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Expectations Of Modernity: Myths And Meanings Of Urban Life On The Zambian Copperbelt - James Ferguson

Once lauded as the wave of the African future, Zambia's economic boom in the 1960s and early 1970s was fueled by the export of copper and other primary materials. Since the mid-1970s, however, the urban economy has rapidly deteriorated, leaving wo......

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Warfare And Agriculture In Classical Greece, Revised Edition - Victor Davis Hanson

The ancient Greeks were for the most part a rural, not an urban, society. And for much of the Classical period, war was more common than peace. Almost all accounts of ancient history assume that farming and fighting were critical events in the liv......

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Envisioning Power: Ideologies Of Dominance And Crisis - Eric R. Wolf

With the originality and energy that have marked his earlier works, Eric Wolf now explores the historical relationship of ideas, power, and culture. Responding to anthropology's long reliance on a concept of culture that takes little account of po......

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Art Of The Gold Rush: (published In Association With The Oakland Museum Of California And The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento) - , Harvey L. Jones

The California Gold Rush captured the get-rich dreams of people around the world more completely than almost any event in American history. This catalog, published in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mi......

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From Savage To Negro: Anthropology And The Construction Of Race, 1896-1954 - Lee D. Baker

Lee D. Baker explores what racial categories mean to the American public and how these meanings are reinforced by anthropology, popular culture, and the law. Focusing on the period between two landmark Supreme Court decisions-Plessy v. Ferguson (t......

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Conquests And Historical Identities In California, 1769-1936 - Lisbeth Haas

Spanning the period between Spanish colonization and the early twentieth century, this well-argued and convincing study examines the histories of Spanish and American conquests, and of ethnicity, race, and community in southern California. Lisbeth......

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On The Postcolony - Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. In On the Postcolony he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehar......

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Bewitching Women, Pious Men: Gender And Body Politics In Southeast Asia

This impressive array of essays considers the contingent and shifting meanings of gender and the body in contemporary Southeast Asia. By analyzing femininity and masculinity as fluid processes rather than social or biological givens, the authors p......

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Earth's Insights: A Multicultural Survey Of Ecological Ethics From The Mediterranean Basin To The Australian Outback - J. Baird Callicott

The environmental crisis is global in scope, yet contemporary environmental ethics is centered predominantly in Western philosophy and religion. Earth's Insights widens the scope of environmental ethics to include the ecological teachings embedded......

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From The Soil: The Foundations Of Chinese Society - Xiaotong Fei

This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China's finest social scientist, was first published in 1947 and is Fei's chief theoretical statement about the distinctive characteristics of Chinese society. Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for ......

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