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Anthropological Conversations: Talking Culture across Disciplines

by Caroline B. Brettell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

Brettell explores the cross-disciplinary exchanges, both past and present, which have engaged cultural anthropologists—and invites readers to continue the conversations.

Rapid Qualitative Inquiry: A Field Guide to Team-Based Assessment

by James Beebe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

An accessible field guide to Rapid Qualitative Inquiry (RQI)—a team-based, applied research method designed to quickly develop an insider’s perspective on and preliminary understanding of complicated situations....

Food on the Rails: The Golden Era of Railroad Dining

by Jeri Quinzio Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

Food on the Rails traces the rise and fall of food on the rails from its rocky start to its glory days to its sad demise. Looking at the foods, the service, the rail station restaurants, the menus, the dining...

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

by H. Russell Bernard & Clarence C. Gravlee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography;...

A Discipline on Foot: Inventing Japanese Native Ethnography, 1910-1945

by Alan Christy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 17, 2012)

Exploring the fundamental question of how a new discipline comes into being, this groundbreaking book tells the story of the emergence of native ethnology in Imperial Japan, a “one nation” social science...

The Oral History Manual

by Barbara W. Sommer & Mary Kay Quinlan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2009)

The Oral History Manual grounds oral historians in the practice of oral history, taking the reader through the entire process, from the idea for a project through the completed, archived interviews.

How Real Is Race?: A Sourcebook on Race, Culture, and Biology

by Carol C. Mukhopadhyay, Rosemary Henze & Yolanda T. Moses Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 11, 2013)

Drawing on biocultural perspectives, How Real Is Race? Second Edition employs an activity-oriented approach to engage readers in unraveling—and rethinking—the contradictory messages we so often hear about...

Invitation to Anthropology

by Luke Eric Lassiter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 09, 2014)

This concise introduction to cultural anthropology offers a fresh and accessible approach to stimulating student interest in the human experience.

Maori Times, Maori Places: Prophetic Histories

by Karen Sinclair Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 17, 2002)

This book is a compilation of twenty-five years of fieldwork with a group of Maori. It is an examination of oral histories, notebooks of songs, diaries, accounts of pilgrimages, and life histories. Critical...

Selves in Time and Place: Identities, Experience, and History in Nepal

by Dorothy Holland, Alfred Pach Iii, Debra Skinner & Ernestine McHugh et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 1998)

Recently anthropology has turned to accounts of persons-in-history/history-in-persons, focusing on how individuals and groups as agents both fashion and are fashioned by social, political, and cultural discourses...

The Shabbat Elevator and other Sabbath Subterfuges: An Unorthodox Essay on Circumventing Custom and Jewish Character

by Alan Dundes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 21, 2002)

This book focuses on the topic of 'circumventing custom' with special emphasis on the ingenious ways Orthodox (and other) Jews have devised to avoid breaking the extensive list of activities forbidden on the...

Postmodernity's Histories: The Past as Legacy and Project

by Arif Dirlik Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 18, 2000)

Challenges to the conventional study of history have been raised by the recent paradigm of globalization and by new intellectual transformations linked to postmodernism and postcolonialism. In this book the...

China Live: People Power and the Television Revolution

by Mike Chinoy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 1999)

China Live offers a unique insider's view of two of the most important forces shaping our era—the rise of global satellite news and the rise of China. Exploring not only how events shape television, but how...

Commodities and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives

by Angelique Haugerud, Priscilla M. Stone & Peter D. Little Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2000)

TodayOs growing fascination with flows of people, commodities, technology, capital, images and ideas across national and other boundaries poses fresh theoretical and methodological challenges to anthropology....

Gadamer: Between Heidegger and Habermas

by Ingrid H. Scheibler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2000)

One of the first book-length studies to examine Gadamer's relation to Heidegger in depth, Scheibler looks at the ways in which Gadamer positively appropriates central elements of Heidegger's work as well as...

Nietzsche's Mirror: The World as Will to Power

by Linda L. Williams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2002)

Nietzsche's Mirror is an introduction to the development and scope of will power in Nietzsche's writings. After arguing that will to power is not metaphysical, it is shown how a non-metaphysical interpretation...

New Directions in Anthropological Kinship

by Linda Stone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2002)

Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues...

Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education

by Amy E. Fox, Michele Foster, Margaret Eisenhart & Kathryn M. Borman et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2000)

This anthology introduces some of the most influential literature shaping our understanding of the social and cultural foundations of education today. Together the selections provide students a range of approaches...

Orphans of Islam: Family, Abandonment, and Secret Adoption in Morocco

by Jamila Bargach Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 26, 2002)

Orphans of Islam portrays the abject lives and 'excluded body' of abandoned and bastard children in contemporary Morocco, while critiquing the concept and practice of 'adoption,' which too often is considered...

The Anthropology of Religious Conversion

by Stephen D. Glazier & Andrew Buckser Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 18, 2003)

The Anthropology of Religious Conversion paints a picture of conversion far more complex than its customary image in anthropology and religious studies. Conversion is very seldom simply a sudden moment of insight...

Uncertain Transition: Ethnographies of Change in the Postsocialist World

by Michael Burawoy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2000)

The ethnographies collected here offer a surprising and compelling picture of change in Russia and Eastern Europe found in no other book to date. The collection brings together a wide-ranging group of authors...

International Folkloristics: Classic Contributions by the Founders of Folklore

by Alan Dundes, Axel Olrik, James George Frazer & Sigmund Freud et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 01, 1999)

International folkloristics is a worldwide discipline in which scholars study various forms of folklore ranging from myth, folktale, and legend to custom and belief. In this volume, twenty classic essays, beginning...

Ethics, Institutions, and the Right to Philosophy

by Jacques Derrida & Peter Pericles Trifonas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 31, 2002)

This new book reflects Derrida's latest views on the role of education and international organizations in an era of globalization. In this book, Derrida develops a notion of the global citizen that is uniquely...

Japan's New Middle Class

by Ezra F. Vogel, Suzanne Hall Vogel & William W. Kelly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2013)

This classic study on the sociology of Japan remains the only in-depth treatment of the Japanese middle class. Now in a fiftieth-anniversary edition that includes a new foreword by William W. Kelly, this seminal...

Changing Fields of Anthropology: From Local to Global

by Michael Kearney Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 10, 2004)

This book explores major shifts and reorientations in the recent history of American Anthropology, reflecting the author's vision of what anthropology is and what it has the potential to become. The book engages...

A World-Systems Reader: New Perspectives on Gender, Urbanism, Cultures, Indigenous Peoples, and Ecology

by Tim Bartley, Albert Bergesen, Terry Boswell & Christopher Chase-Dunn et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2000)

This book brings together some of the most influential research from the world-systems perspective. The authors survey and analyze new and emerging topics from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, from...

The Ethics of Kinship: Ethnographic Inquiries

by James Faubion Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 13, 2001)

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Poststructuralism, Marxism, and Neoliberalism: Between Theory and Politics

by Michael A. Peters Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2001)

This introduction to the politics of poststructuralism focuses on two interrelated themes: the culture of Western Marxism and contemporary neoliberal capitalism. Poststructuralism is not a form of anti-Marxism,...

Webs of Power: Women, Kin, and Community in a Sumatran Village

by Evelyn Blackwood Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 12, 2000)

Webs of Power offers a fresh perspective on women in Southeast Asia. Although the book focuses on one village, it provides vital insights into the gendered processes of post-coloniality. By exploring the contestations...

Never Meant to Survive: Genocide and Utopias in Black Diaspora Communities

by Joao H. Costa Vargas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

In Never Meant to Survive, Costa Vargas presents a historical, political, and social assessment of anti-black genocide and liberatory struggles to resist it. Through examination of two cities linked by common...

Globalizing Critical Theory

by Max Pensky, Silvia L. López, Nancy Fraser & Jürgen Habermas et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 28, 2005)

Across a spectrum of academic disciplines, the topic of globalization is at the forefront of contemporary efforts to understand a dynamically changing world society. How might critical social theory respond...

Intercultural Philosophy

by Ram Adhar Mall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 12, 2000)

The meeting of different cultures, philosophies and religions today calls for an intensive and qualified discourse on the part of all concerned. Intercultural Philosophy seeks to develop such a discourse through...

Visions of Culture

by Jerry D. Moore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 2018)

Visions of Culture: A Reader, Second Edition, has been revised and expanded with new selections and is coordinated for use with Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists,...

Visions of Culture

by Jerry D. Moore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2018)

Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists, Fifth Edition, has been updated and expanded and provides a succinct, clear, and balanced introduction to theoretical developments...

The Oral History Manual

by Barbara W. Sommer & Mary Kay Quinlan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2018)

The Oral History Manual is designed to help anyone interested in doing oral history research to think like an oral historian. Recognizing that oral history is a research methodology, the authors define oral...

The Food and Drink of Sydney

by Heather Hunwick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2018)

Sydney, famed for its setting and natural beauty, has fascinated from the day it was conceived as an end-of-the-world repository for British felons, to its current status as one of the world’s most appealing...

Cultural Heritage Care and Management

by Cecilia Lizama Salvatore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

No other book is available that takes into consideration the diverse components of cultural heritage and suggests how these components can best be:

  • organized and arranged,
  • cataloged and described,
  • exhibited,...

Rediscovering Lost Innocence

by E. Pierre Morenon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 29, 2017)

In the first half of the nineteenth-century, responsibility for child care primarily rested within families. Needy children were often cared for by community-sponsored efforts that varied widely in quality,...

Food and Place

by Pascale Joassart-Marcelli & Fernando J. Bosco Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

This text provides a comprehensive and critical exploration of food from the unique perspective of place. It shows that our experiences with food are deeply influenced by their cultural, social, economic, and...

Research Methods in Anthropology

by H. Russell Bernard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 17, 2017)

Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernard’s unmistakable conversational style, this guide has launched tens of thousands of students...


by Maria Paz Moreno Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 10, 2017)

As the capital city of Spain, Madrid is nowadays considered one of the most interesting “food towns” in the world. This is perhaps due to the wide variety of specialty dishes that its cuisine boasts, ranging...

Kitchens, Cooking, and Eating in Medieval Italy

by Katherine A. McIver Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2017)

The modern twenty-first century kitchen has an array of time saving equipment for preparing a meal: a state of the art stove and refrigerator, a microwave oven, a food processor, a blender and a variety of topnotch...

X-Rays, Spirits, and Witches

by Julian M. Murchison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

Based on primary research conducted in Tanzania over the last fifteen years, X-Rays, Spirits, and Witches, provides an ethnography specifically designed for use in medical anthropology classes. The text is organized...

The World of James Bond: The Lives and Times of 007

by Jeremy Black Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 17, 2017)

This book presents an insightful and thoroughly entertaining exploration of the politics of the Bond books and films. Class, gender, violence, sex, race—all are themes that Black scrutinizes through ongoing...


by David Hertzel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 03, 2017)

People involve their ancestors in every aspect of culture. Individuals and societies worldwide and throughout history have incorporated ancestors into rituals public and private, religious and secular. Societies...

American Home Cooking

by Tim Miller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2017)

American Home Cooking provides an answer to the question of why, in the face of all the modern technology we have for saving time, Americans still spend time in their kitchens cooking.

Americans eat four to five...

Food on Foot

by Demet Güzey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 2017)

What did great adventurers eat during their expeditions to the far corners of the world? How did they view the role of food in their survival and wellbeing? What about hikers and backpackers today who set out...

Border Politics in a Global Era

by Kathleen Staudt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

Initially, research in border studies relied mainly on generalizations from cases in the US-Mexico borderlands before subsequently burgeoning in Europe. Border Politics in a Global Era seeks to expand the study...

Mind Over Mind

by Morton Klass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2004)

Mind Over Mind explores the phenomenon of spirit possession from both anthropological and psychological perspectives. Spirit possession is ritually important in many cultures from India to Brazil to Madagascar,...

Victims of Progress

by John H. Bodley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 14, 2014)

Victims of Progress, now in its sixth edition, offers a compelling account of how technology and development affect indigenous peoples throughout the world. Bodley’s expansive look at the struggle between...