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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Anthropology.
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Anthropology books

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The undivided past : humanity beyond our differences - David Cannadine
ISBN: 0307269078
Publication Date: 2013
From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages. Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation--religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization

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War, Peace, and Human Nature - Douglas P. Fry (Ed)
ISBN: 9780199858996
Publication Date: 2013
...brings together leading experts in evolutionary biology, archaeology, anthropology, and primatology to answer fundamental questions about peace, conflict, and human nature in an evolutionary context. The essays in this book demonstrate that humans clearly have the capacity to make war, but since war is absent in some cultures, it cannot be viewed as a human universal.

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How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human - Eduardo Kohn
ISBN: 9780520276116
Publication Date: 2013
Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human and thus distinct from all other life forms.

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Entangled Subjects - Michele Grossman
ISBN: 9789042036444
Indigenous Australian cultures were long known to the world mainly from the writing of anthropologists, ethnographers, historians, missionaries, and others. Indigenous Australians themselves have worked across a range of genres to challenge and reconfigure this textual legacy, so that they are now strongly represented through their own life-narratives of identity, history, politics, and culture.

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Shaping the Motherhood of Indigenous Mexico - Smith-Oka
ISBN: 9780826519177
Publication Date: 2013
Mainstream Mexican views of indigenous women center on them as problematic mothers, and development programs have included the goal of helping these women become "good mothers." Economic incentives and conditional cash transfers are the vehicles for achieving this goal.... examines the dynamics among the various players--indigenous mothers, clinicians, and representatives of development programs.

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Museums: A visual anthropology - Mary Bouquet
ISBN: 9780857852113
Publication Date: 2012
Examines ways to address the social relations of museums, embedded in their sites, collections, and exhibitions, as an integral part of the visual and material culture they comprise. Cross-disciplinary in scope, Museums uses ideas and approaches both from within and outside of anthropology to further students' knowledge of and interest in museums.



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