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  • Holding Yawulyuby Zohl dé Ishtar

    Spinifex Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    This deeply moving, historical account of indigenous culture?specifically, the elder women of Wirrimanu?offers profound insight into white culture's impact on indigenous women's Yawulyu (law) and an analysis of the competing interests that can make indigenous and white interactions complex, painful, and fraught with problems. more...

  • Warrigal's Wayby Warrigal Anderson

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Autobiography of Warrigal Anderson, an aborigine who runs away from the Department he thinks is coming to get him in Moonee Ponds and hops a train he thinks will take him to Swan Hill. Instead he finds himself travelling around Australia through Brisbane and Broome to NZ returning to Melbourne via Sydney. It describes his life and adventures along... more...

  • Alice Springsby Eleanor Hogan

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    A personal, evocative, and unflinching account, this book reveals the texture of everyday life in Alice Springs, Australia, through the passage of the local seasons. Alice Springs, the most talked about yet least familiar place in Australia, is isolated and has extreme seasonal weather: searingly hot and bitterly cold. It is the heart of black Australia... more...

  • Confronting Margaret Meadby Lenora Foerstel

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    "...valuable information, ideas, and contrasts." --Choice The legendary Margaret Mead changed Americans' views of themselves by relating information collected from remote peoples to our society--a society that she did not consider necessarily to be the pinnacle of human development. However, Mead and her followers have been criticized for... more...

  • The Peoples of Southeast Asia Todayby Robert L. Winzeler

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 38.99

    This textbook explores Southeast Asia's modern peoples and their cultural ways and patterns of adaptation. It introduces the region's geography, languages, prehistory, and history, then delves into religion, ethnic complexity, food production, development, and tourism, and the changes that these evolving aspects of life have upon Southeast Asia's peoples... more...

  • Fantastic Dreamingby Jane Lydon

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 31.99

    Focusing on the archaeological investigation of a Moravian mission in southeastern Australia, the traditional country of the Wergaia-language speakers,Fantastic Dreaming examines how spatial organization, the consumption of Western goods, and the practices required by domesticity were used to transform Aboriginal people. 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...

  • Performing Place, Practising Memoriesby Rosita Henry

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    During the 1970s a wave of 'counter-culture' people moved into rural communities in many parts of Australia. This study focuses in particular on the town of Kuranda in North Queensland and the relationship between the settlers and the local Aboriginal population, concentrating on a number of linked social dramas that portrayed the use of both public... more...

  • Excisionby Marie-Helene Mottin-Sylla; Joelle Palmieri

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 29.95

    Assessing the impact of twenty-five years of action to promote the discontinuation of female circumcision (FGM) in Francophone West Africa, should consider a key issue: the contribution of the digital revolution, and how young people - girls and boys - have been associated. As victims, subjects, objects, actors, citizens, leaders and family and community... more...

  • Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritageby Pathisa Nyathi

    amabooks 2005; US$ 28.95

    Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage won first prize in the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Awards in 2006 for Non-fiction: Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a collection of pieces of the culture of the Ndebele, Shona, Tonga, Kalanga, Nambiya, Xhosa and Venda. The book gives the reader an insight into the world view of different peoples, through... more...