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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 90.00
The collapse of socialism at the end of the twentieth century brought devastating changes to Mongolia. Economic shock therapy—an immediate liberalization of trade and privatization of publicly owned assets—quickly led to impoverishment, especially in rural parts of the country, where Tragic Spirits takes place. Following the travels... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
This work provides a landmark in early twentieth century publishing summarizing the most up to date findings in all branches of the social sciences at a formative time and during a period of decisive historical discovery. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians,... more...
- 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...
- 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...