Cultural Anthropology

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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.

Subsidizing Capitalism

Examines the economic activities of self-employed brickmakers and the unpaid family members and others who assist them in Mexico.

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.

Women on the Verge of Home

Edited by Bilinda Straight
Foreword by Ruth Behar
Subjects: Gender And Sexuality

Interrogates the comfortable and stable contours of "home," asking what it means to women in different social, class, sexual, ethnic, and racial contexts in different times and places.

Social Constructions of Nationalism in the Middle East

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

Women in Transition

Written by leading women scholars, this first and only book published about Lithuanian women details the historical, social, economic, and political issues affecting women during the transition from communism to democracy.

Subversions of International Order

Uses ethnographic tools to analyze political disorder and its representation at the end of the Cold War.

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.

Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture

This collection of essays addresses two major issues of contemporary culture: the problem of violence in relation to notions of "difference" and power; and the role of mediation in making possible non-conflictive play of cultural differences.

Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effect of patients' and health care providers' ethnic and cultural backgrounds on chronic pain.

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 ...

New Horizons in Sephardic Studies

This book contains the most recent research in the intrinsically interdisciplinary field of Sephardic Studies. It provides new insights into Sephardic history, culture, folklore, languages, music, and ...

The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories

Portelli offers a new and challenging approach to oral history, with an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Examining cultural conflict and communication between social groups and classes ...

Ethnicity and Inequality

This book is a study of the relationship between ethnicity and socioeconomic status. it is the first to empirically study both the white and nonwhite underclass. Jiobu uses United States census data on ...

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 ...