Cultural Anthropology
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An Intimate History of Humanity
An Intimate History of Humanity
Paperback      ISBN: 0060926910
Traces various aspects of everyday life through history, including the relationship of men and women, loneliness, love, respect, toleration, privelege, travel, parenthood, and compassion
Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions
Galactic Alignment
The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions
Paperback      ISBN: 1879181843
Explores the central role played by the galaxy in both ancient and modern times in the transformation of the human spirit. Original.
Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Power/Knowledge
Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Paperback      ISBN: 039473954x
Study of the intersection of history and philosophy as it relates to recent French political change, evidenced in essays concerning popular justice, power struggles, and the history of sexuality
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
The Teachings of Don Juan
A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Paperback      ISBN: 0520217578
Provides a structural analysis of the logic system which the author experienced under the influence of peyote and other hallucinogens commonly used by Indian sorcerers
The Promise Fulfilled: A Portrait of Norwegian Americans Today
The Promise Fulfilled
A Portrait of Norwegian Americans Today
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816628327
“Odd Lovoll provides fascinating and important insights about the distinctive presence in American life of Norwegian immigrants and their ancestors. Then again, I might be biased.
Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Ishi in Two Worlds
A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0520229401
The life story of Ishi, the Yahi Indian, lone survivor of a doomed tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. For more than forty years, Theodora Kroeber's biography has been sharing this tragic and absorbing drama with readers all over the world. Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and with terror of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughterhouse near Oroville, California. Finally identified as an Indian by an anthropologist, Ishi was brought to San Francisco by Professor T. T. Waterman and lived there the rest of his life under the care and protection of Alfred Kroeber and the staff of the University of California's Museum of Anthropology. Karl Kroeber adds an informative tribute to the text, describing how the book came to be and how Theodora Kroeber's approach to the project was both a product of her era and of her insight and her empathy. The life story of Ishi, the Yahi Indian, lone survivor of a doomed tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. For more than forty years, Theodora Kroeber's biography has been sharing this tragic and absorbing drama with readers all over the world. Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and with terror of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughterhouse near Oroville, California. Finally identified as an Indian by an anthropologist, Ishi was brought to San Francisco by Professor T. T. Waterman and lived there the rest of his life under the care and protection of Alfred Kroeber and the staff of the University of California's Museum of Anthropology. Karl Kroeber adds an informative tribute to the text, describing how the book came to be and how Theodora Kroeber's approach to the project was both a product of her era and of her insight and her empathy.
Smallholders, Householders: Farm Families and the Ecology of Intensive, Sustainable Agriculture
Smallholders, Householders
Farm Families and the Ecology of Intensive, Sustainable Agriculture
Paperback      ISBN: 0804721025
Contrasting the prevailing theories of the evolution of agriculture, the author argues that the practice of smallholding is more efficient and less environmentally degrading than that of industrial agriculture which depends heavily on fossil fuel, chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. He presents a convincing case for his argument with examples taken from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and demonstrates that there are fundamental commonalities among smallholder cultures. "Smallholders, Householders" is a detailed and innovative analysis of the agricultural efficiency and conservation of resources practiced around the world by smallholders.
The Encyclopedia of Sacred Sexuality: From Aphrodisiacs and Ecstasy to Yoni Worship and Zap-Lam Yoga
The Encyclopedia of Sacred Sexuality
From Aphrodisiacs and Ecstasy to Yoni Worship and Zap-Lam Yoga
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817194
Revised and Expanded Edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom This comprehensive reference book, lavishly illustrated and extensively cross-referenced, encompasses all eras and cultures in exploring the meaning of sexuality • Updated and expanded with over 150 new or revised entries, along with a vast array of new color illustrations • Contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual • An exceptional reference--including Internet resources--that explores the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject • Over 25,000 copies of the first edition sold This fully updated and expanded edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom contains more than 1,200 entries--150 of which are either new additions or were extensively revised for this edition--and a vast array of new illustrations, many in full color, from the author's recent travels to the Far East. The encyclopedia explains how to integrate body and mind, love and sexuality, and spiritual exercise and inner alchemical techniques in the practice of sacred sexuality. It also contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual. Extensive cross references, quotations from sacred erotic scriptures, Internet resources, and 28 indexes to related topics within the book take the reader on an odyssey from almost any point of departure to the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject.
The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture
The Agile Gene
How Nature Turns on Nurture
Paperback      ISBN: 006000679x
A historical analysis of the nature-versus-nurture debate documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior. Originally published as Nature Via Nurture. Reprint.
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
City of Djinns
A Year in Delhi
Paperback      ISBN: 0142001007
The author describes his year spent in Delhi, India, reflecting on the city's history and culture, including religious practices, industry, the arts, festivals and entertainment, and social customs. Reprint.