Cultural Anthropology
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The Hidden Dimension
The Hidden Dimension
Paperback      ISBN: 0385084765
An examination of various cultural concepts of space and how differences among them affect modern society. Introducing the science of "proxemics," Hall demonstrates how man's use of space can affect personal business relations, cross-cultural exchanges, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal.
The Songlines
The Songlines
Paperback      ISBN: 0140094296
Bruce Chatwin—author of In Patagonia—ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks." Along these timeless paths, amongst the fortune hunters and redneck Australians, racist policemen and mysterious Aboriginal holy men, he discovers a wondrous vision of man's place in the world.
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.
Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Third Chimpanzee
The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Paperback      ISBN: 0060984031
A renowned scientist examines the less than two percent of human genes that distinguish us from chimpanzees and that link human behaviors--such as genocide, drug addiction, and the extermination of other species--to our animal predecessors
The Naked Man
The Naked Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0226474968
"The Naked Man is the fourth and final volume [of Mythologiques], written by the most influential and probably the most controversial anthropologist of our time. . . . Myths from North and South America are set side by side to show their transformations: in passing from person to person and place to place, a myth can change its content and yet retain its structural principles. . . . Apart from the complicated transformations discovered and the fascinating constructions placed on these, the stories themselves provide a feast."
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.
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.
The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People
The Nuer
A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People
Paperback      ISBN: 0195003225
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
All Our Kin
All Our Kin
Paperback      ISBN: 0061319821
A portrait of the struggle and resourcefulness of African-American ghetto communities is presented from the perspectives of its families and offers an exploration of the black kinship network. Reissue.