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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
While the Western world adheres to a beauty ideal that says women can never be too thin, the semi-nomadic Moors of the Sahara desert have for centuries cherished a feminine ideal of extreme fatness. Voluptuous immobility is thought to beautify girls' bodies, hasten the onset of puberty, heighten their sexuality and ripen them for marriage. From the... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95
List of Tables List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments Introduction David Haines, Shinji Yamashita, and J. S. Eades Part I: Migrants, States, and Cities Chapter 1. Human Trade in Colonial Vietnam Nicolas Lainez Chapter 2. Wind through the Woods: Ethnography of Interfaces between Migration and Institutions... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 120.00
While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
This book examines the political structure of the Nandi tribe in the first half of the twentieth century and contains chapters on the following: · Land divisions and local authorities · Age-sets · War organisation · Administrative changes · Law · Religion. First published in 1953 more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95
"In his densely detailed, long-term study of Ogata-mura, Wood has taken us a lifetime away from the first studies of Japanese villages carried out by foreigners in the 1930s and 1950s ... Wood presents an excellent analysis of the conflict between the view held by some residents that farming is a way of life and the conviction by others that it... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and marketization have led to startling social changes in reform-era China. Mindful of the many forms of social theory that relate modernity to individualism, this volume addresses social and cultural change through the lens of psychological anthropology. more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 27.55
Assessing the impact of twenty-five years of action to promote the discontinuation of female circumcision (FGM) in Francophone West Africa, should consider a key issue: the contribution of the digital revolution, and how young people - girls and boys - have been associated. As victims, subjects, objects, actors, citizens, leaders and family and community... more...
- amabooks 2005; US$ 9.99
" Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage won first prize in the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Awards in 2006 for Non-fiction: Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a collection of pieces of the culture of the Ndebele, Shona, Tonga, Kalanga, Nambiya, Xhosa and Venda. The book gives the reader an insight into the world view of different peoples, through... more...
- CODESRIA 2011; US$ 20.90
This book re-examines historical, ethnographic and anthropological productions in various spaces in Senegambia. Just like language, material culture in original forms is powerful in the transmission and affirmation of identity. Unfortunately, archeology has so far played a very minor role in this domain in Senegambia, as the discipline has been confined... more...