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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 255.00
This book is the first systematic study of the urban Papuan and analyses, among other things, the family, household budgets, the proliferation of ceremonial and the re-birth of sorcery. The study can be compared, from the point of view of methods and research problems, with the increasing number of accounts of the urbanization of traditional societies,... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2013; US$ 10.19
As a bookish child growing up on Merseyside in the 1980s, Matthew Baylis identified with the much-mocked Prince Philip as a fellow outsider. He even had a poster of him on his bedroom wall. Years later, his Philip-worship long behind him, Baylis heard about the existence of a Philip cult on the South Sea island of Tanna. Why was it there? Nobody had... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99
Omai was the first Polynesian to visit Britain. Picked up by one of Cook's captains, he was carried to England where he became a human curiosity and the lion of fashionable London. He was presented at Court, examined by scientists and painted by a series of artists. He learned to skate and play chess, and developed a liking for the theatre. At... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15
Omai was the first Polynesian to visit Britain. Picked up by one of Cook's captains, he was carried to England where he became a human curiosity and the lion of fashionable London. He was presented at Court, examined by scientists and painted by a series of artists. He learned to skate and play chess, and developed a liking for the theatre. At the... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 45.67
Hauptbeschreibung Wenn über die Kolonialisierung der Welt geschrieben wird, steht zumeist im Vordergrund, was die Europäer den Weltregionen an Fortschritt und Zivilisation brachten. Tatsächlich aber wäre auch die europäische Wissensgeschichte ohne die Kolonien anders verlaufen. Ein Heer von Missionaren, Forschungsreisenden, Kolonialbeamten und Kaufleuten... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00
Through the voices and perspectives of the members of an extended Hawaiian family, or `ohana, this book tells the story of North American imperialism in Hawai`i from the Great Depression to the new millennium. The family members offer their versions of being ?Native Hawaiian? in an American state, detailing the ways in which US laws, policies, and... more...
- Hardie Grant Egmont 2013; US$ 3.99
Award-winning photographer Nick Rains travels Australia with his camera, capturing the countrys diverse landscapes and many moods. In this ebook-only photography guide, Rains shares his knowledge of photography, discussing the techniques and skills he has gained over many years, and clearly explains how to successfully photograph landscapes from... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00
How do people name places on islands? Is toponymy in small island communities affected by degrees of connection to larger neighbours such as a mainland? Are island (contact) languages and mainland languages different in how they are used in naming places? How can we conceptualise the human-human interface in the fieldwork situation when collecting... more...
- IP (Interactive Publications) 2013; US$ 9.00
From early poems re-imagining Bible stories to new work influenced by her travels through Asia, Jane Williams keen interest in the connections between people pervades. Days Like These offers readers familiar with her work a treasured collation and to those coming to it for the first time a tantalising introduction. Here you will find sorrow and... 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...