BOOKS RECEIVED: Loretta A. Cormier, “The Ten-Thousand Year Fever: Rethinking Human and Wild-Primate Malarias” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
Malaria is one of the oldest recorded diseases in human history, and its 10,000-year relationship to primates can teach us why it will be one of the most serious threats to humanity in the 21st century. In this pathbreaking book… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Martin Tolich, “Qualitative Ethics in Practice” (Left Coast Press, 2016)
Neither ethics committees nor qualitative researchers can predict the types of ethical dilemmas that will happen in the field, only that they will routinely occur. In Qualitative Ethics in Practice, a team of fifteen top researchers from various disciplines… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: James Staples, “Livelihoods at the Margins: Surviving the City” (Left Coast Press, 2007)
Sex workers, street hawkers, drug sellers, cleaners – they are people living on the margins of urban life who are ubiquitous but widely misunderstood and notably absent from mainstream economic analyses. In Livelihood on the Margins, anthropologists and practitioners engaged… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Peter J. Brown and Svea Closser, eds., “Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology,” 3rd ed., (Left Coast Press, 2016)
The editors of the third edition of the seminal textbook Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology bring it completely up to date for both instructors and students. The collection of 49 readings (17 of them new to this edition) offers extensive… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Keili Ann Costa, “Coach Fellas: Heritage and Tourism in Ireland” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
The Coach Fellas are known to almost all tourists who traverse the Irish countryside. Ostensibly bus drivers, they are also the tour guides who provide the crucial component in the branding of “people, place, and pace” upon which Irish heritage… Read More
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