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  • 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...

  • Materializing the Nationby Robert J. Foster

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    "Foster shows us how seemingly banal activities like making a phone call, chewing betel nut, watching a Coke commercial may give important insights into the ways in which the nation is constructed, materialized or contested."?Orvar Löfgren, author of On Holiday: A History of Vacationing Why, in the current era of globalization, does nationality remain... more...

  • Society of Othersby Rupert Stasch

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This important study upsets the popular assumption that human relations in small-scale societies are based on shared experience. In a theoretically innovative account of the lives of the Korowai of West Papua, Indonesia, Rupert Stasch shows that in this society, people organize their connections to each another around otherness. Analyzing the Korowai... more...

  • Tribal Modernby Miriam Cooke

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In the 1970s, one of the most torrid and forbidding regions in the world burst on to the international stage. The discovery and subsequent exploitation of oil allowed tribal rulers of the U.A.E, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait to dream big. How could fishermen, pearl divers and pastoral nomads catch up with the rest of the modernized world? Even today,... more...

  • Namoluk Beyond The Reefby Mac Marshall

    Westview Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Examines the importance of place to a maintenance of cultural identity among Pacific Islanders more...

  • Aboriginal Autonomyby Herbert Cole Coombs; Mick Dodson

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 52.00

    A plea for a just society, this book is about reconciliation with Australia's Aboriginal people. more...

  • Obliged to be Difficultby Tim Rowse

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    This book, first published in 2000, is an account of government policies and a biographical slice of an outstanding Australian. more...

  • Past and Presentby Jeremy Beckett

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.95

    This book examines Aboriginal identity in various forums: in discourse, education, juvenile institutions, geographic locations, myths, and land-rights actions. more...

  • Spinning the Dreamby Anna Haebich

    Fremantle Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    In Spinning the Dream , multi-award-winning historian Anna Haebich re-evaluates the experience of Assimilation in Australia, providing a meticulously researched and masterfully written assessment of its implications for Australia's Indigenous and ethnic minorities and for immigration and refugee policy. more...

  • The Mind of a Thiefby Patti Miller

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Exploring the history of the Wiradjuri people, the conflict of colonization, their mythologies, and their attachment to the land, author Patti Miller reveals both her own story and the position of Aboriginal people in today?s society in this fascinating memoir. For 40,000 years, the Central New South Wales area of Wellington was Aboriginal Wiradjuri... more...