Anthropology

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1 Cremo, Michael A. The Hidden History of the Human Race
Govardhan Hill Pub 1994 0963530968 / 9780963530967 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A tight clean first edition/printing, protected in a new brodart wrapper, n ot price clipped/ex library or a book of the month edition. Over the past two hundred years the scientific establishment has selectively ignored, suppressed, and forgotten some remarkable artifacts and bones that contradict the dominant views of human origins and antiquity. Evolutionary prejudices have served as a sort of informational "filtering" system that has left us with a radically incomplete set of facts for building our ideas about human origins. The Hidden History Of The Human Race is a call for change in today's arbitrarily rigid mindset. Deploying an unexpectedly great number of convincing facts, deeply illuminated with critical analysis, readers will find themselves compelled to rethink our understanding of human origins, identity, and destiny. The Hidden History Of The Human Race proves a literary excavation of a vast store of heretofore hidden knowledge in a journey that takes us across five continents to key archeological sites (some long forgotten, others the center of ongoing research). The Hidden History Of The Human Race is bound to ignite controversy, challenging as it does one of the most fundamental components of the modern scientific world view. meticulously researched and carefully written, The Hidden History Of The Human Race takes us to a crossroads of knowledge and invites us to take a courageous first step in a new direction. Controversial, thought provoking, and exceptionally well presented, Cremo and Thompson are to be congratulated with this astonishing contribution to anthropology and the theory of human evolution. 
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2 Fox, Robin Encounter With Anthropology
Dell 1975 Paperback Very Good 

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Man or Monster?: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, Hinton, Alexander Laban
3 Hinton, Alexander Laban Man or Monster?: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer
Duke University Press Books 2016 0822362732 / 9780822362739 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. During the Khmer Rouge's brutal reign in Cambodia during the mid-to-late 1970s, a former math teacher named Duch served as the commandant of the S-21 security center, where as many as 20,000 victims were interrogated, tortured, and executed. In 2009 Duch stood trial for these crimes against humanity. While the prosecution painted Duch as evil, his defense lawyers claimed he simply followed orders. In Man or Monster? Alexander Hinton uses creative ethnographic writing, extensive fieldwork, hundreds of interviews, and his experience attending Duch's trial to create a nuanced analysis of Duch, the tribunal, the Khmer Rouge, and the after-effects of Cambodia's genocide. Interested in how a person becomes a torturer and executioner as well as the law's ability to grapple with crimes against humanity, Hinton adapts Hannah Arendt's notion of the "banality of evil" to consider how the potential for violence is embedded in the everyday ways people articulate meaning and comprehend the world. Man or Monster? provides novel ways to consider justice, terror, genocide, memory, truth, and humanity. 
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Genocides by the Oppressed: Subaltern Genocide in Theory and Practice, Jones, Adam (Editor)
4 Jones, Adam (Editor) Genocides by the Oppressed: Subaltern Genocide in Theory and Practice
Indiana University Press 2009 0253220777 / 9780253220776 Paperback Near Fine 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In the last two decades, the field of comparative genocide studies has produced an increasingly rich literature on the targeting of various groups for extermination and other atrocities, throughout history and around the contemporary world. However, the phenomenon of "genocides by the oppressed," that is, retributive genocidal actions carried out by subaltern actors, has received almost no attention. The prominence in such genocides of non-state actors, combined with the perceived moral ambiguities of retributive genocide that arise in analyzing genocidal acts "from below," have so far eluded serious investigation. Genocides by the Oppressed addresses this oversight, opening the subject of subaltern genocide for exploration by scholars of genocide, ethnic conflict, and human rights. Focusing on case studies of such genocide, the contributors explore its sociological, anthropological, psychological, symbolic, and normative dimensions. 
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Women of the Forest, Murphy, Yolanda
5 Murphy, Yolanda Women of the Forest
Columbia University Press 1985 0231060890 / 9780231060899 Paperback Very Good 
Restores something of the balance that has been missing from conventional a nthropology,an anthropology largely written by men,in giving this lucid acc ount of the fundamental roles played by women in all societies. [I]t sets t he record straight for widely but wrongly held beliefs concerning many aspe cts of the roles of the sexes in all soceities. 
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6 Radin, Paul Primitive man as philosopher. With a foreword by John Dewey
Dover Publications 1957 Paperback Very Good+ 

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The Neandertal Enigma : Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origins, Shreeve, James
7 Shreeve, James The Neandertal Enigma : Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origins
Avon Books 1996 0380728818 / 9780380728817 Paperback Very Good 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: In search of the truth about the Neanderthals, Shreeve takes readers on a prehistoric journey as he examines the scientific evidence and addresses the controversy surrounding their fate. He offers a fascinating theory of what might have allowed two equally human species to share a moment in evolution history, as well as what may have led to the triumph of one and the poignant disappearance of the other. 
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Way of the Masks, Strauss, Claude Levi
8 Strauss, Claude Levi Way of the Masks
Douglas Mcintyre/see Pgw 1988 0888946031 / 9780888946034 Paperback Near Fine 
in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Originally published under the title La Voie des masques, Sylvia Modelski has translated Claude Levi-Strauss' explanation of the tribal masks of coastal British Columbia with reference to kinship ties, incest prohibition and myths. 
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9 Thumboo, Edwin Perceiving Other Worlds
Published by Times Academic 1991 9812100105 / 9789812100108 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A central concern of the 38 essays is the significance and fullness of the self when it is partly also the Other. They were presented at the November 1989 symposium Literature in Asia and the Pacific Region by writers, critics, and scholars from the region and the US and Britain. The topics include Mudreero Narogin's Dalwurra, the invention of identity in Singapore poetry in English and Chinese, reading the feminism in Arthurian romances, and the somnambulist careening around the crater. 
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Golden Arches East: McDonald's in East Asia, Watson, James L.
10 Watson, James L. Golden Arches East: McDonald's in East Asia
Stanford University Press 1998 0804732078 / 9780804732079 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. McDonald s restaurants are found in over 100 countries, serving tens of millions of people each day. What are the cultural implications of this phenomenal success? Does the introduction of American fast food undermine local cuisines, many of them celebrated for centuries? Does it, as some critics fear, presage a homogeneous, global culture? These are but a few of the questions confronted in this engaging study that vividly demonstrates how the theories and techniques of anthropology can be used not only to examine obscure peoples and exotic practices, but to shed light on the motivations and behavior of people conducting their daily lives in some of the major population centers of the world. Earlier studies of the fast food industry have emphasized production, focusing on labor or management. This book takes a fresh approach to the industry by concentrating on the perspective of the consumer. It analyzes consumers reactions to McDonald s in five East Asian cities: Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, and Tokyo. What do they have to say about McDonald s? How is fast food perceived by those who pay to eat it? How do their preferences and biases affect the system of production? 
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Producing Culture and Capital: Family Firms in Italy, Yanagisako, Sylvia Junko
11 Yanagisako, Sylvia Junko Producing Culture and Capital: Family Firms in Italy
Princeton University Press 2002 0691095108 / 9780691095103 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Producing Culture and Capital is a major theoretical contribution to the an thropological literature on capitalism, as well as a rich case study of kin ship and gender relations in northern Italy. Drawing on ethnographic and archival research on thirty-eight firms in nort hern Italy's silk industry, Sylvia Yanagisako illuminates the cultural proc esses through which sentiments, desires, and commitments motivate and shape capitalist family firms. She shows how flexible specialization is produced through the cultural dynamics of capital accumulation, management successi on, firm expansion and diversification, and the reproduction and division o f firms. In doing so, Yanagisako addresses two gaps in Marx's and Weber's t heories of capitalism: the absence of an adequate cultural theory of capita list motivation and the absence of attention to kinship and gender. By demo nstrating that kinship and gender are crucial in structuring capitalist act ion, this study reveals these two gaps to be different facets of the same o mission. A process-oriented approach to class formation and class subjectiv ity enables the author to incorporate the material and ideological struggle s within families into an analysis of class-making and self-making. Yanagisako concludes that both "provincial" and "global" capitalist orientations and strategies operate in an industry that has always been integrated into regional and international relations of production and distribution. Her approach to culture and capitalism 
Price: 1400.00 JPY
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