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- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Jean Godefroy Bidima?s La Palabre examines the traditional African institution of palaver as a way to create dialogue and open exchange in an effort to resolve conflict and promote democracy. In the wake of South Africa?s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and the gacaca courts in Rwanda, Bidima offers a compelling model of how to develop an African... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
African social development is often explained from outsider perspectives that are mainly European and Euro-American, leaving African indigenous discourses and ways of knowing and doing absent from discussions and debates on knowledge and development. This book is intended to present Africanist indigenous voices in current debates on economic, educational,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 90.00
The collapse of socialism at the end of the twentieth century brought devastating changes to Mongolia. Economic shock therapy—an immediate liberalization of trade and privatization of publicly owned assets—quickly led to impoverishment, especially in rural parts of the country, where Tragic Spirits takes place. Following the travels... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 27.26
Based on the major ABC TV series of the same name, First Footprints tells the extraordinary story of the Aboriginal people of Australia. How they made their way out of Africa 60,000 years ago, and how they survived across this vast continent, from the harsh deserts of the inland to the glaciers of southern Tasmania. more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95
In northwest Namibia, people?s political imagination offers a powerful insight into the post-apartheid state. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, this book focuses on the former South African apartheid regime and the present democratic government; it compares the perceptions and practices of state and customary forms of judicial administration,... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15
Tokelau: A Historical Ethnography is the outcome of over two decades of intensive and wide-ranging research in and about the three tiny Polynesian atolls of Tokelau. It is both a comparative ethnographic study of the islands, and a narrative record of their past. The ethnographic study is set in the years around 1970. The combined stories of the atolls'... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99
American Ethnic Practices in the Early Twenty-first Century: The Milwaukee Study is based on a twelve-year research project conducted in a Midwestern urban center. Unlike many works since Barth (1970) that have moved toward deconstructing ethnicity, this book takes a new approach by focusing on ethnic practices and their contributions to the... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 99.00
Pastoralism has shaped livelihoods and landscapes on the African continent for millennia. Mobile livestock husbandry has generally been portrayed as an economic strategy that successfully met the challenges of low biomass productivity and environmental variability in arid and semi-arid environments. This volume focuses on the emergence, diversity,... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 99.95
Interprets human skeletal collections from a region where millets, rice, and several other important cereals were cultivated, leading to attendant forms of agricultural development that were accompanied by significant technological innovations. The contributors follow the diffusion of these advanced ideas to other parts of Asia, and unravel a maze... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
Focusing on an area of the savannah in northern Ghana and southwestern Burkina Faso, Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa explores how rural populations have secured, contested, and negotiated access to land and how they have organized their communities despite being constantly on the move as farmers or migrant laborers. Carola Lentz seeks... more...