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  • Cameroon Grassfields Civilizationby Jean-Pierre Warnier

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 26.95

    This book brings and blends together a dozen scholarly articles published by the author since the 1970s. It sketches two different yet related stories: first, that of one of the most ancient and prestigious African civilizations, the antiquity and sophistication of which are becoming more and more prominent as field research unfolds their many facets.... more...

  • The Nature of Heritageby Lynn Meskell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 107.95

    The Nature of Heritage: The New South Africa is unique in revealing the conflicts inherent in preserving both natural and cultural heritage, by examining the archaeological, ethnographic and economic evidence of a nation's attempts to master its past and its future. Provides a classic example of how nations attempt to overcome a negative heritage... more...

  • A Coincidence of Desiresby Tom Boellstorff

    Duke University Press 2007; US$ 89.95

    An anthropological examination of non-normative male sexuality outside of the "West," using Indonesia as a case study. more...

  • The Cunning of Recognitionby Elizabeth A. Povinelli; George Steinmetz; Julia Adams; Nancy Rose Hunt; Webb Keane; Fatma Müge Göcek

    Duke University Press 2002; US$ 23.95

    A critique of liberal multiculturalism through a study of state-aboriginal relations in Australia, employing an innovative hybrid of theoretical approaches from anthropology, political theory, linguistics, and psychoanalysis. more...

  • Africanizing Anthropologyby Lyn Schumaker

    Duke University Press 2001; US$ 24.95

    An innovative cultural study of a major site of British anthropology, done with methods from the history of science, detailing the development of methods, practices, and work culture in the colonial context. 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...

  • Man in Africaby Mary Douglas; Phyllis M. Kaberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 330.00

    Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1969 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection. 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...