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  • Death of the Big Men and the Rise of the Big Shots, Theby Keir Martin

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00

    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... 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...

  • Art for Social Change and Cultural Awakeningby Wei Hsiu Tung; Gerald Cipriani

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    Artistic residency has become widely adopted in Western countries while only recently having become popular and well-supported within Taiwan. This book explores the challenges that this form of art practice faced in contemporary Taiwan from the revocation of Martial Law in 1987 to the 2000s?arguably one of the most exciting periods in the sociocultural... more...

  • Tokelauby Judith Huntsman; Antony Hooper

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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...

  • After the Cultby Holger Jebens

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    In many parts of the world the ?white man? is perceived to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologists have paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of ?whiteness? in specific ethnographic contexts. This study examines cultural perceptions of other and self as expressed... more...

  • The Makers And Making Of Indigenous Australian Museum Collectionsby Nicolas Peterson; Lindy Allen; Louise Hamby (eds)

    Melbourne University Press 2008; Not Available

    This volume of original essays brings together, for the first time, histories of the making and of the makers of most of the major Indigenous Australian museum collections. These collections are a principal source of information on how Aboriginal people lived in the past. Knowing the context in which any collection was created-the intellectual frameworks... more...

  • Indigenous Discourses on Knowledge and Development in Africaby Edward Shizha; Ali A. Abdi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Critical postcolonial theorists ask why Africa is failing to extricate itself from poverty and underdevelopment. This book fills a large and long-standing gap in the study of African development, taking on a critical postcolonial approach to examine, investigate and discuss challenges faced by African countries in their quest for development. The... more...

  • Drawn from the Groundby Jennifer Green

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Provides a multimodal analysis of women's sand stories from Central Australia, showing how speech, sign, gesture and drawing work together. more...

  • Protest, land rights and riotsby Barry Morris

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2013; US$ 26.17

    The 1970s saw the battle for Aboriginal people?s struggles for recognition of their postcolonial rights. Rural communities, where large Aboriginal populations lived, were in foment as a consequence of political, economic and major structural change, social fragmentation and unparalleled unemployment. The ensuing so-called riots, protests and law-and-order... more...