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- University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 15.00
In this autobiographical account of life in Honiara, capital of Solomon Islands, Michael Kwaioloa reflects on the challenges of raising a family in town, managing marriage exchanges, and sustaining ties with a distant rural homeland in Malaita island. He also participates in a long tradition of political activism by community leaders or chiefs,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
This is the first complete publication of a rare collection of letters and poems written from 1790 to 1792--many of which have never appeared in print--telling the true story of Peter Heywood, a young Royal Navy midshipman on H.M.S. Bounty wrongly accused of mutiny, and his devoted sister, Nessy, who worked tirelessly to save him from being condemned... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00
Through the sharing of food, people feel entitled to inquire into one another?s lives and ponder one another?s states in relation to their foodways. This in-depth study focuses on the Bosmun of Daiden, a Ramu River people in an under-represented area in the ethnography of Papua New Guinea, uncovering the conceptual convergence of local notions of... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00
What gives artefacts their power and beauty? This ethnographic study of the decorated long yams made by the Nyamikum Abelam in Papua New Guinea examines how these artefacts acquire their specific properties through processes that mobilise and recruit diverse entities, substances and domains. All come together to form the ?finished product? that... more...
- Twaweza Communications 2013; US$ 24.95
Laura Fair is Professor of History at Michigan State University in the U.S.A. She lived in Zanzibar for many years doing research for her first book: Pastimes and Politics: Culture, Community and Identity in Post-abolition Urban Zanzibar, 1890-1945. In this book she illustrates how former slaves used the social and cultural tools at their command to... more...
- Hunter Publishing 1999; US$ 15.00
A comprehensive guide to the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii, Kauai and Oahu by a long-time Hawaii resident. Smaller less-visited islands are also included. Along with the basics ? getting there, on-island transportation, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing ? you'll find plenty of outdoor fun. The best diving and snorkeling spots, the most scenic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
Social Complexity in the Making is a highly accessible ethnography which explains the history and evolution of Ilahita, an Arapesh-speaking village in the interior Sepik region of northeastern New Guinea. This village, unlike others in the region, expanded at an uncharacteristically fast rate more than a century ago and has maintained its large size... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 145.95
Providing an important contribution to the current debate on the possibilities of human occupation of tropical rainforest before the advent of agriculture, this reference explores human hunting patterns of the Djief forest wallaby from the late Pleistocene. It provides intriguing insights into hunter-gatherer subsistence, tool manufacturing and use,... more...
- University of California Press 1992; US$ 12.95
The Tolai are among the most distinctive of Papua New Guinea's indigenous peoples. For all their success in the pursuit of modernity, the Tolai remain traditional in their attitudes toward death, the cultural elaboration of which colors almost every aspect of their existence. In his new book, A. L. Epstein develops an emotional profile of the Tolai,... more...