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2012 AAA Annual Conference

We hope you had an enjoyable time at the 2012 American Anthropological Association Annual Conference and were able to stop by the Palgrave Macmillan booth to browse our latest titles and journals in anthropology from leading scholars and practitioners!

Please take a moment to browse through our featured NWSA titles.


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Transforming Culture

Creating and Sustaining a Better Manufacturing Organization

Organizations - whether profit or nonprofit, services or manufacturing - need to be able to adapt and transform their cultures to succeed. Yet cultural...

By Elizabeth K. Briody, Robert T. Trotter II and Tracy L. Meerwarth

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Communitas

The Anthropology of Collective Joy

In this seminal work, Edith Turner extends the concept of communitas that Victor Turner developed nearly four decades ago. Communitas is inspired...

Edith Turner

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Pluto Press

Border Watch

Cultures of Immigration, Detention and Control

Questions over immigration and asylum face almost all Western countries. Should only economically useful immigrants be allowed? What should be done with...

Alexandra Hall

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Objects of Time

How Things Shape Temporality

Every time you consult a calendar or clock, other people are thinking for you. Most users of these tools only know how to interpret the representations of time...

Kevin K. Birth

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Globalization has dislocated community relations, and yet notions of community remain central to our sense of who we are. This book examines the changing...

"...Globalization has dislocated community relations, and yet notions of community remain central to our sense of who we are. This book examines the changing.... Globalization has dislocated community relations, and yet notions of community remain central to our sense of who we are.  This book examines the changing nature of community through an exploration of mobile subjects, such as migrants and business travelers, and the tension between culturally specific notions of identity and a universal se..."

By Vered Amit and Nigel Rapport

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Militant Christianity

An Anthropological History

Today's militant Christians follow an ancient ethos we can trace four thousand years to the Battle-ax culture of early Indo-Europeans. Roman Emperor...

"...Today's militant Christians follow an ancient ethos we can trace four thousand years to the Battle-ax culture of early Indo-Europeans. Roman Emperor.... Today's militant Christians follow an ancient ethos we can trace four thousand years to the Battle-ax culture of early Indo-Europeans. Roman Emperor Constantine, from a Germanic background, approved Christianity in AD 312, believing it promised he would be 'the Anointed' greatest emperor. His Indo-European militarism characterized northern Euro..."

Alice Beck Kehoe

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Culture, Development and Social Theory

Towards an Integrated Social Development

Culture, Development and Social Theory places culture back at the center of debates in development studies, introducing new ways of conceptualizing culture in...

"...Culture, Development and Social Theory places culture back at the center of debates in development studies, introducing new ways of conceptualizing culture in.... Culture, Development and Social Theory places culture back at the center of debates in development studies, introducing new ways of conceptualizing culture in relation to development by linking development studies to cultural studies, studies of social movements, religion and the notion of "social suffering." The author expertly argue..."

John Clammer

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I.B. Tauris

The History of Central Asia

The Age of the Steppe Warriors

The epic plains and arid deserts of Central Asia have witnessed some of the greatest migrations, as well as many of the most transformative developments, in...

Christoph Baumer

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The New Black History

Revisiting the Second Reconstruction

An anthology on key issues that define African American politics, life, and culture

By Manning Marable and Elizabeth Kai Kai Hinton

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Feminism

Transmissions and Retransmissions

Winner of the 2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book award!!! With the goal of opening up dialogue and debate, Feminism presents a critical and deeply...

By Marta Lamas, John Pluecker and Jean Franco

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Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary China

Gender Relations, HIV/AIDS, and Nationalism

Based on three years of extensive fieldwork, this ethnographic study of prostitution in the metropolitan city of Dalian, China, explores the lives of rural...

"...Based on three years of extensive fieldwork, this ethnographic study of prostitution in the metropolitan city of Dalian, China, explores the lives of rural.... Based on three years of extensive fieldwork, this ethnographic study of prostitution in the metropolitan city of Dalian, China, explores the lives of rural migrant women working as karaoke bar hostesses. Tiantian Zheng delves into the interplay of gender politics, nationalism, and power relationships that inhere in practices of birth con..."

Tiantian Zheng

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I.B. Tauris

Macedonia

The Political, Social, Economic and Cultural Foundations of a Balkan State

Macedonia has had a troubled and remarkable history. From Ancient Macedonia, the country of Alexander the Great, through Roman dependency, Bulgarian rule and...

By Victor C. de Munck and Ljupcho Risteski

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Spirits and Slaves in Central Sudan

The Red Wind of Sennar

This historical ethnography of Central Sudan explores the century-old intertwining of zar, spirit possession, with lives of ex-slaves. Despite very different...

Susan M. Kenyon

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Manchester University Press

An Ethnography of English Football Fans

Cans, Cops and Carnivals

This book is an ethnographic account of English football fans, based upon sixteen years' of participant observation. The author identifies a distinct...

"...This book is an ethnographic account of English football fans, based upon sixteen years' of participant observation. The author identifies a distinct.... This book is an ethnographic account of English football fans, based upon sixteen years' of participant observation. The author identifies a distinct sub-culture of supporter – the "carnival fan" – who dominated the traveling support of the three teams observed - Manchester United, Blackpool and the England National Team. This accessible accou..."

Geoff Pearson

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Slavery in Africa and the Caribbean

A History of Enslavement and Identity since the 18th Century

For over four hundred years, thousands of African men and women were taken from their homeland and transported across the world to be sold into slavery. The...

By Olatunji Ojo and Nadine Hunt

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