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  • Ogata-Muraby Donald C. Wood

    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...

  • Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psycheby Andrew Kipnis

    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...

  • Scientists and Storytellersby Catherine Lavender

    University of New Mexico Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    The work of four early women ethnographers--Elsie Clews Parsons, Ruth Benedict, Gladys Reichard, and Ruth Underhill-- and their emphases on women's roles in Southwestern Indian cultures. more...

  • Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritageby Pathisa Nyathi

    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...

  • The Nature of Heritageby Lynn Meskell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 111.95

    ?With a rhetoric of diversity, sustainability, and conservation, neoliberal forces typecast entire societies as both money-spinning tourist fodder and evil destroyers of pristine nature. Meskell incisively exposes the resulting structural violence of conservation in South Africa, showing how managerial simplification of the country?s painful historical... more...

  • The Conspiracy of Silenceby Timothy Bottoms

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 15.45

    As Europeans moved into new lands in Queensland in the 19th century, violent encounters with local Aboriginals mostly followed. Drawing on extensive original research, Timothy Bottoms tells the story of the most violent frontier in Australian colonial history. more...

  • A Town is Bornby Steve Hawke

    Magabala Books 2013; US$ 31.99

    In the course of a couple of years the township of Fitzroy Crossing in the remote Kimberley changed from a tiny frontier outpost, to a refugee camp with hundreds of people living in fringe camps in third world conditions. From this maelstrom a unique community emerged, with a strong ethos of cooperation and support amongst the various peoples of the... 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...

  • 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...