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.
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
Cows, Pigs, Wars & Witches: The Riddles of Culture
Cows, Pigs, Wars & Witches
The Riddles of Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724680
An anthropologist speculates on the origins of bizarre and mysterious human lifestyles, customs, and institutions throughout history
Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation
Coming of Age in Samoa
A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilisation
Paperback      ISBN: 0688050336
The classic anthropological study describes what it was like in the 1920s for girls growing up in the primitive culture of the Samoan Islands, offering provocative insights into such topics as childhood, gender roles, and culture. Reprint.
Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion
Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion
Paperback      ISBN: 0939680637
Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion reveals the sacred teachings that were hidden by the Mayan priesthood shortly after the Spanish Conquistadors landed in Mexico in 1519. In this spiritual text, Hunbatz Men explores the metaphysics of ancient Mayan glyphs and the esoteric significance of the letters G, T, and O. He concludes with an explanation of the secret path to illumined consciousness of the feathered serpent, Quetzacoatl.
The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
The Vanishing Hitchhiker
American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
Paperback      ISBN: 0393951693
Presents a collection of examples of major American urban legends, one of the most common forms of contemporary American folklore, and explains their popular appeal
On the Banks of the Ganga: When Wastewater Meets a Sacred River
On the Banks of the Ganga
When Wastewater Meets a Sacred River
Paperback      ISBN: 0472068083
Explores the collision of sacred purity with environmental pollution of the river Ganga (Ganges)
The Fall of Public Man
The Fall of Public Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0393308790
"A fascinating evocation of changing styles of personal and public expression. . . ."--Robert Lekachman, Saturday Review
Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650–1800
Uncommon Ground
Archaeology and Early African America, 1650–1800
Paperback      ISBN: 1560980591
Uses information gathered over the last quarter century to describe life as a slave, and discusses the study of past African-American life
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