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  • 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...

  • Man in Africaby Mary Douglas; Phyllis M. Kaberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 330.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...