Companion Animals in Everyday Life: Situating Human-Animal by Michal Piotr Pręgowski

By Michal Piotr Pręgowski

This ebook is an interdisciplinary assortment laying off gentle on human-animal relationships and interactions worldwide. The booklet deals a predominantly empirical examine social and cultural practices with regards to spouse animals in Mexico, Poland, the Netherlands, Japan, China and Taiwan, Vietnam, united states, and Turkey between others. It makes a speciality of how canines, cats, rabbits and individuals of different species are perceived and taken care of in quite a few cultures, highlighting commonalities and modifications among them.

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The Anthropology of Climate Change: An Historical Reader by Michael R. Dove

By Michael R. Dove

This well timed anthology brings jointly for the 1st time an important historic, medieval, Enlightenment, and glossy scholarship for an entire anthropological assessment of the connection among tradition and weather change.

Brings jointly for the 1st time crucial classical works and modern scholarship for an entire historic anthropological assessment of the connection among tradition and weather change
Covers the historical and prehistoric documents of human impression from and reaction to previous sessions

of weather switch, together with the impression and reaction to weather swap on the neighborhood level
Discusses the influence on international debates approximately weather swap from North-South post-colonial histories and the social dimensions of the technological know-how of weather change.
comprises assurance of issues comparable to environmental determinism, climatic occasions as social catalysts, climatic failures and societal cave in, and ethno-meteorology
an incredible textual content for classes in weather swap, human/cultural ecology, environmental anthropology and archaeology, catastrophe stories, environmental sciences, technology and know-how reports, background of technological know-how, and conservation and improvement reviews

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The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics by Jean Liedloff

By Jean Liedloff

Publish yr note: First released in 1975 by means of Da Capo Press
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Jean Liedloff, an American author, spent and a part years within the South American jungle dwelling with Stone Age Indians. The adventure demolished her Western preconceptions of the way we should always reside and led her to a noticeably diversified view of what human nature particularly is. She deals a brand new figuring out of ways we have now misplaced a lot of our common health and wellbeing and indicates us sensible how one can regain it for our youngsters and for ourselves.

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Sapiens. De animales a dioses: Una breve historia de la by Yuval Harari

By Yuval Harari

El libro de no ficción del AÑO

Un top vendor internacional con más de un millón de ejemplares vendidos
Lúcido e iluminador: los angeles historia de l. a. humanidad en un solo volumen.
Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia: de simios sin importancia a amos del mundo.

¿Cómo logró nuestra especie imponerse en los angeles lucha por l. a. existencia? ¿Por qué nuestros ancestros recolectores se unieron para crear ciudades y reinos? ¿Cómo llegamos a creer en dioses, en naciones o en los derechos humanos; a confiar en el dinero, en los libros o en las leyes? ¿Cómo acabamos sometidos a los angeles burocracia, a los horarios y al consumismo? ¿Y cómo será el mundo en los milenios venideros?

En De animales a dioses, Yuval Noah Harari traza una breve historia de los angeles humanidad, desde los primeros humanos que caminaron sobre l. a. Tierra hasta los radicales y a veces devastadores avances de las tres grandes revoluciones que nuestra especie ha protagonizado: l. a. cognitiva, l. a. agrícola y l. a. científica. A partir de hallazgos de disciplinas tan diversas como l. a. biología, los angeles antropología, los angeles paleontología o l. a. economía, Harari explora cómo las grandes corrientes de l. a. historia han modelado nuestra sociedad, los animales y las plantas que nos rodean e incluso nuestras personalidades. ¿Hemos ganado en felicidad a medida que ha avanzado l. a. historia? ¿Seremos capaces de liberar alguna vez nuestra conducta de los angeles herencia del pasado? ¿Podemos hacer algo para influir en los siglos futuros?

Audaz, ambicioso y provocador, este libro cuestiona todo lo que creíamos saber sobre el ser humano: nuestros orígenes, nuestras rules, nuestras acciones, nuestro poder... y nuestro futuro. - El fuego nos dio poder. - los angeles conversación hizo posible que cooperáramos. - l. a. agricultura alimentó nuestra ambición. - los angeles mitología sostuvo los angeles ley y el orden. - El dinero ofreció algo en lo que confiar. - Las contradicciones crearon los angeles cultura. - l. a. ciencia nos hizo imparables.

Reseñas:

«Aborda las cuestiones más importantes de l. a. historia y del mundo modernos, y además está escrito con un estilo vívido e inolvidable.»
Jared Diamond

«Renueva los angeles creencia en los angeles capacidad de decidir de los propios lectores. El éxito más sorprendente y renovador de un libro de no ficción de los angeles última década.»
Shmuel Rosner, editor unique (Israel)

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Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory by Professor Mary Douglas

By Professor Mary Douglas

Threat and probability are culturally conditioned principles. they're formed by means of pressures of social existence and approved notions of responsibility. the chance analyses which are more and more being utilised by means of politicians, reduction programmes and enterprise forget about the insights to be received from social anthropology which are utilized to fashionable business society. during this selection of contemporary essays, Mary Douglas develops a programme for learning chance and blame that follows from rules initially proposed in Purity and Danger. She indicates how political and cultural bias could be included into the examine of probability conception and within the dialogue of accountability in public coverage.

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Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland by James C. Scott

By James C. Scott

For 2 thousand years the disparate teams that now stay in Zomia (a mountainous sector the scale of Europe that includes parts of 7 Asian nations) have fled the initiatives of the geared up kingdom societies that encompass them—slavery, conscription, taxes, corvée exertions, epidemics, and war. This e-book, primarily an "anarchist history," is the first-ever exam of the large literature on state-making whose writer evaluates why humans could intentionally and reactively stay stateless. one of the suggestions hired through the folk of Zomia to stay stateless are actual dispersion in rugged terrain; agricultural practices that improve mobility; pliable ethnic identities; devotion to prophetic, millenarian leaders; and upkeep of a mostly oral tradition that permits them to reinvent their histories and genealogies as they circulation among and round states.

In available language, James Scott, well-known around the globe as an eminent authority in Southeast Asian, peasant, and agrarian reviews, tells the tale of the peoples of Zomia and their not likely odyssey looking for self-determination. He redefines our perspectives on Asian politics, historical past, demographics, or even our primary rules approximately what constitutes civilization, and demanding situations us with a significantly assorted method of background that provides occasions from the viewpoint of stateless peoples and redefines state-making as a kind of "internal colonialism." This new point of view calls for an intensive reevaluation of the civilizational narratives of the lowland states. Scott's paintings on Zomia represents a brand new approach to consider sector reports that would be appropriate to different runaway, fugitive, and marooned groups, be they Gypsies, Cossacks, tribes fleeing slave raiders, Marsh Arabs, or San-Bushmen.

Received honorable point out for the 2009 PROSE Award in executive & Politics, awarded via the the pro and Scholarly Publishing department of the organization of yankee Publishers.

Bronze medal winner of the 2009 publication of the 12 months Award within the Political technological know-how type, offered via ForeWord Magazine

Chosen as A most sensible booklet of 2009, Jesse Walker, dealing with editor, Reason

Winner of the 2010 Fukuoka Asian educational Prize, given by means of the Fukuoka Asian tradition Prize Committee

A finalist within the type of Nonfiction for the 2010 Connecticut publication Award, given by means of the Connecticut middle for the Book

Winner of the 2010 John okay. Fairbank e-book Prize, given through the yank historic Association

Winner of the 2010 Bernard Schwartz booklet Award, given by way of the Asia Society

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Biographical Objects: How Things Tell the Stories of by Janet Hoskins

By Janet Hoskins

During this cutting edge research, six men and women from japanese Indonesia narrate their very own lives through speaking approximately their possessions; family items used to build a coherent identification via a strategy of identity and "self-historicizing." Janet Hoskins explores how issues are given biographical value, entangled in sexual politics, and expressed in dualistic metaphors the place the conventional differences among individual and item and feminine and male are drawn in unusual methods.

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Malta, Mediterranean Bridge by Stefan Goodwin

By Stefan Goodwin

This scholarly but available ebook explores the social anthropology of Malta in the context of local cultural alternate among the Maltese and their buddies. individuals to Malta's wealthy cultural improvement were the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Sicilians, Greeks, Romans, Berbers, Arabs, Turks, Normans, Spaniards, French, British, and others. different vital individuals were the Holy See and the Order of St. John, whose contributors have frequently been recognized easily because the Knights of Malta.Malta is a lacking hyperlink to knowing many interrelationships between Mediterranean peoples and civilizations that hitherto have remained hidden or problematical. positioned on the heart of the Mediterranean Basin, Malta has been pivotal in different cultural adjustments and will function a prism for realizing a lot that's vital approximately lifeways within the Mediterranean: alternate, subsistence platforms, faith, urbanization, and the transmigration of peoples in conflict and in peace.

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Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction by John Monaghan, Peter Just

By John Monaghan, Peter Just

"If you must understand what anthropology is, examine what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: a truly brief advent. This enticing evaluate of the sector combines an obtainable account of a few of the discipline's guiding rules and technique with plentiful examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work.

Peter simply and John Monaghan start by way of discussing anthropology's most vital contributions to trendy inspiration: its research of tradition as a distinctively human attribute, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its technique of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their very own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they learn particular ways that social and cultural anthropology have complex our knowing of human society and tradition. together with an evaluation of anthropology's current place, and a glance ahead to its most probably destiny, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make attention-grabbing analyzing for somebody eager about this social technological know-how.

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An Anthropology of Learning: On Nested Frictions in Cultural by Cathrine Hasse

By Cathrine Hasse

This publication has one particular function: to provide a brand new idea of cultural studying in businesses which mixes practice-based studying with cultural versions - a cognitive anthropological schema conception of taken-for-granted connections - tied to the typical significant use of artefacts. the knowledge of tradition as rising in a technique of studying open up for brand new understandings, that is priceless for researchers, practitioners and scholars drawn to dynamic experiences of tradition and cultural stories of companies. the recent technique is going past tradition as a static, essentialist entity and open for our chance to profit in agencies throughout nationwide cultures, throughout ethnicity and around the it seems that insurmountable neighborhood academic adjustments which makes it tough for individuals to speak operating jointly in an more and more globalized international. The empirical examples are quite often drawn from businesses of schooling and technological know-how that are melting-pots of cultural encounters.

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