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Practicing Ethnography: A Student Guide to Method and Methodology
Practicing Ethnography: A Student Guide to Method and Methodology
By Lynda Mannik and Karen McGarry

Building on the "studying up" trend in anthropology, this book offers a theoretically informed guide to ethnographic methods that is practical in its approach while reflecting the challenges and concerns of contemporary ethnography.

Available Nov 2017
A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies
A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies
Edited by Denielle Elliott and Dara Culhane
Building on the sensory ethnographic trend in contemporary sociocultural anthropology, this collection introduces the idea of a different kind of ethnography: an imaginative and creative approach to anthropological inquiry that is collaborative, open-ended, embodied, affective, and experimental.
Published Nov 2016
Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method
Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method
By Andrew Causey

In this meditation/how-to guide on drawing as an ethnographic method, Andrew Causey offers insights, inspiration, practical techniques, and encouragement for social scientists interested in exploring drawing as a way of translating what they "see" during their research. 

Published Nov 2016
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
Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition
Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition
Edited by Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy

Used on its own or together with A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition, this anthology offers a flexible and unrivalled introduction to anthropological theory that reflects not only the history but also the changing nature of the discipline today.

Published Oct 2016
Governing Practices: Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and the Ethnographic Imaginary
Governing Practices: Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and the Ethnographic Imaginary
Edited by Michelle Brady and Randy K. Lippert

In Governing Practices, Michelle Brady and Randy Lippert bring together prominent scholars in sociology, criminology, anthropology, geography, and policy studies to extend and refine the current conversation about neoliberalism.

Published Sep 2016
Shakespeare's Big Men: Tragedy and the Problem of Resentment
Shakespeare's Big Men: Tragedy and the Problem of Resentment
By Richard van Oort

Shakespeare’s Big Men examines five Shakespearean tragedies – Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Coriolanus – through the lens of generative anthropology and the insights of its founder, Eric Gans.

Published May 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
A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry, Third Edition
A Good Book, In Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry, Third Edition
By Alan Sears and James Cairns
This highly original and compelling book offers an introduction to the art and science of social inquiry, including the theoretical and methodological frameworks that support that inquiry.
Published Mar 2015
Social Theory, Volume I: From Classical to Modern Theory, Third Edition
Social Theory, Volume I: From Classical to Modern Theory, Third Edition
Edited by Roberta Garner and Black Hawk Hancock
This book is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and reflects contemporary trends in the field, while being an accessible and manageable teaching tool.
Published May 2014