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Stories of Culture and Place: An Introduction to Anthropology, Second Edition
Stories of Culture and Place: An Introduction to Anthropology, Second Edition
By Michael G. Kenny and Kirsten Smillie
This unique introduction to cultural anthropology is structured as a narrative, rather than a compendium of facts about cultures and concepts. It describes anthropology as a series of stories that emerge from cultural encounters in particular times and places.
Available Nov 2017
Anthropology Matters, Third Edition
Anthropology Matters, Third Edition
By Shirley A. Fedorak

The third edition of this bestselling book introduces readers to anthropology, and the world around it, by connecting important concepts to current global issues.

Published Apr 2017
Kickstarting Your Academic Career: Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences
Kickstarting Your Academic Career: Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences
By Robert L. Ostergard, Jr. and Stacy B. Fisher
Kickstarting Your Academic Career is a primer on the common scholastic demands that social sciences students face upon entering college or university.
Published Feb 2017
A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition
A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition
Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy

On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.

Published Oct 2016
Merchants in the City of Art: Work, Identity, and Change in a Florentine Neighborhood
Merchants in the City of Art: Work, Identity, and Change in a Florentine Neighborhood
By Anne Schiller

San Lorenzo, a neighborhood in the historic centre of Florence, and home to a market that has existed since before the Renaissance, is in transition. Globalization pressures—specifically international tourism and immigration—are forcing changes in the way vendors work, which in turn raises larger questions about identity.

Published Apr 2016
Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest, Second Edition
Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest, Second Edition
By John Barker

This compelling ethnography offers a nuanced case study of the ways in which the Maisin of Papua New Guinea navigate pressing economic and environmental issues. Beautifully written and accessible to most readers, Ancestral Lines is designed with introductory cultural anthropology courses in mind.

Published Apr 2016
Public Anthropology: Engaging Social Issues in the Modern World
Public Anthropology: Engaging Social Issues in the Modern World
By Edward J. Hedican

This comprehensive but accessible book is both an interesting read and an excellent overview of public anthropology. In-depth case studies offer an opportunity to evaluate the pros and cons of engaging with public issues, while profiles of select anthropologists ensure the book is contemporary, but rooted in the history of the discipline.

Published Mar 2016
Through the Lens of Anthropology: An Introduction to Human Evolution and Culture
Through the Lens of Anthropology: An Introduction to Human Evolution and Culture
By Robert J. Muckle and Laura Tubelle de González

Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise but comprehensive introductory textbook that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of anthropology's four major subfields: archaeology, and biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology.

Published Nov 2015
Stories of Culture and Place: An Introduction to Anthropology
Stories of Culture and Place: An Introduction to Anthropology
By Michael G. Kenny and Kirsten Smillie
This original introduction to cultural anthropology is a textbook like no other. Structured as a narrative rather than a compendium of facts about cultures and concepts, it invites students to think of anthropology as a series of stories that emerge from cultural encounters in particular times and places.
Published Nov 2014
Culturing Bioscience: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Science
Culturing Bioscience: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Science
By Udo Krautwurst

Charting the rise and fall of an experimental biomedical facility at a North American university, Culturing Bioscience offers a fascinating glimpse into scientific culture and the social and political context in which that culture operates.

Published Aug 2014