Cultural Anthropology

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Replanting Cultures

Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Mayalogue

Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.

The Cultural Power of Personal Objects

Edited by Jared Kemling
Subjects: Philosophy

Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.

From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond

Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.

Till Kingdom Come

By Lokesh Ohri
Subjects: Asian Studies

The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.

Words of Destiny

Investigates the professional practices of astrologers in urban India and their popularity among the educated middle and upper classes.

Coming Together

Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.

The Future of (Post)Socialism

Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.

Looking with Robert Gardner

Assesses the range and magnitude of Robert Gardner’s achievements as a filmmaker, photographer, writer, educator, and champion of independent cinema.

The Creation of Wing Chun

Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.

Sweet Burdens

By Sveta Roberman
Subjects: Sociology

Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.

These Bones Shall Rise Again

David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.

Indigenous North American Drama

Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.

Let Spirit Speak!

Edited by Vanessa K. Valdés
Subjects: Area Studies

Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere.

Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition

New edition of Aihwa Ong’s classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

Miracle as Modern Conundrum in South Asian Religious Traditions

Looks at perceptions of the miraculous in a variety of contemporary South Asian religious traditions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.

The Reason for Crows

The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.

Imagined Families, Lived Families

An interdisciplinary look at the dramatic changes in the contemporary Japanese family, including both empirical data and analyses of popular culture.

Tamil Geographies

How perceptions of land and space influence social and aesthetic conditions in the Tamil region of India.

Recasting Culture and Space in Iberian Contexts

Anthropological case studies of the interplay of space, culture, and power in Iberia since 1850.

The Internet in the Middle East

A surprising look at how the Internet does, and does not, affect public discourse and social practice in the Middle East and Kuwait in particular.

Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East

A comparative analysis of the social and cultural dimensions of nationalism in the Middle East.

Desert Songs

Examines American and Middle Eastern texts in studies of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and argues for a new approach to cultural studies that incorporates a wider variety of materials.

Person to Person

Guides students through the step-by-step procedure of qualitative social research using the dialogical hermeneutic method of analysis.

The Challenge of Facework

This book addresses the cross-cultural variations in the conceptions of face and facework from a multidisciplinary communication perspective. Facework represents one of the most important theoretical ...

Metaphors of Identity

Placing identity within its cultural context, Fitzgerald offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, male and female identity, and aging and identity. ...

Symbols, Conflict, and Identity

This book investigates cultural and social identity in contemporary complex societies, focusing especially on Eastern Europe. Mach explains the role of symbols and symbolic forms in he relations between ...

Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

Designed as a reader for courses, this anthology presents an array of theories and interpretations in the field of modern cultural anthropology. It provides a deeper understanding of the major theoretical ...