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- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 71.54
Drawing on two decades of research this social and political history of North-Western Ghana traces the creation of new ethnic and territorial boundaries, categories and forms of self-understanding, and represents a major contribution to debates on ethnicity, colonialism and the production of history. It explores the creation and redefinition... more...
- SAGE India 2008; US$ 65.95
Ethnic Life-worlds in North-East India: An Analysis draws upon the phenomenological. notion of the life-world to understand the culturally-embedded construction of. communities, for whom the lived experience of cultural politics constitutes their. identity. It analyses the cultural and political determinants of ethnic- and identity-oriented. struggles... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 32.95
"...valuable information, ideas, and contrasts." --Choice The legendary Margaret Mead changed Americans' views of themselves by relating information collected from remote peoples to our society--a society that she did not consider necessarily to be the pinnacle of human development. However, Mead and her followers have been criticized... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 114.95
Bringing together some of the most prominent scholars working in the anthropology of morality, this volume examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges. While returning to some classical concerns, the book opens new territory with studies exploring the interface between values associated with indigenous village life... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 31.95
This important study upsets the popular assumption that human relations in small-scale societies are based on shared experience. In a theoretically innovative account of the lives of the Korowai of West Papua, Indonesia, Rupert Stasch shows that in this society, people organize their connections to each another around otherness. Analyzing the Korowai... more...
- AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 31.99
Focusing on the archaeological investigation of a Moravian mission in southeastern Australia, the traditional country of the Wergaia-language speakers,Fantastic Dreaming examines how spatial organization, the consumption of Western goods, and the practices required by domesticity were used to transform Aboriginal people. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Ethnocentrism—our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups—pervades societies around the world. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them , their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public... more...
- Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 37.50
How does an ethnographer write about violence? How can he make sense of violent acts, for himself and for his readers, without compromising its sheer excess and its meaning-defying core? How can he remain a scholarly observer when the country of his birth is engulfed by terror? These are some of the questions that engage Valentine Daniel in this exploration... more...