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  • Anthropology

    A Beginner's Guide

    Series series Beginner's Guides
    In this illuminating tour of humanity, Joy Hendry and Simon Underdown reveal the origins of our species, and the fabric of human society, through the discipline of anthropology. Via fascinating case studies and discoveries, they unravel our understanding of human behaviours and beliefs, including how witchcraft has been used to justify misfortune, and debunk old-fashioned ideas about “race” based ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

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  • Practical Ethics

    by Peter Singer ...
    For thirty years, Peter Singer's Practical Ethics has been the classic introduction to applied ethics. For this third edition, the author has revised and updated all the chapters and added a new chapter addressing climate change, one of the most important ethical challenges of our generation. Some of the questions discussed in this book concern our daily lives. Is it ethical to buy luxuries when ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

    Series series Very Short Introductions
    If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do. This Very Short Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology combines an accessible account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropologys most important contributions to ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

    Series series Very Short Introductions
    Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare? By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, David DeGrazia explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research. Animal Rights ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Animals and Society

    An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

    by Margo DeMello ...
    Human-animal studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the spaces that animals occupy in human social and cultural worlds. It examines the interactions humans and animals have with each other and the ways animal lives intersect with human societies. Since existing social orders rely on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, the questions posed by human-animal studies touch ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Anthropology

    Series series The Britannica Guide to the Social Sciences
    This authoritative guide offers readers a comprehensive look into the world of anthropology and its related sciences. The book covers the essential areas of the field, including its history. The major branches of the field are also discussed, including cultural and social anthropology as well as archaeology. It also explores the study of the discipline around the world through urban, medical, and ... Read more

    $32.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Animal Rights Without Liberation

    Applied Ethics and Human Obligations

    Series series Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law
    Alasdair Cochrane introduces an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He then applies this theory to different and underexplored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims that because most sentient animals are not autonomous ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Introducing Anthropology

    What Makes Us Human?

    The perfect starting point for any student new to this fascinating subject, offering a serious yet accessible introduction to anthropology.Across a series of fourteen chapters, Introducing Anthropology addresses the different fields and approaches within anthropology, covers an extensive range of themes and emphasizes the active role and promise of anthropology in the world today. The new edition ... Read more

    $32.00 USD

  • Through the Lens of Anthropology

    An Introduction to Human Evolution and Culture, Third Edition

    Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise introduction to anthropology that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to connect evolution, biology, archaeology, history, language, and culture. The third edition remains a highly readable text that encourages students to think about current events and issues through an anthropological lens.Beautifully illustrated with over 100 full-color ... Read more

    $61.99 USD

  • Weathered

    Cultures of Climate

    by Mike Hulme ...
    Climate is an enduring idea of the human mind and also a powerful one. Today, the idea of climate is most commonly associated with the discourse of climate-change and its scientific, political, economic, social, religious and ethical dimensions. However, to understand adequately the cultural politics of climate-change it is important to establish the different origins of the idea of climate itself ... Read more

    $37.99 USD

  • Build Better Worlds: An Introduction to Anthropology for Game Designers, Fiction Writers, and Filmmakers

    Using the social science of anthropology, anthropologists Kyra Wellstrom and Michael Kilman introduce core concepts of real cultures to help readers understand how cultural systems work. What makes cultures tick? How do concepts like race, gender, class, language, religion, medicine, history and evolution work in the real world? This book provides a tool kit for understanding anthropology and real ... Read more

    $6.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Social Anthropology and Human Origins

    by Alan Barnard ...
    The study of human origins is one of the most fascinating branches of anthropology. Yet it has rarely been considered by social or cultural anthropologists, who represent the largest subfield of the discipline. In this powerful study Alan Barnard aims to bridge this gap. Barnard argues that social anthropological theory has much to contribute to our understanding of human evolution, including ... Read more

    $26.99 USD