative statement of his revolutionary emphasis on education as an experimental, child-centered process. In The School and Society, he declares that we must "make each one of our schools an embryonic community life, active with types of occupations that reflect the life of the larger society and permeated with the spirit of art, history, and science." In The Child and the Curriculum he stresses the importance of the curriculum as a means of determining the environment of the child, and allowing the teacher to guide children in asserting themselves, exercising their capacities, and fulfilling their own nature. 8 black-and-white illustrations.

Search for the Native American Purebloods (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Charles Banks Wilson Search for the Native American Purebloods (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Charles Banks Wilson; Foreword by Herman J. Viola
R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over several decades, renowned Oklahoma artist Charles Banks Wilson sought out "purebloods" (that is, Indians of a single tribal heritage) of each of Oklahoma's tribes to create a gallery of American Indian portraits. "Search for the Native American Purebloods "captures the state's visual heritage in a series of seventy-seven remarkable pencil drawings, each accompanied by a narrative describing Wilson's visits with the subject. The first edition, "Search for the Purebloods," served as a catalogue for an exhibition of the artist's work at the United States Capitol. This third edition contains thirteen additional drawings and an afterword by Wilson.

Out of print since 2005, the book is once again available with the generous assistance of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.

The Two-Headed Household - Gender and Rural Development in the Ecuadorean Andes (Paperback, New): Sarah Hamilton The Two-Headed Household - Gender and Rural Development in the Ecuadorean Andes (Paperback, New)
Sarah Hamilton
R775 Discovery Miles 7 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Two-Headed Household" is an ethnographic account of gender relations and intrahousehold decisionmaking as well as a policy-oriented study of gender and development in the indigenous Andean community of Chanchalo, Ecuador. Sarah Hamilton argues that, contrary to common belief, men and women participate equally in agricultural production and management, in household decisionmaking, and share in the reproductive tasks of child care, food preparation, and other chores.

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth - Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo sapiens (Paperback, 2nd... The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth - Dental Morphology and its Variation in Recent and Fossil Homo sapiens (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
G. Richard Scott, Christy G. Turner II, Grant C. Townsend, Maria Martinon-Torres
R956 Discovery Miles 9 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All humans share certain components of tooth structure, but show variation in size and morphology around this shared pattern. This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject. This revised and updated edition introduces new ideas in dental genetics and ontogeny and summarizes major historical problems addressed by dental morphology. The detailed descriptions of 29 dental variables are fully updated with current data and include details of a new web-based application for using crown and root morphology to evaluate ancestry in forensic cases. A new chapter describes what constitutes a modern human dentition in the context of the hominin fossil record.

Fort Orange Records, 1656-1678 (Hardcover): Charles T. Gehring Fort Orange Records, 1656-1678 (Hardcover)
Charles T. Gehring
R1,506 Discovery Miles 15 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The records in this volume represent the oldest surviving archival papers of the Dutch community that eventually became Albany. Although the Dutch first visited this area in 1609, records were first maintained in 1652 by officials of the village of Rensseleraerswijk.

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