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Knowledge, Power, and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)

About the Author Shirley Lindenbaum is Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and author of Kuru Sorcery (1979). Margaret Lock is Professor of Medical Antho [...]

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God's Laboratory: Assisted Reproduction in the Andes

Review 'The book is an important contribution to the anthropology of reproduction and Latin American studies, among other fields.' (Amy Cooper Somatosphere 2014-04-03) --This text [...]

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Do Parents Matter?: Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Donít Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax

Review 'Fascinating...The authors' global perspective finds that human experience is varied and kids are resilient.'?Laura Vanderkam, Wall Street Journal'It took two accomplished (and married) an [...]

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Small Feats: Unsung Accomplishments & Everyday Heroics of Foster & Adoptive Parents

Review '...champions parents who have found a way to stand by their children in extraordinary ways in extraordinary circumstances.' -- Wilf Graham, Director, Bluewater Family Support Services, In [...]

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Writing at the Margin: Discourse Between Anthropology and Medicine

From the Inside Flap 'This is the work of an energetic scholar whose capacity to read, digest, and reflect on ideas in diverse domains of inquiry is probably unequaled in the field.'?Sue Estroff, [...]

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Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man

About the Author Abdi Aden was a teenager when he arrived in Melbourne as a refugee to begin a new life. Until recently he was a Youth Worker for Hume City Council in Melbourne and he recently c [...]

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Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-Sex Marriage

From Publishers Weekly For those whose familiarity with gay culture doesn't extend beyond stereotypes and caricatures, prepare for a shock: this sweet, funny, true tale of same-sex romance is pro [...]

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The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

From Library Journal When Gruwell was a first-year high school teacher in Long Beach, CA, teaching the 'unteachables' (kids that no other teacher wanted to deal with), she discovered that most of [...]

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Barrio Princess: Growing Up in Texas

Review ?Rich in family and heritage, Consuelo Samarripa?s stories may just help you discover more of yourself.? (Elizabeth Ellis, NSN Circle of Excellence Storyteller and NSN Lifetime Achievement [...]

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Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism

Amazon.com Review Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, is an international activist and self-professed womanist. This pleasing collection of short essays amounts to a very personal stroll th [...]

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Sex Work Matters: Exploring Money, Power, and Intimacy in the Sex Industry

Review 'Sex Work Matters is destined to become a classic in its field, offering fresh new perspectives on romantic and economic taboos in the lives of sex workers. The future of research on eroti [...]

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World Geography Terms: Human Geography and Physical Geography

About the Author Kenneth Ma is a junior at UC Davis. He was the National Geography School Bee at Eaton Elementary School in Cupertino when he was in fourth grade, and he was the National Geograph [...]

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Coming Out as Sacrament

From Library Journal Well-known Christian gay activist Glaser (Uncommon Calling, John Knox, 1996) asserts that the Christian Scriptures themselves defend the self-affirmation of gays and lesbians [...]

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Tendencies (Series Q)

From Publishers Weekly A leading practitioner of gay studies, Sedgwick ( The Epistemology of the Closet ) offers an illuminating and provocative collection of essays, many reprinted from academic [...]

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Mother Tongues: Sexuality, Trials, Motherhood, Translation

Review Mother Tongues is a work of psychological depth and poetic organization. It builds on Johnson's oeuvre by developing new ways of conceiving language and world, most valuably through reinte [...]

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