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Tricksters and Trancers: Bushman Religion and Society

by Mathias Guenther

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1999-11
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9780253213440
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This study presents information on Bushman groups from all over southern Africa, derived from both recent ethnographic studies and early missionary writings. 290 pages, Notes, references cited, index.
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is a major theoretical text on the foundations of anthropology and sociology. The author, a distinguished French anthropologist, develops a theory of practice which is simultaneously a critique of the methods and postures of social science and a general account of how human action should be understood. With his central concept of the 'habitus,' the principle… Read more
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Purity and Danger

by Mary Douglas

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September 6, 1984
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9780415066082
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Condition: clean copy. Content: [the author] continually makes points which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science and helps to show the rest of us jus why and how anthropology has become a fundamental intellectual discipline.' -Alasdair MacIntyre, 'New Society' 194 pages, bibliography, index.
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Genealogies of Religion:

by Talal Asad

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1993-08
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9780801846328
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 8 essays that deal with historical topics that very in time and place, ranging from the rites of medieval European monks to the sermons of contemporary Arab theologians. What links them all together is the assumption that Western history has had an overriding importance -for good or ill - in the making of the modern world, and… Read more
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Readings in Ritual Studies

by Ronald L. Grimes, editor

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1995-12
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9780023472534
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This anthology presents 43 selections that represent scholarly thinking about ritual. 578 pages.
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Rice as Self Japanese Identities through Time (Princeton Paperbacks)

by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

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November 14, 1994
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9780691021102
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Are we what we eat? What does food reveal about how we live and how we think of ourselves in relation to others? Why do people have a strong attachment to their own cuisine and an aversion to the foodways of others? In this engaging account of the crucial significance rice has for the Japanese, this examines… Read more
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The Hidden Frontier:

by John W Cole & Eric R Wolf

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1999-10
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9780520216815
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This award winning classic in the study of ethnicity, identity, and nation-building has a new introduction (on which Eric Wolf collaborated near the end of his life) that shows the continuing validity of the book's innovative approach to ethnography, ecology, culture, and politics. The authors investigated two Alpine villages - the German speaking community of St. Felix… Read more
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Bronze Age Britain (English Heritage)

by Michael Parker Pearson

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August 28, 2005
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9780713488494
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It was only 4,000 years ago when, for the first time in history, homes of the living replaced tombs of the dead as the most permanent human-made features of the landscape. The key was the shift from stone to bronze, in tools from axes to swords. Over 100 photos and drawings freshly document these years of British prehistory, when vast… Read more
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Ice Age Britain (English Heritage)

by Nick Barton

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August 28, 2005
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9780713488357
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Our oldest ancestors are hunter-gatherers who lived from 2.5 million to only 10,000 years ago. New discoveries in disciplines from climatology to anthropology reveal the dramatic story, illustrated in over 150 photos, maps, and diagrams, of how the earliest peoples of Britain and Europe made their way there from Africa. Expert analyses treat the oldest-known human remains, the first stone… Read more
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Nature power: In the spirit of an Okanagan storyteller

by Harry Robinson

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Published
1992
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9781550540604
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Native Power, a concept central to most Native cultures, is based on the understanding that a form of spiritual energy animates all things in the natural world.Human survival depends on a strong alliance with, and reverence towards, the natural beings that manifest and share this power. 250 pages.
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'Noble Savages is Napoleon Chagnon's equal-time response to the libels that were piled upon him by reckless journalists and irresponsible colleagues. For those who followed the debate it is a welcome summary and for those who did not it is a brilliant introduction to the innocent nobility of the fierce Yanomamo and the pettry savagery of the mean-minded savants who… Read more
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Popol Vuh

by Dennis Tedlock

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March 9, 1986
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9780671617714
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Mayan, Mayan gods, Creation,
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Hardcover no dj 490pp incl index
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Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan

by Carlos Castaneda

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1973
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'On Saturday, May 22, 1971, iI went to Sonora, Mexico, to see don Jan Marus, a Yaqui Indian sorcerer, with whom I had been associated since 1961.I thought that my visit on that day was going to be in no way different from the scores of times i had gone to see him in the ten years I had been… Read more
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