Anthropology

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  • "Man-With Variations": Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937

    By Joseph Mitchell

    Our Price: $12.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780996635516
    • Publisher: Prickly Paradigm Press
  • 1,000 Signs of Life: Basic ASL for Everyday Conversation

    By Gallaudet University

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781563682728
    • Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
    • Published: April 2004
    Here’s the succinct handbook that will allow everyone to enjoy the beauty and functionality of American Sign Language. 1,000 Signs of Life: Basic ASL for Everyday Conversation illustrates a potpourri of intriguing and entertaining signs that can be grasped quickly and used to communicate with anyone familiar with ASL, deaf or hearing. Organized alphabetically in 17 categories, this handy paperback offers common signs for animals, food, clothes, people, health and body, the time, days of the week, seasons, colors, quantities, transportation and travel, and many more practical topics. Readers also can learn signs for community-related terms, holidays and religion, and for thoughts and emotions, signs that will offer them the opportunity to experience the full potential of ASL.1,000 Signs of Life begins with a concise introduction to American Sign Language, including how it evolved and how its grammar and syntax work. Complementing this information are categories on signs for adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and locations, question words, and verbs and action words. Interspersed throughout the text are tips for signing, rules of signing etiquette, and engaging anecdotes about Deaf culture, Deaf people, and the Deaf community. 1,000 Signs of Life provides a fun, fast way to learn basic ASL signs and also offers easy-to-follow instructions and hints on how to use them in a variety of everyday situations. It's the perfect streamlined guide for signing ASL.
  • 100 Hugs

    By Sandy Gingras

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781449427290
    • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
    • Published: November 2013
  • 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends

    By Allen Berger

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781616494469
    • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
    • Published: May 2013
    Did you know there are hidden rewards to making amends? Without a willingness to experience our painful feelings, we can never grow and mature into the person we'd like to be. We can never reach our potential. We can never become our true-self.To grow, we must stay in close contact with our experience, whatever it is. We need to stay in close contact with how we behaved in our relationships in order to make a thorough list of those we have harmed. We must face the wrongs we have done without running away from the truth.If we were rigorously honest with ourselves while making the list of people we had harmed, we probably felt one or more of the following feelings: anxiety, shame, discomfort, or guilt. This is exactly what we were suppose to feel. We were learning that we don't have to feel comfortable to be OK. In fact, another hidden reward is that the more willing we are to feel uncomfortable the more comfortable we become. Yes, another paradox!One of the many hidden rewards in working Steps 8,9, and 10 is to stay in close contact with our experience so we can learn from it. This self-understanding is at the heart of self-forgiveness and emotional recovery. --Excerpted from 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends
  • 1904 Anthropology Days & Olympic Games: Sport, Race, & American Imperialism

    By Susan Brownell

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780803210981
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS
    • Published: December 2008
    One of the more problematic sport spectacles in American history took place at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, which included the third modern Olympic Games. Associated with the Games was a curious event known as Anthropology Days organized by William J. McGee and James Sullivan, at that time the leading figures in American anthropology and sports, respectively. McGee recruited Natives who were participating in the fair’s ethnic displays to compete in sports events, with the “scientific” goal of measuring the physical prowess of “savages” as compared with “civilized men.” This interdisciplinary collection of essays assesses the ideas about race, imperialism, and Western civilization manifested in the 1904 World’s Fair and Olympic Games and shows how they are still relevant.A turning point in both the history of the Olympics and the development of modern anthropology, these games expressed the conflict between the Old World emphasis on culture and New World emphasis on utilitarianism. Marked by Franz Boas’s paper at the Scientific Congress, the events in St. Louis witnessed the beginning of the shift in anthropological research from nineteenth-century evolutionary racial models to the cultural relativist paradigm that is now a cornerstone of modern American anthropology. Racist pseudoscience nonetheless reappears to this day in the realm of sports.
  • 2500 Years of Wisdom: Sayings of the Great Masters

    By D.W. Brown

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781611250145
    • Publisher: Divine Arts
    • Published: January 2013
    Collects philosophical wisdom on the human condition from such figures as Plato, Gandhi, Victor Hugo, Yogi Berra, and Dr. Seuss.
  • 365 Dalai Lama: Daily Advice from the Heart

    By Dalai Lama

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781571746818
    • Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
    • Published: March 2012
    Presents daily words of timeless wisdom and heartfelt advice for people of all walks of life and religious backgrounds on how to find true happiness, serenity, and fulfillment in one's life and bring true peace to the world.
  • 365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency: Simple Tools to Increase Your Spiritual Energy for Balance, Purpose, and Joy

    By Melissa Alvarez

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738727400
    • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
    • Published: January 2012
    Connect with your core spiritual self and increase your vibrational rate with 365 easy ideas quick enough to enjoy every day. When you use this guide to raise your frequency, you empower yourself to turn positive energy into happiness and abundance
  • 5 pasos para superar los sufrimientos de cada dia

    By Guillermo Castillo

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781617641800
    • Publisher: Author Solutions
    • Published: October 2010
  • Aboriginal Australians

    By Richard Broome

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781742370514
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: May 2010
    A powerful history of black and white encounters in Australia since colonization, this fully updated edition remains the only concise survey of Aboriginal history since 1788 In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted the original inhabitants, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology, and violence. He also tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern. Since its first edition in 1982, Broome's Aboriginal Australians has won acclaim as a classic account of race relations in Australia. This fully rewritten fourth edition continues the story, covering the uneven implementation of native title, the plight of remote Aboriginal communities, the "Intervention," and the landmark apology to the "stolen generations" by Federal Parliament.
  • Absent Lord

    By Lawrence A. Babb

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520203242
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
    • Published: August 1996
  • Acts of Memory: Cultural Recall in the Present

    By Mieke Bal

    Our Price: $12.97
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780874518894
    • Publisher: Dartmouth College / University Press of New Englad
    • Published: December 1998
    A theoretically grounded interdisciplinary study of "cultural memory" in sites ranging from Chile, Bolivia, and South Africa to Germany and the US.
  • Addiction Trajectories

    By Eugene Raikhel

    Our Price: $47.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780822353508
    • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
    • Published: April 2013
    Bringing anthropological perspectives to bear on addiction, the contributors to this important collection highlight the contingency of addiction as a category of human knowledge and experience. Based on ethnographic research conducted in sites from alcohol treatment clinics in Russia to Pentecostal addiction ministries in Puerto Rico, the essays are linked by the contributors' attention to the dynamics—including the cultural, scientific, legal, religious, personal, and social—that shape the meaning of "addiction" in particular settings. They examine how it is understood and experienced among professionals working in the criminal justice system of a rural West Virginia community; Hispano residents of New Mexico's Espanola Valley, where the rate of heroin overdose is among the highest in the United States; homeless women participating in an outpatient addiction therapy program in the Midwest; machine-gaming addicts in Las Vegas, and many others. The collection's editors suggest "addiction trajectories" as a useful rubric for analyzing the changing meanings of addiction across time, place, institutions, and individual lives. Pursuing three primary trajectories, the contributors show how addiction comes into being as an object of knowledge, a site of therapeutic intervention, and a source of subjective experience.Contributors. Nancy D. Campbell, E. Summerson Carr, Angela Garcia, William Garriott, Helena Hansen, Anne M. Lovell, Emily Martin, Todd Meyers, Eugene Raikhel, A. Jamie Saris, Natasha Dow Schüll
  • Adolescence: An Anthropological Inquiry

    By Alice Schlegel

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780029278956
    • Publisher: The Free Press
    • Published: April 1991
  • Adventures in Physics and Pueblo Pottery: Memoirs of a Los Alamos Scientist

    By Francis H. Harlow

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780890136157
    • Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
    • Published: May 2016
    Francis H. Harlow (b. 1928) is highly regarded as a leading authority on Pueblo Indian pottery, a field of study he pursued on his own after moving to New Mexico to work at Los Alamos National Laboratories as a physicist. In this memoir, Harlow describes his life growing up in Washington state, service in the US Army during World War II, college years, and his fifty-year career as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. It was his move to the Southwest that provided the impetus for his lifelong "hobby"--the study of Pueblo history and pottery. His contributions to the field of fluid dynamics have been no less remarkable. Harlow's scientific and scholarly pursuits were augmented by his artistic talent as a painter, a skill he applied to his work in pottery and science.

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