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  • Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africaby Carola Lentz

    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...

  • Bioarchaeology of East Asiaby Kate Pechenkina; Marc Oxenham

    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...

  • Ethnographic Encounters in Israelby Fran Markowitz

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Israel is a place of paradoxes, a small country with a diverse population and complicated social terrain. Studying its culture and social life means confronting a multitude of ethical dilemmas and methodological challenges. The first-person accounts by anthropologists engage contradictions of religion, politics, identity, kinship, racialization, and... more...

  • Coral Gardens and Their Magicby Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture. more...

  • Man in Africaby Mary Douglas; Phyllis M. Kaberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

  • The Death of the Big Men and the Rise of the Big Shotsby Keir Martin

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    In 1994, the Pacific island village of Matupit was partially destroyed by a volcanic eruption. This study focuses on the subsequent reconstruction and contests over the morality of exchanges that are generative of new forms of social stratification. Such new dynamics of stratification are central to contemporary processes of globalization in the Pacific,... more...

  • Colonial Collecting and Displayby Claire Wintle

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 120.00

    In the late-nineteenth century, British travelers to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands compiled wide-ranging collections of material culture for scientific instruction and personal satisfaction. Colonial Collecting and Display follows the compelling history of a particular set of such objects, tracing their physical and conceptual transformation from... more...

  • The Personal Identification of Living Individuals.by Spencer L. Roger

    Charles C Thomas 1986; US$ 15.95

    Introduction: Sensing and Recording Human Uniqueness; Identification Through Recognition; Bertillonage: An Achievement and a Dead End; Fingerprinting; Palmprints, Soleprints, Lip Prints, Ear Identification; Handwriting, Voiceprinting, Dentition. Appendices, Bibliography, Glossary. more...

  • Tokelauby Judith Huntsman; Antony Hooper

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • Pacific Futuresby Will Rollason

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The Pacific region presents a huge diversity of cultural forms, which have fuelled some of the most challenging ethnographic work undertaken in the discipline. But this challenge has come at a cost. Culture, often reconfigured as 'custom', has often served to trap the people of the Pacific in the past of cultural reproduction, where everything is... more...