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The Genius of Kinship:

The Phenomenon of Human Kinship and the Global Diversity of Kinship Terminologies
German Dziebel
ISBN: 9781934043653

As a book that brings together evolutionary and sociocultural anthropology, The Genius of Kinship will be a critical addition for all Anthropology collections. 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..

The Neolithic of Southeast China:

Cultural Transformation and Regional Interaction on the Coast
Tianlong Jiao
ISBN: 9781934043165

The first book to provide an archaeological investigation on the patterns and processes involved in the cultural changes on the coast of Southeast China during the Neolithic period. Read More..

Welsh Mythology:

A Neo-Structuralist Analysis
Jonathan Miles-Watson
ISBN: 9781604976205

This work uses Claude Lévi-Strauss’ inspirational lecture as a launchpad for an exploration of a group of related medieval Welsh myths. This book is the first sustained attempt to follow his intuitive suggestions about several Mabinogion myths with a detailed Structuralist analysis of the Mabinogion. This most unique anthropological examination of the Mabinogion leads to a rethinking of some important aspects of Structuralism. Read More..

Invisible Indians:

Native Americans in Pennsylvania
David J. Minderhout and Andrea T. Frantz
ISBN: 9781604975116

This book is a much-needed addition to the literature on Native American identity today which is a critical issue in contemporary Native American politics. The book also debunks the official state stance that no Native Americans exist in Pennsylvania. Read More..

Viking Women:

The Narrative Voice in Woven Tapestries
Lena Norrman
ISBN: 9781604975321

In this groundbreaking book, the author discusses women’s weaving and embroidering and how this craft is contextualized in narratives in circulation, which are passed on from one generation to the next through oral tradition. Read More..

The Dutch American Identity:

Staging Memory and Ethnicity in Community Celebrations
Terence Schoone-Jongen
ISBN: 9781604975659

Each year, thousands of communities across the United States celebrate their ethnic heritages, values, and identities through the medium of festivals. This unique book examines five Dutch American festivals in order to determine what such festivals mean and do for the staging communities. Read More..

Contents Tourism in Japan:

Pilgrimages to “Sacred Sites” of Popular Culture
Philip Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, and Kyungjae Jang
ISBN: 9781604979732

“This may be the best book ever written on tourism in Japan! This work is one of the most important subjects in contemporary tourism studies and Japan studies, perhaps a forerunner of things that are also happening in the Korean and Chinese worlds and elsewhere, which makes it doubly important. This book is comprehensive in many ways." —Nelson Graburn, University of California, Berkeley Read More..

Social Networks of Older Adults:

A Comparative Study of Americans and Taiwanese
Philip Silverman, Laura Hecht, J. Daniel McMillin, and Shienpei Chang
ISBN: 9781934043905

Although social network analysis has become increasingly important, this is the first research project to compare a Western and an Asian culture using social network types. Read More..

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..

 

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