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From Labrador to Samoa: the Theory and Practice of Eleanor Burke Leacock

Have you read From Labrador to Samoa: the Theory and Practice of Eleanor Burke Leacock?

Edited by Constance R. Sutton, this book is published by the Association for Feminist Anthropology/American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the International Women’s Anthropology Conference, ©1993.

Order your print copy today from the AAA online store at a special member price of $7.50.

Culture, Kin & Cognition in Oceania: Essays in Honor of Ward Goodenough

This week’s publication feature from the AAA online store is a collection of essays entitled: Culture, Kin & Cognition in Oceania: Essays in Honor of Ward Goodenough is edited by Mac Marshall and John L. Caughey.
This collection of essays exploring current issues in the study of Pacific cultures is intended both as a contribution to Oceanic cultural anthropology and as an honor to Ward H. Goodenough, whose work has had a tremendous impact on modern cultural anthropology in general and on the field of Oceanic anthropology in particular. Goodenough has contributed significantly to defining the issues presented in the pages to follow and to developing methods and theories with which to explore them. He has also influenced directly the thinking of the authors represented here, either while they were his students at the University of Pennsylvania or his younger colleagues in the field of Oceanic anthropology.
 
Contents include:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction, John L. Caughey and Mac Marshall
  • Sex, Shit, and Shame: Changing Gender Relations among the Lakalai, Ann Chowning
  • The Cultural Construction of Reproduction and Its Relationship to Kinship and Gender (New Guinea Highlands), Anna Meigs
  • The Ethnographer as Detective: Solving the Puzzle of Niutao Land Tenure Rules, Jay Noricks
  • Tribal Words, Tribal Worlds: The Translatability of tapu and mana, Anne Salmond
  • Land, Sea, Gender, and Ghosts on Woleai-Lamotrek, William H. Alkire
  • Rashomon in Reverse: Ethnographic Agreement in Truk, Mac Marshall
  • Social Structure as Process: Longitudinal Perspectives on Kwaio Society, Roger M. Keesing

This collection is available at the AAA online store for a special AAA member price of $7.00. Click here to make your purchase today!

IMPORTANT – Please note that this book is not available in an electronic version. A print version can be purchased via the AAA Online Store. Shipping costs will apply.

Bitter Money: Cultural Economy & Some African Meanings of Forbidden Commodities

Bitter Money, by Parker Shipton, unites symbolic and economic analysis in exploring the beliefs about forbidden exchanges among the Luo of Kenya and other African peoples. Shipton’s multi-paradigmatic theoretical explanation briefly summarizes a century of anthropological thought about African exchange, while integrating ways of understanding rural African economy, politics, and culture.

Fascinating little book adds to the study of culture to political economy – MacGaffey~Journal of Anthropological Research, 1990

(Bitter Money) presents fascinating material on beliefs about money in some Luo-speaking communities of Kenya… an insightful analysis… a case that will generate fruitful discussions for years to come – Ferguson~American Ethnologist, 1991

Buy this book today at a special AAA member price of $20.00 at the AAA online store.

Anthropology for Tomorrow: Creating Practitioner-Oriented Applied Anthropology Programs

Did you know that AAA’s Online Store offers a variety of works and books on anthropology?

Anthropology for Tomorrow: Creating Practitioner-Oriented Applied Anthropology Programs blends academic and practitioner knowledge and skills from existing programs for an anthropology department to replicate. Edited by Robert T. Trotter II, this book has five separate themes to assist departments with this new program: Program Types, Curriculum Consideration, Placement Issues, External Affairs, and Ethics and Future Directions

To place your order, click here.

The Anthropology for Tomorrow: Creating Practitioner-Oriented Applied Anthropology Programs is available for purchase at a special rate of $7.00 for AAA members. Order your copy, today!

Anthropology and Middle Class Working Families: A Research Agenda

Did you know that AAA’s Online Store offers a variety of works and books on anthropology?

Anthropology and Middle Class Working Families: A Research Agenda is a guide for anthropologists researching the topic. Edited by Mary Margaret Overbey and Kathryn Marie Dudley, this work is described in the preface:

The Research Agenda marks the final step of a project spearheaded by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) to stimulate interest and inquiry among anthropologists in middle class working families and to strengthen this area of research within anthropology. The ending of project we see as a new beginning and resurgence of anthropological studies on the conditions and concerns of middle class working families.

To review the table of contents and place your order, click here.

The Anthropology and Middle Class Working Families: A Research Agenda is available for purchase at a special rate of $5.00 for AAA members. Order your copy, today!

AAA Online Store

Have you noticed a new look to the AAA homepage? At the very top of the page, there is a little blue shopping bag. With the new AMS system up and running, the AAA online store is back in business! Visit the store to purchase your audio/visual materials and your RACE: Are We So Different gear.

As a member, you can now take care of all your transactions at one time while logged into AnthroGateway. Be sure to log-in today! While you are there, don’t forget to update your member profile under the My Information tab.

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