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The Debate about Colour Naming in 19th-Century German Philology
This selection of work directs itself toward the growing field of psychology and the shifting ground on which it was to form the later debates about color naming and categorization.



Defending the Border
Identity, Religion, and Modernity in the Republic of Georgia
Mathijs Pelkmans
This book, one of the first in English about everyday life in the Republic of Georgia, describes how people construct identity in a rapidly changing border region.



The Depths of Russia
Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism
Douglas Rogers
In The Depths of Russia, Douglas Rogers offers a nuanced and multifaceted analysis of oil's place in Soviet and Russian life, based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in the Perm region of the...



Diamond Stories
Enduring Change on 47th Street
Renée Rose Shield, Renee Rose Shield
Sequestered within the heart of a cosmopolitan city is an exotic world—a place where diamonds, astronomically priced, are bought and sold on the strength of a handshake, and business disputes are resolved according to ancient Jewish principles...



Digging Up Bones
Don R. Brothwell
Every year hundreds of human skeletal remains are brought to the surface by engineering works, quarrying or planned archaeological exploration. These remains provide vital clues to unraveling man's antiquity—their position and location, relation to...



A Disability of the Soul
An Ethnography of Schizophrenia and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan
Karen Nakamura
Bethel House, located in a small fishing village in northern Japan, was founded in 1984 as an intentional community for people with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Using a unique, community approach to psychosocial recovery, Bethel House focuses as much on social integration as on therapeutic work. As a centerpiece of this...



Distant Companions
Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900–1985
Karen Tranberg Hansen
Distant Companions tells the fascinating story of the lives and times of domestic servants and their employers in Zambia from the beginning of white settlement during the colonial period until after independence. Emphasizing the interactive nature of relationships of domination, the book is useful for readers who seek to understand the dynamics...



Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors
Symbolic Action in Human Society
Victor Turner
In this book, Victor Turner is concerned with various kinds of social actions and how they relate to, and come to acquire meaning through, metaphors and paradigms in their actors' minds; how in certain circumstances new forms, new metaphors...



The Early Slavs
Culture and Society in Early Medieval Eastern Europe
Paul M. Barford
More than 270 million people in Europe speak one of the many Slavic languages and dialects, but the origins and development of Slavic culture are still among the most difficult problems facing archaeologists. P.M. Barford's book is a remarkably...



The Edge of Extinction
Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands
Jules Pretty
Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys to show that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with...



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