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Values of Happiness Toward an Anthropology of Purpose in Life
ISBN: PB: 9780986132575, University of Chicago Press, HAU, February 2017
233 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones
How people conceive of happiness reveals much about who they are and the values they hold dear. Drawing on ethnographic insights from diverse field sites around the world, this book offers a unique window onto the ways in which people grapple with fu...
Value of Labor The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956
ISBN: PB: 9780226314600, University of Chicago Press, September 2016
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones, 5 tables
At the heart of today's fierce political anger over income inequality is a feature of capitalism that Karl Marx famously obsessed over: the commodification of labor. Most of us think wage-labor economics is at odds with socialist thinking, but as Mar...
Varieties of Muslim Experience Encounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life
ISBN: PB: 9780226726175, ISBN: HB: 9780226726168, University of Chicago Press, May 2011
278 pp., 22.2x14.6 cm
In "Varieties of Muslim Experience", anthropologist Lawrence Rosen explores aspects of Arab Muslim life that are, at first glance, perplexing to Westerners. He ranges over such diverse topics as why Arabs eschew portraiture, why a Muslim scientist mi...
Vampires, Burial, and Death Folklore and Reality
ISBN: PB: 9780300164817, Yale University Press, April 2010
244 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
In this engrossing book, Paul Barber surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers the first scientific explanation for the origins of the vampire legends. From the tale of a sixteenth-century shoemaker from Breslau whose ghost terrorized e...