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Cosmopolitan Rurality, Depopulation, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in 21st-Century Japan

John Traphagan
ISBN: 9781621965022

"A very engaging and thoughtful work that will be of great interest to Japan scholars and to any social scientists with a concern for conditions of life in contemporary rural regions in many of the advanced industrial societies ... an impressive book." —William Kelly, Professor of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies, Yale University Read More..

Buddhist Transformations and Interactions:

Essays in Honor of Antonino Forte
Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604979718

"Each chapter reads like a node in a vast and ongoing network of themes, and promises to become the starting point for new and exciting lines of research. This book is a most valuable resource for scholars in Buddhist studies and Chinese religious studies.” —Fabio Rambelli, Professor of Religious Studies & East Asian Languages and International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Read More..

China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period:

Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections
Dorothy C. Wong and Gustav Heldt
ISBN: 9781604978568

"Highly recommended to every student who wants to study medieval China not as an insular exception, but as an active part of world history." —Journal of World History Read More..

Ancient knowledge, Ancient know-how, Ancient reasoning:

Cultural Memory in Transition from Prehistory to Classical Antiquity and Beyond
Harald Haarmann
ISBN: 9781604978520

This book illuminates the acquisition of knowledge, and the meanings underlying forms of knowledge, in a broad temporal scope, ranging from the Neolithic through the modern era. A most innovative study, this work employs the knowledge and insights of the relatively new, and very important, interdisciplinary field of archaeomythology, which ties together information from archaeology, DNA studies, mythology, anthropology, classical studies, other ancient language studies, and linguistics. Read More..

Public Memory of the Sand Creek Massacre

Lindsay Calhoun
ISBN: 9781604978193

While memorials that acknowledge tragedy have been examined by scholars, this is usually done after their completion--this book also examines the unfolding of the memorialization process prior to the completion of the memorial design. It explores how the US dominant cultural interests managed such a tragic and unflattering narrative while maintaining a cohesive national identity in the face of such action. It investigates the collective memory and memorialization, in terms of the experience and cultural identity of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people, as well analyzes and interprets how a memorial can contribute to long term peace and reconciliation interests. Read More..

Human Evolution and Male Aggression:

Debunking the Myth of Man and Ape
Anne Innis Dagg and Lee E. Harding
ISBN: 9781604978216

"Should be widely read and incorporated into both high school and university curricula because the myths they challenge are so deeply embedded in mainstream society and are perpetuated and legitimated ... an eye-opening book that will definitely change many people's thoughts about men and violence." - Literary Review of Canada Read More..

The Classic of Changes in Cultural Context:

A Textual Archaeology of the Yi jing
Scott Davis
ISBN: 9781604978087

This highly unique study focuses on the archaic core of the Classic of Changes and proposes a structural anthropological analysis for two reasons. First, unlike many treatments of the Yi jing, there is a concern to place the text carefully in the context of the ancient culture which created it. Second, the approach differs from traditional exegesis which did not and ultimately could not address problems of textual understanding in a holistic sense. This book is not a translation of the Classic of Changes; it is a careful interpretation, or rather method of exploration, of the connectivities and topography of the text as a whole. Read More..

For the Love of Lab Rats:

Kinship, Humanimal Relations, and Good Scientific Research
Simone Dennis
ISBN: 9781604977677

This book raises critical questions about what kinship means (or might mean) for science, for humanimal relations, and for anthropology, which has always maintained a sure grip on kinship but has not yet accounted for how it might be validly claimed to exist between humanimals in new and emerging contexts of relatedness. Read More..

Japanese and Nikkei at Home and Abroad:

Negotiating Identities in a Global World
Nobuko Adachi
ISBN: 9781604976861

While previous studies have focused on a few specific and well-known cases, this book examines Japanese transnationalism from a broader perspective, including Japanese nationals living overseas permanently or temporarily, and Europeans of Japanese ancestry who have recently rediscovered their Japanese roots. Specialists from many areas will be drawn to this work on the Nikkei experience and transnational culture and economy. Read More..

Sacred Display:

Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia
Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604976748

Winner of Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology! "This book illustrates well the powerful synergies that are so often generated within world history scholarship by collaboration between specialists in different regions and different scholarly disciplines ... learned a lot from this book’s extensive catalogue." – Journal of World History Read More..

 

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